Job Opportunity: Stewards is hiring an Executive Director

Job Opportunity: Stewards is hiring an Executive Director

Know anyone looking for a meaningful job?  Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is looking for a new Executive Director.  Saving our precious coast and redwoods is a serious mission, and while I suspect there is a lot of satisfaction – it’s a big job.

Please let anyone you think may be “just right” know of this opportunity.  Spread this one around.


Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) welcomes applicants for Executive Director (ED), as our longtime ED, Michele Luna, has announced her retirement effective the end of calendar year 2021.

Stewards is a non-profit organization launched in 1985 whose mission is to promote preservation through environmental education and stewardship in support of California State Parks’ Russian River Sector in the Sonoma Mendocino Coast District. We are a leader in docent-led interpretive programs, significantly contributing to education, conservation and preservation at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (SNR), Austin Creek State Recreation Area (SRA) and Sonoma Coast State Park, encompassing 29,331 acres of coast, redwood groves and parkland. In 2019, Stewards welcomed over 1 million visitors to Armstrong SNR and Austin Creek SRA. Another 3.5 million visited Sonoma Coast State Park. Our public education programs touch the lives of more than 120,000 park visitors a year including 8,000 youth. 

Stewards’ Executive Director is responsible for advancing Steward’s vision, mission, and goals and for upholding the beliefs and values that form our organizational culture. Our ED administers the organization’s annual operating budget of approximately $650,000, oversees the work of 8-10 (full and part time) staff and 200 volunteers, and reports to a 10-member board of directors.

Stewards is seeking an Executive Director who will lead the Stewards team, share a passion for environmental education, and create a vision of the future that preserves our natural and cultural resources and ensures equitable access for all park users.

Areas of focus include:

  • Organizational leadership, strategy, and management
  • Relationship building and partnership development
  • Financial management and fundraising
  • Public communications and outreach

Interested candidates  can apply by clicking on the link to the Application Packet below, which includes an online application form and instructions for uploading your resume, along with a cover letter describing your qualifications that map to the position criteria and what you will bring to the role.  CLICK HERE  for  link to Application Information.

More information on Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods can be found at  

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