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Executive Director

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: California

Posting Date: 15 Jul 14

Closing Date: 14 Oct 14

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a small conservation non-profit. San Bruno Mountain Watch has been working for over thirty years to protect, preserve and restore San Bruno Mountain, the largest and richest remaining example of the native Franciscan bioregion. In fulfillment of our mission, to “preserve and expand the native ecosystems of San Bruno Mountain, in perpetuity,” we support programs in advocacy, education, stewardship and land conservation. Our staff includes an administrative assistant, a stewardship and nursery manager, a nursery assistant, a biologist and an environmental educator on staff.

Under the general direction of and working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the development and management of the organization’s finances and programs, as well as community relations, and human resources.
Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited, to the following areas:

Funding Development
Design and implement annual and five-year fundraising plan.
Research and develop funding opportunities, both near-term and long-term
Develop and cultivate donors through direct communication, as well as outreach and fundraising materials.
Seek grants, develop proposals, manage implementation and reporting.

Fiscal Management
Act as chief financial officer, in coordination with treasurer and board, to implement financial planning and budget management.
Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

Human Resources and Office Administration
Manage all of the administrative functions of the organization, including but not limited to marketing, public relations, finance, and office management.
Management all personnel for optimal teamwork and morale
Recruitment of personnel and contractors

Program Development and Management
Assure that the programs (stewardship, conservation, education and advocacy) are successful in achieving the organization’s goals and mission.
Develop and implement new programs as needed
Oversee management of the Mission Blue Nursery
Develop and steward strategic partnerships with public agencies, businesses and non-profit groups.

oversee all public communication; letters, proposals emails, social media, website, newsletters
Present and explain organization’s interests to the media and other agencies organizations
Ability to quickly understand a wide range of topics and ideas

Education, Training and Experience
• Prior successful fundraising experience.
• Prior non-profit business experience or training.
• Very good writing skills
• Demonstratable computer skills.
• Leadership experience.


Contact Information:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume (which includes months/years of employment) and cover letter, including current salary requirements and the names of three work-related references, directly to:

San Bruno Mountain Watch
Ken McIntire
44 Visitacion Ave, Suite 206
Brisbane, CA

Mailing Address:
PO Box 53,
Brisbane, CA 94005

San Bruno Mountain Watch website:

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