Employment Opportunities

Executive Director

Position Summary

Objective: Join our team as the Association’s Executive Director. Working closely with the Board of Directors, take ANWS to the next level of professionalism by managing and improving this well-respected non-profit organization focused on fisheries, healthy fish habitat and sports angler advocacy.


  • Manage the organization’s day-to-day activities across all program areas including all financial and fiduciary activities.
  • Holds primary responsibility for all foundation, corporate and major donor fundraising. Includes managing and growing membership base, writing, researching, reporting all grants, seeking, cultivating and securing substantial contributions from new and existing donors.
  • Supervise all staff members. Provide oversight of and ultimate responsibility for all programs, events and outcomes.
  • Lead strategic planning efforts for the Association. Monitor and report on progress annually or as needed.
  • Organize and direct communication among Board, Donors, governmental agencies and program partners.
  • Monitor operations and outcomes to recommend improvements to Board of Directors for structure or methods.
  • Work regularly with our national affiliate, the National Wildlife Federation, to ensure a strong relationship that takes advantage of programmatic and organizational advancement opportunities. Coordinates ANWS’ participation in annual national meeting of national affiliates.
  • Develop and recommend new programs and priorities to the Board.

  • Managerial Outcomes

  • Achieve and maintain financial health for the planned year and positive financial prospects for the future.
  • Identify innovative business opportunities that further the mission of the Association.
  • Support, develop and maintain an engaged Board of Directors capable of actively contributing to the growth and success of the organization.
  • Research and report on issues requiring Board decisions.
  • Develop new ideas and proposals for future projects and programs that respond to fresh issues and emerging priorities.
  • Achieve continuously improved credibility and respect for ANWS within the community and the region.

  • Compensation and Accruals

  • Annual salary depending on experience.
  • Seven designated paid holidays and one personal Holiday.
  • Other accruals and benefits: vacation, paid personal leave, medical insurance stipend, and other benefits.
  • Hours worked are forecasted at an average of 40 hours per week. Position requires frequent work on evenings and weekends and some travel. Flexible Comp time to accommodate for weekend or other work over 40 hours per week.
  • Reimbursement to Executive Director for appropriately documented business expenses.
  • Performance and pay reviewed annually by the Board of Directors.

  • Financial and Administrative Responsibilities and Procedures

  • Director oversees financial requirements of the organization consistent with IRS reporting requirements.
  • Director acquires 2nd signatures on check, debit card payment receipts, invoices, and requests for grant reimbursements, grant applications, purchase orders, and similar documents based on policies and procedures.
  • Director is authorized for use of a business debit card for purchases and responsible for its safekeeping and retaining all expense receipts for reporting.
  • Director provides quarterly financial reports to the Board Treasurer for presentation to the Board.
  • Director maintains a spreadsheet of grant tracking information, showing initial request date, amount, and name of project; project duration and any partners involved; and funds remaining in that account once funds are received and drawn.
  • Director maintains administrative records per the retention policy.

  • Status

  • The Association President serves as the supervisor.
  • The position is exempt from overtime as a self-directed, managerial level position. Worked time is tracked hourly to facilitate grant and other financial reporting requirements.

  • Please submit a resume via email to tvanderplaat@anws.org.