State Manager, California Office - Oakland, CA, ICLEI U.S.A.
Location: Oakland, California, 94612, United States
Posted on: February 26, 2009
Category: Environment / Natural Resources
Government / Policy
Experience: 5-7 years
The mission of ICLEI is to build, serve, and drive a movement of local
governments to advance deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and
achieve tangible improvements in local sustainability. The State Manager
will oversee and implement the ongoing strategy and development of ICLEI?s
State scope of work and advance strategic alliances with local and state
governments, non-profits and foundations to optimize the resources and
services ICLEI provides to local governments.
The position will supervise the existing ICLEI California Team as part of
the overall responsibility for the effective delivery of ICLEI?s emissions
reduction activities and will also take a lead role in furthering ICLEI?s
presence in the state and ability to support and grow the membership
We offer a starting salary of $70,000 commensurate with experience.
This is a full-time, regular position that includes ICLEI?s excellent
benefits package. The job will be primarily based in Oakland and will
require travel throughout the state.
Specific duties include:
? Drive the California Office?s strategic planning and business
? Actively seek and pursue strategic funding opportunities through various
sources to continue and expand ICLEI?s work in California.
? Oversee the CA Team and their various project work plans to ensure
completion on time and within the allocated budget
? Establish and manage relationships with regional governments and
appropriate state government agencies and offices responsible for
implementing climate and energy policies within the state.
? Lead efforts to link state and local climate policy development.
? Organize state wide and sub-regional workshops and trainings for local
governments, state agencies, and funders.
? Represent ICLEI and its member communities at state and regional climate
? Maintain an active knowledge of regional developments in the fields of
climate change, emissions reduction, alternative fuels, energy policy, and
other relevant areas.
Eligible applicants will possess advanced knowledge of or experience
working with local governments on the topics of climate, energy, and/or
other sustainability initiatives. ICLEI prefers candidates who hold an
advanced degree in a technical, planning, or policy-related field and have
at least five years of work experience in energy/climate, planning,
transportation, waste, urban environmental issues, or related fields OR
who hold a BA/BS degree and possess 7 years of relevant experience.
Applicant must possess excellent analytical, organizational,
interpersonal, work planning, communications, and writing skills; and be
able to manage a team of multiple staff; and be willing to travel, as
necessary. Ideal applicants will possess extensive knowledge of local and
regional planning and politics.
Other Desirable Qualifications Include:
? Exceptional relationship-building skills and political sensitivity for
working effectively with local government staff, elected officials, and
funders in the region;
? A successful fundraising track record;
? Work and/or volunteer experience with local government and national
environmental nonprofit organizations;
? An existing, solid network of key decision makers within state and local
governments involved in climate protection and sustainability in the State
? Strong familiarity with AB32 and other state level policies and
? Strong computer background, with experience in quantitative software
programs, including database programs;
? Clear understanding of how to conduct a greenhouse gas emissions
inventory and implement various emissions reduction programs;
? Demonstrated public speaking experience with high-level audiences;
? Experience supervising professional staff;
? Ability to work with a high level of independence; and
? Familiarity with the ICLEI Local Government Emissions Analysis Protocol
To apply, please e-mail or fax a cover letter and résumé to:
436 14th Street, Suite 1520
Oakland, CA 94612
Fax: (510) 844-0698
E-mail preferred. No phone calls please. All materials submitted become
the property of ICLEI U.S.A. and will not be returned.
ICLEI ? Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A., Inc. is an Equal
Opportunity committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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