Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Candidate search - Environment Florida Executive Director

Mark Ferrulo <Mark@EnvironmentFlorida.org> wrote:
Dear friends and colleagues,
After many years at the helm of Florida PIRG, and now Environment Florida, it's likely that I will be taking on a new role within our network of organizations sometime in March.  Thus, we are launching a candidate search for a new Executive Director of Environment Florida.
I've pasted the job announcement/description below.  If you have any candidates in mind, feel free to share this job announcement and have them contact me at mark@EnvironmentFlorida.org or on my cell at 850-321-4874
Your help in this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.
Mark Ferrulo
Director, Environment Florida   
Job Announcement
Environment Florida Executive Director
Environment Florida is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Florida's environment. In 2006, Environment Florida became the new home of Florida PIRG's environmental work and draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
We focus exclusively on protecting Florida's air, water and open spaces. We speak out and take action at the local, state and national levels to improve the quality of our environment and our lives.
Job Description
We are accepting applications from experienced professionals for the Executive Director position at Environment Florida.

The Executive Director would manage our staff, organizational resources, membership outreach and campaigns to implement common-sense protections for our environment and public health.
On a day-to-day basis, the Executive Director would do the following:

Advocacy:  Bring problems/solutions to the attention of decision-makers-including state legislators, the state Executive Branch, agency staff and local and federal policy makers.
Policy development: Develop our approach to environmental problems within a broader political context, and develop a comprehensive platform for solving them.

Campaign strategy: Create a plan to win on our environmental campaigns; strategize how to gain political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media publicity, endorsements and message development.

Media outreach: Serve as the public spokesperson for the organization through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings and other earned media opportunities.

Staff management: Oversee the organization's staff including planning, training, staff meetings and retreats.

Organization building: Recruit new staff , write grant proposals, build relationships with foundations with an environmental mission to support our work, and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to efforts to protect Florida's environment.
Legal and Administrative: Ensure that the organization is meeting all state and federal legal, tax, labor, and other non-profit corporation requirements. Develop budgets and spending plans and track income & expenses.

Tallahassee, FL


Qualified candidates will have a strong commitment to environmental issues and a track-record of leadership. We're looking for a goal-driven and results-oriented individual who has excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to debate and speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and a passion for social change. Candidates should have at least 7 to 10 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in environmental, political, legal, journalistic, activist or nonprofit settings preferred.

Salary & Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and advanced level advocacy, organizing and staff management training are available.


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Mark Ferrulo at Mark@EnvironmentFlorida.org.  Be sure to mention where you saw this position advertised.
Mark Ferrulo
Environment Florida Research & Policy Center
926 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 224-5944

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