Community Care Manager

JOB TITLE: Community Care Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Exempt
HOURS: 40 hours per week, Occasional Weekend and Evening Hours Required
SALARY: Depends on Experience; Competitive Benefits Package
REPORTS TO: Programs Director

LandPaths seeks an individual with a passion for building a diverse, healthy and whole community connected with the land. The ideal candidate is driven, energetic and creative; excels in an active work environment, is committed to equity in access to nature, and loves the outdoors. The Community Care Manager will provide overall strategic vision and expertise to LandPaths’ Community Care Initiative; ensuring that LandPaths’ Preserves are well stewarded and offer relevant programming with Sonoma County communities. The Community Care Manager will represent LandPaths in the community and sustain strong relationships based on a shared vision and values. The Community Care Manager will be an active, engaged member of the “Leadership Team,” participating in successful leadership across the organization.
Specifically, the Community Care Manager will provide leadership and oversight to LandPaths’ TrekSonoma, Preserve Stewardship, and Volunteer & Community Hub programs through goal setting, planning and evaluation. The Community Care Manager will maintain program excellence including regulatory and science standards-based and community relevance applying tools from disciplines such as: natural resource stewardship, conservation biology, fire ecology, climate change, community organizing and volunteer engagement. Community Care manager will be responsible for effective impactful community conservation.

Leadership & Strategy
 Assess current community programs, including program content and delivery, and evaluation for excellence;
 Develop multi-year community vision, strategy and programs for Preserves aligning with LandPaths’ mission;
 Active participation in Leadership Team, responsible for all initiatives, and cross-initiative communication;
 Become knowledgeable and conversant in all aspects of LandPaths’ mission, strategic plan, and programs;
 Present to community and larger public forums, articulating LandPaths’ positive impact;
 Develop and deepen through active listening and mutual understanding, relationships to expand the network supporting and advancing LandPaths’ mission, and community-focused strategy;
 Cultivate, participate and take leadership roles in relationships, partnerships, collaborations and initiatives to advance outdoor-based community programming, access to nature and nature interpretation in the County;
 Represent LandPaths in the community throughout the county, aligning LandPaths’ work with communities, Cities, and larger County-wide collective impact efforts
 Hire, mentor, motivate, review and retain a high performing team; ensure team is prepared to contribute at their highest level; hold all team members accountable, and ensure they have the knowledge, skills, ability and resources needed to succeed;
 Develop, manage, and assess budgets; determine the most effective use of staff time and resources for program excellence and progress on budget and within strategic priorities;
 Support fundraising including grant proposals;
 Provide contract and successful grant oversight and reporting

A successful candidate will likely have significant experience, including the following qualifications:
 A genuine passion for equity in access to nature and connecting people with;
 At least 3 years’ experience with natural areas management, from developing and implementing management plans to creating partnerships for watershed and regional conservation action;
 Knowledge of the local ecology, including fire resilience and the impact of climate change;
 Experience working with community, especially underserved communities and volunteers;
 Excellent interpersonal skill;
 At least 3 years’ experience in leading and managing staff, programs, budgets;
 Detail oriented, well organized;
 Strong communication skills: articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively;
 Bi-lingual and/or having a significant cross-cultural experience, understanding the dynamics of power and privilege;
 Strong leadership and management skills with an entrepreneurial spirit;
 Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors and potential partners;
 College degree or relevant work experience

A successful candidate will embrace LandPaths’ values and culture, including the following:
 Share LandPaths’ commitment to fairness and equity;
 Thrive in a creative, problem solving atmosphere of shared leadership and unrelenting drive to improve;
 Enjoy learning and supporting the work of others;
 Excel in a strong team centered work environment, while able to work independently;
 Work best in busy work environment, managing multiple variables with divergent goals;
 Possess high integrity and strong commitment to program and organizational goals;
 Demonstrate confidence in area expertise, and flexible, able to engage with new ideas and approaches;
 Enjoy and express fun and humor as part of a positive work environment;
 Patient with process and impatient for progress;
 Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors and potential partners;
 Ambitious and focused on program impact

Interested applicants should send a BRIEF AND SPECIFIC cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to LandPaths ~ Attn: HR, 618 4th Street, Suite 217, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or Recommended deadline to apply is February 16, 2020.

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