Executive Director- San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

Opportunity Type: Job

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory’s (SFBBO) mission is to protect birds and their habitats through scientific research and educational outreach. This year marks our 40th anniversary, a milestone of our long-term engagement in high-value conservation work across the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. We have evolved from a small, volunteer-driven organization to a professional environmental NGO with experienced and dedicated staff scientists and a robust volunteer team.
We strive to engage volunteers and the general public through our outreach programs while collaborating with a range of government, local businesses, and other environmental non-profits to advance our mission. Our Science and Strategic plans ensure that we will be able to respond to and prepare for future conservation challenges, such as climate change and increasing urban growth and land development pressures. SFBBO operates with 15-20 staff, an active Board of Directors (Board), and a large community of dedicated volunteers. We are committed to the principles of justice, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about us, please visit https://sfbbo.org/.

SFBBO is seeking a passionate, mission-driven, and creative Executive Director (ED) to guide the organization as it continues to expand its role in regional conservation efforts. The ED will work closely with the board to support our science and mission goals and expand fundraising efforts. The ED should be well versed in conservation science issues to effectively and clearly communicate with both scientists and the general public. This position is dynamic, with the need to balance shifting priorities and tasks that come with new challenges and opportunities. 

SFBBO offers a generous benefits package, 4 weeks PTO, 9 paid holidays, and a base salary range of $70,000-80,000 (depending on experience level). The expected location for this role (by September 2021), is Milpitas, California. Limited telecommuting may be considered. Please send CV or resume (2- page limit), cover letter, and names of 3 references to accounting@sfbbo.org. In your cover letter, please indicate your ability to begin employment by July and work on site by September 2021. Application review will begin on June 1, but the position will remain open until filled. We expect to contact candidates for initial screening by mid-June.