Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Job posted on:
27 Jan 2017
Job starts on:
15 May 2017
9191 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, Colorado 80031
Desired Skills & Experience:
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is a collaborative, educational, non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the laws and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, energy, public lands, water, environmental and international law. Through our educational programs, we bring together lawyers, landmen, managers, consultants, government personnel, law faculty, students, and others involved in minerals, oil and gas, water, and other natural resources.
The Foundation is known for its high-quality educational offerings:
• Institutes, Short Courses, and Workshops – both domestic and international – on relevant legal developments and issues
• Publications such as the Landman’s Legal Handbook, American Law of Mining, Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases, the Proceedings of the Annual Institutes, Gower Federal Services, RMMLF Journal, Mineral Law Newsletter, Water Law Newsletter, books, model forms, and other special materials
• The online Digital Library, which puts six decades of scholarship at your fingertips
Various funding opportunities support legal scholarship:
• Grants to promote scholarship, research, writing, teaching, and the study of natural resources law and related fields at law schools
• Periodic Special Projects funding for new and innovative projects in mining, oil and gas, energy, water, public lands, and related legal areas
• Scholarships for qualified law students at Foundation Constituent Law Schools who demonstrate interest in pursuing careers in natural resources law
The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors, and is guided by a Trustees Council composed of representatives from 32 law schools, 13 bar associations, and 19 mining and oil and gas associations, 25 trustees-at-large elected annually, a number of honorary trustees who have made important contributions to the work of the Foundation, and the Foundation’s past presidents.
But the heart of the organization is its 3,000-plus Annual Members, whose collective efforts produce institutes and publications of tremendous quality and practical utility. They also contribute invaluable time and thought to the Scholarships, Grants, and Law Student Outreach programs.
In partnership with the Board of Directors (“Board”), the Trustees Council (“Trustees”), active standing committees, and the staff, the Executive Director ensures that the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (“RMMLF” or the “Foundation”) is successful in achieving its educational mission and other strategic objectives, the core of which is to provide (1) scholarly and practical publications and programs in the area of natural resources law for use by lawyers, landmen, government officials, law school faculty and students, and business people worldwide, and (2) the funding for grants, law student scholarships, and other educational outreach programs to stimulate student interest in and knowledge about natural resources law and related fields.
The Executive Director encourages scholarship and practical knowledge of natural resource law and related fields through the Foundation’s core programs, operations, and business plans. The Executive Director solicits perspectives from a wide variety of constituents while facilitating quality continuing relationships with the Foundation’s stakeholders. In the process of pursuing and achieving the Foundation’s mission, vision, and strategies, the Executive Director manages the day-to-day activities of the organization, including oversight of staff, programs, and publications. The Executive Director leads the preparation and monitoring of annual budgets, and participates actively with the board in proactive financial decision-making to support effective achievement of the Foundation’s mission.
The Executive Director is a key spokesperson for the Foundation, representing its interests in a wide variety of forums and with many constituents regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Executive Director operates with integrity and employs a leadership and communication style that is inclusive, encourages participation, elevates trust, and builds quality relationships while moving the Foundation’s strategic priorities forward.
Qualified applicants are visionary, effective, and down-to-earth leaders who demonstrate a high degree of integrity. We seek a person who is inclusive, who treats people with respect, and who has an engaged and collaborative management style. We want a person who is proactive and who focuses on results and opportunities.
Additionally, the Board places particular value on candidates with many of the following attributes:
Commitment to Mission
• Demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s mission with an understanding of the Foundation’s educational goals and ability to ensure balanced programming with a range of perspectives presented.
• A deep interest in natural resource issues and subjects, particularly extractive resources, and of the different perspectives and concerns that affect those issues and subjects.
• Strategic, down-to-earth leader with proven ability to translate strategies into measurable operating plans and objectives.
• Strong, effective leadership, management, and organizational skills; proven commitment to high performance, superior quality in all products, and accountability.
• Proven ability to build support and buy-in for strategic direction.
• A preference for working in an environment that is collegial, collaborative, and focused on lifelong learning with open dialogue at all levels.
• Experience in working with or on a governing board and with other active, committed volunteers to achieve goals and deliverables.
• Ability to work effectively with highly capable staff and enhance their personal career development.
• Strong understanding of budgets and issues that impact financial results.
• Excellent judgment, integrity, and comfort with delegating responsibilities appropriately.
Membership & Outreach
• Persuasive communication skills and excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
• An ability to actively perceive and initiate opportunities to engage with members, program attendees, and others interested in the Foundation’s work.
• Some knowledge of technology and how to deliver program content to dispersed audiences.
• Decisiveness and a willingness to take appropriate risks.
• Ability to identify opportunities, take initiative, and be adaptable and resilient.
• Ability to avoid partisan conflicts or stalemates.
• Advanced degree strongly preferred, ideally a JD, with knowledge of natural resources law and related fields, or relevant industry experience.
• Willingness to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally regularly.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is available.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at Carolyn.McCormick@peakhrconsulting.com
All applications are to be submitted via email. To learn more about us, please visit www.rmmlf.org.
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
General Job Description:
In partnership with the Board of Directors (“Board”), the Trustees Council (“Trustees”), active standing committees, and the staff, the Executive Director ensures that the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (“RMMLF” or the “Foundation”) is successful in achieving its educational mission and other strategic objectives.