Job Announcement: Executive Director

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Announcement date: February 9, 2024
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and first review will begin: March 1, 2024

Conservation Voters for Idaho (CVI) protects Idaho’s environment and quality of life by informing, engaging and empowering citizens who care about our natural heritage and healthy communities.

CVI is seeking a passionate and motivated individual to lead the organization as its next Executive Director. Under the general guidance of the volunteer board of directors, the Executive Director is responsible for devising the strategy to achieve the objectives of the organization and actively manage all of the affairs of CVI, CVIEF and CVI Action Fund toward the mission of strengthening political power for conservation.

The Executive Director directly supports a senior leadership staff of four including the Finance & Operations Director, the Development Director, the Program Director and the Campaigns Manager while also providing support and leadership to the full staff of 10 full time FTE positions and 4 part time FTE positions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Represent CVI and CVIEF to elected officials, candidates, the environmental community, media, and others.
  • Develop bipartisan political, advocacy, and electoral strategies, and ensure this work is integrated with fundraising, communication, and organizational goals.
  • Drive the implementation of the organizations’ strategic plans.
  • Provide leadership in collaborating with other political and/or non-profit groups as appropriate and when mutually beneficial.
  • Exercise strong leadership to foster and cultivate a productive and highly engaged team at CVI.


  • Cultivate strong relationships with foundations and individual donors.
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for all fundraising.
  • Work with the board and staff to meet annual revenue goals.
  • Make and successfully close large fundraising asks.
  • Expand and diversify funding base.

Administrative & Financial Management:

  • Develop annual budgets for CVIEF and CVI for board approval.
  • Manage, track, and execute budgets reflecting organizational priorities for the three organizations.
  • Seek to constantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.
  • Create and support a diverse and high-functioning team: hire, develop, manage performance, and terminate when necessary. Conduct performance reviews and promote professional development.
  • Assure compliance with all political and lobbying reporting requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants should have:

  • Passion for the organization’s mission
  • Superior ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate
    them into the organizational planning.
  • Ability to manage and lead people, relating on an individual level and in large groups.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, including major donors, foundation partners, elected officials, boards and staff, candidates for office, organizational members, consultants and contractors, national partners, and media in an effective and positive way.
  • Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and a commitment to racial equity and justice as organizational practice and culture.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office, Google suite, ability to navigate as needed in donor and voter database


  • 5 years’ nonprofit 501c3 and/or 501c4 organizations experience required with a range of nonprofit, corporate or government experience. This can be experience as an executive director, fiscal manager and/or senior level administrator with a demonstrated record of achievement.
  • Experience in fundraising with major donors, institutional partners and foundations.
  • Demonstrated leadership supervising and motivating staff.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, advocacy, and politics.
  • Experience representing an organization to external audiences.
  • Experience working on political or advocacy campaigns preferred.


This is a full-time position based in Boise with flexible in-person requirements. Salary range is up to $110,000 and will be dependent upon experience. Competitive benefits include healthcare with CVI paying the full premium for the employee, retirement with matching opportunity, flexible spending account, health reimbursement account, generous time off including vacation, personal days, sick leave and holidays, and ability to work a flexible schedule.

CVI is committed to providing a fulfilling professional experience for our staff. Investing in our employees, supporting their professional growth, and creating a workplace that is committed to excellence and works to create lasting change for Idaho is the foundation of our work.

All CVI employees have access to a number of trainings, workshops, and professional development opportunities relevant to their position and career goals.

This position may require some evening and weekend work.

To Apply

Send a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position to with the subject line “Executive Director.”

CVI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.