Jack London Park Partners

Development Director

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Jack London Park Partners seeks a seasoned fundraiser to lead its growing development program to ensure continued momentum for one the most successful nonprofit-operated State Parks in California.

Jack London Park Partners (JLPP) is a highly effective nonprofit that emerged in response to a state budgetary crisis in 2012 that shuttered many state parks. JLPP was born of innovation and need, becoming the first nonprofit organization to take up management of a state park on behalf of the people of California. Located in one of the most desirable communities in California, the park and environs are a haven for people with a deep love of the outdoors, recreation, fine food, and an extraordinary quality of life.

An exceptional opportunity for a seasoned fundraiser and self-starter with exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills, the Development Director will lead and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies and manage a small team. The ideal candidate loves parks and collaborating with a passionate and committed donor community in Sonoma Valley. They must excel at behind-the-scenes management by guiding the board, staff, and volunteers through priority setting, time management, tasks, relationship management, execution, and strong coordination with California State Park partners.


The Development Director is located in Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley at Jack London State Historic Park. Hybrid office and remote work options, along with opportunities for an alternative, non-traditional work schedule exist.


A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered based on experience. The expected annual salary range for this position is $90,000–$115,000.

Start Date

Late Spring 2022.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply by March 25, 2022 for priority consideration. However, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a cover letter describing their qualifications that match the position criteria and what they will bring to the role, along with a resume, to jlppsearch@potrerogroup.com with the subject line “Jack London Park Partners_Position Specification”

For More Information

For more information on this search, or to nominate a candidate, please contact Cleveland Justis, Principal, Potrero Group: cjustis@potrerogroup.com

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