Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods Hiring

Field Operations Manager

Guernville, CA

Application deadline: 6/29/12

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time to Full Time/Exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Stewards is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as Field Operations Manager to manage service delivery in the parks in support of Stewards’ mission to fund projects and programs in cooperation with and in support of local California State Parks.


ORGANIZATION: At Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) we are passionate about parks! For over 27 years we have been working hard to sustain the legacy of our local state parks and beaches. Working as a non-profit partner to California State Parks, Stewards provides support for the State Park Volunteers in Parks Program. By supporting over 300 State Park volunteers we leverage volunteer time with funding we raise through donations, grants and fee for services. Stewards has raised almost 2 million dollars for natural resource management projects. We need our state parks and beaches. They provide outstanding recreation and education opportunities for visitors and locals, and serve as a vital economic engine for our local community. Equally important, our state parks protect our most environmentally sensitive lands, precious historic resources and important cultural treasures. Our state parks were fought for, financed and preserved by past generations. Stewards is dedicated to ensuring our state parks and beaches are our legacy to future generations.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Field Operations Manager is responsible for the management and direction of Stewards’ Field Operations including campground operations, firewood contract, stewardship and monitoring projects. The Field Operations Manager will also help with the development of new fee-based programs to support field operations at Austin Creek State Recreation Area and Sonoma Coast State Park.


IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will be dedicated to our mission to protect and enhance local state parks and beaches. She/he will have the capacity to thrive in a non-profit organization with a creative culture and will flourish as part of a hardworking, dedicated team, working collaboratively while maintaining an all-important sense of humor.


QUALIFICATIONS: BA degree or extensive operations management experience required, nonprofit sector experience desirable, excellent analytical, strategic and relationship management skills, able to handle multiple priorities and manage multiple projects within deadlines, experience with cash handling and internal controls, excellent computer skills especially proficient in MS Office programs, able to lift up to 60 lbs, perform fine hand manipulation, operate a keyboard, view a computer screen, drive a car and answer telephones. Valid CA drivers license and clean driving record for the past five years.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Starts at $41,600 FTE. Will start PT and transition to FT as workload increases and funding becomes available. Benefits negotiated. Stewards is an At Will employer.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5 PM, Friday, June 29, 2012


HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to, Attention: Michele Luna, Executive Director. No calls please. We will respond to all email submissions by July 2, 2012.


Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is an equal opportunity employer.