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San Diego County, California

Job Announcement: Executive Director

The Volcan Mountain Foundation is seeking an Executive Director.

VMF Executive Director Job Description

VMF Executive Director Job Announcement


The Volcan Mountain Foundation 501(c)(3) in Julian, California is pleased to invite applications for its search for an experienced, visionary leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Working in collaboration with a committed Board of Directors, the new Executive Director will join a vibrant conservation enterprise, recognized for its focus on the importance and sustained conservation status of the Eastern Peninsular Ranges in one of the most biodiverse regions in the country.

The Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF) strives with intention to acquire and conserve land and practice respectful stewardship through education, public outreach, and resource management to preserve the entire 15-mile long Volcan Mountain range in its natural state for future generations. Since its founding in 1988, the Foundation has developed conservancy partnerships and facilitated the establishment of San Diego County’s Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve and the addition for preservation of over 17,000 acres, bringing conserved land within the 52,000-acre range to approximately 31,000 acres.

The Executive Director (ED) will guide the VMF into its next chapter of influence and impact in an increasingly complex landscape to further enhance and elevate its visibility and impact in San Diego County and beyond and lead VMF through its next iteration of growth and distinction. The ED will continue to build upon the Foundation’s robust history; augment and coordinate the scope of VMF programs; continue to develop relationships to leverage the full capacity of VMF; expand and diversify financial resources to allow VMF to fulfill its many ambitions; and strengthen and grow the bonds between VMF and local partners and constituents. Further details regarding this position are outlined at www.VolcanMt.org/ExecutiveDirectorJob.

A Curriculum Vitae (résumé with cover letter and 3 reference contacts) and electronic submission of materials is required by 31 October 2020 to VMF Search Committee Chair, Greg Schuett, at gbschuett@gmail.com.       

Posted 10-2-2020