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Paid part time position available: EENC Executive Director

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Environmental Educators of North Carolina Executive Director

The Executive Director will serve part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, performing duties assigned by the Board of Directors. The position is for a one-year term, with the opportunity to extend if agreeable to all parties. The employee will work predominately from home. Travel is required.

This is a newly created position and the Executive Director will work directly with the EENC Board of Directors to develop a work plan. After the initial contract year, the position may transition into a 40 hours per week position. As the position grows, the Executive Director will be responsible for securing partial funding for additional contract years.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinate donor cultivation and management, grant writing, annual appeals, sponsorship solicitations, and other fundraising and development needs of EENC.

  • Work with Resource Development Chair to maintain donor database and manage grants.

  • Serve as one of two EENC representatives to the Southeastern Environmental Educators Alliance (SEEA).

  • Attend statewide and regional meetings to represent EENC’s interests and foster publicity, partnerships, and outreach.

  • Act as liaison with community, state, national, and international organizations to foster publicity, partnerships, and outreach for the organization.

  • Assist Board of Directors with tasks including developing marketing materials, content for website, and social media; work to grow and diversify membership; conference and workshop planning; and assist with setting the agenda for board meetings.

  • Other duties as needed.


  • Provide monthly activity report to Personnel Committee, including number of hours worked, tasks accomplished, and status of work.

  • Provide monthly financial report and summary of activities to the Treasurer.

  • Provide quarterly report to Board of Directors with summary of activities and status of work.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.

  • Experience in nonprofit management, board management, public relations, business, marketing, or a natural resource-related field is preferred.

  • Familiarity with environmental education and an understanding of the field in the state, nationally, and internationally.

  • Experience in nonprofit fund development.

  • Experience with website development and maintenance and use of social media for business.

  • Excellent spelling, grammar, typing, and organizational skills.

  • Proficient with Office Suite and Google Suite.

  • Experience with bookkeeping or financial management.

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills.

Must reside in North Carolina. Must have the ability to work from home (or another location) and be able to travel for meetings, conferences, etc.


$23,000 to $28,000. $5,000 stipend provided for benefits. Computer, equipment, and cell phone will also be provided.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Shannon Culpepper, EENC President-Elect by Monday, November 13 at 5:00 pm.


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