Director, One Tam Community Conservation Programs

Marin County, California
Full-time, competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.
Nov 16, 2017
Jan 15, 2018
Job Level
Senior level
Employment Type
Salary Type

Are you passionate about the Mt Tamalpais area and ensuring its health through science and stewardship?
We are seeking an engaging leader who can manage programs to restore ecosystems and expand community science.

The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) is a partnership of the National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin County Parks, Marin Municipal Water District and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The TLC combines the expertise and resources of its partners to ensure the long-term health of Mount Tamalpais (Mt Tam) by advancing efforts to restore ecosystems, improve trail corridors, enhance visitor services, expand education and stewardship programming, and inspire community support through volunteerism and philanthropy. One Tam, a community-wide initiative of the TLC, implements the programs and projects of the TLC through expanding engagement and community support. 

Overview of Position

The Director of Community Conservation Programs leads and manages professional staff in restoration, community science, stewardship, resource conservation and strategic vegetation management. This position facilitates all work in collaboration with the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative partners and its network of stakeholder organizations.  In addition, the Director engages and collaborates with external partners including local scientists, community groups, and local educational institutions to develop, implement and assess programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Program Management & Collaboration

  • Hire, manage, support, and evaluate 5+ staff and multiple external contractors
  • Create, implement and evaluate community conservation programs to achieve stewardship and conservation goals in partnership with agency land managers and community organizations
  • Develop, implement and track community conservation program outcomes and science-based priorities with agency partners
  • Identify and support community conservation program infrastructure and delivery needs
  • Collaborate with agency partners and scientists to implement and maintain the Measuring the Health of Mt. Tamalpais inventory and monitoring priorities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, to develop and sustain data management systems
  • Facilitate the TLC Working Group and key partner committees to support work plan outcomes
  • Grow and manage community-based, institutional and agency partnerships
  • Provide technical expertise and training to increase knowledge and participation in the TLC
  • Develop resource stewardship strategies for sustaining the performance of priority projects

Communication & Community Engagement 

  • Build support for priority programs and projects through targeted outreach.
  • Actively represent One Tam at key stakeholder meetings, and with scientists and partner organizations to build awareness, increase engagement and cultivate support
  • Provide consistent communication and coordination between One Tam program and project-based teams
  • Communicate goals and highlights through e-newsletters, web-based content and other written correspondence
  • Promote One Tam conservation programs through social media and online channels 
  • Represent this initiative at professional conferences, meetings, community events and other public forums

Financial Management and Administration

  • Develop, track, and manage program budgets and provide quarterly updates to TLC partners
  • Develop and administer multi-agency and multi-partnership budgets and project statements for regional programs
  • Provide administrative and written support for grant development, compliance and reporting
  • Collaborate with One Tam partners to maintain shared facilities and infrastructure
  • Create and adapt partner-based staffing structures to meet multi-agency goals for shared programs
  • Review and sign contracts and authorize financial transactions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise in ecology, land conservation and management, restoration and resource planning
  • Enthusiasm for fostering community-based conservation programs with a desire to reach diverse audiences, and an interest in making connections between the urban, rural and natural environments
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with agencies, non-profit organizations and community groups
  • Outstanding organizational and group management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Proactively creates welcoming spaces and experiences for others
  • Desire to work in a team and to work with people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints
  • Demonstrated strategic thinker with excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership skills;  inspires and motivates others
  • Embraces innovation and demonstrates novel approaches to programming and community building
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer and internet applications; experience in website maintenance preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license

Physical Requirements and Work Environments:

  • Work is performed in an office and outdoor setting;  Work is performed standing or walking
  • Regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day
  • Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree preferred but not required, or demonstrated relevant equivalent experience working with multi-agencies, land stewardship programs
  • 5+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: land conservation and/or management, open space or resource planning, park planning, community engagement, stewardship, and volunteer management

Terms/Compensation: Full-time, competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

To Apply: Submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume including personal and professional experience that is relevant to this position. Apply no later than December 19, 2017.

One Tam is a philanthropic initiative of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to support the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, placement and promotions are conducted without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws & ordinances.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs