Executive Director

Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA)

JOB DESCRIPTION: Executive Director


JOB TITLE: Executive Director

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors, ORCA



About ORCA

The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia is a Council of Governments that aims to integrate conservation, outdoor recreation, and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in Southeast Ohio.


Job Summary

The ORCA Executive Director provides leadership and advocacy in developing a comprehensive recreation program, highlighting new product development and experience enhancement in SE Ohio. This position will develop partnerships in the region to capitalize on regional assets to create an outdoor recreation destination in southeastern Ohio, oversee organizational management and operation of ORCA, and develop a regional outdoor recreation brand and community activation strategy. The Executive Director will help to further the goals of significant community studies and task forces by analyzing projects and preparing them for production and implementation in conjunction with ORCA board members, the ORCA advisory committee, and related groups. Additional key responsibilities will be to identify and nurture business development opportunities to provide financial support through private, corporate and philanthropic channels, and manage the distribution of information on recreation opportunities to the community and stakeholders.


This is a full-time exempt position that has an annual salary of $65,000 and includes a health insurance incentive, retirement, and paid time off.   Work schedule will be determined by work requirements and the ORCA Board.  The Executive Director will have supervisory responsibility over employees, service providers, contractors, and volunteers.


Roles & Responsibilities


Board Relations


Fiscal Management


Partnerships, Communications and Community Outreach


New Product Development


Committee Structures


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities




Analysis of Physical and Mental Demands


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume outlining your experience as it relates to this job description. Additionally, we request you send us a minimum of five references. Send materials to, subject heading: Executive Director. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. ORCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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