Executive Director

Crossroads at Big Creek | Sturgeon Bay, WI

Posted Date 9/19/2023

Position Overview

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the mission, goals, and objectives of Crossroads at Big Creek in all activities of the organization. Provides collaborative leadership with the Board of Directors and with the community agencies with which Crossroads interacts. The Director generates funds and provides the overall financial management of the organization to maximize Crossroads’ ability to further its mission. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.


The Executive Director

  • Guides strategic planning activities with the Board of Directors for organizational advancement and communicates internal and external issues that may affect the organization.
  • Is responsible for governance and protecting Crossroads’ 501(c)3 nonprofit status.
  • Oversees financial management of the organization. Prepares and manages the annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors and works with the Office Manager and accounting firm to maintain compliance with standard accounting practices. Notifies the Board of any actual or potential problems concerning financial operations.
  • Works with the Development Director and program staff to obtain funding through grant-writing, cultivating and nurturing donor relationships, and networking with other organizations.
  • Manages state and federal grants.
  • Drafts policies as requested and needed for approval by the Board. Reviews existing policies, by-laws, and recommends changes as needed.
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates staff and volunteers.
  • Oversees the land restoration plan and all enhancements to the property.
  • Leads collaborations with partnering organizations.
  • Works with staff and external resources to prepare communication and outreach materials.
  • Acts as spokesperson for the organization and represents the organization at community activities that enhance the organization’s profile and outreach. Nurtures collaborative partnerships with schools, organizations and agencies.
  • In conjunction with Board president, prepares Board agendas, reports, and packets.
  • Attends Board, Executive, Finance, Development, Personnel and other committee meetings as needed.


Competencies and Skills

  • Seven to 10 years of non-profit management, ideally with an environmental organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field preferred.
  • Works collaboratively with staff; has strong interpersonal skills and provides leadership within a team environment.
  • Demonstrates business acumen, including financial and human resource management skills.
  • Has demonstrated experience and success with fundraising, knowledge about fund development and grant management.
  • Effective leadership and management skills as they relate to non-profit volunteer organizations.
  • Ability to think strategically and prioritize actions consistent with the mission and budget.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially related to grant writing and public relations.
  • Possesses organizational and planning skills related to event planning and running meetings.
  • Knowledge of legislation applicable to nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of current community challenges and opportunities related to the organizational mission.
  • Exhibits a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Has computer literacy with Microsoft Office, fundraising database systems and basic accounting packages.



Share this job