July 23, 2021–Passionate about the Tahoe backcountry and want to make a difference improving access to public lands for backcountry enthusiasts? Tahoe Backcountry Alliance is searching for a new Executive Director! To learn more and apply, see the below job description.


Job title:                                            Executive Director

Reports to:                                        Board of Directors

The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance was founded in 2015, and is a community driven non-profit whose mission is to be the voice for the human-powered winter backcountry community in the Lake Tahoe area, advocating for and informing our community about critical issues affecting winter backcountry recreation in and around Tahoe. About the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance

Headquartered in North Tahoe, TBA is made up of an 8 person Governance Board and a very active Advisory Board.  TBA prioritizes strong community relationships in an effort to create collaborative problem solving solutions to winter access. 

For more information, visit: http://tahoebackcountryalliance.org/

Position Summary

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

Fundraising & Admin (30%)

  • Coordinate with the Board Treasurer to ensure financial stability of the organization and proper deployment of grant funding for projects.
  • Attend and propose agendas for Governance Board meetings.
  • Seek out and manage fundraising opportunities including potential grant, institutional, and government funding.
  • Manage and engage the Advisory Board.

Access (35%)

  • Ensure that TBA is meeting its goals of supporting and enhancing human-powered winter backcountry recreation access.
  • Manage major TBA projects supporting human-powered winter backcountry recreation access.
  • Attend relevant meetings related to human-powered winter backcountry recreation access and report back to the TBA Board regarding meeting proceedings and potential impacts. 
  • Maintain ongoing communication with stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain relationships with relevant policy makers and public agencies.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance access to human-powered winter backcountry recreation among a more diverse user base.

Outreach (35%)

  • Manage yearly TBA events calendar, volunteer recruitment, communications, and set up.
  • Attend and provide logistical support for major events, including alcohol license and insurance procurement.
  • Coordinate public messaging with target audience (e.g., social media, events, television, print).
  • Ensure that TBA is connecting with and growing its membership via public events, social media, and in-person outreach.
  • Ensure that TBA is reaching a diverse audience through its outreach 
  • Foster synergistic relationships with organizations aligned with the TBA mission statement. 


The ED is someone who…

  • Has a passion for human-powered winter backcountry recreation and the mission of Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.
  • Has advanced leadership and management skills.
  • Can multitask.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Works independently.
  • Has creative problem-solving skills.
  • Has an enthusiastic approach to problems and challenges.
  • Has a dynamic, positive personality.
  • Is flexible and can adapt.
  • Is organized.
  • Is collaborative.


The ED is someone with…

  • A Bachelor’s or more advanced degree. 
  • 5 or more years of leadership and management experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • 3 or more years management or supervisory experience. 
  • Experience working with or on nonprofit boards.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Functions include, but are not limited to, the ability to talk and communicate sufficiently to exchange accurate information, move about the office and out of office to various indoor and outdoor locations, and remaining in a stationary position for extended periods. Must occasionally lift objects from a lower to higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position. May have light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 


This position is part-time at ~50% FTE (19 hours/week), with a salary of $40,000 (annual total), and includes no benefits. 


To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to info@tahoebackcountryalliance.org.

All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.

The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.