• Venture Outdoors
  • $150,470.00 -150,470.00/year*
  • Pittsburgh , PA
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 4870 Forbes Ave

Venture Outdoors is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that believes everyone deserves the chance to experience how incredibly fun the outdoors can be, so we provide the gear, guidance and inspiration to make outdoor recreation part of peoples lives.
Venture Outdoors provides over 1,100 outdoor recreation programs a year including hiking, biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, fishing and much more. Thats not all! We also operate three kayaking concessions, known as Kayak Pittsburgh, to offer paddling programs for enjoyment beginning in May and running through October. Kayak Pittsburgh has three locations: under the 6th Street Bridge, next to PNC Park; in North Park at the Boat House; and our newest location in Aspinwall Riverfront Park.
We are seeking individuals with the following qualities and skill sets who value the benefits of outdoor recreation and the connection with nature that all individuals can benefit from no matter their age, background, socio-economic status or ability.
Qualities and Skill-sets seeking in a candidate may include some of the following:Strong community connections with experience bringing residents and/or forming community partnerships.Passion and/or experience engaging diverse audiences with the outdoors like individuals with disabilities, seniors, youth, LGBTQIA or other minority populations.Experience or willing to fundraise to bring needed resources to the organization to meet its mission.Experience with tools for measurement of program impact, particularly with school-aged youth and/or college-aged students or work with Pittsburgh Public School programming.Understanding of Pittsburgh riverfronts and area waterways and/or paddle sports within urban waterways.Outdoor risk management experience with a background in wilderness first aid or other related medical related experiences.Ability to vision, strategic thinking and have skills to develop 3-5 year strategic planExperience with corporate health and wellness programs and models used to increase the employees ability to lead healthy lifestyles through education and recreational opportunities.
Board Members Expectations include:Passionate about the work of Venture Outdoors and connecting people with the outdoors. Willing to bring their networks and connections to help the organization grow and discover new opportunities for recreating in the region.Attend bi-monthly Board meetings held six times throughout the year.This is governed by the By-laws. Article V, Section 3 provides that a Board member who misses two consecutive meetings in an unexcused fashion can be removed by a two-thirds vote of those present at a Board meeting.Be a member of Venture Outdoors, preferably at the $250 per year or higher membership level, as it is very meaningful for us to be able to say that all our Board members support the organization beyond basic membership.Serve on a committee of the Board.Per the By-laws, the Chair is empowered to establish operational, standing and ad hoc committees. We currently have the following: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Fund Development Committee with a Banff Subcommittee, Board Development (Nominating) Committee, Audit and Risk Management Committee.Attend at least two (2) Venture Outdoors programs each year, and at least one (1) other Venture Outdoors event. With respect to programming, there is flexibility as to whether these are public or custom outings, we want Board members to see our program delivery in action, and the impact they have on our intended audiences.With respect to events, that includes Annual Volunteer Meeting, Trip Leader Socials, Members Days, etc.Give or get $2,000 for Venture Outdoors each year. Each Board member will accept responsibility for bringing at least $2,000 in funding to the organization annually. The following will be counted toward that commitment:- Venture Outdoors annual membership at the $250 or higher level.- Direct personal donations to Venture Outdoors.- Corporate matching activated by the Board members donation.- Corporate donations activated by the Board members Venture Outdoors volunteer service.- Advertising/sponsorship by outside donors brought to Venture Outdoors by the Board member.- The purchase of Banff VIP tickets.- Directed donations made via United Way.- Cash value of stock or other in-kind donations made to Venture Outdoors.- Donation of in-kind services acknowledged by the organization.
To apply, please send a biography or LinkedIn profile along with a letter of interest to ...@ventureoutdoors.org
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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