Executive Director
San Diego Oceans Foundation - San Diego, CA

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Executive Director Job Description

Title: Executive Director

Reports To: SDOF Board of Directors

Position Available: Immediate

Organization Mission:

SDOF leads community supported programs that promote ocean sustainability.

Job purpose:

The Executive Director of the Foundation shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. Specifically she/he shall be in control of the administration of the business of the Foundation, including communications with media, government, corporate and public interests. She/he shall be responsible for coordination of educational programs, media research, project implementation, planning budget strategy, fundraising and any other activities that may be directed by the Board of Directors or the President. She/he shall take daily direction from the President and will keep the Board of Directors fully informed of actions and activities which are likely to be of interest to the Members of the Board. The Executive Director shall operate as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), but will not be a voting member of the Board of Directors, and will be required to attend all regular and special board meetings.

Key Responsibilities:

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

  • Specific committee responsibilities:
  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

  • See that the board is kept informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  • Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

Essential Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of at least 5 years of nonprofit experience with significant fundraising and contract management experience
  • Volunteer management experience required
  • Excellent public speakier with interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with varied individuals and groups
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills, with proven track record as an effective team member
  • Available to work weekends, evenings, and occasional holidays
  • Strong enthusiasm and interest in marine science
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This is a full-time position based in San Diego County, California. Compensation based on experience.

Please email cover letter, resume and salary history to apply.

The San Diego Oceans Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

For a complete job description, please visit: http://sdof.org/edjobdescription/


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Our Mission SDOF leads community supported programs that promote ocean sustainability. About SDOF Since 1984, SDOF has built a legacy...