NOHVCC has touted the successes of the Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance a few times in this space. To learn more read:
Now PWORA is seeking a President – please see the full press release from PWORA below:
The Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance (PWORA) is formally launching its search this week for the position of President.
Don Amador, appointed in 2018 as the organization’s first president, informed board members earlier this year that he will be stepping down from his current position on the board but will, however, remain on the board.
PWORA is a national non-profit organization founded to protect and restore sustainable OHV recreation from the devastating effects of intense wildfires and other natural disasters. Over the last four years, PWORA has collaborated with a diverse array of multi-interest strategic partners to mobilize volunteers and deploy resources on projects to mitigate post-disaster impacts to recreation areas on public lands managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in California.
The ideal candidate will have experience in trail recreation-related stewardship projects and possess an enthusiastic approach to collaboration and working with government agencies.
Significant achievements since the organization’s founding include signing a Master Participating Agreement (MPA) with the USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (R5) located in Vallejo, California, completion of numerous volunteer and contract post fire recovery projects, and successful fundraising efforts.
The position description is listed below and also posted on social networks and the PWORA website at: http://pwora.org.
PWORA seeks an energetic & purpose-driven multiple-use outdoor recreational enthusiast to lead the Post Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance and a team of like-minded volunteers into the future.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Preside over the Board of Directors to achieve PWORA goals, objectives, and mission.
- Lead PWORA to capitalize on current agency directives and opportunities with cooperators and non-profit partners.
- Oversee corporate finances and tax filings, working directly with PWORA Treasurer.
- Orchestrate agency communications to develop relationships.
- Collaborate with local, state, and federal partners and stakeholders
- Lead traditional and social media campaigns garnering exposure for the organization
- Coordinate with state and federal partners to develop, execute and complete projects.
- Coordinate with PWORA Grants administrator on new project development
The ideal candidate will:
- Have trail work/project experience
- Broad knowledge of OHV stewardship projects on Public Lands
- Experience with motorized and non-motorized public land use
- Good communication skills
- Fluent in social media
- Good project management skills
- Ability to travel and work remotely
This is currently a volunteer position. However, the Board intends for the right candidate to grow this position into a full-time paid career. Currently, remuneration is limited to travel and related expenses.
PWORA was founded following the devastating California wildfires to restore the trail systems destroyed by the fires. Since then, PWORA has secured a Master Agreement with the US Forest Service (USFS) Region 5, Pacific Northwest, to carry out projects and maintenance activities on USFS lands. Additionally, PWORA is registered as a Federal Contractor and is eligible to contract directly with the USFS and BLM for projects on Federal lands.
Learn more about the PWORA Mission, Goals, and Board Members here: https://www.pwora.org/
How to Apply:
The PWORA Board is considering all applications as they come in. The submission deadline is November 15, 2022; however, the Board has the right to choose a candidate at any time in the process.
Please send a resume with a cover letter with your background, qualifications, and why you are the ideal candidate for PWORA to:
Don Amador, President, PWORA
3306 West Ho Trail
Cottonwood, CA 96022