Crystal Cove Alliance

Newport Coast, CA


m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Crystal Cove Alliance in the search for a new President & Chief Executive Officer. As part of that process, we are contacting members of the community for suggestions and nominations. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA), a unique historic district on the southern California Coast, seeks a proven executive to design and deliver coastal-oriented education, conservation and recreation experiences and to complete in-process capital improvements that preserve a unique part of our nation’s history, all while managing a financially sustainable enterprise. Reporting to the Board, the President & CEO will ensure that CCA continues to evolve the District as a living history educational venue that delivers curated educational and entertainment programming. Particular emphasis will be places on developing funding and other forms of support for CCA, its facilities and programs. The CEO will serve as an articulate and persuasive spokesperson for CCA, representing the organization to diverse constituents and partners regionally and nationally who have an interest in the history and natural landscape of California’s Southern coastal region.

Crystal Cove Alliance protects, restores and preserves the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District, and provides educational and interpretive activities in the District, on its beach, and throughout the marine life refuge. Centered in Crystal Cove State Park and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic District encompasses 12.3 acres that include 46 historic cottages built over two decades starting in the 1920’s, of which 29 have been fully restored to capture the southern California coastal lifestyle circa 1940. The State Park itself encompasses almost 4,000 acres of chaparral canyons, undeveloped woodland bluffs, and a 1,400 acre marine conservation area located on either side of a 3 mile stretch of beaches and tidepools. CCA was formed as a public-private partnership with California State Parks as an educational nonprofit to preserve and renovate the 46 existing structures while advancing historic preservation, environmental conservation and delivering content-rich educational experiences to the public.

Your suggestions and nominations are most welcome, and please feel free to forward this announcement as you deem appropriate. Please also call upon us at any time.

For additional information, or to apply please contact David Santore or Mark Oppenheim at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.

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