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Executive Director, APEN- Oakland, CA

Organization: Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: 310 8th Street, Suite 309, Oakland, California, 94607, United States

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Salary details: Competitive Salary commensurate upon experience and qualifications. Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and retirement.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2013

 

Organization Overview

Since 1993, APEN has been fighting for environmental justice for all people, educating and building power with low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in Oakland, Richmond, and across the state. It has built a strong, educated base of community members and organizations that not only have a direct interest and stake in creating more equitable and sustainable communities, but also are leading the way to ensure community vision is reflected in how communities are created. With a special focus on renewable energy, a budget of approximately $1.7 million, 17 staff, and 8 board members, APEN’s strategies to create systemic lasting change are Strategic Policy Campaigns, Civic Engagement, Alliance and Movement Building, and Grassroots Base Building and Leadership Development.

Description

The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) actively seeks an inspiring, pragmatic visionary to build upon the organization’s success in strengthening the power and voice of Asian Pacific American (APA) communities in environmental justice issues in the Bay Area and throughout California. The APA population is the fastest growing group in California and votes overwhelmingly for a healthy environment and a renewably powered state. Educating and organizing a growing “green” Asian immigrant and refugee population in California is more important than ever.

The Executive Director provides overall leadership, direction, and support to staff, board, and members in order to achieve its collective vision. In service of the organization and the movement, the Executive Director will ensure stronger relationships with key allies and stakeholders, ongoing fundraising success, increasing political relevance and strength, and continued pride, cooperation, and good working conditions on the part of the staff.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as primary fundraiser, working with the Senior Strategist and management team to lead and monitor long- and short-term resource development plans
  • Leads and supports a management team in the effective coordination of the organization’s different strategies and ensures a healthy workplace for staff
  • Develops and maintains strong external relations with partner organizations, allies, supporters, and members
  • Ensures sound fiscal operations of the organization and that financial goals and objectives are achieved
  • Supports the work of the Board of Directors and the achievement of its priorities

Qualifications

  • Serves as primary fundraiser, working with the Senior Strategist and management team to lead and monitor long- and short-term resource development plans
  • Leads and supports a management team in the effective coordination of the organization’s different strategies and ensures a healthy workplace for staff
  • Develops and maintains strong external relations with partner organizations, allies, supporters, and members
  • Ensures sound fiscal operations of the organization and that financial goals and objectives are achieved
  • Supports the work of the Board of Directors and the achievement of its priorities

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The new Executive Director is someone who can inspire the APEN team, members, supporters, and allies to achieve its bold vision. This person is thoughtful and listens well; inspires respect and trust; and is results-oriented and assures accountability to goals and objectives. An expert at balancing visionary policy and community members’ immediate needs, the successful candidate can forge relationships with people from varying backgrounds.

How to Apply

CompassPoint has been retained by APEN to conduct the candidate search. Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters describing their qualifications and interest to APEN.EDSearch@compasspoint.org by October 4, 2013. Please reference “APEN ED Search” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. A final hiring decision is anticipated by November 2013.

APEN is an equal opportunity employer.

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