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We thought it was important to make sure that NCDD members heard that the Institute for Local Government in California is seeking a new director. We know that many of our NCDD members would be a great fit for the position.

The Director position is described below:

This executive leadership position implements policy direction set forth by the Institute Board of Directors. This dynamic role plans, directs, manages and oversees all Institute functions, which include program management, funding and grant development, accounting, training seminar development and delivery, and supervision of staff. Responsibilities include; coordinating activities and resources between the Institute, League, CSAC, local government agencies and other private, public and non-profit organizations. Functioning independently and within a team setting, the Institute Director provides highly responsible and complex policy, fundraising, programming and administrative support.

Qualifications & Experience

  • At least eight years of broad-based senior management experience, including:
  • Served as a senior manager in a non-profit, grant funded organization;
  • A demonstrated track record of building an organization at the national, regional, or local level;
  • A lead role in generating revenue (both earned and contributed income) for an organization;
  • Measurable results in hiring, mentoring, developing, and leading staff;
  • Engaging and supporting a nonprofit governing board;
  • Familiarity with sophisticated public policy and legal research, analysis, communication and dissemination is required.

The ideal candidate has a passion for and commitment to the Institute’s mission to advance the effectiveness of local agencies for the benefit of the communities they serve.

An advanced degree or certificate from an accredited college or university with major course work in public policy, public or nonprofit administration and/or public engagement from an accredited college or university is desirable. Field experience with various forms of public education and engagement, especially involving groups representative of California’s diverse demographics, is an important attribute.

For more about the position and the Institute on Local Government, click here. You can also find the detailed job description by clicking here.

The position will be open until it is filled, but an opportunity like this won’t last long, so make sure to apply soon by sending your application materials to careers@cacities.org with “ILG Director” in the subject line.

Best of luck to all of the applicants!

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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