Butte County Resource Conservation District
About the job
The Butte County Resource Conservation District is looking for a dynamic business leader with a natural resources background to run the District’s day-to-day organizational operations as well as lead long-term strategic planning.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Manage the District’s ongoing and future program commitments
● Advise and report to the Board of Directors on a wide range of organizational and programmatic matters.
● Identify and develop new areas of programming and funding consistent with the strategic plans established by the Board of Directors.
● Network and develop productive relationships with other agencies, groups, and organizations that share the BCRCD’s goals, participating in select working groups of federal, state, regional, or local committees.
● Work with staff and the Board to assess the needs for and scope of conservation work within the district and recommend actions and programs to meet these needs.
● Identify funding sources, recommend actions and prepare grant proposals for the District to secure operating funds.
● Fulfill monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reporting requirements to funding agencies.
● Hire, manage and support in-house or contract personnel as they implement district programs. Supervise and evaluate district contractors.
● Develop district annual and project budgets. Ensure district financial accounting and invoicing procedures are carried out and coordinated through District’s outside bookkeeping service.
● Prepare and post monthly business meeting agendas/ minutes for the Board of Directors’ regular and special meetings pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act.
● Prepare annual reports for review by funding agencies and partners.
● Develop and direct information campaigns to increase public awareness of district activities.
● Track local, state, and federal laws/ events that affect conservation work within the district and keep the board informed on these issues. Where appropriate, respond with RCD Board’s viewpoints on pending legislation, regulation, or government programs.
● Communicate with Human Resources on employment needs and issues
● Other duties may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
● 3+ years experience running a special district or similar natural resource focused organization ● Undergraduate or graduate degree in Resource Management, Natural or Applied Science, Public or Business Administration, or equivalent education and experience.
● Highly developed experience and knowledge in accessing funding sources, detailed grant writing, contract creation and interpretation, and fulfilling grant management requirements
● Experience in administration, planning, budgeting, grant, and fiscal management, preferably in the natural resource conservation field.
● Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe, ArcGIS Pro/Online, Quickbooks
● Well developed and demonstrated supervisory management skills for directing individuals and facilitating groups
● Ability to interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the areas of local, state, and federal grant funding.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to develop effective and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
● Ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and diverse groups of stakeholders
● Valid California driver’s license and ability to pass a background check. Benefits Include Competitive wage compensation (65-85k annual based on experience and education), paid vacation, paid holidays, health benefits package.