On behalf of our client, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Executive Director & National Campaign Manager
Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW) is leading the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. The Campaign is a national coalition led by NMW working to fulfill the promise of wilderness protection for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Boundary Waters) by stopping the threat of sulfide-ore mining in its watershed. The Campaign coalition, founded in 2013 by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, now includes 350 organizations that reach more than 18 million people. The Boundary Waters is America’s most popular wilderness area, and the fight is already one of the highest-profile public lands issues in the country. NMW is seeking a leader who can expand its effort nationally to achieve two primary goals: Establishing the Boundary Waters as a top-tier American treasure, and, passing legislation to permanently protect the Boundary Waters watershed.
The Executive Director’s overarching responsibility will be to build the Save the Boundary Waters Campaign into a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air, and forested landscape of the Boundary Waters and its watershed, protecting the BWCA from toxic pollution and destruction caused by mining copper, nickel, and other metals.
This position will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the Volunteer National Campaign Chair and will have overall responsibility for vision, leadership and management of NMW. The Executive Director will ensure NMW’s fiscal activities, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, technology, and campaign programming are effectively implemented across the organization and campaign.