About ReScape California
ReScape California, aka Bay-Friendly Coalition and EcoLandscape California, was formed in 2009 with the vision of teaching people about effective, practical ways to create and care for landscapes that support rather than uproot natural ecological systems.
We believe that every landscape professional and gardener can create regenerative green spaces that enhance the health of people and wildlife, reduce costs for building and maintaining public infrastructure such as flood and storm water controls, and provide valuable ecological services such as attracting pollinators, mitigating climate change impacts, and improving water and air quality.
To achieve this vision, we:
- Train landscape architects, designers, contractors, and maintenance contractors in how and why to put healthy landscape principles into practice
- Develop guidelines, standards and how-to resources that promote practical, cost-effective alternatives to conventional landscaping and gardening practices
- Assist public agencies in adopting landscape policies that save money, expand green job opportunities, safeguard community health, and protect valuable natural resources
- Grow markets for landscape professionals, nurseries, and other businesses that offer environmentally sound landscape and gardening solutions
- Inspire industry professionals and gardeners to use ecologically based practices and to advocate for healthier landscaping and gardening practices in their communities
ReScape California educates and advocates to inspire public agencies, landscape professionals, property owners and gardeners to adopt healthier, more environmentally sound landscape design, construction and management practices.
Position Overview: The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The ED ensures ongoing programmatic excellence, and consistent quality of finance, administration, fundraising, communications, and systems. The ED oversees all the operations of the organization, and provides direction to ensure the growth and well-being of the organization within the fiscal constraints of the budget.
ReScape has staff in the Bay Area and Sacramento, and works throughout the State of California. ReScape has developed resources, trainings and symposiums that are effective and delivered regionally. The new Executive Director will work with the board, staff, and stakeholders to expand services that address the needs of communities and the environment. The Executive Director will grow ReScape’s reach, impact, contributions, and income.
Ideal experience, qualifications, and attributes:
Mission: An established personal commitment to renewable landscape practices; experience with and a strongly-held conviction about their value and impact;
Values: Deep passion for the environment, demonstrated through work, activism, and/or personal experience;
Skills: At least three years of senior level leadership experience, preferably as a director in a non-profit organization and/or foundation; a proven track record of success in staff management, program development, and operational oversight including stewardship of resources, budget development, and fiscal oversight;
Character: A compelling, compassionate, and inclusive leadership style with personal awareness, strong interpersonal relationship skills, and the ability to direct, inspire, and collaborate with others;
Head: Outstanding analytical skills; a strategic thinker and problem solver, able to make decisions using sound process; project design and management excellence; a strong, clear compelling writer and communicator; a stickler for detail and timelines with appreciation for streamlining, rigor and high standards; and
Heart: Grounded and flexible with a high degree of integrity, transparency, and humility; able to maintain an atmosphere of kindness, trust, and respect internally and with all stakeholders and partners.
The ED will be committed to ReScape’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Proven track record of success in a leadership position overseeing operations of an organization or program, while maintaining solid relationships with the staff, board, donors and community.
- A minimum of three years of senior-level nonprofit organization experience is preferred.
- A solid knowledge of accounting, budgeting, financial management, and marketing.
- Extensive experience in leading the process of ongoing strategic planning.
- An entrepreneurial spirit, preferably including experience developing and implementing public-private partnerships to achieve community-wide social, environmental, and economic goals.
- Proven success in securing restricted and unrestricted funding from individual and institutional funders.
- An understanding of non-profit regulations and bookkeeping in the State of California.
- Experience creating and growing programs.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
- Strong marketing, public relations, and philanthropy experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Being action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, visionary, and capable of innovative approaches to business planning.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-direction.
- A commitment to sustainable landscape practices: Landscape Locally, Landscape for Less to the Landfill, Nurture the Soil, Conserve Water, Protect Water & Air Quality, Conserve Energy, and Create Wildlife Habitat.
- Landscape industry experience is a plus.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter demonstrating your strengths in relative to the job description, with Executive Director in the subject line to email@example.com by February 16, 2018.