ED Position Description: The Mountain’s Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is ultimately responsible for cultivating a highly effective and collaborative community of staff and volunteers that help The Mountain to thrive, consistent with its Mission and Vision.
Ensuring that The Mountain meets its business goals, specifically
Developing and implementing The Mountain’s strategic plan, in collaboration with the Board, staff, and other stakeholders.
Overseeing the development and delivery of programming that advances The Mountain’s mission and vision, and contributes to its financial success.
Developing and implementing an infrastructure plan, including but not limited to facilities, grounds, housing and communications systems, the potential for new building/significant updates and preventative maintenance, ensuring that facilities are appropriate for current and future programming.
Preparing and recommending to the Board annual budgets for operational, capital, and reserve needs, working with the Board Financial Advisor.
Monitoring and responding to monthly financial reports and cash flow needs to ensure that The Mountain meets Board-approved profit levels.
Ensuring regular and accurate financial and operational reporting to the Board, showing clear evidence of how The Mountain is achieving its mission.
Actively managing business and reputational risk, including but not limited to: Ensuring compliance with all applicable legal and professional standards. Creating, maintaining, and implementing emergency plans including but not limited to weather incidents, fire, and medical emergencies, and ensuring that staff, volunteers, and guests understand their role in executing these plans. Identifying other areas of risk and collaborating with the Board to manage them using policy, practice, and/or budget solutions.
Leading and managing The Mountain’s staff
Creating and maintaining a positive and high-trust culture with high levels of shared purpose and inclusivity.
Ensuring that staff and volunteers understand and model The Mountain’s Mission, Vision, and Values as well as the staff covenant.
Creating and implementing a staffing plan (including organizational structure, job descriptions, compensation plans, and succession plans) that supports the implementation of The Mountain’s strategic plan, current, and future programming.
Conducting an annual evaluation of each employee and making written recommendations as to job performance, compensation, and required training.
Directing all day-to-day activities of The Mountain, with the goal of ensuring that programs operate with efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and high-quality guest service.
Cultivating staff leadership, including through
Training staff to understand the planning and decision-making steps involved in developing and monitoring the annual budget and The Mountain’s strategic plan, and involving staff in those processes.
Implementing and overseeing a process for staff to conduct peer-led performance reviews.
Seeking input from staff in decisions about recruiting and hiring new employees.
Providing or securing other training necessary for staff to grow and excel in their jobs.
Cultivating long-term relationships
Communicating the mission and vision of The Mountain with enthusiasm and integrity, building long-term relationships with members, donors, and supporters.
Serving as a visible and accessible part of the community, ensuring the consistent delivery of a delightful guest experience and interacting regularly with other stakeholders.
Increasing the number of members, donors, program participants, and volunteers to ensure multiple revenue sources able to meet or exceed board approved revenue requirements.
Developing and nurturing relationships within the Unitarian Universalist community to enhance connections with The Mountain.
Developing and nurturing a collaborative relationship with the Board and individual Trustees.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred but not required.
Prior experience supervising staff
Demonstrated willingness to learn and adapt to new and challenging circumstances
The Mountain strives to be an exemplary retreat, camp, and learning center that celebrates Unitarian Universalist principles, inspires people of all ages, transforms lives, and builds a more compassionate world.
Compensation: Salary Range is $65,000 - $85,000
Benefits: The Mountain offers a competitive package that includes health insurance and retirement contributions.
To learn more about The Mountain’s Mission and Core Values, as well as an overview of Programs; please visit our website: www.TheMountainRLC.org.