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Managing Director, Environmental Investigation Agency

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Washington DC
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 13/06/2008
Company Name Environmental Investigation Agency
Contact Name Caroline Pott
Fax (202) 986-8626
Email carolinepott@eia-international.org
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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) seeks a new Managing Director (MD), to oversee the finance, administration, and human resources functions for EIA’s Washington D.C. office.

The Environmental investigation Agency (EIA) is an award winning environmental non-profit. Over 20 years ago EIA pioneered the use of undercover investigations to expose environmental crime around the world. Today we continue to uncover the real-life dangers facing our environment and achieve long-lasting solutions to challenges such as illegal trade in wildlife, illegal logging and climate change. EIA combines its unrivalled intelligence network with its campaigning expertise to spur changes in market demand, enforcement and policy wherever they are needed: from Indonesia to China to Washington D.C. In just the last two years, EIA’s investigations and campaigns are behind global landmark measures including a proposed ban on imports of illegal timber into the United States, a historic agreement in Montreal to phase out 22 billion carbon dioxide equivalent tons of greenhouse gases in the next 20 years, and permanent cessation of whale meat trade by Japan’s three largest commercial manufacturers.

The MD will be a critical part of the senior management team at an important juncture in the organization’s strategic growth. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board to help lead, guide and shape the organization. He or she must have a solid financial, administrative and management background with a strong commitment to the mission of EIA. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of accounting and fiscal operations, human resources, and organizational development. Information technology experience is a plus. He or she will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, a hands-on management style and the ability to address and solve problems or issues as they arise.

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree and/or a CPA preferred. He or she should have knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles in relation to nonprofit entities, and experience with IRS 501 (c)(3) organizations is strongly preferred. Comparable experience would be considered.

The Managing Director will be responsible to:

· Oversee the day to day management of EIA to ensure enactment of federal, state and district requirements to maintain and report all statutory administrative, financial, personnel, safety and legal matters as required.

· Ensure the proper maintenance of EIA's finances, including budgeting and accounting, ensuring proper internal controls and appropriate accounts are kept; audits and IRS forms promptly undertaken and filed as required; payrolls made; and all required state, district and federal income tax payments and reports made.

· Oversee relevant management of staff pertaining to recruiting, hiring, inducting and terminating personnel; personnel policies; benefits management; maintenance of personnel records; job reviews; and related record-keeping and correspondence.

· Oversee all correspondence to Board of Directors and funders, supervising the Donor Manager.

· Oversee the organization’s public information dissemination activities, including planning and supervising website expansion and maintenance.

· Ensure high professional and ethical standards throughout the organization.

· Contribute to the effective development of EIA.

· May require occasional domestic and/or international travel (less than 10%).

· Other duties as may be required and agreed.

Skills & Experience required:
· Bachelor's degree or equivalent, Master’s degree preferred.

· Minimum of 10 years full-time work experience and minimum of 4 years demonstrated success working in a high-level management and supervisory position for a nonprofit organization.

· Thorough knowledge of nonprofit operations, finance & accounting, internal controls & organizational procedures.

· Must have excellent analytical and management skills.

· Superior organizational, oral and written communication skills.

· Knowledge of fund accounting, government and foundation funding.

· Extensive experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as experience working with Quickbooks.

· Knowledge of computer networking a plus.

· Interest in environmental issues and/or experience with an environmental nonprofit a plus.


All applicants must either be a U.S. citizen or possess a valid GREEN CARD (permanent residence).

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The position is intended to be full-time, but a part time arrangement may be considered.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé with salary history, and at least three references via e-mail or fax to (please reference “Managing Director” in the subject line of your e-mail or on your fax):

Caroline Pott

E-mail: carolinepott@eia-international.org

Fax: (202) 986-8626

We will respond only to those candidates who are eligible for an interview. Applicants who do not meet the required skills and experience or who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls or office visits please. Deadline for submission of resumes is June 13, 2008.

For more information on EIA and its campaigns, visit www.eia-global.org (for the Washington D.C. office) and www.eia-international.org (for the London office).


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