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Summary of Position

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance seeks a proactive professional to fill the role of Executive Director (ED) who is driven to enhance organizational policies, practices, and systems to meet the needs of our organization, and who brings out the very best in our team of staff, volunteers and project partners. 

To Apply:  Click here to apply via Google Form


Help Us Make Washington The Best Place To Ride

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is a nonprofit founded in 1989 as a grassroots solution to local trail closures. Since then, the organization has grown to be one of the nation’s largest mountain bike nonprofits, with 8 chapters, over 90 employees in peak season, and about 9,000 members. Evergreen maintains 650+ miles of trail and has delivered between 30 and 60 miles of new mountain bike and multi-use trails annually across various locations in Washington.

The mission of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is to create, maintain, and protect sustainable mountain biking opportunities in Washington. Our trail work includes volunteer and professional crew trail maintenance, front, and backcountry trail network design and construction, and the development of urban ride parks and pump tracks. The organization also runs a variety of programs, including mountain bike education for youth and adults, volunteerism, community-building events, fundraising, marketing and communications, and advocacy for our sport and equitable trail access.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a skilled, collaborative, inclusive, and experienced organizational leader with a proven track record and the ability to think strategically, take initiative, and manage the organization during times of growth and change. They are enthusiastic and passionate about mountain biking and enjoy public-facing events to inspire community members to support the organization. They also understand and know how to successfully navigate policy, legislative, regulatory, land management, and/or trail access challenges and opportunities.

The ED will maintain Evergreen's reputation as a national leader in creating high-quality mountain biking trails and programs, cement Evergreen’s identity as a collaborative partner organization that promotes sustainable trail and land use, and effectively balance recreational needs with natural resource and wildlife conservation efforts.

This position's duties are broad, requiring a diverse set of skills, and are subject to change as Evergreen evolves. Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends and have reliable transportation for travel to chapters and events across the state. Candidates must also be committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices into Evergreen's organizational operations.

Summary of Position

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is seeking a proactive professional to fill the role of Executive Director (ED) who is driven to enhance organizational policies, practices, and systems to meet the needs of our organization, and who brings out the very best in our team of staff, volunteers and project partners.


Key Responsibilities 

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Guide the organization’s strategic planning process.
  • Develop and implement annual organizational goals and actions plans.
  • Track Program Performance and oversee program staff in implementing: Trail Building & Maintenance, Fundraising, Education, Advocacy, Volunteerism, and Marketing/Communications/Events.
  • Oversee organizational operations and operations staff in implementing: Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Technology, and Chapter Development.
  • Assist chapters with organizational development, projects, and staffing needs based on project and development/support needs.
  • Establish positive working relationships with consultants and external service providers to assist the organization as needs arise.

Fiscal Oversight and Accountability

  • Develop a comprehensive annual budget in collaboration with the Finance Director that maximizes program success and ensures financial health.
  • Ensure financial performance and provide fiscal/fiduciary oversight to meet legal, finance, and reporting responsibilities.
  • Manage existing and identify potential new earned revenue streams, including trail project and education program income and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Director to identify new financial growth and investment opportunities.
  • Monitor financial performance and adjust operations as required.
  • Work with the Finance Director, Treasurer, and Finance Committee to provide timely financial updates to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop fundraising plans and work with the Finance Director and Board of Directors to set fundraising goals and campaign targets.
  • Cultivate and nurture major donor relationships and programs.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications staff to develop and implement donor and member events and campaign strategies.
  • Identify, track, and successfully pursue public and private grants

Outdoor Recreation, Land Use, and Mountain Bike Advocacy

  • Build positive and supportive relationships with a diverse set of partners, including recreation nonprofits, conservation organizations, industry, and land managers. Continue Evergreen's successful efforts leveraging common interests into support for our mission and community.
  • Represent the organization in recreation planning, industry, conservation, and legislative meetings, committees, task groups and initiatives.
  • Maintain existing partnerships and forge new relationships in currently untapped areas of the State.
  • Positively represent, promote, and raise awareness of Evergreen’s work through conference presentations, community events, and stakeholder meetings.
  • Engage in Washington State’s Legislative and Budget Sessions as well as Federal Initiatives, to support recreation policy and funding, and lead Evergreen's effective and expanding program for influencing funding and policy legislation.
  • Expand ongoing efforts to build relationships and educate lawmakers and their constituents on the many benefits of mountain biking for their communities.

Management of Staff

  • Oversee the organization’s hiring plans and strategic organizational chart and development.
  • Commitment to prioritize diversification of the organization's staff hiring and board member recruitment practices, to help reach new audiences and engage previously underserved community members.
  • Facilitate and engage staff in collaborative team meetings and annual planning retreats, and provide an inclusive environment for staff growth and career development.
  • Directly oversee and coach Program/Organizational Directors and Chapter Development Leads.

Board of Directors Reporting, Communication, and Facilitation

  • Report organizational operations, strategy and fiscal status to Board of Directors and facilitate regular board meetings.
  • Provide the board with resources as needed.
  • Seek out and forward opportunities for board development, including recruitment, representation, and diversity.
  • Oversee a functional board committee structure.


  • Assist with logistics of events, field needs, and evening and weekend event attendance to support the team in workload distribution and/or sharing of staffing events and meeting needs during non-business hours.


Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Values

  • Mountain biking experience and a demonstrated passion for the mountain biking community and the mission of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and significant experience in senior management, preferably with nonprofit organizations.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Successful grant and bid writing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing operating budgets and managing budget performance.
  • Strong experience in public relations, marketing, fundraising, and contract negotiation.
  • Solid understanding of outdoor recreation, related advocacy issues, state and federal land agencies, and trail design and construction.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles for nonprofit organizations, including working with a board of directors.
  • Dynamic, welcoming and charismatic team player who enjoys being the public face of an organization
  • Access to reliable transportation. 


Employment Details

Reports to: The Statewide Board of Directors comprises up to fifteen members: three at large members and two designees from six regions in the State. The current board of directors is volunteer-based with term positions. The Board has seven standing committees to support the organization’s work including: Finance, Marketing and Membership, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Education, Advocacy, and Volunteers.

Job Location:  Evergreen's Headquarters office is located in North Bend, WA. This position must be in the office at least one day per week; additional weekly hours may be remote or in the office. Travel off-site to trailheads or other chapter locations will be required.

Department: Administration

Hours/classification: Full-time 40/hr week. Exempt.

Compensation: Starting salary ranges from $90,000 - $120,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:  Flexible work schedule, up to 160 hours of accrued paid time off (PTO, sick and vacation), in addition ten paid holidays, a $35.00 biweekly communication stipend and a $200.00 biweekly medical stipend, travel reimbursement, a one-time $700.00 technology stipend followed by a $500.00 annual technology stipend for upgrades, a $1,500.00 annual continued education reimbursement,optional participation in a 401k plan with employer matching.

Offer contingent on the successful completion of background check.

All Evergreen staff are required to be informed and respectful advocates for the Mountain Bike community. Each team member is expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and share their love for mountain biking while working closely with other staff, chapters, members, and volunteers.

Evergreen’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity

Evergreen is committed to assembling a diverse and talented staff that reflects the diversity of our WA riding community. Evergreen does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Please visit our website HERE to learn more about Evergreen’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from historically marginalized and excluded communities to apply.

Click here to apply via cover letter, resume, why you will be a good fit, and at least three references.

The position is open until filled; applications received by March 31st will receive priority review.