We are the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. Our mission is to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture and connect people to nature by protecting open spaces, natural areas, and working farms and ranches for future generations. We have protected 22,000 acres of natural and agricultural lands in Santa Clara County. Our agency operates a network of open space lands to manage and conserve natural resources and provide compatible opportunities for hiking, biking, and equestrian uses.
To maintain our role as an innovative conservation agency, we are seeking a professional Operational Administrator to provide guidance, oversight, and development to the Administration and Finance team of our thriving government agency. Reporting to the General Manager, the highest priority for this role is to streamline administrative operations and build integrative, effective work teams among open space planning, land acquisition, open space management, and community outreach as well as ensure ethical, legal, and responsible financial decision making of the agency. This position is a key member of the Authority’s Leadership Team and will actively participate in strategic and financial planning and policy development.
We know our continued success depends on our employees and the work they do. We are committed to providing a collaborative and inclusive work environment that encourages growth and development, and acknowledges individual and team achievements.
The Ideal Candidate
You are an inspiring and hands on Operational Administrator who aligns people, teams, and projects that tactically integrate efficiencies and performance excellence across the organization. You are a mission driven leader who creates engagement and collaboration by bringing out the best in people for a higher cause. You pride yourself on assessing organizational constraints and making high impact recommendations to improve results and strengthen teamwork. You are highly effective at creating cross-functional project teams and gaining buy-in for necessary process improvements, as well as new, challenging, game changing initiatives.
You believe in the power of developing your team and empowering emerging leaders to excel in their role. You elevate organizational performance by providing high-level guidance and oversight for people and human resources matters. You systematically partner with managers to evaluate staffing and training needs, develop succession plans, and strengthen employee engagement.
The ideal candidate will possess no less than the following education and experience:
BA or BS required in Business, Administration, or Management – a Master’s degree is preferred;
A minimum of 10 years of practical experience in operations management in a private or public agency, or non-profit organization.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $118,502 to $144,040 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. To compliment this salary, we offer a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents – we cover 100% of the cost for these premiums. We participate in CalPERS retirement programs as well as offering a separate 457 Plan for tax deferred retirement savings. A basic life insurance policy is provided to all eligible employees with the option to purchase additional personal insurance benefits.
We are the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. Our mission is to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture and connect people to nature by protecting open spaces, natural areas, and working farms and ranches for future generations.
We have protected 22,000 acres of natural and agricultural lands in Santa Clara County. Our agency manages a system of open space preserves that are open to the public for hiking, bicycling and equestrian uses.