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Executive Director

Raleigh, North Carolina
Full-time
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Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC is conducting this search. To apply click on the link to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission profile at www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply.   You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume and professional references.  Finalists will be asked to provide a writing sample. In case of any technical problems, contact [email protected].  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue through the application deadline of March 31, 2020. 

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission seeks an Executive Director to provide overall strategic leadership, vision, and operational structure, including commitment of staffing and budgetary resources and courses of action such that agency administrators can successfully develop and implement the programs and policies of the NCWRC. The Director is accountable for forecasting human, financial, and operational resource needs, including staffing, revenue and expenditure balancing, capital investment for lands and agency infrastructure, and prioritization of available resources to best achieve strategic plan outcomes.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Director is responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Selecting, directing, and supervising all personnel of the NCWRC.
  • Providing overall leadership and direction to NCWRC division and office administrators and managers who develop, implement and administer the programs and policies established by the Commission.
  • Cost-conscious resource allocation and effective organizational management and strategies to assure successful program design and implementation.
  • Interactions with the Legislature including drafting and support of legislation which accomplishes strategic plan mission and goals.
  • Compliance with all applicable governmental laws, rules and policies.

The Director provides overall strategic leadership, vision, and operational structure, including commitment of staffing and budgetary resources and courses of action such that agency administrators can successfully develop and implement the programs and policies of the NCWRC. The Director is accountable for forecasting human, financial, and operational resource needs, including staffing, revenue and expenditure balancing, capital investment for lands and agency infrastructure, and prioritization of available resources to best achieve strategic plan outcomes.

The Director assures contacts and relationships with other state agencies, the Attorney General’s Office, General Assembly, Congressional Delegation, various associations, and wide-range of conservation partners and constituents are maintained and enhanced to assure agency objectives are fulfilled effectively and efficiently.

Requests for program initiatives originate from various sources including commissioners, staff, other agencies, legislators, and constituents. The Director provides overall guidance and direction to assure initiatives are consistent with the mission and vision set forth in the strategic plan.

The Director represents the NCWRC and the State of North Carolina on various boards and associations including but not limited to:

  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee
  • Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability
Educational Background: 
Undergraduate degree in a related field required
Advanced degree preferred
Skills/Experience: 
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the NCWRC’s rules, and regulatory authority, statutes, programs and processes related to agency programs.
  • Thorough understanding of the administration of science and technology of biological ecosystems and its application to conservation of wildlife resources and their habitats;
  • Excellent ability to effectively plan, lead, direct, motivate, and empower, highly-skilled professional staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skill, particularly as it relates to clearly and effectively conveying complex or unfamiliar information to a wide-range of internal and external stakeholders, including commissioners, staff, legislators, county commissioners, and the public.
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple, concurrent priorities, and recognize and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and establish and maintain the highest level of integrity with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to open-mindedly engage with all constituencies to overcome challenging limitation to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Strong working knowledge of program development, public policy formulation and implementation.
  • Strong working knowledge of federal, state and local government operations and legislative processes, including funding mechanisms.
  • Strong working knowledge of scientific data and research methods so as to be able to evaluate data and research results.
  • Ability to design, implement, and communicate multi-dimensional, short and long-range plans for complex systems, including identification of various barriers to strategic plan outcomes along with strategies and tactics to overcome those barriers.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate conflicts and apply proactive leadership to fairly and equitably achieve resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to fairly and equitably mediate and resolve conflicts and complex problems.
  • Consider diversity as an asset and foster an environment where people feel welcome to participate.
  • Support collaboration and demonstrate that working together achieves better outcomes.
  • Treat all people with dignity and fairness.
  • Emulate honesty, reliability, and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional excellence.
Compensation/Benefits: 

Competitive salary commensurate with executive professional experience.

How to Apply: 

Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC is conducting this search. To apply click on the link to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission profile at www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply.   You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume and professional references.  Finalists will be asked to provide a writing sample. In case of any technical problems, contact [email protected].  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue through the application deadline of March 31, 2020. 

Additional Information: 

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 11 2020
Active Until: 
Mar 11 2020
Hiring Organization: 
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
industry: 
Nonprofit