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Program Director at Community Soil Foundation - 13156

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Program Director
Community Soil Foundation
450 Noonan Ranch lane
95403 Santa Rosa , CA
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Job Description: 

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include staff supervision, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The Program Director reports to the Advisory Council and fiscal sponsor, Extended Child Care, and collaborates with all staff and partners. This position is part-time at 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule and occasional weekend duties. Wage at $22 per hour with paid holidays, sick leave, and opportunities for growth. Anticipated start date in July with consultation from current leadership.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Management & Strategy
Ensure outcomes-based program management through effective data tracking, rigorous evaluation, and internal/external reporting of results
Manage all CSF accounts, planning tools, and logistical systems
Hire, supervise, develop, and retain all CSF staff
Develop and facilitate monthly staff meetings for transparent decision-making
Oversee the development and refinement of CSF curriculum, learning centers, and educational content
Oversee the delivery of educational events, including monthly volunteer work days, ecological restoration projects, and public workshops
Regularly collaborate with partners, such as Sonoma County Regional Parks and Mark West Union School District, to maintain relevant and timely programming
Communicate with and convene the CSF Advisory Council to enhance impact, financial health, and strategic direction of the organization

Fundraising & Accounting
Develop annual operating budget to support existing personnel, maintenance, and operations
Monitor all income and expenses and review quarterly financial reports
Review and approve time-keeping of all CSF staff for payroll
Manage existing grant contracts and submit annual reports to funders
Oversee planning and delivery of annual fundraising event
Deliver all donor recognition protocol
Pursue new funding and revenue generation opportunities, including grants, partnerships, private contributions, campaigns, specialty markets, and fee-for-service activities

Outreach & Communications
Recruit and engage a robust base of volunteers and local champions
Serve as an occasional garden ambassador to students and visitors
Cultivate relationships with political and community leaders through meetings and event attendance
Regularly update website and social media channels for external presence
Maintain contact database with existing and new participants
Issue quarterly e-newsletter and other mass email communications
Build relationships to pursue new opportunities in outdoor education, ecological stewardship, and community health at the Larkfield site and as a model for regional replication

Education & Experience: 

The PD will be thoroughly committed to CSF’s mission. All candidates should have proven organizational leadership and program management experience. Specific requirements include:
Knowledge of and/or skills in the following: regenerative agriculture, ecological stewardship, environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, outdoor education, resource conservation, urban schools, and social justice.
Track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff and manage high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and oversee a budget
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising 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
Social media, computer and project management skills.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Ability to work independently, be flexible, strive for excellence, and think creatively.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified and interested applicants - send resume and cover letter to Paolo Tantarelli at Candidates will be interviewed in August/September. Background check conducted via CSF fiscal sponsor, Extended Child Care. Thank you for your interest!

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Administrative & Finance