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Full Time Position - CA - National Audubon Society

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Audubon California Executive Director - Application Due April 26 National Audubon Society Position: Executive Director Department: California State
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 23, 2004
      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 04/23/2004 01:18 PM -----

      Audubon California Executive Director - Application Due April 26
      National Audubon Society
      Position: Executive Director
      Department: California State Office

      Position Summary: Audubon seeks a dynamic, creative State Executive
      Director to lead the implementation of its ambitious strategic vision by
      attracting significant new resources and talent to this well-established
      organization. The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer
      for Audubon in California and will supervise all its facilities
      and programs statewide. The Executive Director reports to the Director of
      Field Operations, and will be jointly supervised by the Audubon California
      state board of directors, which is a non-fiduciary board.

      The Executive Director and all employees of Audubon California are
      of National Audubon Society. The Executive Director will participate as a
      member of a team of state directors to help achieve Audubon goals.

      Position Priorities:

      Lead Audubon California's fundraising through a strong and well-supported
      development department, through board engagement, and through personal
      efforts. Significantly increase contributions from major donors and
      grants and earned revenues.

      Effectively and passionately articulate Audubon's strategies for
      the conservation needs of the state of California.

      Oversee the development of high leverage conservation and public policy
      programs to conserve and restore California's natural ecosystems, focusing
      on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.

      Work closely with board and staff to update and implement the Audubon
      California Strategic Plan and Statewide Plan for Audubon Centers and their
      associated operating budgets.

      Raise the profile and visibility of Audubon California and build creative
      and enduring alliances with Audubon chapters, public agencies and other
      non-governmental organizations.

      Effectively manage Audubon California so that all elements of the Audubon
      network-chapters, volunteers, staff, board, centers and
      sanctuaries-collaborate as a team.

      Be a visible and effective advocate for Audubon priorities in state and
      national legislative and regulatory arenas in coordination with other
      Audubon offices and local chapters.

      Recruit, inform and motivate the Audubon California Board to maximize its

      Hire, manage and lead an experienced and skilled state program staff team
      to achieve Audubon California's maximum potential.

      Qualifications and Experience:

      The successful candidate will be a creative leader who is passionate about
      Audubon's vision. The individual must embrace Audubon's distinct
      foundation and believe firmly in its non-partisan, collaborative approach
      public policy. The position calls for an entrepreneurial spirit coupled
      with strong business and management skills. The Executive Director must
      a strategic thinker, persuasive communicator, an excellent fundraiser and
      able to engage the diverse communities of California. Audubon California

      An engaging leader; an individual who can inspire and motivate staff,
      volunteers, donors, potential partners, and who will enthusiastically
      embrace the full array of duties required in this position: strategic
      planning, organizational management, public policy advocacy, grass roots
      work, fund raising, communications, and partnership building.

      A seasoned organizational leader with at least ten years of progressively
      responsible experience with private, non-profit, or public sector
      organizations, including five years at management level with comparable
      staff and budget. Proven visionary leadership and effective management of
      an organization of talented professionals, ideally one with multiple
      or sites. Experience managing institutional growth and change.

      An individual who is knowledgeable and passionate about California, its
      heritage, natural resources, and its conservation issues.

      An enthusiastic and skilled executive in marketing and fund raising,
      including campaign experience and work with major donors.

      Demonstrated outstanding stakeholder relations skills; an ability to work
      with a wide range of individuals, volunteers, donors, and organizations on
      the local, regional and national level.

      Productive working relationships with communities of color.

      Excellent oral and written communications skills, including substantial
      public speaking experience. The candidate should be a leader who can
      develop and maintain effective representation of Audubon in California and
      nationally, building public recognition of its brand and mission.

      Compensation and Application Instructions: Audubon California offers a
      highly competitive salary and benefits package.

      Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume


      Email applications are strongly preferred. Deadline for application:
      26, 2004.
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