Green Job of the Day: Executive Director, Friends of the Urban Forest (San Francisco, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Executive Director
Organization: Friends of the Urban Forest
Location: San Francisco, CA

Excerpts of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement and application information is available here.

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Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial, visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). Since 1981, FUF has grown to become San Francisco’s leader in promoting and creating a larger, healthier urban forest as part of the City’s urban ecosystem, through community planting, maintenance, education and advocacy. Every month, FUF staff engages scores of resident volunteers throughout the City of San Francisco in expanding and maintaining the urban forest. Employing a community building approach to its work, FUF works to instill a sense of pride and “ownership” of the urban forest among the City’s diverse population. Additionally, FUF has been a consistent voice of support for strengthening the City’s tree-planting efforts and has actively collaborated with other community-based greening organizations. In recent years FUF has begun to focus on and promote its potential for playing a role in reducing global warming…

The Executive Director will be responsible for leading. developing and managing Friends of the Urban Forest. As the chief fundraiser and operating officer of FUF, he or she will be responsible for raising and allocating the necessary funds to meet programmatic and organizational goals, as set with the Board of Directors. In addition to representing the organization publicly and in business negotiations, the ED will effectively lead and motivate staff, and work to enhance FUF’s success within the community.

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