Executive Director, Northwest Natural Resource Group

Northwest Natural Resource Group
Position Opening: Executive Director

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The Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG), a nonprofit organization headquartered in
Washington State, seeks an Executive Director who will continue to guide NNRG’s innovative
approaches to ecological forestry in the Pacific Northwest, both in practice and in policy. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to expand the organization’s mission, impact, and geographic reach while sustaining leading-edge models of stewardship, data collection, ecosystem monitoring, landowner
education, and market development.

NNRG’s mission is to use the marketplace to restore forests and local economies. We promote a
sustainable, environmentally sound economy in the forestlands of the Pacific Northwest. We focus on the smaller woodlands (under 5,000 acres) owned and managed by private landowners, forest product companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

For the 5.5 million forested acres held by small forest landowners across Washington and Oregon,
NNRG has developed a business model that delivers the information and resources these landowners need to adopt ecological forestry. Whether we are strengthening rural economies or restoring watershed health, NNRG  proves that there’s a place for ecological forestry in rural communities.

The Opportunity

NNRG is a solution-focused, financially stable organization with a committed staff and board. There are currently seven full-time or part-time staff, located in Seattle, Olympia, and North Bend, WA. Each staff member brings passion and professional expertise. The Executive Director is no exception: leadership is expected, good ideas are welcomed, and collaboration and partnership are required.

The Executive Director Position
The Executive Director reports to a nine-member Board of Directors. The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, fundraising, strategic vision and execution of mission. The Executive Director brings expertise and guidance across a range of business-critical areas including grant writing and management, strategic business development, and operations management.