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22 Mar 2022

Full-Time Administrative Director

GARNA – Greater Arkansas River Nature Association – Posted by [email protected] Salida, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Are you a change agent who can help set the direction for one of the Upper Arkansas Valley’s longest serving nonprofits? Are you the right leader to co-direct a thriving organization and establish strategy for growth, development of the Board of Directors, and financial diversification? If so, then we want to talk to you! The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) is hiring a dynamic Administrative Director to help take our small-but-mighty nonprofit to its next level of success. For more than a quarter century, GARNA has led critical environmental education, sustainability initiatives, and public lands stewardship programs in the Upper Arkansas Valley.

GARNA is nature-centered and community driven, and well respected throughout the communities it serves. The Upper Arkansas Valley of Colorado is surrounded by mountains and is over 75% public lands. GARNA’s culture has been built by the volunteers and land management agencies who serve these lands, and its new Administrative Director will build on this strong base to expand and deepen GARNA’s impacts.

GARNA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization based in the Upper Arkansas Valley and founded in 1996, inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences so that those who live, work, and play here are motivated to take care of the natural resources and leave a legacy of responsible use of the natural environment.

Position Type: Full Time Salaried Exempt 40 hours per week average. Compensation: Salary range for this position is $55,000 – $60,000 per year, depending on experience. Benefits to include Health Insurance, Nine Paid Holidays, Accrued Time Off

The position will be required to reside in the Upper Arkansas Valley and spend time in the office in Salida, Colorado as well as travel as far as Leadville and Canon City. Some remote work is possible. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

How to Apply

  • To read the full job description, visit the following page: Board and Staff | Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (
  • Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dominique Naccarato, Impact Director, at [email protected] (subject: Administrative Director). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement. Applications accepted through April 5, 2022 but interviewing with GARNA Board of Directors will begin immediately

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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