Access Fund Careers

Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR

We are on a mission to protect America’s outdoor climbing areas. We believe that it’s not enough to just love these incredible landscapes where we climb—we must be willing to stand up and fight for them. Want to join us?

Current Openings

We are looking for our next Executive Director to lead the organization.

Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors and located at the Access Fund HQ in Boulder, CO, the Executive Director of the Access Fund leads the organization in its mission to protect climbing access and the integrity of America’s outdoor climbing areas. With the Board, the Executive Director sets the vision and strategic plan, inspiring internal and external constituencies to work toward the organizational mission and goals and ensuring the fiscal health of the organization.

Strategy and Planning

  • Take a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with the Board and staff for ongoing development and execution of strategic and operational plans, to incorporate programs, policy work partnerships, communications and fundraising.
  • Work collaboratively with Board, staff, political leaders, members, and partner organizations to develop long-range strategies that will address and advance the mission of protecting access to climbing landscapes.
  • Communicate key financial and programmatic performance indicators, serve as the voice of the organization, and provide counsel as needed for important board level decision-making.
  • Work in partnership with the Board Chair and Board of Directors to align the vision, strategy, and programs. Actively engage and enlist board participation and support for key initiatives including fundraising.
  • Work with board to effectively expand, diversify, and develop board membership in support of organizational goals.

Fundraising

  • Review and support long and short term development strategies to identify, cultivate, and secure funding sources.
  • Provide leadership to the Development Director and Board of Directors to secure financial resources necessary to ensure financial health and achievement of objectives.
  • Seek innovative ways to increase fundraising and participate in fundraising activities and events as the face of the organization.
  • Personally build loyal relationships with key donor segments based on mission, cultivation and stewardship, program outcomes and sound fiscal management.

Communications and Public Relations

  • Serve as the organization’s chief communications officer and as the motivating force for staff, Board, partners, media, political leaders and members.
  • Represent the organization and its mission in public speaking opportunities, inspiring potential partners, donors and members to support the mission
  • Speak for the organization in legislative efforts at the local, state and federal level.

Board Development/Management

  • Work in partnership with the Board Chair and Board of Directors to align the vision, strategy, and programs. Actively engage and enlist board participation and support for key initiatives including fundraising.
  • Work with board to effectively expand, diversify, and develop board membership in support of organizational goals.

Team Leadership and Development

  • Foster a collaborative, mission-driven environment that engages, challenges, and supports team members in meeting organizational and personal goals.
  • Lead staff in developing strategic objectives, implementation plans, and appropriate policies and procedures which align with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Build a dedicated team that is integrated and aligned with Access Fund’s mission and strengthen organization culture through clarity of roles and responsibilities.
  • Direct changes to the organizational structure as needed to address changing environment.

Operational/Financial Planning & Management

  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization; and develop an operational plan which incorporates clearly defined policies, goals, and objectives that work towards the strategic direction and growth of the organization.
  • Provide strategic oversight to achieve balanced and sustainable revenue growth for the organization.
  • Work with staff and the board to prepare a comprehensive budget that ensures the financial stability and growth of the organization, as well as short and long-term organizational objectives.
  • Work with finance and operations team to manage investments, assets, and business contracts to ensure financial controls, stability, and execution of the organization’s mission.
  • Draft policies for board approval and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the board as appropriate.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

  • Model leadership that advocates for, and generates specific support that works toward eliminating race, socio-economic status, and other differences as predictors of success.
  • Leveraging diversity, equity and inclusion to increase Access Fund’s relevance, reflecting the broadest interpretation of the community.
  • Convey a strong professional representation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.
  • Demonstrate understanding and experience with multiple modes of educating diverse constituencies about complex issues.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study required. Advanced degree in business or non-profit or public administration a plus.
  • Minimum of ten years of leadership responsibility including successful executive-level leadership in a for-profit or non-profit organization.
  • Experienced in leading fundraising efforts, developing and managing budgets over $3M, highly preferred. Experienced with organizational financial management.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in strategic growth orientation, board administration, team leadership, employee management, and effective internal and external communication.
  • Knowledge, experience, and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Exceptional public speaking, relationship building and communication skills.
  • Deep personal connection to outdoor rock climbing and a passion for the mission of the organization required.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to www.notogroup.com/submit-resume/.

The Access Fund is a casual and professional office environment. The Access Fund is an equal opportunity employer, compliant with all federal and applicable state laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The Access Fund provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

Access Fund is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. We are a proud supporter of the Camber Outdoors CEO Pledge, Next 100 Coalition, and #SafeOutside as we seek to attract a skilled workforce that reflects the demographics of current and future outdoor enthusiasts. As one of Outside Magazine's 100 Best Places to Work we pride ourselves on health and happiness of our staff. Together, we are building an organization and an industry where great ideas, born from a diversity of experiences, thrive.