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23 Mar 2022

Community Resources Manager – Sonoma County Ag + Open Space District

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$113,142.78 – $137,541.21 ANNUALLY

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. We are currently recruiting for a full-time Community Resources Manager (working title for the Conservation Planning Manager position)- a critical team member who will lead Ag + Open Space’s Community Resources Program. This position reports to the Ag + Open Space General Manager and is an active member of Ag + Open Space’s management team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization and leadership team with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County‚Äôs scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands.

The Community Resources Manager will oversee a dynamic team implementing and developing programs that further the mission and strategic vision of Ag + Open Space. The Community Resources Program works to provide additional resources to create sustainable agriculture, and climate resiliency through grant opportunities; manages successful grants; government and community relations and engagement; directing policy development; managing project planning and implementation; developing budgets and work plans; and developing and implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices. In support of the Ag + Open Space land conservation mission, the Community Resources Manager will collaborate with and present to the public, with easement landowners, project partners, contractors, agency staff, and oversight bodies including the Ag + Open Space Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and Fiscal Oversight Commission.

Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in planning, ecology, geography, environmental studies, agricultural or resource management, conservation, business or public administration, or other related fields; and five years of professional level planning and resources management experience in one or more of the following areas: land conservation, open space or resource planning, park planning, environmental protection, land use, or other related fields, combined with experience in project management and supervising staff. Experience in a similar agency and a master’s degree are highly desirable

Application Process
The job posting period is March 8 – April 7, 2022. All applications must be received by midnight April 7th. Interviews for selected candidates will be held April 18th and 19th via teleconference. Application instructions are provided on:

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