The Bolsa Chica Conservancy Executive Director position requires a dynamic leader who is passionate about directing all aspects of the organization; day-to-day operations, administration and finance, fundraising, development and management of programs, and community relations.
Reports to: Board of Directors
Salary: Commensurate with experience up to $130,000.00/year.
Benefits: Employer subsidized health insurance; 401k plan with employer match to 1%; mileage reimbursement; cell phone stipend; annual vacation.
This position is on-site at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Interpretive Center.
- Responsible for overseeing the overall operation of the BCC Organization by providing leadership, direction, and strategic planning in support of its mission and goals.
- Provides leadership, direction, and support to the board of directors in establishing policies, developing organizational goals, attaining, allocating, managing, and maintaining the stability of funding resources.
- Leads and directs management and staff in carrying out the key roles and responsibilities to deliver high quality program services that identify BCC as a leader in the area of coastal ecology.
- Oversee routine business functions including accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, human resources, and administration.
- Manage all fiscal operations through hands-on budgetary development and oversight designed to deliver a balanced budget annually. Operate the organization within the approved operating budget.
- Ensure that BCC operates within a comprehensive program strategy that will ensures high-quality programs that will foster continued growth, success, and optimal mission impact for programs and services.
- Serve as the community liaison and spokesperson for BCC in the city or geographic areas served by the organization.
- Provide leadership and direction to staff and board members, always leading by example while serving as a positive role model for staff and community members.
- Manage, develop, and support the Board of Directors and related committees in areas such as Board Development, Resource Development, Community Relations, and other areas as needed.
- Strong record of managing an organization from a top leadership position.
- Proven ability to successfully develop, organize and manage resource development and marketing strategies including annual fundraising events and campaigns, grants, donations, and program related income.
- Successful history in grant writing and grant management.
- Experience in staff development and leadership training.
- Effectively represent BCC in the community with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with community organizations, government entities, and corporate partners.
- Willingness to serve on outside boards, task forces, committees, and service organizations for the advancement of BCC.
- Maintain communication with the other organizations engaged in the preservation, protection, and restoration of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
- Ability to strategically lead the organization in developing new and innovative programs and services to best address the ever-changing needs of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and local community.
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Five years of prior management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
- At least two years experience in a top leadership position.
- Knowledge and appreciation of coastal ecology, saltwater marshlands, wildlife, and native coast vegetation or willingness to learn.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
- Hard working dedicated professional who is honest, loyal, decisive and credible.
- Self-starter who values integrity and is passionate about the organization, willing to sacrifice to accomplish organizational goals.
- Charismatic leader capable of inspiring staff, volunteers, and supporters.
To respond, please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]