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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Hi, Urban Ecology is a progressive community based nonprofit organization in San Francisco focused on creating vibrant healthy neighborhoods. They have
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 8, 2008
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      ----- 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.
      Responsibilities:
      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
      responsibilities include:
      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.
      Strategic planning:
      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.
      Financial Management:
      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
      communications activities.
      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
      complex problems.
      Knowledge and/or an understanding of community processes, and issues
      pertinent to low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods, are highly
      preferred.
      Demonstrated leadership skills and experience. Knowledge of/experience
      with agencies and organization involved planning processes in the Bay
      Area.
      Basic fluency in Spanish or Cantonese a plus.
      Commitment to Urban Ecology?s organizational philosophy and practices.
      Compensation:
      Competitive salary, plus health, vacation, transportation, and retirement
      plan benefits.
      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
      following places:
      American Institute of Architects - East Bay Chapter
      American Institute of Architects - San Francisco Chapter
      American Planning Association - California Chapter
      American Society of Landscape Architects
      Idealist
      Opportunity Knocks
      Cyburbia
      Planetizen
      Young Nonprofit Professionals Network




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