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Title: California Futures Network Seeks Executive Director
 
 
Conan Smith
Land Programs Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
p. (517) 487-9539
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gmla@onenw.org [mailto:owner-gmla@onenw.org]On Behalf Of Tom Steinbach
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 1:09 PM
To: GMLA@onenw.org
Cc: Sprowls, Sharon
Subject: California Futures Network Seeks Executive Director

Hello,

I hope you'll spread the word by forwarding this position announcement along to people you think might be interested.  I'd also welcome suggestions for potential candidates I should follow-up with directly.

The California Futures Network (CFN) is seeking an experienced Executive Director to further CFN's mission to achieve fiscally, socially and environmentally sound land use policies in California. This is a full-time salaried position, which may be based in CFN's Sacramento, Bay Area (currently Oakland), or Los Angeles office. The position offers excellent compensation, with a comprehensive benefits package.

The full job description is below and can be found on CFN's web page at http://www.calfutures.org/whatsnew/jobannounce.html.

To have the job description faxed, please contact Kristen Angel, CFN Program Associate, at (510) 238-9762 ext. 146 or angel@calfutures.org.

Thanks,

Tom Steinbach
Greenbelt Alliance

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CALIFORNIA FUTURES NETWORK

California Futures Network (CFN),
formed in 1997, is a growing statewide coalition which is a leading voice for statewide policies for smart growth and reinvestment in California's existing cities and neighborhoods.  CFN consists of over 75 Affiliate organizations representing urban, business and economic development, agricultural, labor, environmental, housing, social and economic justice, transportation, historic preservation, and tribal and local governmental interests throughout California. 

About the Position: CFN is seeking an experienced Executive Director to further CFN's mission to achieve fiscally, socially and environmentally sound land use policies in California. This is a full-time salaried exempt position, which may be based in CFN's Sacramento, Bay Area (currently Oakland), or Los Angeles office. The position offers excellent compensation, with a comprehensive benefits package.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct the development and implementation of CFN's short- and long-term strategies for achieving land use policy reform, in collaboration with CFN's Steering Committee, staff and Affiliates.

Oversee the expansion of outreach and organizing efforts to continue CFN's building of an effective, broad-based coalition to support the reform of land use and related policies.

Recruit and communicate with Affiliates and allies to support CFN's policy reform efforts.

Develop specific policy options and recommendations for more fiscally, socially, and environmentally sound land use policies.

Coordinate CFN activities to work with state legislators, legislative staff, and the Administration to build support for smart growth policy reforms.

Coordinate with other related statewide, regional and local public policy efforts.

Oversee the planning and carrying out of policymaker and public education efforts to communicate the need and opportunities for fundamental land use reform and specific policy changes, and represent CFN in public forums statewide.

Manage the daily operations of CFN, including staffing CFN's Steering Committee; coordinating the work of staff, consultants, committees and task forces; and monitoring CFN's budget and expenditures.

Oversee CFN's capacity-building efforts, including strategic planning, fundraising, and diversification of staff and committees.


Qualifications:

Experience in building progressive statewide, regional or local coalitions in California to address economic, environmental and social justice issues, and in working with diverse, multicultural groups.

Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in California's state and local land use planning, regulatory, and fiscal policies and practices. Familiarity with a range of policy issues, including transportation, housing, community development, conservation and natural resources, infrastructure investment and state-local finance, is desirable.

Experience in legislative and/or public policy development and advocacy in California at the state, regional or local level, including drafting legislation, ordinances or other official policies, and building support for those policies.

Ability to oversee and help plan outreach, communications, public education, and coalition-building efforts by staff, Steering Committee members, and Affiliates.

Demonstrated skills and experience in nonprofit management, including organizational strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, and managing multiple offices and complex projects in a timely and collaborative manner.

Strong interpersonal and organizing skills, including the ability to interact successfully with state and local officials, business, labor, and community leaders, grant makers, board members, committees, staff, and the public, and to facilitate meetings and conduct negotiations to find common ground and develop consensus and support among disparate interests.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations to large and small groups, to communicate with the media, and to write and/or oversee the development of policy papers, media and public education materials, opinion pieces, and articles. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.


The California Futures Network is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates reflecting the social diversity of California are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interviews will be scheduled beginning in early December 2000.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary history to: CFN Search Committee, 2201 Broadway, Suite 815, Oakland, CA 94612.  Applications will also be accepted via e-mail to cfn@igc.org or by fax to 510-238-9769. Please direct any questions to Sharon Sprowls, CFN Interim Executive Director, at 916-325-2533, ext. 313, or ssprowls@calfutures.org.



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Tom Steinbach
Executive Director
Greenbelt Alliance
tsteinbach@greenbelt.org
www.greenbelt.org