Finance and Operations Director – Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Elkhorn Slough is an extraordinarily rich tidal wetland located at the geographic center of the Monterey Bay shoreline on the central California coast. The Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF) is a mature non-profit organization and a nationally accredited Land Trust dedicated to conserving and restoring the Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.  ESF has directly conserved over 4,200 acres of land and waters in the Elkhorn Slough watershed. The Foundation works closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a partner in the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. ESF’s office is located at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve in Royal Oaks, and we have adopted a hybrid in-office and remote work schedule.

Job Description

The Finance and Operations Director (“Director”) is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors, management team, and staff.   The Director is the most senior finance position at ESF and is responsible for the planning of business operations including finance, information technology, human resources, and risk management. Additionally, the Director supervises the Bookkeeper, Operations Manager, and Grants Manager. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and Associate Director to develop best practices, policies and procedures, and promote a positive work environment.


ESF offers a starting salary in the range of $100,000-120,000, commensurate with experience.


Elkhorn Slough Foundation offers a competitive benefits package to employees, including generous employer contributions to health, dental, vision benefits, and life insurance. In addition, we offer TIAA 403(b) retirement plan benefits with a 5% employer contribution, a flexible health spending account, paid holidays and sick time, and two weeks’ paid vacation.

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