Executive Director

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS, www.cnps.org) is the state’s leading voice in conservation, plant science, and native plant appreciation. Founded in 1965, with more than 11,000 members in 35 chapters across California and Baja California Mexico, CNPS’s mission is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.


CNPS is seeking an innovative and strategic thinker, who is passionate about conservation, to serve as the organization’s Executive Director (ED) and as a leader in California’s conservation community. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) serves as the lead executive of the organization, responsible for operating CNPS in alignment with the organization’s strategic goals, vision, and values. The ED will directly manage seven Program Directors (Senior Operations Director, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Development Director, Conservation Director, Director of Biodiversity Initiatives, Rare Plant Director, and Vegetation Director), and lead a growing staff of more than fifty (50) full-time employees and 1,500 volunteers in 35 chapters statewide.


This is a full-time exempt position with a base salary range of $141,067-$152,019, with additional bonuses, and possible relocation packages. 


Click here for more information or to apply. To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at [email protected].

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-05-26 17:08:33 -0400