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CommunityGrows is looking for a Director of Programs.

This environmental education non-profit serves high-needs youth, especially those living in public housing in San Francisco. Our mission is to cultivate healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income communities. We are based in the Western Addition of San Francisco, and partner with two elementary schools and numerous youth-serving organizations to meet our mission.

The Director of Programs is responsible for implementing and evaluating all programs of CommunityGrows, supervising program staff, acquiring and managing seasonal contracts, volunteers and interns, and assisting with program development, budgets, and grant fulfillment. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 4, 2014. For more information, please see <http://www.communitygrows.org/news/2014/03/job-opportunity-director-of-programs/>

Director of the School Garden Program

WHAT: Full-time, non-residential position. Direct all aspects of an established, highly successful program that promotes and teaches ecological literacy to K-12 students and school communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, statewide and beyond through
school garden projects and related curriculum. Coordinate the expansion of
the program to train other regional centers around the U.S. using the OAEC
program model. See the full job description at www.oaec.org 
WHEN: We are accepting applications until 5:00pm, Friday, March 30, 2012.
WHERE: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 65 miles north of San Francisco in
western Sonoma County, California.
QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for someone who is flexible and energetic to accommodate the dynamic process of a growing non-profit, and to help lead the
expansion of the School Garden Program. We celebrate diversity, use
consensus decision-making processes, and are committed to maintaining a
supportive, diverse, honest and open working environment.
SALARY: This is a full-time, non-residential position. Salary is up to $40,000 per
year, depending on experience. OAEC offers a generous vacation plan and a
Cafeteria Plan with health care options, but does not offer paid health
insurance.
CONTACT: Qualified applicants please email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references to Lisa Preschel, lisa@oaec.org . Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Please do not contact OAEC with questions about the job or the application
process. Please refer to this Job Announcement and the Job Description
information on the OAEC website, www.oaec.org .

Daily Bread Prize Program Initiative Coordinator Director -- Sustainable Ventures

WHAT: Master’s Candidate for a Discrete Research Position/Executive Assistant to coordinate the Transition of the Our Daily Bread Prize Program Initiative. Support in the production of a “map” of prospective organizational hosts for combinations of the Our Daily. Bread Prize Program Projects. Research and Qualify prospective organizational hosts according to Sustainable Ventures’ criteria . Produce contact packets to introduce the opportunity to prospective organizational hosts including context pieces and cover letters presenting the opportunity from the prospective host’s viewpoint.
WHEN: Position open until filled. No calls or walk–ins.
WHERE: Berkeley, CA, Email to info@SustainableVentures.us. 
QUALIFICATIONS: Technical skill set includes: Microsoft office--Word, Excel, Power Point; ACT; Palm software fluency; and understanding of contact databases—expertise in ACT a plus; web conferencing—WebEx a plus. Office location is five blocks from the downtown Berkeley BART station; on a Bicycle Boulevard.
SALARY: Fair for the Bay Area.
CONTACT: Send cover letter and resume to: info@sustainableventures.us. :  www.sustainableventures.us Please put the position’s title in the
subject line. 510-548-7490.

Executive Director -- Neighborhood Parks Council

WHAT: The Neighborhood Parks Council – an advocacy organization and coalition of more than 100 park groups for improving park management and restore neighborhood parks in San Francisco needs an Executive Director who is a dynamic, energetic leader with a strong background in nonprofit management and fundraising and who has a passion for San Francisco parks and open space.  The Executive Director, along with the organization’s Board of Directors, is responsible for the organization’s fiscal, programmatic and infrastructural success. Successful candidate needs excellent supervisory skills; ability to manage staff of 7 FTE, outside consultants, plus dozens of volunteers and interns, ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, demonstrated decision-making skills, interest in technology and its applications, fundrasing success in securing funding from foundations, corporations, public agencies, and individuals for $1 million annual budget , experience meeting annual fund goals, grant writing, sponsorships and special events, entrepreneurial skills to identify new financial resources to support strategic directions of the organization.
WHEN: Position open until filled. No calls or walk–ins.
WHERE: San Francisco, CA, Email to molly buchshieb, mbuchshieb@sfnpc.org
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred, minimum five years experience in non-profit management and charitable fundraising, strong network of resources and individual connections in San Francisco government, community, and philanthropic circles.
SALARY: Depends on experience.
CONTACT: Send cover letter and resume to:  molly buchshieb, mbuchshieb@sfnpc.org. Please put the position’s title in the
subject line.

Climate Action Coordinator

WHAT: The Climate Action Coordinator will expand the Ecology Center’s climate change educational activities and integrate our existing programs with other carbon-reduction projects, such as the City of Berkeley’s Measure G efforts and the UC Climate Action Plan. The Ecology Center: For nearly 40 years, the Ecology Center has been helping residents, agencies, organizations, and businesses reduce their environmental impacts. The Ecology Center provides information, products, and direct services through our Berkeley Residential Curbside Recycling Program, three Berkeley Farmers' Markets, Farm Fresh Choice food justice program, Terrain Magazine, Ecology Center Store and Information Services, and our EcoHouse demonstration site. Recruit participants and facilitate Low Carbon Diet groups Train and develop support systems for Low Carbon Diet facilitators Develop an EcoHouse Low Carbon Diet tour curriculum and host Sunday tours Develop educational materials for climate action classes and EcoHouse tours Field referral and service requests from Low Carbon Diet participants Evaluate and document the efforts and results of our climate action activities Develop content for Ecology Center website and local climate change action website Write and publish a Low Carbon Diet blog Organize climate-oriented events and classes at Ecology Center and EcoHouse. Requirements: proactive worker who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience facilitating groups, presentation skills, excellent writing skills, experience working in a
collaborative community setting, and climate change knowledge.
WHEN: Position open until filled. No calls or walk–ins. The Ecology Center
is a multicultural work environment, and diversity is a core value.
WHERE: San Francisco, CA, Email to Spreck Rosekrans, Chair of the Restore Hetch Hetchy Board of Directors:  Spreck@restorehetchhetchy.org
QUALIFICATIONS: Substantial experience in development and implementation of political strategy, preferably in the area of environmental protection. Demonstrated skill in political organizing, interpretation of polling and focus groups, volunteer mobilization, and related skills.  Ballot measure experience highly desirable. Experience in major donor fundraising and nonprofit administration highly valued.
SALARY: This position is 20 hours per week, and includes benefits.  The pay
range will be $15,000 – $17,500 per year (at 20 hours per week),
depending on experience.
CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to Beck Cowles:
beck@ecologycenter.org. Please put the position’s title in the
subject line.

Political Director, Restore Hetch Hetchy

WHAT: Restore Hetch Hetchy is a nine-year old nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring Yosemite National Park’s other Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy.  See www.hetchhetchy.org. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir supplies San Francisco and several other Bay Area communities with part of their water supply. Reservoir releases also support hydropower generation at downstream powerhouses owned by San Francisco.  Restore Hetch Hetchy and other groups have shown that, with modest changes to this water system, San Francisco could replace nearly all the water and most of the power lost by draining the reservoir.  The cost of these system changes, an estimated $1-2 billion, would be substantially offset by major benefits to Yosemite National Park.

The Political Director, working directly with the board of directors and the Executive Director, will work to gain San Francisco’s support for restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley, either by an ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors, or by an initiative submitted to the voters.  The Political Director will raise the issue of Hetch Hetchy restoration in the November 2008 campaigns for San Francisco supervisor.  Restore Hetch Hetchy has many volunteers in the San Francisco area who can be mobilized for this effort. The Political Director may also work to convince the California Legislature and Congress that the Valley should be restored. The Political Director will report directly to the Restore Hetch Hetchy board of directors.  The Political Director will also work on major donor fundraising.

WHEN: Please submit a letter of application, references, and a biography listing political and other experience by June 30, 2008
WHERE: San Francisco, CA, Email to Spreck Rosekrans, Chair of the Restore Hetch Hetchy Board of Directors:  Spreck@restorehetchhetchy.org
QUALIFICATIONS: Substantial experience in development and implementation of political strategy, preferably in the area of environmental protection. Demonstrated skill in political organizing, interpretation of polling and focus groups, volunteer mobilization, and related skills.  Ballot measure experience highly desirable. Experience in major donor fundraising and nonprofit administration highly valued.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
CONTACT: Spreck@restorehetchhetchy.org.

Deputy Director, Ecology Center, Berkeley

WHAT: The Ecology Center is a forty-year-old, grassroots, environmental service organization. The Ecology Center focuses on what local residents can do, rather than on the overwhelming problems we face. The Ecology Center facilitates the development of new efforts, further develops existing successful endeavors, and institutionalizes mature programs. The Ecology Center provides information, products, and direct services through our Berkeley's Residential Curbside Recycling Program, three Berkeley Farmers' Markets, Farm Fresh Choice food justice program, Terrain Magazine, Ecology Center Store and Information Services, our EcoHouse demonstration site, and by providing administrative support to fiscally-sponsored projects.
WHEN: 2008
WHERE: Ecology Center · 2530 San Pablo Avenue (near Dwight Way), Berkeley, CA 94702, tel: 510-548-2220 · fax: 510-548-2240
DUTIES: The Ecology Center Deputy Director is responsible for developing and maintaining highly efficient administrative, personnel, facilities, and financial infrastructure that enables effective organizational management. The Deputy Director is part of the Senior Management Team and serves as the organization’s senior manager in the absence of the Executive Director. The Deputy Director supervises the financial and administrative staff located at the recycling facility, and works with the Program Director on administrative responsibilities at the San Pablo Avenue facility. The Deputy Director works closely with the Personnel and Finance Committees of the Board and under the general oversight of the Executive Director.
SALARY: Competitive
CONTACT: For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume into the body of an e-mail and send to DeputyDirectorSearch@Ecologycenter.org with the position’s title in the subject line.

 

Development Director, Ecology Center, Berkeley

WHAT: The Ecology Center is a forty-year-old, grassroots, environmental service organization. The Ecology Center focuses on what local residents can do, rather than on the overwhelming problems we face. The Ecology Center facilitates the development of new efforts, further develops existing successful endeavors, and institutionalizes mature programs. The Ecology Center provides information, products, and direct services through our Berkeley's Residential Curbside Recycling Program, three Berkeley Farmers' Markets, Farm Fresh Choice food justice program, Terrain Magazine, Ecology Center Store and Information Services, our EcoHouse demonstration site, and by providing administrative support to fiscally-sponsored projects. This position will begin as a ½ time (.50 FTE) with plans of growing to full time and adding additional staff as needed and as possible over time. The Ecology Center is open to flexible staffing options as this department develops.
WHEN: 2008
WHERE: Ecology Center · 2530 San Pablo Avenue (near Dwight Way), Berkeley, CA 94702, tel: 510-548-2220 · fax: 510-548-2240
DUTIES: The Ecology Center is seeking a dynamic and seasoned fundraiser to lead our organization’s fund development efforts. The Ecology Center is a 40-year–old environmental service organization that has helped shape the environmental movement by providing successful, community-driven, on-the-ground demonstration programs for a new urban future. As the mainstream becomes increasingly ready, the Ecology Center’s efforts and successes have become more visible and in demand. We have helped the Bay Area be a leader in environmental and social justice movements.
SALARY: Competitive
CONTACT: To apply Submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one from a successful proposal and another from an individual donor approach) to: DevelopmentSearch@ecologycenter.org. Email submissions only. No calls or drop-ins.

Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director

WHAT: Greenbelt Alliance is seeking an enterprising Executive Director to execute its bold strategic vision for the Bay Area by increasing public support for smart, well-planned growth and a permanently protected greenbelt of natural lands and working farms.
WHEN: 2008
WHERE: Selection by Phillips Oppenheim, 580 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 95465
DUTIES: Executive Director's immediate priorities are to: 1) thoroughly understand Greenbelt Alliance's organization - its history, culture, fields of play, policies, positions, and capacity to influence; and understand its base of financial support and the long- and short-term funding requirements of the organization; 2) establish effective working relationships with the organization's board, policy committee, staff, and other constituencies; foster and sustain a culture of cooperation, trust, and open communication; develop strong working relationships with key external partners and influencers including policy and land-use organizations, housing organizations, environmental organizations, builders, elected officials, regional and neighborhood groups, city, county, state and regional agencies, foundations and others important to achieving Greenbelt Alliance's goals; 3) understand the organization's vision for the Bay Area expressed in the Strategic Plan and together with staff, continue the development of the implementation plan; 4) with the Director of Development, Chair of the Development Committee,
and other key members of Greenbelt Alliance, build the capacity and
effectiveness of the development function; be a driving force for
establishing personal relationships with current and potential private and
philanthropic donors; proactively raise money to support Greenbelt Alliance
and its campaigns. 
SALARY: Competitive
CONTACT: For more information please contact: Nancy Painter (415)283-3248 or npainter@PhillipsOppenheim.com; Michael McKeon, (415)283-3272 or mmckeon@PhillipsOppenheim.com 

 

Vegetation Project Leader / Assistant

WHAT: The California Native Plant Society is seeking an ecologist/botanist for the Vegetation Program.
WHEN: For details visit www.cnps.org.
WHERE: For details visit www.cnps.org.
DUTIES: An energetic person to work on vegetation description, surveying, classification, mapping, and data management. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in plant ecology, botany, landscape ecology, geography, and conservation biology to be involved with a variety of projects that support the scientific documentation and conservation of vegetation in California.
SALARY: For details visit www.cnps.org.
CONTACT: For details visit www.cnps.org.

 

Terrain Magazine Advertising Manager

WHAT: Salaried Exempt Position Part Time (15 hours / week) Terrain Magazine Advertising Manager
WHEN: For details visit www.cnps.org
WHERE: Berkeley, Ecology Center
DUTIES: Advertising sales and management, selling ads by telephone, identifying likely advertisers and cultivating relationships with
them that could lead to advertisers, maintaining contacts with present advertisers and seeking renewals and longer-term contracts.
SALARY: Salaried position plus ad sales commission, for details mary@ecologycenter.org..
CONTACT: To apply, send resume and cover letter to mary@ecologycenter.org..