Job Posting: Executive Officer
Executive Officer/California Coastal Conservancy
The Coastal Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, expand public access for all to enjoy the outdoors, and sustain local economies along the length of California’s coast and around San Francisco Bay. The Conservancy, along with the Coastal Commission and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission comprise California’s federally approved Coastal Management Program.
- Projects: The Coastal Conservancy is actively supporting hundreds of projects in coastal counties inland and along the coast and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Climate: Climate change is having profound impacts on California’s coastal resources. The Coastal Conservancy is leading many efforts to increase resiliency, prepare for and reduce these impacts.
- Equity: The Coastal Conservancy is an active partner in efforts to support projects that promote equitable project outcomes for all Californians, especially under-served and/or frontline communities.
The Executive Officer (EO) of the State Coastal Conservancy is appointed by, and is directly responsible to, a seven-member board consisting of four members of the public appointed by the Governor (2), Speaker of the Assembly (1) and State Senate Rules Committee (1), the California Coastal commission Chair, the Natural Resources Agency Secretary, and the Director of Finance. The Executive Officer, in collaboration and cooperation with the Board is Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and administering the functions of the Coastal Conservancy.
Manage and lead the Coastal Conservancy staff of 70, including eight direct reports.
Serve as the Executive Officer (EO) of San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, which has a $25 million per year budget for habitat restoration along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. The Executive Officer is the face with the public, to the press, other government entities and NGO’s. The Executive Officer, in cooperation with the Board is Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and administering the functions of the Restoration Authority including supervising the staff.
Prioritize and approve expenditure of the Coastal Conservancy budget averaging $70 million per year and consisting of bond funds, special funds, non-governmental funds, federal funds, and reimbursements for legislatively mandated programs. Manage an average of $20 million annually in federal grants.
Develop and maintain relationships with external entities. This includes community-based groups, non-profit organizations, local governments, mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, state and federal legislators and other appointed and elected officials, making presentations, attending project openings, ribbon cutting ceremonies and other public events.
Serve on the boards of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority, Baldwin Hills Conservancy, Morro Bay National Estuary Program, and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission.
Salary $11,867 – $13,219 — Monthly
Application Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021
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