Florida Trail Association seeks to fill the position of Executive Director

Sept. 12, 2010

Position open until filled.


POSTING: August 27th until filled
LOCATION: Headquarters - Gainesville, Florida
FIELD: Association Management/Development and Environmental
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
WEBSITE: http://www.floridatrail.org

POSITION DETAILS: The Board of Directors of the Florida Trail Association seeks to fill the position of Executive Director for the Association. The FTA headquarters is located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida, a college community with a wonderful “small town feel” (University of Florida). Qualified candidates are invited to apply and will be expected to have proven experience in Association Management and Fundraising (major gifts, annual campaigns, membership recruitment and retention, corporate, government and non-profit business partnerships and sponsorships). Experience in the environmental field is desirable.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 7 – 10 years of professional experience in association management, not for profit organizations, business administration or organizational management; or related field with relative experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Outstanding interpersonal skills in leadership, management, and supervision of a multi-faceted staff and organization; demonstrated ability to qualify, cultivate and secure funding resources and partnerships; proven business and fiscal operational background with the ability to multi-task including excellent planning, communication and organizational skills. The FTA Executive Director is expected to carry out the mission and goals of the Association in concert with the Board of Director’s, the membership and our U.S. Forest Service partners. The position responsibilities include extensive travel and the ability to cultivate successful relationships within the political and business arena. Full job description is available at the FTA website listed above.

ASSOCIATION BACKGROUND: The Florida Trail Association is a 5,000 member association which began in 1966 with the mission of developing, improving and maintaining hiking and trail opportunities around the State of Florida including the acquisition, building and maintaining of the federally designated Florida National Scenic Trail, a continuous 1,400 mile trail that runs the length of Florida. There are 18 member chapters around the State who support and promote trail usage, trail events, environmental education and the mission of improving access to trails through partnerships with local and state agencies. For additional information please go to the FTA Website listed above.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants please send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: ftaedsearch@floridatrail.org

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