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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... Job Announcement: Executive Director WALKSacramento seeks a dynamic leader to make Sacramento and the Sacramento Region one of the nation’s most
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 11, 2010
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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

      Principal Responsibilities

      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.

      Desired Qualities

      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.

      Specific Duties

      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
      communications strategy.


      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
      organization’s growth.

      Application Deadline – Friday, November 19, 2010

      Please send via e-mail to jobsearch@... the following:

      1.    Resume

      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.
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