Executive director position opening


The Flathead Lakers are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated and proven leader to be our next Executive Director (ED). The ED drives strategy for the organization, ensures quality operations by overseeing programs, leads fundraising efforts, cultivates partnerships, and manages 3 part time other staff. The Flathead Lakers is well positioned to expand its impact in upcoming years and needs a leader accustomed to growth and program expansion.

The ED will have the responsibility of managing the education, outreach, stewardship, and advocacy programs under the direction of the Board of Directors. He/she and will be the public spokesperson for the Flathead Lakers and must be able to provide effective written and oral communications with the board, membership, federal, state and county legislators, and the overall watershed community.  The ideal candidate will love socializing, making new friends and being our public face.

The ideal candidate will have experience working for or leading a similar nonprofit. He/she will provide leadership, vision, and direction to the Flathead Lakers and lead all efforts to support the Lakers’ mission. The ED will lead efforts to build strong relationships with existing members, donors, staff, boards members, like-minded associations, agencies, and government entities. The ED will promote an organizational culture based on high ethical standards and high quality programs using outstanding teamwork.



To express your interest in this role, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to or contact: Tom Cox, Board President, Flathead Lakers, 406.887.2166 | . All inquiries and discussions will be considered confidential.