FT job - SF - Urban Ecology - Executive Director
- ----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 11/08/2008 08:56 AM -----
Hi, Urban Ecology is a progressive community based nonprofit organization
in San Francisco focused on creating vibrant healthy neighborhoods. They
have been doing some really good work in the Bay area and are looking for
strong leadership. If you believe that urban environments function like
ecological systems, this may be the place for you. Please help spread the
word. Thanks, Bambi Yost
Jobs at Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.org/
Executive Director Search Announcement
Urban Ecology is seeking a passionate, creative and talented leader to
serve as Executive Director for our entrepreneurial nonprofit.
You can download the entire job description here.
The ideal candidate will continue implementation of current projects and
work with the Board of Directors and staff to create new partnerships,
program opportunities and revenue sources. The Executive Director?s
Fundraising & Business Development:
Fee-for-Service Contracts ? maintain existing and procure additional
fee-for-service contracts that complement other funding sources.
Grants ? Develop a foundation funding strategy that strengthens the
organization?s fee-for-service work portfolio. Serve as primary contact
with Urban Ecology's supporting foundations, including managing all
relationships with existing funders and seeking grants from new sources.
Donors ? Build and oversee Urban Ecology's donor program to increase total
funding from individuals. Work with the Board to design a successful
individual donor strategy, including an evaluation of our membership
program and of annual fundraising events.
Local and state government contracts and grants? Continue and enhance
Urban Ecology's partnerships with local, state and federal government
agencies via contracting and grant programs.
Organizational positioning ? Facilitate a strategic planning process with
the Board of Directors, staff, and colleagues to identify a program and
funding vision for the organization in the near to mid-term and maintain
Urban Ecology's niche and position at the leading edge of planning for
urban change in the Bay Area and California. Guide the Board of Directors
through decision-making about targeted and strategic expansions of
activities, and pursue new opportunities for growth and revenue. Structure
organizational activities to flow from strategic decisions.
New partnerships ? Explore and build relationships with public, private,
and nonprofit stakeholders to realize new partnerships, with the goal of
bringing Urban Ecology's planning and design expertise into new arenas of
urban change, and enabling the organization to work with new
constituencies and communities.
Board of Directors:
Board liaison ? Serve as the direct, primary liaison with the Board of
Directors and its committees, and facilitate the Board's involvement in
fundraising, policy setting, program work, strategic planning, and
financial management of the organization.
Fiscal health ? Manage all aspects of organizational finances to ensure
short- and long-term fiscal health, including preparation of annual budget
and monthly reports to the Board, oversight of bookkeeping activities,
monitoring of cash flow and liabilities and tracking of staff resources.
Staff and Program Management:
Staff ? Manage and mentor staff to generate a creative, energized,
purposeful and team-oriented work environment. Establish a culture of
delegation that empowers key staff to manage large projects under the
supervision of the Executive Director.
Programs ? Work with staff to implement programmatic activities that match
Urban Ecology?s vision, principles, and strategic decisions.
Public Relations and Communication:
Public relations ? Serve as Urban Ecology's primary public representative,
including making public presentations, working with the press, and related
activities. Communication ? Build and manage Urban Ecology's
Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
Minimum five years work experience in either City Planning, Architecture,
Landscape Architecture, Public Policy, Community Development or related
fields; alternately, a Masters degree plus three years work experience in
the fields listed above will be considered.
Minimum two years experience in administrative, financial and/or human
resources management, preferably in a nonprofit setting; management
experience in for-profit or government settings also considered.
Minimum two years work experience with fundraising, including grant
writing and/or major donor solicitation. Demonstrated creativity in
seeking nontraditional sources of revenue to support projects.
Desirable to have experience doing fee-for-service or consulting work in
addition to foundation-funded work.
Excellent writing, public speaking and facilitation skills.
Demonstrated ability to find creative, entrepreneurial solutions to
Knowledge and/or an understanding of community processes, and issues
pertinent to low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods, are highly
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience. Knowledge of/experience
with agencies and organization involved planning processes in the Bay
Basic fluency in Spanish or Cantonese a plus.
Commitment to Urban Ecology?s organizational philosophy and practices.
Competitive salary, plus health, vacation, transportation, and retirement
How to apply:
Materials should be sent by email to jobs@.... To apply send,
cover letter, resume and three references.
Urban Ecology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Jobs in the community
Many of our community partners and supporters list job openings in the
American Institute of Architects - East Bay Chapter
American Institute of Architects - San Francisco Chapter
American Planning Association - California Chapter
American Society of Landscape Architects
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
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