Mission: Preserve, Protect, Enhance
We work to preserve, protect and enhance the Madison River ecosystem to benefit its wildlife and the people who enjoy it through professional expertise and advocacy for worthy public policies that ensure the well-being of this valuable resource.
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MADISON RIVER FOUNDATION SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Madison River Foundation, based in Ennis, Montana is seeking a full time Executive Director. The Foundation works to preserve, protect and enhance the Madison River Ecosystem to benefit its wildlife and the people who enjoy it through professional expertise and advocacy for worthy public policies that ensure the well being of this valuable resource. Applicants must be self-starters with proven ability, expertise and passion for conservation of the Madison Ecosystem. Experience in watershed and fisheries management is desirable.
In addition to administrative management of the Foundation, the successful applicant must lead fundraising efforts, including grant writing. The applicant will possess skills in leadership, communication, strategic thinking and planning. The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to coordinate projects with government agencies, Foundation members and the public. The Executive Director will report to a board of directors and must be able to work with the board to ensure activities are consistent with the Foundation's Mission.
The position has competitive nonprofit salary with negotiable benefits. No phone calls please, principals only. Serious applicants will address the skills listed above in a cover letter and resume that lists references. Email the cover letter and resume in PDF format to email@example.com by October 1, 2013.
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The Madison River . . . the legendary 100-mile riffle . . . a world famous river . . . spectacular scenery . . . abundant wildlife . . . Montana’s premier wild trout fishery. From its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to its confluence with the mighty Missouri, the Madison River flows through history, imagination, and memories.
Founded in 2003, the Madison River Foundation is an advocate for the Madison amid the challenges of rapid residential and population growth, commercial development, increasing recreational use and the traditional Western competition over scarce water resources. We strive to work collaboratively with all those who live, work, and recreate on this storied river and its related watershed.
Based in Ennis, Montana, the Madison River Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit membership organization incorporated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are supported by the voluntary contributions of members, friends and donors.
The Foundation has a dual focus: advocacy and conservation:
- In its advocacy role, the Foundation seeks to be “a voice for the river” in the public arena, advocating worthy public and regulatory policies based on sound science.
- In its conservation role, the Foundation funds and provides labor for a variety of conservation-oriented projects through its membership “Boots in the water” volunteer corps.
MRF members invest time, effort and resources in the Madison River Foundation for two simple reasons:
- Active participation keeps the Madison River ecosystem a healthy and productive resource.
- A local focus works best on issues and concerns specific to the Madison River watershed.
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Officers & Staff
- President: Dave Bricker
- Secretary: Joe Dilschneider
- Treasurer: Jeff Montag
- Executive Director: Richard Lessner, PhD
- Assistant Treasurer: Diane Bricker
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