California Native Plant Society
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a science-based advocacy
organization with over 9,000 members organized in 33 chapters across the
state, a Chapter Council that meets quarterly, a Board of Directors
elected by the Chapter Council, numerous local and statewide committees
chaired by chapter volunteers, and volunteer and paid administrative and
program staff. Volunteer leadership is an integral and vital component
of our success as an organization. The Society's members work in
cooperation with county, state, and federal agencies, elected officials,
NGOs, and other non-profit organizations to conserve California native
plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding,
appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. The Society's
administrative and technical staff facilitates and supports the work of
the chapters and implements statewide programs. The Society is
headquartered in Sacramento.
CNPS is seeking an Executive Director who will be a strong and articulate
advocate for one of California's most effective conservation
organizations. We are looking for someone who is a team-builder and
excellent communicator with the ability to forge alliances with public
and private organizations. The successful candidate will build and
strengthen the Society's membership and donor base and work with all
parts of the Society, as well as external partners, to grow new revenue
sources necessary to support the overall financial health of the
organization now and in the future. He/she is responsible for managing
all staff, helping to implement strategic plans developed by the Society,
staying within budgets approved by the Board, and has chief
administrative responsibility for the Society including the Society's
public accountability, legal obligations, and regular reporting. The
Executive Director operates under the direction of the Society's Board of
Directors and is supervised directly by the President of the Board.
* At least three years of supervisory experience in a non-profit setting
* Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers with all levels of
* Demonstrated leadership abilities
* Demonstrated fundraising abilities through grant writing, individual
donor campaigns, and membership appeals
* Experience with financial management
* Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
* Demonstrated commitment to, understanding of, and enthusiasm for natural
Review of applications will begin March 20, 2012 (anticipated start date
June 1, 2012).
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Competitive compensation package for non profit organizations of equal
To Apply: Submit an electronic application (in MS Word), including a
cover letter expressing interest and summarizing your qualifications and
experience, along with a current resume, to: Executive Director
Recruitment Committee, CNPS, email: edsearch@...
. For further
information see our website at www.cnps.org.