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>January 11, 2000
>JOB DESCRIPTION AERO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
>AERO --the Alternative Energy Resources Organization-- is an innovative,
>grassroots nonprofit, working in the areas of sustainable agriculture,
>Smart Growth and community food systems. Based in Helena, Montana, it is
>celebrating its 26th anniversary this coming summer. Its 600 members are
>primarily in Montana and the Rocky Mountain Region.
>The successful Executive Director candidate will have many of the
>following characteristics or qualifications:
>• Exhibits excellent interpersonal communication skills and has the
>proven ability to work as a member of an integrated team. Team members
>at AERO would include members, board, staff, funders and foundations.
>• Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of the issues
>related to sustainable agriculture, Smart Growth and/or food systems
>• Is creative and has the ability to see the big picture.
>• Is a skilled listener, thoughtful leader, sound decision maker.
>• Has proven ability to initiate projects and effectively carry them
>through the necessary steps to completion. Is also able to work as a
>team leader in directing a project from start to finish.
>• Has experience and/or knowledge of the nonprofit world, fundraising,
>• Demonstrates strong writing skills.
>I. Demonstrates familiarity with and passion for working in at least one
>of the following areas: sustainable agriculture, local food systems,
>Smart Growth, transportation, sustainable community development.
>2. Assists staff in program planning and evaluation, fostering AERO's
>vision and ensuring it meets the needs of its members.
>3. Develops and oversees the budget and the financial well-being of the
>4. Initiates, directs and implements (with staff and board) a successful
>fundraising plan that includes grantwriting, special events and donor
>5. Hires and manages staff (five staff and three to five contractors).
>6. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the office.
>7. Helps guide AERO's planning, including both an annual work plan and a
>8. Enjoys networking with donors plus individuals, organizations and
>foundations that do related work, locally, regionally and nationally.
>9. Communicates AERO's vision, programs, and accomplishments through
>public presentations, personal contacts and writing.
>10. Communicates clearly and regularly with the board.
>$30,000 starting salary, depending on experience. Medical and disability
>insurance; excellent vacation, holiday and sick benefits; medical and
>childcare cafeteria plan; modest retirement.
>Deadline and Application Process:
>Call AERO for a complete application packet. Or send a cover letter,
>resume, 3 references and 2 writing samples by Jan. 28. You are welcome
>to fax in the materials listed above (to meet the deadline) and mail in
>original copies of the resume, etc. The deadline for receiving
>applications is January 28, 2000, or until a qualified applicant is
>found. For more information call Marga Lincoln or Jonda Crosby between
>the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST. Send materials to: AERO, 25 S.
>Ewing #214, Helena, MT 59601. Or for more information call AERO
>(406)443-7272 Fax (406)442-9120 e-mail <email@example.com>
>AERO is an affirmative action employer, seeking gender, ethnic/racial
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