The Contra Costa Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) has an exceptional leadership opportunity for a highly motivated Executive Director to manage the CCRCD, and partner with and support the resource conservation community within Contra Costa County. The Executive Director leads and manages our District team in the delivery of services as outlined by the Board of Directors and the District’s strategic plan. This highly collaborative position requires the ability to effectively communicate the District's goals, activities, roles, and responsibilities to other agencies, organizations, and individuals. The CCRCD also works in collaboration with its federal partner, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The ideal candidate will:
- Be able to communicate and advance the mission, strategic vision and values of the
CCRCD and its Board of Directors
- Maintain and further develop an exceptional network among the conservation community to identify and generate partnerships and revenue development opportunities
- Lead, manage and continue to develop a dynamic team in an environment where multi-tasking to set/revise priorities and create new opportunities is the norm. Support staff in the continued delivery of outstanding service in an efficient and timely manner
- Have the demonstrated business experience and skills necessary for overseeing and managing District budget and finances with support from administrative and project staff members. Be committed to “best practices” in all areas
- Work collaboratively with a diverse array of clientele and partners.
The Contra Costa RCD’s mission is to facilitate conservation and stewardship of the natural resources in our County. The Executive Director reports to the CCRCD’s Board of Directors and oversees three part time District staff and consultants. The CCRCD currently employs watershed coordinators, a resource education specialist, an office administrator and consultants to work on the technical design for projects. We collaborate on many aspects of project planning and implementation, including seeking appropriate funding sources.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree preferred, or Bachelor's degree or sufficient demonstrated experience in a field related to the District's scope of work, i.e. natural resources management, agriculture or business in these fields.
- Basic knowledge in the fields of natural resource conservation and agriculture sufficient to represent the CCRCD to partners, the public and to communicate effectively with staff project managers.
- Experience leading and managing technical and administrative staff members with a focus on team results.
- Familiarity with special district and /or non- profit operations and budgets is desirable.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including basic office software applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and web-based communications.
Other Position Information and Requirements
- The position is full-time, exempt, and at will employment.
- Salary $75K+ based on experience
- Benefits including medical and 401K are available
- Work location: CCRCD Offices in Concord, CA
- Must possess a valid California driver's license; may be required to use personal vehicle for work duties, with mileage reimbursed at the prevailing federal rate.
- Position requires USDA-NRCS Computer Security Clearance and associated background check.
- Work is performed in the District office or participating in meetings at partners’ offices with some additional field work such as restoration site visits.
- Position will require flexible work hours when necessary, including occasional evenings and weekends.
To Apply for the Position
Please submit your resume, salary history, the names of three current references, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for the position, by email by Tuesday, April 9th.
Please send all documents as attachments to one email. Documents should be in PDF or MS Word (please do not send documents larger than 1 MB). Please no images, graphics or photographs. Inquiries and applications will be kept confidential.
For more information about our organization, go to www.ccrcd.org
The Contra Costa Resource Conservation District