FT Job - SF, Modesto, or Sonora - Tuolumne River Trust - Executive Director
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Job Title: Executive Director
Organization: Tuolumne River Trust
Location: San Francisco, Modesto or Sonora
Salary: around $65,000
The Tuolumne River Trust (www.tuolumne.org) promotes the stewardship of the
Tuolumne River and its tributaries to ensure a healthy watershed, from
Yosemite National Park to the San Joaquin River in Central California and
involving the Bay Area communities that import Tuolumne water.
This is a great opportunity to take a successful and growing organization to
the next level. The Trust has 2000 members, a half million dollar core
budget, 5 full time employees and some part time employees and consultants.
The Trust serves a diverse geographic area (the Sierra Nevada and foothill
regions, Central Valley, and San Francisco Bay Area) and constituency
(rural, urban, and suburban communities).
Job activities and responsibilities will include:
1. Fund development, marketing and communications.
2. Supervising 4 full time staff and consultants to deliver strong programs
furthering our mission, specifically with respect to watershed protection
3. Facilitating sound administrative and fiscal management.
4. Creating a vision and implementing a strategic plan to enable the Trust
to be a long-term steward of the Tuolumne River and its tributaries.
5. Developing the Board of Directors and Advisors in concert with existing
directors and advisors.
6. Representing the Trust to the public, media, and government and
developing productive partnerships.
1. Degree in environmental studies or science, political science, or related
field, MA/MS or other relevant graduate degree preferred
2. Must possess a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the
non-profit field, including management, fund development, marketing,
communication, and advocacy.
3. Prior experience and ability in building relationships and working with
people from different backgrounds and perspectives, including media and
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as basic
5. Commitment to the environment.
The Trust has offices in San Francisco, Modesto, and Sonora. The Executive
Director may locate in one of these three offices, preferably San Francisco.
The position requires regular travel to the other two offices with
occasional travel to Sacramento and other places in the state.
Founded in 1981, the Trust is the only organization working on the entire
Tuolumne River, linking Sierra and Valley conservation issues and forging
strong ties between rural mountain and valley regions and Bay Area urban
communities. The Trust has a long record of success. We won Wild and Scenic
status for 83 miles of the Tuolumne River in 1984 and defeated a proposed
hydroelectric dam on the Clavey River in the mid-1990s. Current programs
include: a) on-the-ground restoration of fisheries and riparian habitat
along the Tuolumne near Modesto, b) seeking Federal Wild and Scenic River
designation of the Clavey River, c) leading a collaborative Clavey watershed
analysis and d) opposing increased Tuolumne withdrawals by promoting
environmentally sustainable water use by the San Francisco Public Utilities
Commission, which is implementing a multi-billion dollar water system
upgrade. We work through public education, multi-agency cooperative
organizing, and litigation when necessary.
How to Apply:
Salary is competitive and depends on experience (around $65,000). Excellent
benefits. The Trust is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse
staff. Position is available December 5, 2005. Interviews will be held in
mid-October. Please submit an application letter, a resume, 2-page writing
sample, and three references to christina@... with subject line
“Executive Director Application.” No phone calls please. No response will be
given until the end of the application period, which is October 9.
Organization Web Site: www.tuolumne.org