Full Time Position - San Francisco - Environmental Careers Organization - Program Director
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ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS ORGANIZATION
Director of California Programs
LOCATION San Francisco, California
Develop, finance and implement internships, fellowships, leadership
education and environmental career development efforts at local/state
government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses in
State of California. This California Initiative is first of several regional
programs (New England, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Great Lakes) that The
Environmental Careers (ECO) will be creating over next few years. Success
of California Initiative is a top priority of ECO’s Board of Trustees.
For more information about The Environmental Careers Organization, see
“About ECO” below.
1. Develop fee-for-service contract relationships with local/state
government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit organizations
throughout State of California, resulting in creation of ECO
intern/associate/fellowship positions financed by sponsoring organizations.
2. Hire and manage Internship Program Coordinator(s) to recruit,
screen, refer, select and manage ECO interns and fellows at sponsoring
3. Assure that ECO recruits and promotes students and recent graduates
of color and achieves high levels of ethnic and racial diversity in all of
4. Whenever needed, perform recruitment, screening, referral, selection
and management tasks personally.
5. Raise funds from philanthropic institutions (e.g. foundations,
corporations, government agencies, and individuals) to finance pool of
“scholarship” funds that will enable selected not-for-profit groups to
sponsor ECO interns when they otherwise would not be able to afford
participation in program.
6. In collaboration with Director of Marketing, Development and
Corporate Relations, and others, develop and implement public affairs
activities that win media attention and spread word about ECO’s mission and
7. Design and implement activities that identify important California
networks related to environmental protection, conservation, natural resource
management, and sustainable communities, and find constructive ways to
involve ECO in those networks.
8. Manage Regional Office so it meets or exceeds all agreed-upon goals
9. Develop and maintain all needed electronic and paper systems for
record-keeping and network maintenance.
10. Develop and manage methods for involving unpaid volunteers and interns
(including ECO alumni) in delivery of ECO programs in California.
11. Assist President in development of other local and regional programs
(Pacific Northwest, New England, etc.) as time and resources allow.
12. Serve on ECO’s National Management Council with five other senior
13. Serve as face and voice of ECO’s mission in State of California.
ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS ORGANIZATION, Job Description
Director, California Programs, page 2
* Proven ability to sell services to public and private clients
* Superior communication skills (writing, speaking, listening)
* Strong belief that work/learning experiences like internships are valuable
* Interest in success of college students and recent college graduates
* Passion for improving ecological health, social justice and economic
security throughout State of California
* Strong commitment to diversity as an essential value
* Proven history of, and strong interest in, meeting revenue-generation
* Strong entrepreneurial spirit
* Proven ability to create—and manage from—annual and multi-year business
* Proven ability to raise funds from foundations, corporations, government,
* Proven ability to hire, manage, and successfully motivate other
* Ability to thrive and prosper in fast-moving environment with many
projects and programs going on simultaneously
* Ability to design and manage programs, preferably related to career
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power
* Proven ability to develop and manage networks, including electronic
* Strong interest in environmental protection, conservation, natural
resource management, and sustainable communities and people whose careers
are invested in these goals
* Willingness (even eagerness) to travel frequently to build and maintain
* Frugality and resourcefulness
* Combination of attention to detail and ability to stay focused on big
* Sense of humor and perspective
* Eagerness to work very hard and remain enthusiastic
* Strong interest in bringing start-up activity to scale
* Bachelor’s degree
SALARY RANGE: $60,000-$70,000 annualized
Forward resume, with cover letter (reference Dir-CA and state how you
learned of the job)—to:
Karen Hurst, Director of Human Resources
The Environmental Careers Organization
30 Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108-4720
We Strive For A Workforce As Diverse As The Environment We Serve.
ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS ORGANIZATION, Job Description
Director, California Programs, page 3
ABOUT ECO: The Environmental Careers Organization, Inc. is a 33 year-old
national, nonprofit education, training and leadership development
organization for the environmental field. Our mission is to protect and
enhance the environment through the development of diverse leaders, the
promotion of careers, and the inspiration of individual action. This is
accomplished through intern and leadership programs, career events, books
and publications, diversity initiative, web site and alumni office. For
additional background, please review our web site ( www.eco.org
This position is an opportunity for an individual to further develop his/her
career and skills, and gain valuable experience working with environmental
leaders in California while solving challenging environmental problems with
the energies and talents of young people. People who do well at ECO are
self-motivated, organized, entrepreneurial, have initiative, are interested
in positive social change and believe that people can and do make a
difference. ECO has three main thematic areas: training tomorrow’s leaders
by creatively solving problems today; diversity; and sustainability.
We are very interested in talking with people whose career goals, skills,
talents and experience coincide with our needs, mission and environmental
ABOUT ECO’s San Francisco Office:
Highlights of the 2005 plan and budget for the California Office.
Program: 50 Interns
East Bay Municipal Utility District: 6 interns
California Coastal Commission: 2 interns
Riverside Conservation District: 6 interns
California Environmental Fellows Program: 15–20 interns
New project development: 15–20 interns
Budget: $ 1.4 million
$ 1.1m in sponsor revenues
Current committed sponsor revenues: $ 600,000 (approximate)
$ 345,000 in fundraising
$ 266,000 in pending proposals
ECO alumni in California: 1,265
ECO started working in California in 1978.