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California Native Plant Society opening for Executive Director (Sacramento, CA)

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  • Spanglet, Harry
    California Native Plant Society EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a science-based advocacy organization with
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      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
      resource conservation

      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.


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