PT job - Sacramento - WALKSacramento - Executive Director
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Job Announcement: Executive Director
WALKSacramento seeks a dynamic leader to make Sacramento and the
Sacramento Region one of the nation’s most pedestrian-friendly places.
WALKSacramento’s founding executive director is stepping down after
ten successful years.
WALKSacramento advocates for walkable communities at all levels of
government in the Sacramento metropolitan area. WALKSacramento
initiated and leads the Sacramento Complete Street Coalition.
WALKSacramento’s programs include technical review of transportation
and land use development projects and Safe Routes to School walk
audits and recommendations. WALKSacramento is funded primarily
through government and foundation grants as well as membership
contributions. WALKSacramento has two full-time and two part-time
Under the general direction of the WALKSacramento Board of Directors,
the Executive Director is responsible for managing the overall affairs
of the organization to achieve the mission of creating and maintaining
walkable communities throughout the Sacramento metropolitan area.
The successful candidate will offer demonstrated success in
collaborative advocacy leadership, fundraising, program development,
staff management and administration. Knowledge of nonprofit
management, transportation, public health, and/or urban planning is a
plus. Computer competency is expected.
Vision, Inspiration and Collaboration – The Executive Director offers
vision and inspiration in partnership with the Board of Directors,
other key partners, members and volunteers.
Communication – The Executive Director communicates with both passion
and technical facts to partners, elected officials, members and
volunteers through one-on-one meetings, presentations and testimony as
well as social networking and web based communications.
Fundraising – The Executive Director works both independently and with
the Board to develop and implement fundraising strategies to grow the
Financial Management and Administration – The Executive Director
establishes and maintains sound fiscal and administrative practices,
and assures applicable legal compliance.
Membership Development – The Executive Director nurtures, grows and
empowers WALKSacramento’s membership.
Staff Management – The Executive Director builds the capacity of a
committed staff and sustains a culture of learning and growth.
Public and Governmental Relations and Program Development – The
Executive Director advances the organization’s advocacy agenda and
programs, while developing and implementing a comprehensive, modern
The WALKSacramento Board of Directors is offering a part time position
with salary negotiable. The Board is eager for the organization to be
able to offer a fulltime salary; this is dependent upon the
Application Deadline – Friday, November 19, 2010
Please send via e-mail to jobsearch@... the following:
2. Cover letter no longer than two pages answering the following questions:
· What is your vision for WALKSacramento and how would you
fulfill this vision?
· What are the first three actions you would take related to
Selection – Interviews are anticipated in the second week of December, 2010.
No phone calls, please.
Thank you for your interest.