Interim Executive Director

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain seeks an Interim Executive Director with a proven track record of exceptional leadership to provide short-term strategic and operational management of the museum, while positioning the organization toward the future. 

The successful candidate will be an accomplished, engaging, and inclusive leader, who consistently demonstrates sound judgment and strong communication skills. They will possess an ability to quickly foster trust and build effective teams. A proven track record of effective problem-solving and clear decision-making within a collaborative work culture is essential. 

The interim ED will work closely with both the board of directors and senior staff to ensure steady progress on key initiatives and strategic priorities, including meeting revenue goals. They will be an exceptional listener, will be accessible and visible within the museum on a daily basis, and possess an ability to inspire and motivate staff at all levels of the organization. 

The ideal candidate will have a natural curiosity and a heartfelt connection to ECHO’s mission of inspiring families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.  The preferred candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of experience leading and managing an organization or other complex unit. 

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to All correspondence will be treated as confidential and references will not be contacted without prior permission. 

ECHO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates for employment who will contribute to our diversity. ECHO requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are committed to working toward an equitable, inclusive, and empowering organization, both in our work with the community and in our workplace. We take personal responsibility for change, challenge the status quo, and work to ensure greater access and opportunities for all.

ECHO’s organization-wide competency for cultural responsiveness:
1. We aim for continuous learning through exploring our individual and institutional experiences with privilege and prejudice, with the goal to improve our skills and actions to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse community.
2. We strive to demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences and include and welcome others.
3. We consider the perspectives of others when we make decisions, and take initiative to understand the issues affecting our coworkers, guests, and community.
4. We see our work through a lens of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and social justice, and seek to improve our own understanding of these issues.

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