• Executive Director

    Posted: 10/12/2020

    Green Star is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director

    Are you a creative, problem-solving leader who wants to make a lasting difference in our Fairbanks community? Then we want you! Green Star is seeking someone who is organized, self-motivated, passionate, and whose core values align with our reduce-reuse-recycle mission. From fundraising and proposal writing, to hands-on electronics recycling and volunteer management, to community outreach, there is never a dull moment in the day of the Green Star ED. This is a full-time position located in Fairbanks. A full job description with all the details is included below. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@iagreenstar.org. The priority deadline to apply is Sunday, November 1. The position is open until filled.


    The Executive Director is responsible for leading the vision and daily operation of Green Star of Interior Alaska within the framework of the long-range strategy established by the Board of Directors and the ED. The ED is committed to Green Star’s mission to encourage and enable our community to reduce waste and increase recycling.


    The Executive Director:

    • Provides leadership in program development, and organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff

    • Carries out plans and policies authorized by the Board

    • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations

    • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in local recycling efforts and green business practices

    • Understands and maintains contractual obligations with a variety of entities

    • Builds and maintains positive relationships within our community, as permitted by Covid-19 protocols


    Salary Range:  $42,500 to $52,000 depending on experience; Salaried, Exempt

    Hours: Full-Time



    Fundraising & Communications (60%)

    • Maintains current and develops new fundraising strategies 

    • Researches, develops, and writes grant proposals to existing and new donors

    • Expands existing donor network with individuals, businesses, and community organizations

    • Represents Green Star to the community and acts as the primary public representative for the organization

    • Seek out and develop partnerships with Alaska organizations to promote, develop, and educate about recycling in Interior Alaska


    Leadership & Management (40%)

    • Maintains and evaluates program goals and progress

    • Prepares and works within a comprehensive budget 

    • Recruits, trains, and manages paid staff

    • Maintains a diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and volunteers

    • Engages, develops, and supports a strong Board of Directors

    • Collaborates with partners to lead rural backhaul recycling efforts across Interior Alaska

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree; training or experience in business, environmental/sustainability fields, communications, and public relations is a plus 

    • Experience working with/for local or regional organizations, preferably non-profits

    • Experience with hiring and supervising staff

    • Experience with fundraising, especially with direct person-to-person or person-to-organization contact

    • Strong marketing and public relations experience

    • Working knowledge of bookkeeping software, preferably QuickBooks

    • Working knowledge of donor and volunteer management software such as Bloomerang

    • Current Driver’s license and personal vehicle (use of personal vehicle is a requirement to attend meetings and perform errands; mileage is reimbursed)

    • Must pass a background check



    Working Conditions

    Following all state, local, and organizational pandemic protocols:

    • Perform tasks while sitting, standing and walking

    • Will occasionally be required to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds

    • Required to work with the public including public speaking for audiences of several hundred, following Covid-19 protocols

    • Required to work some weekends and occasional holidays

    • Travel may be required to support specific events, training, and fundraising efforts, once it is safe to do so 


    Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. We will not ask you to risk your health or safety during the pandemic.