Executive Director – Nature for All

We are seeking an Executive Director for Nature for All!

Position Summary:
The Executive Director role is a full-time permanent exempt position, and will collaborate with the board of directors and coalition members of Nature for All to accomplish strategic goals that advance the mission to build a diverse base of support for ensuring that everyone in the Los Angeles area—no matter where they live—has equitable access to the wide range of benefits that nature can provide. This mission is carried out by operating a range of programs and through Nature for All’s leadership in coalitions and strategic partnerships. Nature for All devotes significant work to support public policies that align with its mission, specifically those with the potential to protect public lands and water resources, connect underserved communities with nature and create more public lands experiences in historically underserved neighborhoods.

To attract, retain, and support an effective staff team, the board of directors is particularly eager to consider applicants whose organizational leadership approach has demonstrated the development and/or sustaining of inclusive, collaborative and supportive workplace cultures. The successful applicant will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, is open and responsive to ideas from Board members, coalition members, stakeholders and staff team members; honors work-life balance and flexibility of work schedules; recognizes staff value through compensation and retention; and invests in people through mentorship and professional development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
● Actively engage and lead the coalition’s policy objectives with respect to public lands preservation, access to public lands, healthy active recreation, sustainable water resources, leadership development and climate resiliency.
● Facilitate the development of long-range and annual strategic plans with the active participation of the board of directors, coalition members, stakeholders and staff.
● Lead the fundraising activities to develop sustainable operating and program revenues from a diverse range of major donors, grant-making foundations, and private sector partners.
● Implement a public outreach program consistent with coalition policy programs.
● Cultivate effective relationships with elected officials, civic, nonprofit and private sector leaders as necessary to bring greater resources and opportunities that further the goals of Nature for All.
● Act as the public spokesperson on behalf of the board of directors.
● Advocate for the Nature for All mission with coalition partners, public officials, and the media.
● Hire, evaluate, and motivate staff team members to ensure optimal administration, operations, and program/services delivery.
● Engage consultants and collaborate with coalition partners in the execution of annual program, project and policy plans.
● Collaborate and oversee contracts with consultants as needed to conduct fundraising activities and secure services for communications, lobbyists and others to further the goals of Nature for All.
● Ensure full compliance with grant agreements and supervise preparation of grant reports in a timely manner.
● Supervise and monitor the financial and administrative operations and progress toward programmatic objectives, provide regular and thorough reports to the board of directors.
● Lead and support the pursuit of Nature for All’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all programs and coalition activities.
● Ensure compliance with federal and California regulatory and tax requirements applicable to nonprofit organizations.
● Keep the board of directors informed on an ongoing basis and through periodic formal reports of the operations and of the progress toward strategic goals.

General Qualifications, Expertise, Skills and Abilities:
● At least five years of demonstrated leadership and/or management success in positions at nonprofit, private sector, or public agency organizations preferably with environment related assignments or missions, with direct responsibility for supervising staff, fundraising and/or donor relations, developing and managing budgets, and development and implementation of policies, programs and projects.
● A bachelor’s degree, or a combination of equivalent academic/professional training and relevant experience.
● The ability to advocate effectively and collegially with individuals and elected and organization representatives from a wide range of backgrounds and interests.
● Proficient in social media, online video conferencing, shared work platforms such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook), and supervision of website content.
● Attention to detail and strong follow-through practices, particularly as a member of broad coalitions.
● Manage sensitive and confidential personal and institutional information with integrity.
● Reliable transportation required for out-of-office travel as required by the position.
Other Competencies:
● Demonstrated professional and/or volunteer commitment to creating and expanding access to open space, outdoor activities, clean water and multi-benefit projects/programs for families and individuals in the greater Los Angeles community.
● Understand, support, and promote Nature for All’s contribution to and leadership role in multi-organization coalitions, with a focus on optimizing the collective impact of shared goals.
● Pursue their own, and support the Nature for All staff members in their pursuit of, ongoing professional development opportunities, including educational advancement, access to professional publications, professional networking, and participating in professional organizations.
● Support the board of directors in meeting their duties to perform ongoing fiscal and programmatic oversight and long-range strategic planning.

Other duties may be assigned that are not listed in the above job description and the organization may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice
based on the needs of the organization.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit resume and cover letter to:
applyto@lanatureforall.org; nominations, referrals, and inquiries welcome at applyto@lanatureforall.org; please no phone calls to the Nature for All office or to Nature for All board members.



Associate with Better World Group Advisors

Job Opportunity
Job Title: Associate (2 positions available)
Better World Group Advisors (BWG)

For the past 20 years, BWG has been behind some of the nation’s boldest climate
policies and environmental strategies. We work across all sectors to devise bold,
transformative strategies that address complex problems. Our clients – philanthropies,
non-governmental organizations, and local and state government agencies – turn to us
for our ability to craft and implement creative strategy, convene diverse stakeholders,
and build consensus towards equitable and sustainable outcomes. We are an equal
opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. BWG
is headquartered in Los Angeles, with an office in Sacramento. We are currently working
remotely from home and conduct all meetings via phone or video conference. This
position will be remote.

What we do
• Environmental Justice
• Racial justice
• Coalition management
• Meeting Facilitation
• Multi-Stakeholder Process
•Management
• Philanthropic Advisement
• Policy Education & Training
• Policy Research & Analysis
• Communications strategy

Job Description
BWG is seeking to hire two Associates for one year (with potential to extend) to work on a
variety of projects ranging from public lands, environment and climate, racial justice,
Native American law and policy, sustainability, and active transportation. The Associates
will gain a variety of skills integral to their ongoing success in the private consulting
sector, including project management, writing for a variety of audiences, planning and
facilitating stakeholder engagements, and developing pragmatic and implementable
strategies and recommendations for our public, non-profit, and philanthropic clients. The
Associates will work both independently and as part of a team craft thoughtful and
strategic interdisciplinary policy and campaign approaches that will create equitable,
healthy, and sustainable communities. Specific duties for the position include:
• Perform research and analyze data
• Draft memos, reports, and other client-related work products
• Complete client requests and ensure that scopes, budgets, and schedules are on
track
• Assist in business development activities, including preparing responses to
Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
• Manage complex projects
• Develop campaign plans and implement strategies
• Schedule, prepare and facilitate meetings; draft and disseminate notes
• Support, plan, and implement stakeholder engagement strategies
• Track local, state, and national policy issues
• Communications support, including managing and updating social media
platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and Facebook and preparing
company newsletters
• Administrative tasks, as needed

Compensation
These are full-time positions with a salary range of $55,000 to $60,000 per year.
Compensation includes a generous benefits package, including healthcare and dental
insurance, paid time off, etc.

Time/Duration
Full time (40 hours/week) for one year, with possibility to extend.

Qualifications
Candidates must have work experience and education in one or more of the following:
• Native Nations Law and Policy
• Environmental Policy
• Environmental Justice
• Public Lands
• Climate
• Facilitation
• Racial justice
• Public Policy
• Communications

A Master’s or advanced Degree in any of these fields and two years of relevant work
experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be
accepted.

Skills
Successful candidates must possess excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills. They must be highly motivated strategic thinkers who are detail
oriented and have a proactive approach to problem solving. They must have
demonstrated experience assisting on multiple tasks independently and as part of an
interdisciplinary team. They must have strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), GoogleDocs, basic project management tools and internet research.
Experience with Adobe InDesign, GIS, database analysis, social media platforms
(LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook), and web development software (e.g., Squarespace) are a
plus. Experience working with tribal organizations or Tribes or background in Native
American law or related studies highly sought.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice and building
thriving, inclusive communities. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of these principles,
and experience in project management. The ideal candidate will possess a desire for real
world experience and knowledge in the fields of environmental and climate policy. For
the rising public policy, tribal policy, climate, environmental or communications
professional, this position provides an opportunity to build a resume, enhance
professional credentials, and network with top professionals in these fields.

Application Process
To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF document to
joanny@estolanoadvisors.com. No phone calls please.

  • Resume
  • Writing sample (if part of a group project, indicate sections written by the
    applicant)
  • PowerPoint sample
  • Examples that showcase experience with web-based applications (i.e.
    websites, social media pages, newsletters, and/or e-publications) or graphic
    design software (i.e. Creative Suite)
  • Three professional or academic references
  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis (via video conference), starting the week of
    February 15, 2020. The application will close by 6:00 PM on February 26, 2020.


Administrative Assistant with Estolano Advisors

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Downtown Los Angeles (remote while working at home in effect)
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Estolano Advisors is a consulting firm offering integrated solutions to create thriving, healthy,
vibrant communities. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected
by law.

Estolano Advisors is a Latina-owned small business co-located with its affiliate firm, Better
World Group. Although most staff currently work remotely, this position will require in-office
training and performance initially, and then can transition to remote work until pandemic work at home policies ease.

Job Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative duties to support our CEO,
project teams and operations staff. Expected responsibilities:
• Coordinate team meetings and events
• Manage office equipment and supplies inventory
• Collect credit card receipts from staff and match up to monthly credit card statements
• Collect and review monthly reimbursement requests from all staff
• Prepare client expense reports
• Provide administrative support to all staff
• Assist with monthly invoicing and ongoing contracts management
• Additional duties as assigned, such as providing IT- or HR-related support to staff
Qualifications
• Administrative experience
• Superb attention to detail
• A proactive approach and positive/helpful attitude
• Ability to work well independently, with minimal supervision
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet research
• Effective time management and organizational skills
• Competency in handling sensitive information
Ability to troubleshoot IT issues; bookkeeping experience; and/or experience with Adobe
InDesign, social media platforms, and/or web development software are pluses but not
requirements.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand at
a variable-height desk, use hands, communicate via telephone and computer, reach with hands
and arms, and lift up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Compensation
Starting at $17-22 per hour depending on experience, plus benefits for full-time employment


Application Process
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@estolanoadvisors.com with Admin
Assistant in the Subject line. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, beginning
February 12, 2021.

External Affairs Outreach Coordinator– The Nature Conservancy

The External Affairs Coordinator provides research and policy analysis in support of The Nature Conservancy’s policy priorities and tracks policies and decisions that directly affect conservation goals. The Coordinator builds and facilitates internal networks, public networks, coordinating meetings, agendas, and presentations. They assist in influencing the outcome of policy initiatives in Southern California. They develop strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and industry to advance the organization’s conservation agenda.  

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Works within scope of program’s strategic goals.
  • Provides research and policy analysis in support of legislative, corporate, public finance, , community, and/or policy priorities.
  • Provides assistance with preparation of program materials including presentations, memos, and other communications.
  • Provides assistance with social media and public outreach to influence public policy outcomes in Southern California..
  • Schedules outreach meetings with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, community groups, coalitions, and/or industry.
  • Work independently, working with supervisor as needed.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure.
  • Experience with legislative, planning, policy or corporate initiatives at two or more of the following levels:  international, country, sub-national, or local.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with government or corporate staff and/or program leadership.
  • Experience working with partners/government agencies and the corporate sector.
  • Strong writing skills to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.  
  • Experience building networks or organizational capacity, facilitating informational sessions, increasing internal knowledge and capacity, and identifying key stakeholders.  
  • Experience with social media platforms and public outreach.
  • Self-starting, independent worker who can thrive in a decentralized organization with minimal oversight.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 49063, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately here. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 3rd 2020.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.


The PLACE Program (Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments)

The PLACE Program (Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has two immediate openings to support development of Community Pedestrian Plans in unincorporated East Los Angeles, East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Firestone, and Willowbrook/West Rancho Dominguez-Victoria.

They are looking for an experienced planner/project manager who knows active transportation planning with diverse communities and CEQA/the plan adoption process.

They also looking for an Outreach Manager with project/program management skills, knowledge of active transportation, and experience working with or for community-based organizations. Outreach activities will likely be virtual depending on conditions, and all outreach will be done in accordance with public health guidance, requirements, and best practices.

Fluency in Spanish for either role is a big plus. If you’re from or familiar with any of the project communities, even better!


Water Equity Program Assistant— Los Angeles, CA

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that has played, and will continue to play, a leading role in mobilizing Angelenos, private businesses and government agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change. 

TreePeople is currently seeking a highly motivated Water Equity Program Assistant to support the WaterTalks program, a county-wide community engagement program focused on water issues.