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Executive Director

Company: California Environmental Associates
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Golden Gate Audubon Society's (GGAS) mission is to engage people to experience the wonder of birds and to translate that wonder into actions that protect native bird populations and their habitats. Having recently celebrated its Centennial year and adopted a 3-year Strategic Plan (2020-2023), GGAS is poised to have an even greater impact in the years and decades ahead and is committed to both scientific integrity and the principles of equity and inclusion. GGAS operates with a small staff, an active Board of Directors (Board), a large community of committed volunteers and is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society. To learn more about us, please visit https://goldengateaudubon.org/ . About the Role GGASis seeking an engaged, mission-oriented Executive Director to work in collaboration with the Board, its small, talented staff, and volunteers to manage, nurture, and grow its programs designed to support a community of Bay Area conservationists and bird enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. The Executive Director will report to the Board. With the overall task of leading the organization into its next chapter of operational success, the specific areas of responsibility include: Leading Programs and Operations

  • Oversee GGAS's conservation, education, and volunteer programs.
  • Lead strategic planning and execution, conduct regular reviews of progress toward organizational goals, and communicate progress to staff, board members, and the public. Supporting the Board of Directors in Organizational Governance
    • Work closely with the Board to implement our strategic and financial plans.
    • Facilitate Board activities, including Board meetings, recruitment, and training. Leading Fundraising Efforts and Providing Fiscal Oversight
      • Lead efforts to sustain a diverse funding base to support GGAS's estimated $800,000 budget.
      • Prepare, present, and manage a balanced budget.
      • Lead program staff in fundraising activities, including donor relationships, grant applications and reporting, appeals, and major events. Managing Staff and Volunteers
        • Promote an organizational culture that fosters strong teamwork, effective communication, and commitment to our mission.
        • Support the success of five full- and part-time staff members and a broad network of dedicated and energetic volunteers. Serving as Primary Organizational Spokesperson
          • Serve as chief spokesperson to the media and the public.
          • Clearly communicate with members and funders.
          • Establish ongoing relationships with public and private partners, decision-makers, and stakeholders. Supporting Conservation Advocacy
            • In partnership with our active East Bay and San Francisco conservation volunteer committees, identify GGAS's advocacy priorities and support volunteers' efforts to achieve them via public testimony, written comments, outreach to decision-makers, and legal action. About You You do not need to be an expert birder or have experience in a conservation-oriented organization, but we are looking for these essential skills and abilities:
              • 5+ years of substantive, relevant work experience, with 2+ years in a senior managerial role; prior nonprofit experience preferred
              • Demonstrated success in securing funding for and scaling up an organization or a business/program function
              • Significant board development, fundraising, and fiscal management experience
              • Demonstrated ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytical and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making
              • Record of sound financial management in developing and executing an annual budget of $500,000+
              • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; ability to persuasively negotiate consensus amongst differing opinions
              • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate a compelling and inspired sense of purpose
              • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team
              • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree or equivalent professional experience desirable
              • Possession of the basic tech skills; in addition to Microsoft Suite, our office uses the Neon database, Google docs, and Basecamp Since you will be overseeing and collaborating with GGAS staff, having these specific skills and expertise is not necessary, but are definitely a plus:
                • An expert writer (our Communications Manager is responsible for this)
                • Steeped in the local political landscape or the history of the Bay Area conservation movement, (but you do need to be willing to learn)
                • Proficient with social media (our Communications Manager is responsible for this).
                • An expert in grant writing (our Development Director is responsible for this)
                • An expert with accounting software, e.g., Quickbooks. (our Office Manager and Bookkeeper are responsible for this)
                  Personal Attributes We are a collaborative and enthusiastic group and we are seeking a leader who has:
                  • A deep commitment to the mission of GGAS with a willingness to love and learn about birds
                  • Comfort with individuals from diverse backgrounds and locations
                  • A personable, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and respectful demeanor
                  • Proven ability to serve as a team player and leader to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues
                  • A high energy level, impeccable integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a sense of humor
                  • An ability to manage your time, keep focused on the big issues, delegate, and have a personal life
                  • A willingness to ask for and accept help when needed Compensation and Location GGAS offers an excellent benefits package and a base salary range of $100,000-$120,000. The desired location for this role (post COVID pandemic), is Berkeley, California. Limited telecommuting may be considered. To Apply CEA Recruiting is assisting GGAS with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must click "Apply to this Job"--to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA's job portal. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting . This position will remain open until filled.
                    Golden Gate Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies. CLASP serves at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and in the global movement for clean energy access, ... see more Global Fishing Watch (GFW) is an international, non-profit organization committed to--advancing ocean governance through increased transparency. ... see more The Environment Program at the Hewlett Foundation (foundation) develops and implements grantmaking strategies that engage multiple sectors, ... see more CLASP's mission is to improve the environmental and energy performance of the appliances and related systems we use every day, lessening their ... see more CEA Consulting is an environmental consultancy based in San Francisco, CA. For more than 35 years, CEA has worked at the intersection of markets, ... see more CEA Consulting
                    235 Montgomery Street
                    Suite 950
                    San Francisco, CA 94104

                    Tel: 415-421-4213
                    Fax: 866-496-7098
                    info@ceaconsulting.com CEA is a San Francisco Green Business. We are recognized by the City of San Francisco for meeting high environmental standards.

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