Managing Director

Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN) is seeking an experienced full-time Managing Director to oversee organizational and network finance, development and operations. The Managing Director is a member of the senior Management Team and reports to the Executive Director.

The Organization

PAN works to create a just, thriving food system, working with those on the frontlines—farmers, farmworkers, families and rural communities—to tackle the pesticide problems created by our industrialized system of food and farming. Headquartered in downtown Oakland, we are one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide. We also have offices in Sacramento and Minneapolis. We link local and international consumer, labor, health, human rights, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. Together, we challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and work to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system. More detailed information is available at

Qualifications include at least five years of senior-level management experience, preferably in a non-profit, including financial operations and fundraising, and a commitment to strengths-based staff development. Involvement with and commitment to social justice, human rights, health and environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and/or international development is highly desirable. Formal training and competency in fund accounting preferred. Women, people of color and people with life experience living and/or working in agricultural communities, are particularly urged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Principal areas of responsibility, accountability and authority include:

  • Finance: Develop and administer the organization’s financial operations, including the annual budget, in collaboration with the Management Team and board treasurer; integrate budget planning with program and development planning; plan, manage and maintain internal control of financial operations, salary structure and payroll; and work with the staff accountant and PAN’s auditors to produce an annual financial statement in accordance with GAAP and FASB. Support the Executive Director in developing and administering the Resource Development Plan; and provide financial analyses, projections and grant budgets and reports for the Management Team and board of directors.
  • Development: Working closely with the Executive Director and supported by the Program and Policy Director and other staff, draft, manage and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans to raise more than $2 million annually, primarily from institutional funders, major donors, business supporters and members. Supervise staff that manage PAN’s institutional giving program and maintain PAN’s donor acquisition, solicitation, records, response and recognition systems.
  • Fiscal sponsorship and partner support: Provide financial and management services to partner organizations and coalitions. Manage contracts, consultants and fiscal sponsorships for other entities as appropriate, including serving as treasurer, support administrator and executive committee member for Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR).
  • Operations and human resources: Oversee office and administrative operations, facilities, leases, vendors, contracts, insurance and other risk management, equipment, communications and information technology. Oversee HR functions including personnel policies, benefits and related services, and independent contractors; and support the Executive Director in hiring, developing, evaluating and, when necessary, terminating staff.
  • Supervision: Provide support and guidance to cohesive administration and development staff teams. Direct reports include the Staff Accountant, Office Manager, IT Manager, Institutional Giving Manager and Development Associate. As a member of the Executive Committee of CPR, oversee the Director or Co-directors of CPR.
  • Organizational leadership:  The Managing Director is a member of PAN’s Management Team that builds, aligns and coordinates PAN’s activities to ensure the implementation of the strategic plan, resource development, effective management of the organization and a healthy organizational culture. Work closely with the board treasurer, staff the Audit Committee of the board and serve as an officer of the corporation.


To apply: Submit a letter of application describing specific interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume including salary history, a brief writing sample on a job-relevant topic, and names of three references to The position is open until filled. Ideally, the new Managing Director would start in late April 2016. Selection of candidates for interview is ongoing-

Paul Towers
Organizing & Media Director
Pesticide Action Network North America
             "Reclaiming the future of food and farming"

909 12th Street | Suite 200 | Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone :: 916.588.3100 | Cell :: 916.216.1082 | |

Oakland, California
Publicaton Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Pesticide Action Network North America
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