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We’re hiring for a new Executive Director!

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Please not the application period for this position ended on July 11th, 2020, and applications will now be reviewed.

EMSWCD is excited to announce the recruitment for our next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative leadership style with experience working directly with an elected board or governing board of directors and a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. They will be a relationship-builder, a strong facilitator, and an expert synthesizer of information.

EMSWCD seeks a candidate who is passionate about conservation work and has the skills to inspire and align the staff and board toward common vision, goals and strategies. They will be professionally committed and embrace differing perspectives from their own, in recognition and to counterbalance structural bias and historic marginalization. Ideally, they will have experience leading ongoing equity-based transformation. They will be regarded as a leader in the community and be able to work effectively across a wide variety of organizations and individuals – both inside and outside the civic sector.

The staff and board are passionate about the mission, well established programs, and potential of the organization. The new Executive Director will have strong experience leading staff, facilitating strategic programmatic change, and coalescing culture by building trust.

The new Executive Director will have excellent communications skills, HR/personnel management, a firm understanding of conservation and experience in budget oversight. This region is known for its unique laws and progressive values. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and effective working in this type of culture and environment.

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    Important: EMSWCD website will be temporarily offline tonight

    Please note that our website will be temporarily go offline while we transfer everything to a new hosting platform. The website will likely go down between 5:00 and 6:00 PM tonight (January 3rd, 2017). Please check back in later tonight or tomorrow morning if you are unable to visit the website. You may also contact Alex at alex@emswcd.org if you have continued difficulty accessing emswcd.org or if you notice anything wrong on the website. Thank you!

    Welcome to our new Conservation Program Supervisor, Andrew Brown!

    Conservation Program Supervisor Andrew Brown

    On behalf of EMSWCD board members and staff, we are very pleased to welcome our new Conservation Program Supervisor, Andrew Brown!

    Andrew oversees the Conservation Legacy Program, which includes the Grants, Land Legacy and Farm Incubator programs, and serves as the District-wide planner. Andrew’s conservation and planning experience stems from his public, non-profit and private work in South Africa. During that time he worked in the Park Planning and Development Department of South African National Parks where he coordinated a regional landscape conservation initiative, and he also managed various conservation planning, land consolidation, stewardship and restoration projects.

    Andrew came to the EMSWCD most recently from the Multnomah County Drainage District where he served as a Management Analyst. He holds an M.S. in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent in the UK, and a B.S. in Botany and Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Please join us in welcoming Andrew to our organization!