FT job - Greenbelt Alliance - SF - Campaign Director
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Greenbelt Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Area?s advocate for open spaces
and vibrant places, seeks an experienced candidate for the position of
Campaign Director based in San Francisco.
The Campaign Director will manage Greenbelt Alliance?s innovative and
effective Field Program. Specifically, this position will manage four
field offices, four full time staff and, as needed, project-specific
Through our Field Program ? with offices in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Walnut
Creek, and San Jose ? Greenbelt Alliance provides leadership in land use
advocacy throughout the Bay Area. The Campaign Director works with field
staff to develop and implement campaigns to protect open space and create
vibrant places throughout the Bay Area.
Some examples of current and recent campaigns include:
Reuse of the Concord Naval Weapons Station - Ensure a high level of
permanently protected open space on the vast majority of the site, and
significant smart growth development around the North Concord BART station
with a high level of affordable homes.
SMART Commuter Train in Sonoma and Marin Counties ? Ensure passage of
sales tax measure to fund a new commuter rail to connect Sonoma and Marin
Counties. Ensure that planning processes around the new stations promote
walkable communities that promote use of the train, reduce car use, and
provide a mix of uses for residents of surrounding communities without
San Jose General Plan Update ? Work in the City of San Jose to develop a
model General Plan that promotes smart, healthy and climate friendly
development by increasing housing and job options near transit and
increasing transportation options throughout the city.
Opposing Incorporation of San Martin (Santa Clara County) ? Help preserve
and protect the Bay Area?s important agricultural resources by opposing
the creation of a new city encompassing all of the land between Morgan
Hill and Gilroy along the 101 corridor.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in grassroots organizing,
political strategy, staff management, and an interest in policies that
promote smart growth and open space protection. The Campaign Director
reports to the Director of Programs.
Program Development: The Campaign Director shapes the Greenbelt Alliance
Field Program to ensure permanent protection of open space resources,
creation of affordable, infill housing opportunities and enhancement of
the region?s quality of life. The Campaign Director oversees ? and
engages in ? targeted advocacy efforts to pass land use polices in cities
and counties, defeat irresponsible sprawl development proposals and
promote smart growth, infill development.
Staff Management: The Campaign Director commits significant time to each
member of the field staff. Through systematic communications, monthly
meetings, site visits, and regular evaluations, the Campaign Director
develops the skills and ensures the effectiveness of the field staff. The
Campaign Director is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training
Regional Advocacy: The Campaign Director plays a leadership role in
regional campaigns to make the Bay Area a better place to live, as
necessary. The Campaign Director also actively works to build other
coalitions with a broad range of constituencies.
Organizational Coordination: The Campaign Director is part of the
organizational leadership team and works closely with other senior staff
in the program department (Policy, Communications, and Field) to support
campaigns and Greenbelt Alliance priorities. For example, the Campaign
Director will work with the Policy Directors on a research agenda and with
the Communications Director to generate media coverage of field campaigns.
The Campaign Director will also coordinate with the Development Director
and Executive Director as necessary.
The ideal Campaign Director candidate will be a proven and effective
advocate with a bachelor?s degree plus five years experience ? or relevant
master?s plus three years experience ? in the following:
Political strategy development
Campaign planning including
Grassroots field campaign management
Ballot measure campaigns
Building coalitions among diverse stakeholder groups
Public speaking before citizen organizations and elected bodies
Interacting with the media and serving as a spokesperson
Writing persuasively on tight deadlines
Advocacy on land use and community development issues
Car and flexible schedule also required.
Most importantly, the Campaign Director will be committed to promoting
vibrant places and protecting the Bay Area?s greenbelt for this and future
Salary and Benefits
Salary depends on experience. Medical and dental insurance provided as
well as short-term disability, flexible spending, and 403(b) accounts.
Generous vacation package.
Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@...
Applications can also be sent via postal mail to:
Attn: Campaign Director Search
631 Howard Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2009.
About Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance is the San Francisco Bay Area?s advocate for vibrant
places and open spaces. Founded in 1958, we work to make the Bay Area a
better place to live by protecting the region?s greenbelt and improving
the region?s cities and towns. We have helped protect over 1.1 million
acres of farmlands, parks, watersheds, and other open space. Greenbelt
Alliance is also a leading advocate for creating livable communities:
walkable neighborhoods near transit, shops, and jobs, with homes people
With a committed staff of 20, Greenbelt Alliance has a strong team spirit
and sense of fun. We are headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in
San Jose, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Walnut Creek, and Fairfield. Greenbelt
Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
People of color, women, people of all sexual orientations, trans and
gender non-conforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds
encouraged to apply.
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