Executive Director

Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas | Flexible (Ventura County), California


CFROG is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to combating the climate crisis by working to shape the transition from fossil fuels to a carbon-free economy in Ventura County. We are committed to the establishment of an economy that is sustainable, inclusive and promotes renewable energy. We work at the local level to build awareness of how fossil fuels impact our communities, and engage area officials, government agencies and other like-minded organizations to eliminate those impacts wherever possible. CFROG also operates as a watch-dog organization dedicated to ensuring that oil and gas operations in Ventura County are properly reviewed, permitted, monitored and compliant with relevant environmental and safety laws and regulations.

Job Summary

We are searching for an entrepreneurial and ambitious Executive Director (ED) to lead us in our efforts to change energy policy at the county government level and collaborate with other groups to ensure a just inclusive transition to a sustainable, clean energy future. Since our beginnings in 2013, CFROG has established itself as the go-to organization in Ventura County when it comes to climate action and fossil fuels. We have built a solid organization with an excellent reputation and are now poised to build a movement that will make Ventura County a leader in the elimination of carbon fuels which will change our future - we are looking for someone creative and innovative to lead us in that effort.

The ED is the Chief Executive Officer of CFROG and is responsible for the organization's ongoing achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The ED provides strategic direction for the organization and serves as its primary spokesperson among key audiences.

Reports To

Board of Directors


Key Responsibilities

General Management and Administration:

  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission and makes steady progress toward its benchmark goals.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and implements plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Utilize strategies to recruit and retain volunteers and ensure collaboration with stakeholders in all areas of the organization's work.
  • Maintain official records and documents and ensures compliance with all relevant federal, state and local regulations.
  • Execute legal documents and contracts with designated officers.
  • ED is a life-long learner who stays abreast of significant developments and trends in the field.

 Relations with Staff:

  • Manage CFROG staff (currently 1 program manager, 1 community organizer) including recruitment, retention, release and relevant documentation.
  • Promote sound human resource practices.
  • Encourage a team spirit that encourages personal growth and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Maintain a work environment that attracts a diverse staff of top-quality people.

 Budget & Finance:

  • Manage the day to day finances of the organization.
  • Adhere to sound financial practices.
  • Prepare annual budget and ensures that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Work to ensure that necessary funds are available to permit organization to carry out its work.


  • Keep the Board informed of organization's activities, projects and finances.
  • Ensure that activities, programs and goals of the organization are publicized and the website is dynamic and informative.
  • Collaborate with community groups and organizations including other environmental groups.
  • Represent enthusiastically the programs and point of view of the organization to government agencies, outside organizations and the general public.



 Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree desirable.

  • Successful track record in fundraising/grant writing, program management and advocacy campaigns is desirable.
  • Experience in government policy a plus.
  • Experience managing staff and volunteers.
  • Experience in non-profit or for-profit management and community outreach.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Organized, action-oriented, self-directed and an ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Comfortable working with news media and making public presentations.
  • Demonstrated research skills.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and internet/web-site.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Current driver's license.


$80,000 - $90,000

How to Apply

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, résumé and writing sample to CFROG.JOBS@gmail.com.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas

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