Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Director, Conservation Management and Field Operations

Posted: October 18, 2019
Location: Marin County and Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Time Commitment: Full-time


We are looking for a Director of Conservation Management and Field Operations to join the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to oversee a program that stewards our public lands. This position supports the mission of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area by leading a team of 20+ staff and interns, collaborating with multiple partners, and overseeing field restoration efforts. As a public-serving organization, equity and inclusion are vital to our work.

While this role has a wide range of responsibilities, we’re looking for someone who brings a depth of experience and is interested in developing and strengthening a team. If you work well with people, have management and restoration experience, and would like to grow professionally, we encourage you to apply.

Job Responsibilites

Mentorship and Work Culture

  • Promotes a healthy, supportive work environment
  • Recruits, trains, and mentors 4-6 direct reports; supports a larger team of over 20 people, which includes full-time staff, part-time staff, and interns
  • Represents and advocates for the team; serves on committees, including those focused on workplace safety as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Collaborates on creating and implementing strategic conservation management goals with multiple partners, including the National Park Service and other agencies1
  • Supports and leads planning and coordination of conservation management programs, working across disciplines and agencies
  • Helps develop work plans, ecological health assessments, integrated pest management (IPM) requests, applied science projects, and public reports
  • Shares updates and engages with outside groups at conferences, meetings, community events, and other public forums
  • Oversees data collection, management, and reporting for conservation management programs
  • Manages team’s budget (approximately $2M a year), with support from Finance Team; assists staff with overseeing their budgets, especially for multi-agency programs
  • Facilitates contracts and agreements with agency partners; may also work on administrative grant writing and reporting
  • Works with other Directors to ensure operational alignment (funding, staffing, program support, etc.)

Collaboration, Coordination, and Planning

  • Collaborates on creating and implementing strategic conservation management goals with multiple partners, including the National Park Service and other agencies1
  • Supports and leads planning and coordination of conservation management programs, working across disciplines and agencies
  • Helps develop work plans, ecological health assessments, integrated pest management (IPM) requests, applied science projects, and public reports
  • Shares updates and engages with outside groups at conferences, meetings, community events, and other public forums
  • Oversees data collection, management, and reporting for conservation management programs

Operations and Administration

  • Manages team’s budget (approximately $2M a year), with support from Finance Team; assists staff with overseeing their budgets, especially for multi-agency programs
  • Facilitates contracts and agreements with agency partners; may also work on administrative grant writing and reporting
  • Works with other Directors to ensure operational alignment (funding, staffing, program support, etc.)


Required Qualifications

  • Leadership and mentorship: Committed to fostering an inclusive work culture; can support others and help them develop in their positions; is self-aware and is attuned to interpersonal dynamics; responds appropriately to different people in different situations; is willing to address conflict.
  • Collaboration and relationship building: Experience in partnership-based work, especially working across multiple organizations and/or jurisdictions; can build and sustain relationships with a variety of people, partner organizations, and community.
  • Conservation management and field experience:Prior field work and management experience (such as habitat restoration, land stewardship, weed management, monitoring, applied science, etc.); ability to lead and contribute to the planning of conservation management projects; relevant knowledge and technical skills as demonstrated by work experience and/or education.

Work Environments and Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in offices and outdoor settings, including sitting and operating a computer for 6-8 hours a day, standing, walking, kneeling, and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Requires a DMV record check to be cleared to drive company vehicles.

Salary and Benefits

Compensation: Salary commensurate with work experience and skills Benefits: Generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, and vacation, holidays, and sick leave

Application Process

Submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume including relevant personal and professional experience. Apply online by November 17, 2019 via this link: https://jobapply.page.link/9eX...