Executive Director

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CHINO BASIN WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Please visit http://www.cbwcd.org/jobs.aspx for the full job brochure.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
Based in Montclair, California, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD) is a leader in water conservation practices and education. Given California's ongoing state water reduction mandates, CBWCD is well-positioned to educate school-aged children, homeowners, property owners, and landscape professionals in water conservation best practices. With a 4.5-acre state of the art demonstration facility, the public can see first-hand how to modify their water usage practices.

Created in 1949, Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD) is a progressive organization with a dynamic culture focused on water conservation through strategic outreach and focused education. We intentionally target and tailor our educational programs and training resources toward conservation partners who can make the greatest impact, not only for short-term conservation goals, but for long-term community awareness that influences and changes behavior at the individual level.

In addition to our outreach and education programs, CBWCD is dedicated to sustainable water resource development and owns, operates, and maintains eight groundwater recharge basins which capture and recharge an average of 8,325 acre-feet (roughly equal to 2.7 billion gallons) of water annually (based on an 8-year average from 2006-07 through 2013-14), including storm water, nuisance water, recycled water, and imported water. Five of the basins are located in Montclair, two are in Upland, and one is in Ontario.

If you have a passion for our environment, education, and water resources management, and see yourself as a highly motivated leader and entrepreneurial thinker, Chino Basin Water Conservation District may be the organization you have been seeking.

COMPENSATION
Annual salary: $140,000 - $170,000, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits.

THE POSITION
The Executive Director position presents a unique opportunity for a mission-driven leader who is passionate and dedicated to environmental quality and natural resource conservation to lead Chino Basin Water Conservation District's (CBWCD) progressive services and programs in the region.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead the organization's strategic growth in the region, forging new collaborative partnerships and alliances with like-minded public agencies, school districts, nonprofits, academic institutions, and professional organizations that share CBWCD's passion for conservation education and water resources management. The Executive Director will be responsible for realizing the vision and Strategic Plan of CBWCD with emphasis on scaling the agency for greater impact and growing the reach of the organization's services and programs throughout the region.

This leader will build on recent successes of CBWCD and position the organization as a regional leader in water resource conservation. The Executive Director will create a greater presence for CBWCD in the region by elevating the organization's marketing, development, and branding efforts while building and strengthening CBWCD's partnerships.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Board Development: Develop, maintain, and support a strong, forward-thinking Board of Directors. Energize and actively engage board members and committees in strategic initiatives.
- Staff Management & Development: Lead and inspire staff to fulfill CBWCD's vision while elevating staff expertise and core competencies for professional development.
- Partnerships, Communications, and Community Relations: Build strategic partnerships that advance the agency=92s mission while developing and implementing a communications strategy.
- Financial Management & Funding Development: Oversee the financial management of the agency while seeking out new funding opportunities.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

CBWCD is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and experienced leader with at least five years of progressively responsible experience in a leadership position at a nonprofit organization or public agency with success in managing, developing, and motivating a high-performing management team. This leader will have a passion for conservation, the environment and working collaboratively with staff, elected officials, and the public.

The Executive Director will have successful experience growing an organization through strategic leadership and strong external partnerships, with proven expertise in managing and developing an organization's operational and financial capacity. Experience creating or working with 501c3 organizations is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies:
- Strategic leadership and management expertise
- Passion for conservation and education
- External relations and strategic communications
- Relationship building and organizational collaboration
- High personal awareness and emotional intelligence
- Experience growing and scaling an organization

APPLICATION PROCESS
If you are interested in applying, please visit CBWCD's online job portal at http://www.cbwcd.org/jobs.aspx and submit an application with a cover letter and resume. The filing deadline is April 26, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. (PST). If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Henson at 858.248.7701 or Jobs@cbwcd.org.

Website: http://www.cbwcd.org/jobs.aspx

Deadline: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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