Executive Director

Executive Director
Organization Environmental Volunteers
Location Palo Alto, California
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jun 30, 2023

Environmental Volunteers (EV) is a highly-regarded non-profit that for 50 years has delivered environmental education to elementary school children, with an emphasis on the underserved. EV’s volunteer-led school programs, community programs and field trips have served more than 600,000 students thus far. EV is headquartered in the historic Sea Scout building in Palo Alto’s 2,000 acre Baylands Nature Preserve. 

With the global focus on climate change, EV finds itself strategically positioned to play a larger role in encouraging curiosity and a love of the environment in young children. This is also a generational change, as young children today are passionate to preserve the environment they live in. EV sees this nexus of climate change and early education as a huge opportunity to play a broader role in enabling this generation.

As such, this is an excellent opportunity for a creative and mission-driven Executive Director (ED) to grow and lead the organization through these historic times for the climate movement.  EV seeks a forward-thinking leader to drive the organization’s success in taking advantage of this opportunity and grow the organization’s impact. The ED must be committed to EV’s mission and growth in its impact with the leadership, fundraising skills and proven experience necessary to accomplish these goals. 

The ideal ED will have a track record of significant experience in leadership and management positions, including positions with operational and financial oversight, successful fundraising, and developing dynamic new programs and innovations to drive growth in impact. They may come from a variety of career pathways including business leadership, entrepreneurship, academia, government, or nonprofits. Private sector experience is helpful. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience with 10 years or more in senior management and relevant training is preferred.

The Executive Director will work from EV’s headquarters located in the historic Sea Scout building within Palo Alto’s 2,000 acre Baylands Nature Preserve. Periodic remote work is possible. Regular travel is expected. Night, weekend, and irregular work hours should be expected on occasion as programming, fundraising, and other needs dictate.

A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered based on experience. The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $170,000–$200,000. 

Fall 2023

Please select “Apply” below. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications that match the position criteria and what you will bring to the role.

More information about Environmental Volunteers can be found here.

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact Cleveland Justis, Principal, Potrero Group at [email protected]

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