Colorado Water Trust (CWT) seeks a leader who will bring to the position of Executive Director a high degree of energy, integrity and creativity as well as the analytical, organizational and personal qualities that will garner respect and cooperation from its community partners and other stakeholders.
Founded in 2001, Colorado Water Trust’s mission is to restore flows to Colorado’s rivers in need. We do this by working with willing participants, providing the funds, support, and technical and legal expertise required to put water back in Colorado’s dry rivers. We work with diverse partners throughout the state to support both rivers and the people who rely on their water.
Our Vision: All Colorado streams have sufficient flow to sustain a healthy aquatic ecosystem. The measurable impact of our work: the Water Trust has helped to restore over 7 billion gallons of water to 375 miles of streams and rivers in Colorado.
Over the past nine years, we have grown from a single staff person to a staff of nine. Our growth has been intentional and planned, through implementation of a strategic plan and with capacity-building funds secured over the growth period. The Water Trust has a committed and knowledgeable Board of Directors, and a staff that has exceptional expertise and talent. Our organizational culture is built on innovation, collaboration, hard work, caring for and enjoying each other, and a passionate dedication to the mission.
With an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million, the Water Trust relies on a diverse portfolio of supporters – individuals, small businesses, foundations, corporations, water providers, and government agencies. But the Water Trust intends to grow its revenue and its portfolio of support to meet emerging demands and to seize opportunities that present themselves. Because we know that when rivers are healthy, everyone benefits, ranging from wildlife, to people, to businesses, to communities, and far beyond.
It’s an exciting time at the Water Trust, and we’re ready to seize opportunities and tackle the challenges ahead as we work to protect and restore Colorado’s rivers.
Salary minimum: $90,000.00
Salary maximum: $110,000.00
Apply by: June 30, 2017
Start date: September 18, 2017