Full Time Position - Pacific Environment - San Francisco, CA
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"Kaye Bock" <kbock@...>
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04/15/2004 04:26 PM
Subject: Full Time Position (San Francisco, CA)
Pacific Environment, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco,
protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by strengthening
democracy, supporting grassroots activism, empowering communities, and
redefining international policies. Pacific Environment seeks an
and energetic Executive Director with a passion for the environment and
social justice to guide our talented staff and advance our mission.
About Pacific Environment
For nearly two decades, Pacific Environment has partnered with local
communities around the Pacific Rim to protect and preserve the ecological
treasures of this vital region. Together, we've shielded tens of thousands
of acres of old growth forest; we've won protections for endangered
we've forced oil, gas and mining companies to heed local concerns; and
changed the way some of the world's most powerful financial institutions
Because committed, local activists are better equipped to protect their
environment than even the most well intentioned outsiders, Pacific
Environment dedicates over 1/3 of our budget each year to funding over 40
grassroots organizations around the Pacific Rim. From a Chinese student
group to a native-led organization in Russia, we support environmentalists
on the front lines.
Because even local activists must contend with global forces, Pacific
Environment confronts the agencies that provide the financial backing for
oil, mining, logging and industrial fishing projects and the companies
profit from these often devastating projects. From the U.S. taxpayer
supported Export-Import Bank to Shell and ExxonMobil, we're holding a
to the feet of these powerful interests.
And because environmental threats rarely take borders into account,
Environment forges coalitions and partnerships between far-flung and often
isolated environmentalists around the Pacific Rim. From cooperation on
illegal logging to shared struggle to protect our oceans, we're building a
movement to confront the global threats we face. Go to
www.pacificenvironment.org to learn more about our work.
The Executive Director reports to the Pacific Environment Board and is
responsible for overall programmatic, organizational, and fund
Leading candidates will have a proven record managing a similar sized
organization, working collaboratively with boards and staff, raising funds
from both foundations and individual donors, and developing international
environmental advocacy programs. Specifically, the Executive Director
work in the following areas:
· Oversees the adequacy, soundness, and transparency of the
organization's financial structure. Facilitates organizational budget
planning and monitoring.
· Ensures that organizational operations enhance
Board Development and Communication
· Assists the board in leading Pacific Environment to
· Fosters communication among Pacific Environment board and
External Relations and Communications
· Develops and maintains relationships with key allies and
· Seeks out opportunities to represents Pacific Environment
· Advocates for Pacific Environment and its mission in a
and articulate manner.
· Works closely with the Development Director, program
board to secure funding from both foundations and individual donors to
support Pacific Environment's work.
· Explores and seeks new avenues of funding for Pacific
· Supervises staff in a facilitative and collaborative
empower their work.
· Hires, evaluates, and when necessary, terminates staff in
a fair and
· Sets salary structure with board approval.
· Encourages staff development.
· Ensures programs are healthy and in keeping with Pacific
· Engages staff and board in developing new and existing
within our strategic vision.
Necessary Qualities and Qualifications
The Executive Director possesses a broad range of talents and experience
is blessed with balance and a sense of humor. Leading candidates will
a minimum of 3 years of experience in leading a progressive organization
a substantial program within a similar agency. Candidates must have a
bachelor's degree, although an advanced degree is preferred. Essential
qualities and skills include:
· Strong commitment to environmental protection and social
· International conservation experience, including working
coalition with grassroots groups.
· Superior written and oral communication skills.
candidates are preferred.
· Collaborative leadership style; comfortable with
· Demonstrated ability to effectively raise funds in the
· Excellent advocacy skills.
· Willingness to travel.
This is a full-time salaried position with full benefits. The salary is
Applications must and may only include: a cover letter stating your
and career goals, your resume, list of references and a brief writing
that is no more than 3 pages. All of these documents must be in
form, clearly labeled, and emailed to edsearch2004@... by May 21.