Foothill Conservancy News Article
Job opportunity: Executive Director
Executive Director Job Opportunity
Foothill Conservancy is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, self-motivated, effective individual to serve as its executive director. The executive director is responsible for program development and management, capacity building, fundraising, personnel management, board support, community and media relations, communications, finance, and planning. The executive director position requires extensive public outreach and sound judgment to ensure that Foothill Conservancy activities are managed consistent with the organization’s approved policies, procedures, principles and strategies.
The Foothill Conservancy is a small, membership, community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a primary focus on California’s central Sierra Nevada foothills. Its office is in Jackson, California, in the heart of the historic Mother Lode region. Live and work in historic small towns and communities with a high rural quality of life, near rivers, national forests, trails, the Mokelumne Wilderness, Shenandoah Valley wineries, and abundant outdoor recreation activities. Easy drive to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento and the Bay Area.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and at least five years of full-time, relevant post-college work experience, including at least three years of increasingly responsible business or nonprofit management experience.
- Financial planning, fundraising, human resources, personnel management, and grant research, writing and implementation skills and experience.
- Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written), community outreach and negotiating skills.
Desired qualifications, skills and abilities:
- Dedication to river and watershed conservation, land use planning and sustainable community development
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in nonprofit or business administration, public policy, public administration, terrestrial or aquatic sciences, ecology, watershed studies, watershed policy, natural resources management or similar field
- Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and enroll, motivate and inspire staff, volunteer, donors, members and community members
- Demonstrated ability to build organizational capacity
- Training or experience in collaborative problem solving
- Patience, persistence and dedication
- Social media, web and technical proficiency
Technical and physical requirements:
- Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software suite
- Valid driver’s license, vehicle and safe driving record
- Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods of time
- Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
- Available to travel within the state and occasionally outside California as needed
Compensation: Negotiable salary and benefit package.
Location: Historic Jackson, CA
To apply, send letter of interest, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, May 10. Subject: "ED job application -- [insert your name]."
No calls, please.