The Northwest Power and Conservation Council seeks an Executive Director (ED). With an expected leadership transition to occur this summer, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive and reports to the Council. The ED assumes broad organizational oversight and works with Council members and staff to ensure execution of the Council’s statutory responsibilities and strategic priorities, which include developing a fish and wildlife program for the Columbia River Basin and a 20-year regional power plan. The ED works collaboratively across the disciplines of energy and natural resources, and with stakeholders that include state, federal and tribal governments; fish and wildlife managers; public and private utilities; electric power and natural resource conservation groups; public interest organizations and the Bonneville Power Administration.
A successful candidate will bring substantial leadership, administrative and board experience; deep familiarity with public policy development and political processes; and facilitative consensus-building skills that enhance the Council’s work across the region. A candidate with the appetite, energy and affinity for building trust-based relationships must work effectively with the Council, technical and policy-focused staff, and a variety of stakeholder interests. An advanced degree in a field such as business, law, economics or public administration is desired. A profile of the position is enclosed for your perusal. Should you have personal interest, recommendations or questions regarding the role, please feel welcome to reach out to Melissa Ulum at MS&S Search.
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