Supporting the Natural and Cultural Resources along the Delaware River and Its Tributaries

We are searching for a full-time Executive Director

The Executive Director/Director reports to and works closely with the DRGP Board of Trustees and the LDWS Steering Committee to develop and implement a strong funding program, provide ongoing organizational and administrative support, and oversee projects and events. The position requires supervision of staff, as well as community outreach, public relations, and recruitment and assignment of volunteers. The Executive Director/Director will work out of their home office while seeking appropriate office space. The position is intended to be full-time.


Organizational administration:

  • Builds, strengthens, and directs the organization to ensure continued solvency and robust organizational governance;
  • Manages organizational development by working with Board of Directors and staff to review, revise, implement, and evaluate Strategic Plan and Policies;
  • Provides oversight and guidance to all staff (full-time, part-time, seasonal) as well as volunteers, contractors, and interns;
  • Maintains records of DRGP Board of Trustees, including committee assignments, terms of service, and all policies and procedures;
  • Coordinates Board and Committee meetings with Board President and Committee Chairs, including preparation and distribution of meeting materials;
  • Attends DRGP Board meetings and committee meetings. Contributes to discussions, provides background, and fills in for committee chairs when necessary;
  • Creates and distributes meeting minutes and follows up on tasks assigned;
  • Maintains accurate time sheets, submitted to the President and Treasurer on a weekly basis.


Outreach and Communications:

  • Attends and presents at meetings, events, and conferences;
  • Oversees coordination of print and electronic publications, social media messaging, interviews, and timely responses to inquiries;
  • Writes, reviews, and coordinates all printed and electronic outreach to assure high quality, consistent messaging;
  • Educates staff, board, committees, and volunteers on key messages;
  • Identifies and suggests additions and improvements for outreach to engage the community;
  • Oversees development and coordination of outreach and event calendar;
  • Oversees coordination of all outreach and events.


Fundraising and Grants:

  • Manages the organization’s financials and budget with the Treasurer;
  • Works with Board of Trustees Treasurer to deposit funds, supply invoices, and maintain and distribute reports;
  • Works with current Federal, State, and nonprofit grants to complete grant work, write and submit reports, invoices, and billing for work completed;
  • Effectively builds and leads the organization’s fundraising strategies;
  • Identifies, writes, and manages additional grant funding opportunities;
  • Cultivates relationships with prospective private supporters and foundation funders.


Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic Administration:

  • Maintains records of LDWS Steering Committee, including committee assignments, terms of service, and all policies and procedures;
  • Oversees coordination of meetings, including preparation, distribution, and collection of documents as required for meetings;
  • Attends LDWS Management Committee, Steering Committee, and other committee meetings as needed. Contributes to discussions, provides background, and fills in for committee chairs when necessary;
  • Steward the LDWS Cooperative Agreement with NPS, through reporting, invoicing, and tracking of Council budgets and mini-grant program.
  • Performs administrative and clerical responsibilities in order to complete the tasks above.
  • Other related tasks and special projects as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree or beyond
  • Highly motivated, responsible, reliable, dependable, independent, self-starter;
  • Carries out tasks in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work either independently or as part of a team;
  • A demonstrated team player who understands the critical importance of timely, accurate responsiveness;
  • Ability to forge strong interpersonal relationships with key constituencies – including colleagues, funders, and board members, government entities and allied nonprofits;
  • Exceptional written and communication skills with ability to present information effectively;
  • Flexible when dealing with changes in work plans;
  • Basic knowledge of the Delaware River corridor from Easton, PA to Trenton, NJ, professional contacts along the corridor a plus;
  • Basic understanding of Internet and Cloud;
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, QuickBooks, MailChimp, and virtual meeting platforms helpful.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software products;
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite a plus;
  • Press release writing ability a plus;
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn social media applications and basic website editing;
  • Interest / familiarity in the protection of the environment, outdoor recreation, zoning / land use processes, nonprofit management, desirable.
  • Strong business and financial management skills
  • Non-profit management experience a plus


This position requires both office work and car travel. As such, the position requires frequent sitting for long periods, with occasional periods of walking, standing, bending, and reaching materials stored at floor level up to head height. The position requires use of the computer and the telephone, handling large printed materials and archived files in boxes up to approximately 20 pounds. The position frequently requires work at indoor and/or outdoor offsite locations, requiring driving, walking, and standing on uneven terrain.


Applicant must have a reliable vehicle for driving to and from meetings and DRGP events.

$37-$40 an hour

Simple IRA contribution

Send a cover letter and resume to JR Fisher, President, Board of Trustees, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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