Institute for Local Government
January 9, 2014
$128,520 – $165,000 annually (DOQ), plus participation in California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) 2% at 60 for classic CalPERS members; 2% at 62 for new CalPERS members.
Founded in 1955, the Institute serves as the non-profit research arm of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities. The Institute is a vibrant organization that is committed to helping local agencies meet the ongoing challenges in serving their communities.
The Institute’s primary audience is local government officials and staff in California. The Institute’s mission is to promote good government at the local level with practical, impartial, and easy-to-use resources for California communities.
The Institute pursues its mission in the following program areas: public service ethics, sustainable communities, public engagement, and intergovernmental collaboration. As part of the latter program, the Institute also provides administrative support to the Cities Counties Schools Partnership. The Institute also provides a wealth of information relating to the basics of local government to those who are new to local government service or interested in local government in general.
The Institute is located in downtown Sacramento, California’s government and non-profit hub. Sacramento is ideally situated between California’s wine country and Sierra Nevada outdoor playgrounds. Its mild winters, warm summers, affordable housing, and wide range recreation and social activities make Sacramento one of the most livable cities in the United States.
The Position of Director
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.
For more information about the position and the Institute, click here.
At least eight years of broad-based senior management experience,
• 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
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter that speaks to your qualifications, a resume and salary history or requirements to:
Subject Line: ILG Director
Alternative: League of California Cities
Attention: Human Resources
1400 K Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please be prepared to submit three professional references
Open until filled