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For over 12 years, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light has been a leader in Kentucky in engaging the religious community in environmental stewardship and advocacy. Through education, outreach, organizing, and training, the organization builds a powerful moral constituency of people of faith taking action for the health of our communities and the environment.
Full-time (35 hrs/week) staff position responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization to achieve the its mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8+ years of progressively responsible, substantive experience in non-profit conservation or faith-based organizations. Demonstrated experience with raising funds, working collaboratively with a board, supervising staff, and maintaining strong financial practices is required. Necessary attributes include strategic thinking; strong interpersonal skills; experience working with congregations and religious institutions; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to make sound financial, management, and programmatic decisions is vital. Additional experience may substitute for education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advance the organization’s objectives by providing leadership in strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and evaluation of projects and programs.
Anticipate future needs/opportunities and make plans to meet them; recognize potential risks and develop strategies for averting them.
Remain abreast of pertinent federal, state, and local environmental issues in the region and provide strategic guidance regarding the organization’s involvement.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with a wide range of religious leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers, including other non-governmental organizations, state and federal government officials, denominational executives and interfaith leaders, and other potential partners.
Represent the organization in coalitions, public meetings, hearings, and press events, and in communications with the media, the organization’s membership, and the general public.
Oversee all aspects of the organization’s external communications, maintaining a strong organizational reputation and unique brand.
Recruit and support a strong Board of Directors.
Maintain consistent and constructive communication with the board, and engage individual board members in appropriate programmatic and fundraising activities.
Hire and supervise staff, conduct evaluations, provide for professional development, and maintain a positive working environment which attracts, retains, and motivates high-quality employees.
Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Finance and Fundraising
Develop annual budget for board approval, track income and expenses, provide regular financial reports to board in partnership with Board Treasurer.
Manage financial accounting with bookkeeper and maintain sound financial practices.
Execute financial contracts and approve all vendor payments.
Create and implement a diversified fundraising plan to ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to achieve its mission.
Build strong relationships with existing donors and cultivate new donors; engage board in major donor development; oversee fundraising appeals and special events.
Effectively seek out foundation, denominational, and program campaign grants.
Salary is based on experience and competitive with sector norms.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light encourages applications from all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, background, culture, country of origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
Cover letters and resumes should be sent to the Kentucky IPL Board of Directors' Selection Committee at and will be accepted through July 15, 2019.