Interested candidates can submit a resume via email to

Resumes can also be mailed to:

Booth Society, Inc.

423 Hatchery Circle

Spearfish, SD 57783


Applications accepted until May 15, 2024.

For questions, please contact our office at: 

605.642.7730 x221


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Open Position

with The Booth Society.

The Booth Society, Inc.

Executive Director

Job Description

The Booth Society, Inc. is a non-profit, citizen-based fisheries friends group dedicated to promoting, preserving, and enhancing the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Executive Director Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the Booth Society’s operations and programs including, but not limited to:
    • Fundraising and Development
    • Volunteer Program Management and Development
    • Promotion and Communication
    • Education and Outreach
    • Special Event Management
  • Partner with the board of directors to ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy, and that it achieves annual goals.
  • Lead and manage activities to implement strategic plans, goals, and operating priorities; measure and report goal achievement; evaluate results and revise strategies as necessary.
  • Ensure that the Booth Society’s operations are consistent with its governing documents, are in line with U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s goals and mission for D.C. Booth, are conducted in an ethical manner, and are true to its mission.
  • Ensure that resources are well-managed to effectively support current operations and strategic plans.
  • Nurture and leverage relationships with partner organizations to maximize financial, technical, and personnel benefits for the Booth Society and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Provides leadership to and manages the efforts of site staff to ensure appropriate support of all departments.
  • Represent the Booth Society in permissible advocacy activities to the South Dakota delegation and state and local government directorates.
  • Manages daily financial matters and maintains all financial records of the Booth Society.
  • Prepares the annual budget for board approval and ensures that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for workers.
  • Ensures that services and funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.

Executive Director Qualifications / Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Works independently.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organized
  • Collaborative
  • Strong intrapersonal skills for effective engagement with internal and external partners and constituents, and with different units of government.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives in a dynamic, shifting environment with timeliness, flexibility, and professionalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills.
  • Passion for public lands and natural resources.
  • Proficiency in Apple platforms and design platform of choice.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Licensing

Bachelor’s degree

Experience in operational and financial oversight, budget development and management.

Demonstrated success with fundraising, with experience in creating and sustaining diverse revenue sources.


This is a salaried position with wages  to be determined depending on experience.