California Fire Safe Council seeks Capacity Building Manager salary $80,375 - $108,480

Capacity Building Manager

Job Description:


The CFSC has three primary service functions: The Grants Clearinghouse, Capacity Building Programs and Business Support. The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) Capacity Building Program Manager (CBPM) reports to the Program Officer/Executive Director and provides the leadership and oversight to build/maintain and expands the Fire Safe Council (FSC) network. Under the CBPM are the Outreach Network Specialist and the Regional Coordinators with some connection to County Coordinators (still being developed). The CBPM is responsible for developing and growing the community network of wildfire mitigation stakeholders including local fire safe councils, Resource Conservation Districts, fire suppression agencies, affiliated NGOs, tribes, and local government entities in support of the CFSC mission. Through CFSC programs and services, the CBPM will increase and lead the Council in its efforts to encourage grassroots local councils, sustain and/or increase funding for strategic initiatives, educate citizens about direct mitigation efforts for wildfire, develop local grant programs to enable the CFSC mission, and build relationships between federal, state, and local governmental entities, other non-profits and quasi-public bodies, environmental communities, and private corporations that are impacted by wildfire occurrence and losses. This supervisory position reports to the Program Officer/Executive Director. The work location is preferred to be at the Sacramento office with a hybrid telework capability that requires one week per month in the primary office as mutually scheduled by the Executive Director (or designee). (Post Covid) This position should have a working knowledge of all other positions in order to provide support as needed.

Duties:

  • Provides the leadership, vision and operational knowledge necessary to realize the mission of the CFSC
  • Develop staff for success by establishing performance metrics and annual reviews
  • Create a vision for FSC expansion and operational effectiveness
  • Coordinate the array of FSCs within CA under the umbrella of the CFSC
  • Project manage grants under CBPM control
  • Develop staff for cross purpose functions
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, multi-task, and problem solve
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and financial accounting software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop external community relations and development activities
  • Organizational leadership for staff
  • Fiscal oversight and management of CBPM’s functions/staff
  • Communications and consensus building among all the stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with CFSC staff and board of directors, independent accountant and audit firm, local Fire Safe Councils, grantees, funding agencies, and other organizations
  • Develop external community relations and development activities
  • Communicate and consensus building among all the stakeholders
  • Assist the Executive Director in preparing quarterly and annual program reports to federal, state, and private funders as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding organizational and sub-grantee activities
  • Assists in the preparation of CFSC budgets
  • Coordinates contracting and billing of grant and project management tasks
  • Manage billable time for all grant and project staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Officer/Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with California’s issues surrounding wildfire
  • Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with business communities, other non-profit organizations, and government entities
  • AA degree or greater in a relevant field and two-years work experience
  • Team building and staff management/support
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed workforce that teleworks
  • Excellent communications skills – both written and verbal and the ability to communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work productively with a variety of people and groups with varying interests
  • Experience in developing, managing and monthly variance reporting for both program and organizational budgets
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing a small staff
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with CFSC staff and board of directors, independent accountant and audit firm, local Fire Safe Councils, grantees, funding agencies, and other organizations
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work without close supervision and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and financial accounting software
  • Team building and staff management/support
  • Must be available for out-of-town monitoring visits, meetings, and other events. Evening and weekend work required on occasion

Preferred Experience

  • Understanding of internal and external financial requirements of nonprofit organizations
  • Knowledge of federal grant regulations, particularly administrative requirements, and cost principles
California Fire Safe Council complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Leslie Gale, Human Resources, 805-587-2433 lgale@coatneywest.com

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter by February 1, 2021 to Leslie Gale, Lgale@coatneywest.com For more information, call 805-587-2433