Executive Director

Location Remote, MA 2115
Date Posted September 29, 2023
Job ID 10716
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for an experienced and visionary Executive Director for our client, a prominent environmental organization at the forefront of sustainable practices and climate action! Reporting to the board, the Executive Director will play a pivotal role in fostering environmental sustainability, ensuring a brighter future for our planet. Partnering with communities in the rural regions of Central America, this incredible role leads the strategic direction of initiatives that support growth and expansion of programs, partnerships, and impact. This position is for immediate hire and is 100% remote!


Strategic Direction and Execution
  • Provide visionary leadership to guide the organization’s growth and impact.
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan to advance the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Collaborate with the board and staff to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission and values.
Partnership Development and Growth
  • Build upon the organization’s successful history and expand programmatic initiatives in partnering communities.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance the impact of programs and partnerships.
  • Foster relationships with companies and communities to promote sustainability.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and make necessary adjustments for continuous improvement.
Fundraising and Financial Management
  • Oversee fundraising efforts and explore new funding opportunities to support the mission.
  • Collaborate with the development team to secure funding for the organization’s initiatives and cultivate donor relationships.
  • Ensure fiscal soundness and sustainability by developing and managing the organization’s budget.
Impactful Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Board Partnership
  • Lead a dedicated team, fostering a culture of collaboration, transparency, and innovation.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff, partners, and board members.
Visionary Advocacy
  • Advocate for sustainability and environmental conservation at national and international levels.
  • Represent the organization to stakeholders, partners, and the public.

  • Advanced degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, agriculture, or a related field.
  • 7+ years of relevant nonprofit senior leadership experience. Sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, sustainable development, environmental practices, international non-profits, or related fields preferred.
  • Experience formulating and executing a strategic vision, driving the organization towards growth, long-term sustainability, and impact.
  • A deep commitment to sustainability and a passion for the organization’s mission.
  • Excellent communication skills with a commitment to transparency and openness, both internally and externally. Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred.
  • 25% domestic and international travel.

This exceptional opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact, leading an esteemed nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable initiatives. In addition to a competitive base salary, commensurate with experience, this incredible role provides a comprehensive full-time employee benefits package.

For immediate consideration, please provide your resume and cover letter, sharing more about your experience and interest in this role online via

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair change, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner.

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