Job Announcement: Manager or Director, Operations and Policy



Application Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019

Anticipated Start Date: February 1, 2019 (flexible)


Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) announces the opening of Manager or Director, Operations and Policy position for its 501(c)(4) non-profit, membership-based organization.  This is an exciting position for someone who is dedicated to strengthening the economic vitality and environmental health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta region.  BPC seeks an individual who is energetic, a critical thinker and willing to go the extra mile to achieving the BPC mission for the long term.

BPC represents a broad spectrum of regional business including the maritime industry, shoreline landowners, local government, homebuilders, professional service firms, recreational boaters and related organizations in the San Francisco Bay-Delta region.  Founded in 1983, BPC represents over three decades of groundbreaking work to achieve a balanced, collaborative and common sense approach to San Francisco Bay-Delta’s environmental permit and planning process.

This full-time, salaried position has primary responsibility for monitoring legal, community, and policy developments and recommending BPC’s responses. The position involves extensive research and writing, policy analysis, communication and outreach with organizational leaders and policy makers, and planning and facilitating events and forums with relevant stakeholders.

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • Benefits include medical stipend and 401(k) retirement plan
  • Primary Responsibilities
    • Assists CEO in implementing a strategic vision of new programs
    • Understands, monitors and analyzes state and federal environmental and land use laws, regulations, plans and programs, and their implementation in the SF Bay-Delta region
    • Provides position letters, written reports and public testimony to public agencies regarding such regulations, plans and programs
    • Represents BPC at government agency, business and environmental organization meetings and other public forums
    • Provides research and reports for emerging topics and issues of concern as well as for BPC-involved meetings and forums
    • Organizes, lead and/or participates in meetings and task forces with business groups, state and federal legislators, and local, state and federal government appointees and executive staff
    • Develops, coordinates and provides staffing assistance for BPC educational workshops – e.g. developing topics and agendas, convening seminar committee meetings, identifying and securing speakers, and logistics
    • Engages in identification of and outreach to potential new members
    • Communicates with BPC members including editing a monthly email newsletter and providing information to members on permit and planning issues
    • Assists CEO in providing reports and other staff services to BPC’s Board of Directors and working committees
    • General office management including telephone support, answering e-mail inquiries and ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently
    • Potential management of one or more members of the staff
  • Key Skills
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience
    • Highly organized with strong customer service orientation
    • Ability to understand and explain substantive issues on land use and environmental science; local, state and federal permit process, regulatory authority and related subjects covering environmental and economic planning, policy and decision-making
    • Expert Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Experience with a CRM-style database a plus
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
    • Ability to manage several projects concurrently, moving from one to another smoothly and efficiently
    • Ability and experience working with senior management levels and/or with and through a Board of Directors
    • Ability to be a resource to members
    • Excellent interpersonal skills which allow for the retention and recruitment of new members
    • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans for programs and projects
    • Work cooperatively with government agencies and the public
  • Education/Experience
    • This position requires a combination of education and experience such as a graduate degree in environmental science, law, business, economics, public policy, urban planning or a related field OR a bachelor’s degree in one of the fields described above PLUS five years or more of work experience in the nonprofit, private or public sector, such as maritime, shoreline business or professional services; local government; or a state or federal environment/land use/transportation agency.
    • Familiarity with economic and environmental issues of the San Francisco Bay-Delta region a plus!

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, writing sample (500-1000 words) and resume to Brianne Riley at Brianne AT bayplanningcoalition DOT org.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please call or e-mail our office.


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