Director of Development

Summary

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of The American River Parkway Foundation’s fundraising including the membership program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and special campaigns. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the Parkway Foundation’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Create and execute a strategy for fundraising initiatives in the Foundation’s Strategic Plan.
  • Author Foundation, Corporate and Government grants.
  • Execute organizations special events.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
  • Manage board development-marketing committee meetings.
  • Create public relations materials.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • 5-7 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

 
Salary and Benefits

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 403B and vacation package.

 
Salary and Benefits

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 403B and vacation package.
 

If interested, e-mail resume and cover letter to dpoggetto@arpf.org or send to ARPF, 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael CA 95608.

 

 

Director of Natural Resources

Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the person in this position is responsible for planning, programming, and implementing environmental program activities involving natural resources management and protection, ecological restoration, trails improvements, recreational activities, water resources, and special uses.

The American River Parkway Foundation seeks candidates with strong technical, organizational, social, communication, project management, and leadership skills to be the Director of Environmental Programs.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • An understanding of emerging policy issues affecting land conservation, including land use, habitat protection, water quality and quantity, recreation and climate change.
  • Lead and manage planning, design, and implementation of natural resource management activities, ecological restoration projects, and trail improvements.
  • Research and stay up to date on environmental policy and legislation and resulting grant funding programs; Prepare grant proposals and seek additional funding opportunities.
  • Manage procurement and contracting processes for our programs.
  • Manage consultants and contractors supporting environmental programs.
  • Prepare and make effective and engaging presentations before boards, committees, and citizen’s groups.
  • Lead Parkway Foundation stakeholder meetings and provide professional assistance to committees of the Parkway Foundation.
  • Analyze the effects of management activities on natural resources for environmental assessments.
  • Provide advice on various types of recreation programs such as recreation activities, historical trails, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, and development of recreation management plans.
  • Prepare and implement a wildfire preparedness and post-fire recovery/restoration plan.
  • Provide scientific and technical leadership for wildfire resilience planning, ecological restoration, invasive plant removal.

 

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree from accredited college in natural resource management, ecology, biology, forestry, or related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work.
  • Experience in developing and managing large scale coordinated projects for environmental or natural resource programs
  • Excellent communications and people skills for shared leadership and coordination across teams and projects, community and stakeholder engagement, and proliferation of progressive resilience planning.
  • Ability to analyze and act on data in support of Parkway Foundation planning and prioritization needs; oversee and manage relational spatial and non-spatial databases; develop reports, maps, and other planning documents; perform GIS analysis and mapping.
  • Experience with procuring professional consultant services.
  • California driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • California certified pesticide applicator license preferred.

 

Salary and Benefits

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 403B and vacation package.
 

If interested, e-mail resume and cover letter to dpoggetto@arpf.org or send to ARPF, 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael CA 95608.