Deputy Campaign Director – Northern Sierra Partnership

San Francisco, California

Position Summary:

The Deputy Campaign Director (DCD) guides the implementation of the NSP campaign in five areas: Campaign Planning and Development, Event Planning and Implementation, Communications, Governing Council and Partner Engagement, and Office Management. The DCD’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Campaign Planning and Development

  • Works with the President and Partners to plan campaigns and develop the communications materials needed to ensure their success.
  • Works with President to write and submit fundraising proposals to foundations, major donors, and public agencies.
  • Promptly acknowledges all gifts received by NSP/CI and uploads thank you notes into NSP’s Salesforce database.
  • Maintains trackers for each campaign that reflect current prospects, gifts solicited, pledges made, and donations received.

Event Planning and Implementation

  • Works with the President and Partners to plan and execute field tours, receptions, the NSP Annual Celebration and other special events to introduce donors and prospects to the work of the NSP campaign.


  • Works with the President and Partners to plan, develop and produce written materials for the NSP campaign, including booklets, invitations, campaign progress reports, and other documents.
  • Plans, produces and distributes the Partnership’s quarterly e-newsletters.
  • Plans, manages and maintains the Partnership’s website and social media presence.
  • Oversees maintenance of the Partnership’s GIS database, including the development of new maps as needed.
  • Coordinates the production and distribution of NSP’s poster series.

Governing Council and Partner Engagement

  • Schedules and coordinates tri-annual meetings of the NSP Governing Council, including confirming meeting locations and attendance, planning meeting logistics, prepping AV presentations and materials, drafting meeting notes, and helping the NSP President with other prep and follow-up, as needed.
  • Schedules and coordinates regular meetings of the NSP Partners, distributing meeting agendas and materials, taking notes and following up as necessary with all participants.
  • Coordinates the preparation of NSP’s bi-annual Priorities by the President and NSP Partners, as well as periodic reports to the Governing Council on the Partnership’s progress in achieving those priorities.

Office Management

  • Keeps the Partnership’s San Francisco office fully supplied and operational, with equipment in good working order, files organized, and supplies on hand for current and anticipated work.
  • Supervises seasonal interns.
  • Maintains the NSP photo archive.

The Deputy Campaign Director reports to the President and serves as her right-hand in advancing the mission of the Northern Sierra Partnership. This is an exempt, full-time position based in the Partnership’s San Francisco office. The position requires occasional travel to other parts of the Bay Area, Sacramento, and the Northern Sierra Nevada.

Background & Qualities Required:

  • Two to four years of experience in development, communications and/or non-profit administration.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in (and/or working knowledge of) the conservation field.
  • Strong computer skills including comfort working on a MacOS platform, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver), Google Apps and other Internet cloud applications. Familiarity with Squarespace and basic HTML is valuable, but not essential.
  • Experience working with adults and/or children in an outdoor setting (preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passion for conservation, outdoor recreation and the Northern Sierra Nevada.
  • High energy; thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Remain calm when demands are high.
  • Enjoy juggling a diversity of tasks.
  • Flexible and collaborative.
  • Work well with people.

Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience includes medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) match, and generous vacation and sick leave.

To Apply: Email resumé, short cover letter (outlining your experience and interest) and writing sample to Lucy Blake, NSP President at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Community Initiatives is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Click here for more information and to apply.

login | register | privacy policy | copyright ©2023 Sierra Nevada Alliance


SEARCH Sierra Nevada Alliance

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors