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Oct 11 / BARD CEP

Executive Director- Asheville, NC

Organization: Wild South

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Asheville, NC

Hours and Compensation: not given

Application Deadline: not given


Organization Overview

Wild South is a growing non-profit organization with a seven-person staff and an engaged Board of Directors. We inspire people to enjoy, value, and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South. Our Southern national forests and parks are treasured places with clean water and air, abundant and varied wildlife, and functioning natural processes. They are connected to and enrich our quality of life and the social, economic, and cultural wealth of our communities. Wild South is recognized as a leading protector of our Southern public lands and biodiversity. We value the natural world and its role in our human communities, science-based advocacy, transparency and operating with integrity, a diversity of opinions and creative problem solving in decision-making, and a respectful worldview. Founded over twenty years ago, Wild South was born in 2007 from the merger of The Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project: a regional non-profit organization based in Asheville, NC, dedicated to empowering citizens to appreciate, defend and restore the native biodiversity of the Southeast, and Wild South: a grassroots forest protection organization based in Moulton, AL, dedicated to inspiring individuals and groups to preserve restore and enjoy the South’s natural landscapes.


Wild South is seeking an energetic, goal-oriented Executive Director to lead all aspects of the organizations management and oversight. Responsibilities include but are not limited to supervision of Wild South staff; implementation of the strategic plan; raising our profile; budget development, and fiscal planning and accountability; developing and executing fundraising plans with the assistance of the development director; ensuring compliance with all applicable business and employment code; and maintaining a staffing plan that supports the achievement of the mission and implementation of the strategic plan, and accurately reflects the needs and requirements of the organization and its mission.


Wild South’s Executive Director participates in day-to-day oversight of operations, reinforces existing relationships, and cultivates new relationships with various points-of-contact both locally and regionally. The Executive Director also coordinates and works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to maintain maximum professional exposure and mission effectiveness. Hours and days of work vary and may include holidays, weekends, and travel.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A full
position description with application requirements is available at
the link below.

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