Open Positions

Please send cover letter and resumes to
HR@balboapark.org

Administrative Assistant

Reports to:
Elizabeth C. Babcock, PhD, President and CEO (50%) Andrea Smith, Volunteer Project Manager (50%)

In-person/Non-remote 

Full-time (40 Hours) at Forever Balboa Park Offices in the House of Hospitality, Balboa Park 

The Administrative Assistant for Forever Balboa Park (FBP) provides the President and CEO, the Executive Staff, and the Volunteer Manager with communications, calendaring, database, and administrative support. This position reports to the President and CEO, and the Volunteer Manager. The Administrative Assistant is a public-facing role, assisting the Forever Balboa Park team with communications, reporting, and project work with the trustees, staff members, park stakeholders, and public officials. The position serves as the administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees, working directly with the Board Chair and other trustees to support committee work, board meetings, scheduling, event planning, and donor activities. The Administrative Assistant interacts with our diverse cadre of 350+ volunteers while supporting the Volunteer Manager and the President and CEO. This is a terrific opportunity for an ambitious, people-focused professional with a passion for Balboa Park. Our generous benefits package includes paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with a 5% employer match.

Responsibilities:

General Administrative Support (25%)

  • Manage the CEO’s calendar, ensuring all arrangements are made for meetings, speaking engagements, travel, and receptions.
  • Greet visitors, field telephone calls, and sort mail addressed to the organization, referring pertinent requests to other members of the staff or personally taking appropriate action as required.
  • Host in-office visitors with appropriate hospitality, escorting guests to the appropriate meeting locations, greeting them, and answering inquiries.
  • Ensure public areas of office space are well maintained, and supplies (office or hospitality) are well stocked, along with basic office administration for the main office.
  • Collaborate with staff leads on public facing events, providing administrative and day-of support.
  • Mail checks, process incoming checks and check requests for the Finance team.

Board of Trustees Support (25%)

  • Oversee and maintain the annual board and committee calendar and notify Trustees of key dates.
  • Take minutes, prep/format agendas, distribute materials, and manage calendar invitations for board work.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems for all Board related documents.
  • Schedule and coordinate set up for Board and committee meetings.
  • Train board members on technology used when requested.
  • Respond appropriately to requests for tours, events and other special requests in support of trustees.
  • Maintain board mailing, data, and distribution lists.

Volunteer Program Administrative Support (50%)

  • Support Volunteer Manager with email and phone correspondence, notifications, and updates to various volunteer groups and individual volunteers.
  • Assist with database, records management, recruiting and training as directed.
  • Schedule volunteer shifts with Volunteer Manager and City staff.
  • Keep an up to date inventory of all volunteer field supplies.
    Prepare materials for volunteer field work.
  • Take photographs of volunteers working in the field, and secure and maintain photo release forms.

Other Duties

  • Follows all FBP safety regulations.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required, approximately 1weekend day a month and 1 evening events a month to support either volunteer or public-facing events.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in a fast-paced office environment requiring multi-tasking ability with a high level of discretion.
  • Thorough understanding of Zoom, Doodle Poll, Microsoft Office Suite (Docs, Excel, PowerPoint including use of graphics and video), and Google-suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Experience with MyCommittee or other team management/ project management and CRM/donor databases preferred.
  • Ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages.
  • Ability to draft and compose correspondence and standard reports, agendas, and meeting minutes.
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion, and manage high pressure situations with poise.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work independently with accuracy.
  • A team player.
  • Applicants with bilingual Spanish/English writing and speaking abilities are encouraged.

Experience and Education

  • We welcome applicants with diverse training and experiences, including college, high school programs, a technical/vocational program, or their equivalents.
  • 2-3 years of related office and administrative work experience.
  • 2-3 years of progressively responsible work experience in a position requiring a high degree of judgment, discretion and initiative.
  • 1-2 years experience working with donors, trustees, or executives.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
    Some bending, stooping, and kneeling.
  • Sitting for significant time at a desk working with a computer and keyboard.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks 70% of the time
    Ability to communicate orally and in written formats.
  • Visual acuity to perform tasks
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication

This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties & responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities and related activities may change at any time with or without notice. The order in which the duties & responsibilities are listed is not significant. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their role.

All qualified candidates please submit resume and cover letter to: hr@balboapark.org

No phone inquiries, please.

 

Director of Development

Reports to: VP of Institutional Advancement

In-person/Non-remote 

Full-Time, Salary: $80,000 – $90,000

Forever Balboa Park seeks a relationship-driven Director of Development with a proven track record of success developing and managing effective fundraising strategies that strengthen and grow individual, foundation, and corporate giving.

ABOUT US

A 1,200 acre park nestled in the heart of San Diego, Balboa Park provides recreational, botanical, and cultural experiences for more than 4 million visitors annually—locally and globally. Founded in 1868 and offering more than 60 miles of trails, 20 gardens, two golf courses and 29 major arts and culture organizations, Balboa Park is at the heart of what makes San Diego special.

Created to partner with the City of San Diego and other organizations, Forever Balboa Park collaborates with the community to ensure the sustainability and accessibility of Balboa Park—where all visitors are welcomed, inspired, engaged, and enriched. This is achieved through fundraising, open space and infrastructure improvements, the Balboa Park Visitors Center, The Dorothea Laub Balboa Park Carousel, volunteer programs, and public engagement initiatives parkwide. 

OUR CULTURE

Forever Balboa Park is led by President and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth C. Babcock. Elizabeth brings diverse experience as a team leader, museum executive, user experience researcher and designer, educator, and anthropologist to this role. Together, with the other senior team members, trustees, and staff team, Elizabeth shares a passion for inclusivity, outreach, and transparency in enhancing Balboa Park for all. The Director of Philanthropy will report to the VP of Institutional Advancement, Sarah Beckman, who joined the organization in September of 2016 and has more than 20 years experience in philanthropy, nonprofits and strategic communications, including the San Diego Museum of Art and UC San Diego. Joining a team of talented staff working collaboratively to achieve organizational success, the new Director of Development will contribute to an entrepreneurial and team-focused work culture.

BENEFITS & FEATURES

  • Salary – $80,000 – $90,000
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a 5% employer match
  • 15 vacation days
  • 12.5 paid holidays

LOCATION

Forever Balboa Park is based in the House of Hospitality, a historic building within the park, located at 1549 El Prado, Suite 1, San Diego, CA 92101. This role is primarily onsite, with hybrid flexibility as schedules allow.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Development joins Forever Balboa Park at an exciting time of growth and impact after the hire of a new CEO, a successful merger between two major park nonprofits and the launch of its signature capital project—the restoration and revitalization of the Balboa Park Botanical Building and Gardens. Reporting to the VP of Institutional Advancement, and supervising the Database & Donor Relations Specialist, and the Annual Giving and Stewardship Specialist, the Director will develop, implement and evaluate strategic fundraising initiatives that advance the mission of Forever Balboa Park. The Director of Development has the flexibility to create and execute new initiatives and processes that ensure a well-rounded development strategy for Forever Balboa Park. Conveying a passion for the park, they are responsible for creating a robust  development program including our annual fund strategy, individual giving, and special events. This leader will also design and grow Forever Balboa Park’s planned giving, corporate partnership, and foundation and government grants strategy. The Director of Development will work alongside the VP of Institutional Advancement, the CEO, and the Capital Campaign Cabinet to ensure coordination with the Botanical Building and Gardens campaign, which is already underway.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy

  • Work closely with VP Institutional Advancement and CEO to support the Board of Trustees and other fundraising volunteers in a coordinated, donor-centric approach to fundraising.
  • Sustain and grow the unrestricted annual fund program, including redesigning and supporting the Conservator’s Circle program.
  • Create and implement a donor-centric strategy for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation giving. 
  • Create and implement a strategy for planned giving for the organization. 
  • Begin work on a strategy for government grants for future implementation. 
  • Collaborate with team members across departments to advance and enhance all related fundraising activities, taking responsibility to learn about projects and programs that offer opportunities for donor engagement, storytelling and/or giving.
Donor Relations
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of donors, developing and advancing the donor-specific strategy for each.
  • Ensure accurate gift processing and data management, and compelling and timely donor engagement and solicitation.
  • Work closely with the Communications Specialist to develop messaging and materials for donors and prospects.
  • Use storytelling to create communications that convey donor impacts and increase giving opportunities.
  • Develop consistent methods to convey donor impacts and seek unique opportunities to leverage marketing tools for maximum philanthropic impact and donor engagement.
Management, Metrics, and Reporting
  • Train, support and mentor two direct-reports, providing them opportunities for professional development and growth in the fundraising field.
  • Identify and meet key fundraising goals, and develop reports to track and manage progress.
  • Ensure the customer relations management tool (Bloomerang) is used consistently and accurately to inform data-driven decision making and accounting/audit gift reporting.
  • Develop systems and protocols for the development operation as needed for efficiency, clarity and consistency, following fundraising best practices.
BACKGROUND PROFILE
  • Fundraising professional with a proven track record of managing a comprehensive fundraising program, including successful solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation donors; special events; and grant writing.
  • Collaborative leader interested in developing a team and sharing their knowledge of development principles, strategies, and tactics.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal. Comfortable speaking in groups and creating presentation decks or related materials for donor meetings and proposals.
  • Extremely organized, and responsive to the needs of a fast-moving and dynamic department; effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to engage and inspire a diverse set of donors, stakeholders, funders, community leaders and volunteers; approaches work with a growth-mindset helping foster a culture of inclusivity and learning.
  • Ability to work some overtime, evenings, and weekends for fundraising-related events.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Forever Balboa park requires, with few exceptions, that all staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Our organization is committed to an interactive discussion related to religious and ADA/medical accommodations and will provide reasonable accommodation as long as it does not cause a direct threat to safety and is not an undue hardship on the organization.
 
OUR COMMITMENT
Forever Balboa Park is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, visitors, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and donors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
Forever Balboa Park is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. 
This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of all everyday duties the employee is expected to perform.
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@balboapark.org 
Subject Line: Director of Development

Project Specialist/Landscape Design

Reports to:
Director of Planning, Design and Programs

In-person/Non-remote 

Full-time (40 Hours) at Forever Balboa Park Offices in the House of Hospitality, Balboa Park

As a newly created non-profit organization resulting from a merger, Forever Balboa Park has a long history as an active leader in the park through park improvement projects, programs, and advocacy. We realize our mission via a staff of 16 full time employees, several hundred volunteers, and a volunteer board. The Project Specialist is responsible for assisting the Director of Planning, Design, and Programs with the daily operations of the park improvement department to help facilitate and coordinate the success of all Forever Balboa Park projects and programs. Projects and programs examples are: tree inventory database management, garden enhancement and restoration, park volunteer curriculum development and coordination, etc.  Our generous benefits package includes paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with a 5% employer match. Compensation commensurate with experience.  

  • Contribute to project and design work, and produce informational materials, conceptual plans, and renderings for the organization to promote park projects.
  • Help prepare cost benefit analysis for projects and provide accurate and timely project data for funders, board of directors, and stakeholder reports.
  • Work with construction and landscape contractors and park partners to schedule meetings and project work, as well as design, plan and install park improvement projects.
  • Work with Parks & Recreation partners to facilitate and coordinate park improvement projects and programs.
  • Coordinate park improvement projects with and without volunteers.
  • Provide additional support for volunteer programs and events as needed.
  • Assist with coordinating stakeholder input and feedback for project presentations to various committees (Park Improvement Committee (PIC), Parks and Recreation Board, Balboa Park Committee, etc.).
  • Assists with facilitating meetings including convening and scheduling for the horticulture working group and Park Improvement Committee meetings, including minute taking and distribution.
  • Work with External Relations staff to promote projects and other park improvement program opportunities on social media platforms, traditional press and media channels, and in-person outreach.
  • Respond to general park project public inquiries in coordination with the department lead.

Education and Experience

  • We welcome applicants with diverse training and professional experience in fields ranging from landscape design to project management, obtained through college, a technical/vocational program, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience with iterative design, feedback, and revision loop process for project development, design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a comparable role

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work well both independently and with a team and display excellent follow through and self-motivation
  • Capacity to take direction and embrace constructive feedback
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively in a team setting and semi-open office environment
  • Strong attention to detail, yet able to see the broader picture
  • Proficiency with office software and applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suites and mail platforms) and with design software (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD, or others) required.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Some bending, stooping, and kneeling
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks 70% of the time, including sitting for significant time at a desk working with a computer
  • Ability to communicate orally and in written formats
  • Visual acuity to perform tasks
  • Must be able to work with basic landscape tools outdoors for extended time periods 
  • Must be able to set up and take down canopy for volunteer info booths
  • Visual acuity to perform tasks
  • Ability to receive and document detailed information through oral communication
  • Some weekend, early morning or evening work on a monthly cycle 

Language Skills

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. 
  • Bilingual speaking abilities in Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with external vendors and contractors.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work expected of people assigned to this job.  It is not intended to include all duties & responsibilities.  Duties, responsibilities and related activities may change at any time with or without notice. The order in which the duties & responsibilities are listed is not significant.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their role.

Forever Balboa Park is an equal opportunity employer. Forever Balboa Park is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, visitors, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and donors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant.

All qualified candidates please submit resume and cover letter to: hr@balboapark.org

No phone inquiries, please.

Retail Sales Associate

Reports to: Brenda Castillo Sanchez, Manager, Retail Sales & Merchandising

In-person/Non-remote 

Part Time (16 – 30 hours per week), Non-Exempt

Position Description
The Retail Sales Associate welcomes visitors and facilitates the sale of merchandise in the Visitors Center Gift Shop through friendly and attentive customer service with some additional responsibilities at the Visitor Services Desk as needed.

Retail Sales and Merchandising (90%)
Engage a wide array of visitors, including international travelers, in a professional and welcoming manner. Responsible for ringing up sales and adding value by sharing additional goods and services with visitors as appropriate. Sell tickets to attractions and keep accurate count of ticket stock. Manage stock of products on the gift shop floor by maintaining appealing product displays through merchandising techniques. Keep products and display areas clean and dust-free. Tag and put away incoming products in a timely manner. Keep stockroom and basement clean and organized. Perform returns and exchanges on merchandise. Open and close registers and Gift Shop at beginning and end of shift. Get to know the customer base and their preferences, to provide feedback on the product mix. Effectively communicate Gift Shop needs to Retail Sales Lead and Manager.

Visitor Services Desk and other duties (10%)
Assist at Visitor Services Desk by providing information to visitors in-person and via phone. Assist Visitor Services team with setup and breakdown of information tents. Provide support during parkwide events such as December Nights.

Key Performance Metrics: 

  • Opening and closing of cash registers on time and with minimal to no discrepancies.
  • Accurate ticket counts.
  • Incoming inventory is counted in, tagged, and displayed appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • All store displays are restocked as needed throughout the day and fully at closing.
  • Visitors Center and Gift Shop is locked, alarmed, and secured at the end of each shift.

Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in retail or hospitality preferred.
  • Knowledge of POS systems.

Competencies, Skills, and Abilities

  • Superior customer service and communication skills.
  • Takes initiative to solve problems.
  • Ability to work with other team members.
  • Comfortable working in a sometimes hectic and crowded environment.
  • Competent in product merchandising techniques.
  • Strong passion for the mission of the organization and knowledge of Balboa Park. 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Some bending, stooping, and kneeling.
  • Standing for significant periods of time at the cash register.
  • Ability to communicate orally and written.
  • Visual acuity to perform tasks.
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral and written communication.

This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of all everyday duties the employee is expected to perform.


All qualified candidates please submit resume and cover letter to: hr@balboapark.org


No phone inquiries, please.

 

VP of Facilities and Operations

Reports to: President and CEO

In-person/Non-remote 

Full-Time , Salary: $95,000 – $110,000

Our Story

Balboa Park is the crown jewel of San Diego. A National Historic Landmark since 1977, the park spans 1,200 acres, with more than 60 miles of trails, 20 gardens, and home to 29 major arts and culture organizations. The park also hosts an array of multicultural events throughout the year, attracting more than 4 million visitors annually. In 2021, two prominent Balboa Park nonprofit organizations, Friends of Balboa Park, and the Balboa Park Conservancy merged to form Forever Balboa Park. Building on the legacy and foundation of its predecessors, Forever Balboa Park works in partnership with the City of San Diego and other organizations to ensure the sustainability and accessibility of Balboa Park, through fundraising, facilities and infrastructure improvements, a visitor center, the Balboa Park Carousel volunteer programs and public engagement programs across the park. Through the collaborative efforts of staff, community partners, and more than 340 volunteers, Forever Balboa Park is making significant progress toward fulfilling its vision of ensuring that Balboa Park is a sustainable, world-class destination, where all who visit are welcomed, inspired, engaged, and enriched. For more information, please visit: https://foreverbalboapark.org/

Leadership & Culture

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President of Facilities and Operations will report to President & CEO, Elizabeth C. Babcock, Ph.D., who joined the organization in April 2022 as the Forever Balboa Park’s first CEO. A passionate, inclusive, and transparent leader, Elizabeth is an experienced museum executive, user experience researcher and designer, educator, and anthropologist. Elizabeth has received several awards, including the 2022 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring for the California Academy of Science’s Career in Science internship program, and was recognized in 2013 as a White House Champion of Change by the Obama Administration and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The new VP will join a team of 33 exceptionally talented staff working collaboratively to achieve organizational success. Our culture is based on a shared commitment to and passion for preserving and enhancing this amazing cultural asset for all generations and the diverse communities of the region. This includes a strong dedication to open communication supporting the growth and development of each individual team member.

Benefits & Features

  • Salary – $95,000 – $110,000
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a 5% employer match
  • 15 vacation days
  • 12.5 paid holidays

Location

Forever Balboa Park is based in the House of Hospitality, a historic building within the park, located at 1549 El Prado, Suite 1, San Diego, CA 92101. This role primarily needs to be on-site with availability for on call for emergencies and occasional weekend and evening events. During capital improvement projects, early morning hours may be necessary.

Position Summary

The Vice President of Facilities and Operations is a newly created position strategically positioned to play an important role in the organization’s growth and evolution. Reporting to the President and CEO, the VP will lead a dynamic team, supervising the Director of Visitor Experience, the Carousel Manager, the Maintenance Lead, and the custodial and security staff, as well as numerous contractors. As a member of the senior leadership team, this is a high-profile role, working in partnership with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in the park and the business community. The VP will oversee day-to-day operations and maintenance of the organization’s three main facilities, which generate critical earned revenue for Forever Balboa Park:

  • House of Hospitality, completely reconstructed in 1997 this building contains a restaurant, visitor center, public restrooms, public courtyard, Forever Balboa Park’s offices, and several tenants.
  • The Balboa Park Visitors Center, which houses an information desk and gift store, operated by staff and volunteers, seven days a week.
  • Balboa Park Carousel, a historic San Diego cultural asset, enjoyed by families on weekends and holidays during the school year, and every day during the summer

In addition to ensuring that the organization’s three facilities are maintained and operated efficiently, the new VP will provide thought leadership for the team in maximizing revenues from each business unit through consolidation of operational processes, cross training teams, and building business model synergies across the organization. This role offers an excellent opportunity for an innovative and experienced facilities professional with exceptional people skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a collaborative and inclusive management style.

Duties and Responsibilities

Facilities & Operations:

  • Provide depth of knowledge in engineering best practices for facilities including HVAC, building automation systems, life safety and systems, security systems, lighting fixtures and controls, plumbing, as well as tenant improvement projects.
  • Ensure all maintenance and repair needs are fully met, including ordering supplies and parts, and managing the workshop. Complete and sustain an inventory of building systems and implement facilities regularly, maintenance, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Conduct RFQs and bid proposals, procure project equipment and materials, and schedule work. Manage construction and fabrication/installation contracts. Collaborate closely with project stakeholders and clients to ensure that work planned and completed meets the organization’s and tenants’ needs and budgets.
  • Manage capital projects up to $500,000, including an upcoming 2023 chiller replacement project, and a fire panel installation project.
  • Manage custodial and maintenance operations for the House of Hospitality, including coordination of services, prioritization, and scheduling of routine and unplanned maintenance.
  • Supervise the Director of Visitor Experience and provide oversight of Visitor Center operations and revenue strategy, with a focus on improving operational efficiencies.
  • Supervise and support the Carousel manager and staff, including oversight of maintenance and repair services to the Carousel; assist the team in achieving revenue targets.
  • Partner with the Projects team to ensure the planned 2022-2023 restoration of the Carousel proceeds with minimal disruption to planned budgets and revenues.
  • Review and strengthen operational procedures, including opening and closing procedures, tenant coordination and work order process, and event-related facilities support and logistics.
  • Follow all Forever Balboa Park safety regulations. Maintain compliance with all city, state, and federal enforcement agencies associated with facility operations.
  • Be a visible presence and available resource for tenants, visitors, and staff, providing responsive assistance when needed.
  • Consult with FBP advisors about historic building maintenance and repairs, as needed.
  • Ensure parkwide issues and updates are communicated effectively.

Management & Administration:

  • Develop and adhere to appropriate operational budgets and revenue goals for Building Operations, Visitors Center, and the Carousel.
  • Establish quantitative and qualitative metrics by which our operational effectiveness can be evaluated; identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Grow staff leadership in each functional area, equipping team members with skills needed to ensure adequate staffing levels and backup, and professional growth.
  • Partner with the Finance department on financial targets, processes and operations.
  • Train our building tenants and staff on safety procedures, communicating regular updates.
  • Coordinate with the Balboa Park Ranger team, San Diego Police Department, and partners at nearby cultural institutions to ensure our spaces are safe and secure for visitors and employees.

Background Profile

  • Entrepreneurial and operations-focused mindset, with a focus on identifying and realizing efficiencies, as well as opportunities for increased earned revenues.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in facility and building management and operations, with a strategic and hands-on approach to problem-solving.
  • Building systems management experience including controls, fire alarm, automation, HVAC, and security; knowledge of building products, construction details, and relevant rules, regulations, and quality standards, including CAL/OSHA regulations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in capital project planning, budgeting, and implementation for a commercial facility.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral; comfortable communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the board, and outside stakeholders/partners.
  • Superb people skills, including the ability to connect with and inspire a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities while maintaining vigilant attention to detail.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Forever Balboa Park has a mandatory vaccine policy and requires proof of vaccination. If you are not already vaccinated, you will be required to become fully vaccinated or apply for an exemption.

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Kellie Dean, Blair Search Partners

1855 First Ave., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101

kellie@blairsearchpartners.com

Make Balboa Park a Better Place

At Forever Balboa Park, your job becomes part of your legacy.

When you join our team, you have the opportunity to sustain and enhance San Diego’s crown jewel and one of the Best Parks in the World. As a small nonprofit, we are collaborative, data-driven and start-up minded. Together, you can help us advocate for the greater good of Balboa Park.

Only applications for current job openings are considered. We are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions—please, NO phone calls. Forever Balboa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Forever Balboa Park

Human Resources
1549 El Prado, Ste. 1
San Diego, CA 92101

Please send cover letter and resumes to
HR@balboapark.org

Nondiscrimination Policy

Formally Adopted by the Board of Trustees on January 9, 2018

Forever Balboa Park is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, visitors, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and donors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Forever Balboa Park is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant.

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