Subject: [Tweeters] Job opening/Texas Date: Jul 18 13:41:21 2009 From: Mike and MerryLynn - m.denny at charter.net
Hello all, Thought I would post this - may be an interested NW birder - - Mike and I birded this place several times in April - wonderful spot - we saw the Crimson-collared Grosbeak there. -MerryLynn
FRONTERA AUDUBON SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Frontera Audubon Society, Inc. in Weslaco, Texas seeks applications from persons interested in serving as its Executive Director. The Executive Director position will be full-time for eight months-10/1/09 through 5/30/09.
The mission of Frontera Audubon Society is the preservation of the natural environment of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. It is a private, non-profit organization that owns and manages a 15-acre nature preserve (bird sanctuary) and a State-registered historic residence in need of rehabilitation. The primary responsibilities of the position are:
1) Manage Frontera's Visitors Center, including the retail store. 2) Supervise the management of the Thicket, including the ponds, irrigation system, water feature, removal of exotic and invasive plants; re-vegetation and as-needed repairs.
3) Meet and greet members, visitors and birders. 4) Recruit and manage volunteers. 5) Help coordinate and implement efforts to diversify and expand Frontera's financial resources, including assisting with the organization and promotion of an annual Birdathon, mail appeals, solicitation of support from the City's hotel-motel tax fund, and the cultivation of individual & corporate members, sponsors and donors.
6) Manage communications with members, including the website; liaison with city leadership.
7) Prepare financial and other reports for quarterly Board of Directors' meetings.
A background and interest in natural history, birds and native plants is required. Financial book-keeping skills are desired. Frontera intends to make its hiring decision by September 1, 2009. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Frontera Audubon be telephone at 956-968-3275 or email at fronteraaudubon AT yahoo.com.
Please send letter of interest and resume to: Frontera Audubon Society, Inc. "ED Search Committee" 1101 South Texas Blvd. Weslaco, TX 78596
.................................................................................. Mike and MerryLynn Denny Birding the beautiful Walla Walla Valley