Executive Director Position Description


Founded in 2011, Green Living Science(GLS) is a Detroit based non-profit organization focused on providing sustainability education to students, families and businesses throughout the community. The organization’s mission is to help Detroiters deepen their understanding of their impact and reliance on the natural environment.  Founded in 2011, Green Living Science(GLS) is a Detroit based non-profit organization focused on 

SUMMARY OF PURPOSE:  The executive director (ED) leads strategy, fundraising and the day-to-day management of the organization.   Two full-time employees, a program and an education director, report to the ED.  The ED reports to a board of directors.  For the 2017 fiscal year, the organization’s budget was $170,000   


●        Grow and maintain partnerships and contracts with external stakeholders (municipal and educational leaders, the foundation community, etc.)

●        Develop new partnerships that allow the organization to continue its growth

●        Manage and develop the education and program directors

●        Prepare and lead regular meeting with the board of directors

●        Research and execute on grant and other fundraising opportunities

●        Collaborate with a CPA firm to carry out the annual financial audit

●        Lead the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of the organization’s program services

●        Work with staff and board to build, approve and deliver on an annual operating budget

●        Oversee planning, and outreach of fundraising events

●        Present at community workshops

●        Guide content/curriculum for youth and adult presentations, activities and lessons and field trips

●        Support state and local policy initiatives


●        Experience in fund development and nonprofit administration

●        Highly effective verbal and written communicator

●        Demonstrated expertise with building relationships

●        Highly motivated and flexible

●        High moral character

●        Passion for spreading awareness of environmental issues through education


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

REPORTS TO:  Board of Directors

Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter at apply@greenlivingscience.org

Applications will be accepted until July 13th.