Executive Director

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Published: June 15, 2021
Guerneville , CA
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director /
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Stewards is a non-profit organization launched in 1985 whose mission is to promote preservation through environmental education and stewardship in support of California State Parks' Russian River Sector in the Sonoma Mendocino Coast District.

We are a leader in docent-led interpretive programs, significantly contributing to education, conservation and preservation at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (SNR), Austin Creek State Recreation Area (SRA) and Sonoma Coast State Park, encompassing 29,331 acres of coast, redwood groves and parkland. In 2019, Stewards welcomed over 1 million visitors to Armstrong SNR and Austin Creek SRA. Another 3.5 million visited Sonoma Coast State Park. Our public education programs touch the lives of more than 120,000 park visitors a year including 8,000 youth.

Check out our website for more information on Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods.  

Position Overview

Stewards welcomes applicants for Executive Director (ED), as our longtime ED, Michele Luna, has announced her retirement effective the end of calendar year 2021.

Stewards’ Executive Director is responsible for advancing Steward's vision, mission, and goals and for upholding the beliefs and values that form our organizational culture. Our ED administers the organization’s annual operating budget of approximately $650,000, oversees the work of 8-10 (full and part time) staff and 200 volunteers, and reports to a 10-member board of directors.

Stewards is seeking an Executive Director who will lead the Stewards team, share a passion for environmental education, and create a vision of the future that preserves our natural and cultural resources and ensures equitable access for all park users.

Areas of focus include:

  • Organizational leadership, strategy, and management
  • Relationship building and partnership development
  • Financial management and fundraising
  • Public communications and outreach

To Apply

Interested candidates should click "Apply on Company Website" below to apply. Follow the link to access the Application Packet, which includes an online application form and instructions for uploading your resume, along with a cover letter describing your qualifications that map to the position criteria and what you will bring to the role. 

Stewards is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Stewards policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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