Monthly Archive: June 2017

Cohen Taylor is honored to be partnering with The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness conducting a retained search for its new Executive Director.


The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness was formed in 1976, to help bring full wilderness protection to the Boundary Waters. Currently, a Friends of the Boundary Waters – Executive Director FINAL  major focus of the organization is to prevent pollution from proposed sulfide mining projects from impacting area waters, cultural resources, human use and enjoyment of the region.

The Executive Director is the public face of the Friends and represents the organization with a multitude of stakeholders including staff, board members, policy makers, members, donors, and the media. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for and management of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. The ED is responsible for carrying out the Friends’ mission by ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of goals, policy and strategic initiatives and by developing sufficient human and financial resources for organizational growth and stability.
The position is located at the organizations Minneapolis headquarters and is responsible for leading the team of 6 staff. The ideal candidate for the Friends is an astute, energetic leader with successful executive experience in a conservation-related organization and demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies for wilderness protection.

Applicants must possess a five or more years of executive leadership experience in strategic planning, financial and personnel management. The position requires a person of integrity and stature in the environmental community, with a depth of experience and knowledge in conservation advocacy, policy development, grassroots efforts and stakeholder relations and partnerships. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree is preferred.


For more in formation on the Fiends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness’

Executive Director opportunity select  Positon Profile.






For more information, please inquire at

All inquiries will remain confidential.


CONGRATULATIONS Tony Grundhauser and the Minnesota Zoo Foundation!

CohenTaylor would like you to meet the Minnesota Zoo Foundation’s new Executive Director, Tony Grundhauser.  

Tony brings years of experience in fundraising, nature conservancy and land protection to the table as the new Executive Director. In his new role he will lead efforts to secure annual operation, conservation, and capital funds  while working to keep the their mission, to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife, at the forefront.  To see the full press release click here.