Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of North America’s birds, other wildlife, and people. Joint Ventures are partnership driven and are governed by a Management Board comprised of volunteer representatives from public agencies, environmental organizations, business groups, and landowners. The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) is one of twenty-two habitat-based Joint Ventures, each addressing bird habitat conservation issues within their geographic area. The SFBJV coordinates strategic habitat conservation for the benefit of migratory birds, fish, other wildlife, and people in accordance with
the SFBJV Implementation Plan.
The SFBJV Coordinator works with San Francisco Bay conservation professionals and advocates, provides leadership in developing and implementing SFBJV’s priorities and policies and oversees operations, while forging working partnerships to achieve the Joint Venture’s goals. The Coordinator implements the business of the SFBJV within the framework of the Implementation Plan and supervises other SFBJV staff who implement priority programs and projects. The Coordinator reports to the Management Board and Executive Committee who provide guidance on operations, programs, and policy issues.
The SFBJV is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and grants from other partners. The Coordinator operates as an employee of Point Blue Conservation Science, subject to annual renewal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Partner & Project Support
- Builds partnerships with other organizations to deliver programs that address SFBJV priorities.
- Coordinates with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National and Regional Migratory Bird
Program and other Joint Venture Coordinators in Mexico, U.S. and Canada.
- Directs activities in support of planning processes, including updates and revisions of the SFBJV
Implementation Plan and develop of annual work plans. Coordinates implementation actions
approved by the SFBJV Management Board.
- Oversees ongoing science and conservation programs that inform habitat restoration,
management decisions and adaptive management actions.
- Facilitates cooperation and communications among government and non-government entities,
as well as among citizens and landowners dealing with a variety of perspectives and potentially
- Directs activities to support the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan,
Partners in Flight, the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, the North American Colonial Waterbird
Conservation Plan, Baylands Habitat Goals, and other regional and local conservation plans.
- Directs activities in support of outreach and communication actions to support SFBJV goals.
- Communicates with stakeholders, including legislators, agency and organization directors,
managers and staff, county and local decision-makers, private foundations and the media, to
keep them informed of the work of SFBJV and benefits to the community.
- Provides strategic guidance to SFBJV partners to plan and implement habitat conservation
- Advises partners on legislative, agency and private funding programs; highlights grant
opportunities and coordinates development of collaborative grant applications.
- Provides guidance to partners applying for funding under the North American Wetlands
Conservation Act and other federal, and state, and private grants programs. Coordinates with
FWS Regional Office to ensure National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic
Preservation Act compliance is complete for all North American Wetlands Conservation Act
- Prepares correspondence, technical reports, administrative records, and scientific materials in a
professional manner consistent with the communication practices and style of the SFBJV.
Management Board Coordination:
- With input from the Management Board Chair and Executive Committee, plans and facilitates
quarterly Management Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings as needed.
Conducts, facilitates or oversees follow-up actions identified at meetings and ensures that
timely meeting notes are distributed
- Consults with Management Board Chair and Executive Committee and Management Board on
all complex, complicated, or controversial issues.
- Oversees planning for and provides input into SFBJV working committee meetings and follow-up
- In addition to the Management Board Chair, acts as a spokesperson for the partnership and as a
liaison to other Joint Ventures, agencies, and San Francisco Bay Area planning efforts.
- Facilitates the recruitment, orientation, and training for new Management Board members and
- Supervises SFBJV staff and manages work responsibilities and priorities.
- Determines staffing needs, develops job descriptions, and conducts staff recruitment and
selection in accordance with Point Blue policies and guidance.
- Implements a performance management process that includes annual work plans, performance
monitoring and annual performance reviews for all staff. Coaches and mentors staff to improve
performance as appropriate.
- Ensures all staff receive an orientation to the organization and on-going training and support.
- Establishes a positive, healthy and safe work environment.
Business & Management
- Ensures that personnel, partner, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and
privacy/confidentiality is maintained.
- Develops, administers, and reports on an operating budget with projected expenditures
authorized by the Management Board, including invoices for contract staff.
- Manages daily operations of the SFBJV to implement annual work plan.
- Seeks new state, federal, local and private funding sources for SFBJV operating expenses,
programs, and partner projects; oversees the development/implementation of fundraising
plans; and writes funding proposals.
Other Duties as Assigned:
- Perform special projects and research as assigned
- Perform other duties as assigned
- 2-3 direct reports plus project contracts
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience managing excellent partner and customer support
- Excellent organizing skills (personal, organizational)
- Self-directed and highly motivated team player with good sense of humor
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence and integrity in all aspects of work
- Committed to climate-smart conservation
- Knowledge of SF Bay ecosystems and wetland restoration
- Knowledge of wetlands regulations and legislation plus experience with regulatory policy
- Extensive fund raising experience and working knowledge of programs that fund wetlands
restoration, including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
- Ability to listen and navigate multiple viewpoints and perspectives and recommend solutions to
Preferred Education and Experience:
This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in conservation biology, ecology, quantitative ecology, environmental sciences, environmental policy and planning, or other related field, or equivalent experience. 10 years conservation experience, demonstrated ability to manage programmatic operations, and experience with management or governing Boards.
Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
- This position operates in a professional office environment
- Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners,
and filing cabinets
- Work environment is indoors with time in meetings and periodic field time.
- Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, walk, twist and turn
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
- Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator
Position Type, Expected Hours of Work, and Travel:
- This is a full-time position
- Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand
- Routine travel is expected for this position (not overnight), primarily driving to and from off site
meetings and site visits. Attending national meetings and periodic conferences.
How to Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter, along with your salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “SF Bay Coordinator” in the subject line. Position open until filled with resume screening and interviews beginning in early February 2019
Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.