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Position Announcement

Operations Director/Deputy Director

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), a nonprofit conservation organization with a mission of helping communities protect their stream and lakes, seeks a qualified individual to serve as operations director or, with appropriate experience, deputy director. The position combines detail-oriented organizational skills with creative strategic energy to manage and refine day-to day operations and partner with the executive director in building resources for planned growth.

Working with the executive director (ED), the operations director shall support – and, in the case of a deputy, oversee – AsRA’s staff and guide day-to day operations to enhance effective pursuit of our mission. As they gain intimacy with AsRA programs, resources, and operations, they will work with the ED to identify opportunities and anticipate challenges, to review and refine organizational strategy, and to help develop, fund, and implement innovative pathways for AsRA’s growth.

The ideal candidate is a detailed-oriented and highly organized established or mid-career professional. They are interested in being part of a growing organization dedicated to freshwater protection and restoration and working in partnership with Adirondack communities. They will quickly grasp the many moving parts of the organization’s operations and work with staff and the ED to refine and improve these where and as needed. They will use their growing intimacy with the organization’s operations, needs, and potential to work with the ED to identify opportunities for advancing fund development and strategic growth. Outstanding communication skills are essential to this position as is a sense of humor, willingness to listen, ask questions, share ideas, solve problems, and work creatively and critically in service to AsRA and the strong team of staff that make it successful.

Before applying please review the position announcment posted as a PDF in the left column of this page. Applicants should thouroughly address the minimum qualifications in their cover letters.

Deadline for application is August 31, 2022 but applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline to facilitate timely review. 

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