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Field Director – Sierra Watch

North Lake Tahoe, CA

Position Summary:

Sierra Watch seeks a passionate conservation advocate to recruit and mobilize public support for our work to keep Tahoe Truckee True.

Founded in 2001, Sierra Watch has built a remarkable record in Sierra conservation, spearheading the long-term effort to protect Tahoe’s Martis Valley, playing the lead role in defending Donner Summit, and turning back Vegas-style development in Olympic Valley).

The position of Sierra Watch Field Director is a unique opportunity to engage public support in our ongoing success, to be a leader in Tahoe conservation, and to work where you play. Key strategies include grassroots outreach and online engagement.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate has one to two years professional organizing or equivalent experience and has demonstrated leadership in setting priorities and following through.
  • The position demands excellent communications skills; passion for the Sierra Nevada is a must; a sense of humor is encouraged.

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter, resume, writing/media sample, and references to: Field Director Search at hiring@sierrawatch.org

For more information please see the position description.

Project Manager – Yosemite Conservancy

El Portal, CA

Position Summary:

The Project Manager, based in El Portal, works closely with Yosemite National Park staff to facilitate project work funded by Yosemite Conservancy. This role is key to connecting grant-funded project work in the park with communication to donors and supporters. The Project Manager is responsible for collaborating with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partners on funded and proposed grant projects, developing contracts in support of project work, managing consulting teams, and tracking grant updates and budgets. Supervised by the Chief of Projects, the Project Manager will maintain close working ties with both park service and Conservancy teams to communicate priorities, support strategic goals, and build relationships with partners and supporters.

The Conservancy Grants team is small but mighty. Overseeing more than 65 projects annually and managing budgets in excess of $5M, we must be accountable and communicative, sensitive to the challenges inherent in our public-private partnership. The Project Manager is a highly visible park position, responsible for communicating and translating priorities and strategic goals to NPS project managers, and project updates and milestones to Conservancy staff. Much of the work is enhanced by in-person meetings and collaboration. Being in the park to monitor and experience projects firsthand and to collaborate closely with park colleagues helps to build trust and enhance our partnership.

Responsibilities:

Leads:

  • Project Management: Provides leadership role in managing interdisciplinary teams of NPS and partner staff, consultant teams and other contractors to move planning and design forward on Conservancy-funded projects. Uses project management skills of communication, meeting facilitation, collaboration, consensus building and strategic thinking to further park planning and design efforts.
  • Grant Tracking: Works closely with NPS and Conservancy staff to facilitate grant proposal process, including proposal development and review. Monitors funded projects closely, communicating with project managers to record and track project milestones, review and document proposed changes to grants, and troubleshoot issues. Oversees disbursement of funds, appropriate recognition of donors, and sharing of information and data to maximize NPS-Conservancy communication and partnership. Leads the collection, tracking, filing, and compiling of project status reports and grant outcomes.
  • Contract Development and Management: In coordination with NPS project managers, negotiates and develops consultant and vendor contracts to complete project work. Manages active contracts including monitoring of deliverables, expenditures, progress, and modifications.
  • In-Park Representation: Represents Yosemite Conservancy at NPS and partner meetings and events, and hosts project tours and site visits for donors, supporters, partners and park staff, with both prepared presentations and informal project information.

Supports:

  • Project Team Meetings: Serves on interdisciplinary project planning and design teams with YC and NPS staff to strategize and provide input that supports both NPS and Conservancy missions. Uses strategic thinking, judgement, and knowledge of the park to contribute to solutions to problems facing Yosemite.
  • Administration: Supports grants team as a whole, including preparation for council and board meetings, annual committee meetings, project coordination, and other general administrative duties.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills. Able to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to prioritize, quickly manage multiple projects, and meet multiple deadlines
  • Proven ability to manage work in a highly organized manner, excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with contract negotiation and management, budgeting, and file system organization
  • Mastery of MS office suite
  • Extensive National Park-based experience and familiarity with Yosemite
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Yosemite Conservancy; knowledge of /and enthusiasm for National Parks, public lands, conservation, and protected areas
  • Detail and solutions-orientated, while also being collaborative, creative, and flexible
  • Familiarity with private-public partnership dynamics
  • Trustworthy, flexible, energetic, and personable
  • Committed to continual learning and teaching, to the Conservancy mission, and to advancing a culture of inclusion in the organization and in Yosemite.
  • Self-starter who displays initiative in taking on new projects as requested
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to tackle any challenge, large or small

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in project management, with some experience in nonprofit sector or in a cause-oriented field
  • Familiarity with philanthropic organizations, experience with Boards and donor relationships

Salary: this is a full time, exempt position – $62,400 annually

To Apply:

  • Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to jobs@yosemite.org with the subject line “your name – Project Manager” by September 7th.
  • All applications will be reviewed when the application period closes.

For more information please see the position description.

Central Valley Water Policy Advocate – Tuolumne River Trust

Modesto, CA

Position Summary:

The Central Valley Water Policy Advocate will be central to the success of the Tuolumne River Trust (TRT) to achieving its goals to restore the ecological health of the lower Tuolumne River. The Water Policy Advocate will coordinate and support efforts to improve instream flows, advance habitat restoration policies, and promote sustainable agriculture and groundwater management in Stanislaus County.

The Tuolumne River Trust is staffed by committed people who want to see the Tuolumne River and its surrounding communities thrive. The Water Policy Advocate will report to TRT’s Policy Director and coordinate closely with the Central Valley Program Director and Habitat Restoration Specialist. This is a great opportunity to join a fun, energetic team that continues to build on a forty-year history of successful campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of TRT’s water policy strategy in Stanislaus County and Sacramento.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of local and State water policy related to river health.
  • Help to lead TRT’s efforts to revive the Tuolumne River by through promoting and advocating for higher instream flows, sustainable surface and groundwater management, and ambitious habitat restoration policies.
  • Build alliances with conservation and fishing groups, community activists and other like-minded individuals and organizations.
  • Strengthen relationships with irrigation districts, groundwater sustainability agencies, the Farm Bureau, local cities, Stanislaus County, and other public agencies.
  • Communicate TRT’s work to the broader public, and recruiting and engaging advocates and supporters.
  • Support TRT’s efforts to promote sustainable agriculture, wise land use planning, and riverside community development.
  • Promote urban water conservation and the use of recycled water.
  • Helping to build TRT’s support base in Stanislaus County.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental policy or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Basic knowledge of California water policy and environmental science.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships with a wide variety of people, even when there are disagreements on facts, science and preferred outcomes.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented. Experience working independently with minimal supervision, but also a good team player.
  • Familiarity with Stanislaus County a plus.
  • Commitment to the long-term success of the Tuolumne River Trust and environmental conservation.
  • Bilingual is desirable but not required.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $85,000

To Apply:

  • Please send an email with cover letter and resume as attachments with subject heading “Water Policy Advocate” to jobs@tuolumne.org.
  • First review of applications will on September 5th.
  • This position will remain open until a candidate has been selected.

For more information please see the position description.

Wild & Scenic Festival Coordinator – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Nevada City, CA

Position Summary:

The Festival Coordinator works on a team in the production of one of the largest festivals of its kind in the US, taking place each February in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA. Under the supervision of the Festival Director, the Festival Coordinator is responsible for ticketing and serving as filmmaker liaison for SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, taking place Feb. 16-20, 2023. The Festival Coordinator will also support aspects of the virtual festival.

Responsibilities:

Ticket Management: 

  • Manage all tickets and pass printing and sales.
  • Manage ticket database including tracking of sales and comp passes.
  • Organize box offices for office and HQs and oversee ticketing for the virtual platform.
  • Manage guest and will call lists.
  • Train and utilize volunteers as needed.
  • Generate ticket sales reports and final post-event reporting.

Filmmaker Liaison:  

  • Notify filmmakers of Official Selection and manage all incoming deliverables.
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of tech schedule (run of show).
  • Manage film information across all communications and platforms, including festival program, website, and online festival.
  • Assist with coordination of Emcees.
  • Coordinate all logistics for attending filmmakers and special guests, including transportation, lodging, speaking opportunities, ticketing.
  • Assist in planning Friday night Filmmaker Party, including guest list management, layout, supplies, etc.
  • During the festival, help manage and oversee the Green Room, be the primary contact for all special guests’ needs, and address any ticketing or attending filmmaker questions.
  • Additional administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a high energy office setting and a drive to do what it takes to get the job done well; nonprofit work experience a plus.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, provides follow-through on areas of responsibility, and is detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer skills required, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, ticketing software, databases, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Positive, self-motivated, and quick learning performer highly valued.
  • This position requires discretion with sensitive information, and a sense of humor is a must.

Salary: This full-time, temporary position paying $18 per hour.

To Apply:

  • Submit your cover letter and resume here
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Preference will be given to applications received by Sept. 15. Our interview process begins with a phone screen interview; semi-finalists will be invited to a video call panel interview; and finalists will be invited for an in-person interview.
  • This position is open until filled.

For more information please see the position description.

Wild & Scenic Venue Logistics Manager – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Nevada City, CA

Position Summary:

The Venue Logistics Manager works on a team in the production of the largest festival of its kind in the US, taking place each February in Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA. Under the supervision of the Festival Producer, the Venue Logistics Manager oversees all aspects of venue setup, maintenance, and cleanup during the festival weekend. The Venue Logistics Manager works closely with the Festival Producer and the Community Engagement Manager to coordinate all supply orders, including but not limited to tables, chairs, and supplies for all the venues to function smoothly all weekend long.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise volunteers and ensure successful setup and breakdown of all venues.
  • Place and remove all signage, banners, and flags around town.
  • Check every venue for CURRENT equipment and changes in the buildings, secure keys and get sets of keys made as needed.
  • Review the inventory supplies at the SYRCL office and determine festival needs based on available supply,
  • Find and secure the items needed to have a successful event as related to venue set up
  • Identify all needs for every event as related to venue setup (art opening, gala, film venue, ticket sales, activist center, activist tables, etc.), including but not limited to all food supplies, tables, tablecloths, paper goods, etc. Determine what supplies are available from every venue to figure out what supplies we need to 1.  Order/purchase, 2.  Rent or 3. Use from the venue (such as tables, podiums, etc.)
  • Place rented equipment orders, arrange and be present for delivery and pick-up.
  • Update and create inventory lists, per venue and festival-wide for the following:
  • Chairs per venue
  • Tables per venue
  • Supplies needed per venue (i.e. popcorn machine)
  • Full festival rental list
  • Venue space/capacity
  • Review all venue contracts for cleanup requirements in advance and craft a plan to assure needs are met.
  • Check every venue AFTER the event to ensure they are left as contractually required and SYRCL receives refundable deposits.
  • Create and maintain timeline and logistics notes for archives.
  • Coordinate and ensure garbage and recycling needs are met at all venues according to venue rental contracts.
  • Pick-up and delivery of all supplies from SYRCL office (or other designated pick-up spots) to the appropriate venue on appropriate days and times slots.
  • Determine how supplies arrive to each venue on time (such as tables, chairs, etc.), who is setting up the items, how they are getting cleaned up, and brought back to either the venue, SYRCL or a rental shop after the festival.
  • Lead volunteers to support your goals during the weekend of the Flagship Festival
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival Deliverables:
    • For all areas of responsibility, keep detailed lists and receipts of all items purchased over the weekend.
    • Deliver a written report with the above information, including all documents and a summary of the experience (with suggestions for next year) at the end of the contract.

Qualifications:

  • Experience managing logistic needs for film festivals or similar events.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides follow-through on areas of responsibility and is detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer skills required, including proficiency with Word and Excel.

Salary: This part-time, temporary position pays $15.50 per hour.

To Apply:

  • Submit your cover letter and resume here
  • This position is open until filled.

For more information please see the position description.

California Regional Director – American Rivers

San Francisco, Berkeley or Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

The California Regional Director (“Director”) will lead the regional team working to restore river floodplains and mountain meadows for multiple benefits, improve forest management for rivers, support sustainable groundwater management, restore environmental river flows and salmon habitat, and increase the pace of dam removal in California. This individual’s responsibilities include managing staff, fundraising for the organization, and raising the profile of American Rivers in a way that builds the entire movement . This encompasses advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices in all venues, including community, partner, and Tribal engagements.

The Director will join a dynamic team at American Rivers working across the country and serve as the primary manager of the California work being implemented by the American Rivers’ team. The Director will also be the primary spokesperson for the region on behalf of American Rivers. The Director must be an excellent verbal and written communicator and content creator, maintain required reports, and be the lead fundraiser in the region. The position will report to the Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Regional Conservation and will be an active member of the national Advocacy and Regional team.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing, developing, and evaluating senior members of the regional team, including some administrative tasks, such as budget management, and mentoring,
  • Supporting the creation and execution of regional workplans based on the American Rivers’ strategic plan,
  • Helping draft, lead, and execute fundraising strategies for the institution,
  • Building and tending relationships at the local, state, regional, and federal level with community leaders and elected decision-makers,
  • Building the reputation of American Rivers in the region in a way that advances the entire movement utilizing practices that are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just,
  • Ensuring solid coordination across the organization, including with national and regional projects, departments and other regions,
  • Helping cultivate and support organizational river council, and
  • Prioritizing and managing regional advocacy priorities and translating federal policies to the region.

Qualifications:

  • Requires demonstrated, successful experience in the following areas: management and collaboration, fundraising, verbal and written communications, project creation and implementation, program and budget planning and administration, and staff supervision,
  • Requires a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience,
  • Experience with grants management and fundraising from individuals, and
  • Experience with direct, indirect lobbying, or electoral campaigns.
  • The successful candidate must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • They will have an ability to make decisions based on evidence and stakeholder feedback; listen, lead, and mentor a team; exercise discretion; exhibit political astuteness and good judgement.
  • They must also have a strong commitment to working well with and supporting the voices of community leaders.
  • Knowledge of western water issues, floodplains and meadows, forestry management practices that impact rivers, river and salmon restoration, and/or dam removal issues are a plus.
  • Experience with the working with volunteers, engaging the public, or advocacy could also be helpful to a successful candidate.

Salary: pay range for this position is $102,600-$115,000

To Apply:

For more information please see the position description.

Policy Advocate – League to Save Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Position Summary:

Looking to help Keep Tahoe Blue while working with a team of outdoor enthusiasts and professionals protecting Lake Tahoe? The League to Save Lake Tahoe is searching for a dynamic, detail-oriented, intuitive, and analytical environmental researcher to support our team through legislative and policy analysis and tracking. This position will help translate environmental plans and policies into potential advocacy campaigns to achieve our mission to Keep Tahoe Blue. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a high level of responsibility providing critical administrative and analytical support to the League to help us progress at protecting a national treasure, Lake Tahoe. This individual will serve as an integral part of the League’s Policy Team, tracking updates and movement of all relevant environmental plans, policies and resource opportunities for Lake Tahoe; providing administrative and logistical support for lobbying efforts; and ensuring that League executives and Policy Team members are informed and up to date on advocacy issues.

Under the direction of the Senior Land Use Policy Analyst, the PA will enjoy researching and summarizing environmental issues in local, state and federal legislation, organizing meetings with external partners, and tracking Policy Team metrics of success. Professional experience in some combination of natural sciences, planning, environmental management, policy development, political lobbying/campaigning, and grassroots advocacy is optimal for success in this position.

Duties:

The PA is the administrative backbone to all Policy Team planning, meetings, tracking, and internal briefs.

  • Analyzing, researching, and helping evaluate proposed land use and transportation plans, legislative actions and opportunities, and development and restoration projects within the greater Lake Tahoe region. Providing thorough overviews to the Policy Team as well as recommendations on advocacy actions to achieve League priorities.
  • Tracking and informing the Policy Team of proposed plan and policy changes, legislative priorities and planning developments. Monitoring changes in Tahoe, California, Nevada and federal environmental planning and policy practices, including, but not limited to CEQA, NEPA, and the CWA.
  • Tracking and reviewing agendas and materials for public meetings and working groups, and providing summaries of items related to the League’s campaigns and initiatives.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for all lobbying efforts at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Helping advance the League’s priorities by identifying potential advocacy opportunities and partnerships.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in land use planning, environmental policy, natural resources, or related field – or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in legislative tracking, research, and analysis at state and federal levels.
  • Experience with political campaigns and/or grassroots advocacy and lobbying.
  • Knowledge of major state and federal environmental policies and laws.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment requiring advanced critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Maintain professionalism while working on sometimes controversial and disputed issues.
  • Concise and persuasive technical writing skills.
  • Efficient and effective at managing and completing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to manage multiple issue campaigns and projects simultaneously; exercises organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Possess professionalism, a collaborative spirit and creative energy.
  • Computer proficiency with Windows, Office 365 and Google Apps.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and willingness to travel to and attend frequent public meetings in and around the region that may include evenings and weekends.
  • Someone who is both self-starting and a team player while possessing exceptional organizational and communications skills will thrive in this creative and fast-paced work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Lake Tahoe environmental and policy issues and community dynamics.
  • An interest and passion for environmental conservation and the League’s mission to protect, restore, and advocate for the ecosystem health and scenic appeal of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

League Requirements:

  • The chosen candidate must be able to dependably get around the Lake Tahoe Basin, Bay Area, Reno, and Sacramento at all reasonable hours and in all reasonable weather conditions, including heavy snow, and when public transportation is not available. The League does not provide a vehicle or other forms of transportation.
  • Position requires some physical activity such as bending, stooping, carrying, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Employees are required to have a current COVID-19 vaccination.

Pay Range: $20 – $23/hr

To Apply:

  • Please send us a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to jobs@keeptahoeblue.org. Tell us why you’re the best fit for the position and for the League.
  • We communicate via email, so please check your inbox and spam to ensure you don’t miss important updates from us.

For more information please see the position description.

Membership Coordinator – Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT)

Bishop, CA (Hybrid)

Position Summary:

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is seeking a Membership Coordinator to join our nationally accredited land trust. This is a part-time position based out of Bishop, California, with a hybrid (in-office and remote) work option.

The Membership Coordinator is responsible for the management of critical and confidential donor data contained in our Donor Perfect Online (DPO) database. This includes data maintenance, data integrity, staff training, and the development and management of new and ongoing database policies and protocol(s). This position also manages gift processing, acknowledgment letters, data entry; and produces reports and materials for the Development & Communications Committee, Board of Directors, Bookkeeper, and as requested by the Executive Director/CEO. The Coordinator serves as the primary conduit to the bookkeeper for monthly and quarterly income reports and reconciliations and works closely with the Operations Director to provide additional administrative support when requested. The Coordinator will be supervised by the Philanthropy Manager and will work closely with the Executive Director/CEO providing timely and efficient support in compliance with Standards & Practices to ensure donor relations needs are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of the Donor Perfect donor database: enter data, manage and keep data clean and updated by following set data entry protocols, expanding notes, combining duplicate records, tracking individual relationships, and running queries and exports. Develop and implement data entry standards, procedures, and best practice guidelines and ensure adherence to these standards throughout the organization.
  • Monthly status reports and recommendations: design and implement database queries and data exports to analyze giving trends and outcomes; work with the Philanthropy Manager to develop monthly status reports and recommendations.
  • Produce agenda, reports, and materials for the Development & Communications Committee, and distribute one week in advance of the quarterly meetings.
  • Prepare and manage all mailing lists from Donor Perfect for fundraising, educational, and outreach needs. Mail merge data from Excel lists into Word documents and emails.
  • Coordinate volunteer assistance, prepare materials, and ensure mailings are assembled per USPS requirements.
  • Support the Philanthropy Manager, assist with donor stewardship programs, including prospect research, data analysis to determine the effectiveness of focused efforts, and special correspondence with targeted audiences.
  • Manage donation process: oversee bi-weekly gift entry into the database, the transmittal of payments and payment information, and processing of accurate and updated acknowledgment letters; track invoice pledges and other special gifts.
  • Oversee the monthly, quarterly, and year-end gift reconciliation with bookkeeper.
  • Review current Volunteer Program and work with Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member to propose strategies to strengthen and grow the Program.
  • Analyze, research, and track potential and current grant funding for all programs.
  • Attend trainings and seminars to keep skills current: analyze current practices and procedures and implement process improvement where necessary; utilize Donor Perfect features for efficiency.
  • As a Development Team member, participate in monthly planning meetings with Communications program regarding donor campaigns; attends staff meetings.
  • Provide key support for fundraising and member events.
  • Provide administrative support to the Operations Director when requested
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the organizational mission required
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
  • Two years of previous development, administrative, and/or service experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure without losing productivity or attention to detail
  • Professional attitude; team player; able to collaborate to set and meet team goals and deadlines
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality and good working relationships
  • Knowledge of database structures, preferably Donor Perfect
  • Strong data analysis, organizational, communication, administrative, and computer skills required
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to communicate warmly and clearly in person, over the phone, and through email; a good awareness of self
  • Ability and desire to be in a work environment that values working as a team, relationships, and giving and receiving honest feedback
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; DonorPerfect, G-Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or equivalent experience preferred

Compensation:

  • This position is part-time and non-exempt at a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the possibility for an increase in hours that will be discussed at time of hire.
  • Salary based on experience ranging from $20 -22 per hour.

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter, résumé, and three references to info@eslt.org with the subject line: Membership Coordinator.
  • No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
  • Application review will begin May 15, 2022, with an anticipated start date of early June. Applications submitted after May 15, 2022, will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For more information please see the position description.

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Program – Sierra Nevada Alliance

Lake Tahoe Area, CA & NV

Position Summary:

Ambassadors will work interacting face-to-face with the public sharing information about Lake Tahoe’s natural environment and ways to protect Tahoe. Ambassadors will be stationed at popular locations (Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Emerald Bay, Explore Tahoe at the Heavenly Village, East Shore Bike Path, Tahoe City Commons Beach and more) around the Lake during the busiest days and hours of the day Thursday-Monday. 

Ambassadors will:

  • Motivate and inspire community members and  visitors to recreate responsibly while enjoying Lake Tahoe’s parks, trails, and beaches
  • Share information about ways to recreate in Tahoe, favorite hikes and bike trails and more
  • Model good stewardship by picking up trash, calling maintenance when trash cans are full, and handing out pet waste bags as needed
  • Track observations and interactions with the public using a Citizen Science phone app 
  • Present natural history information 
  • Receive training and certifications in environmental science specific to our region and college credit
  • Participate in restoration, clean up, and beautification projects

High School and College students may be eligible for elective credit for  work-based learning experience. Senior citizen docent positions are also available and will provide mentorship with youth. 

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Attend all in-person training sessions to learn about the uniqueness of Tahoe’s environment, the greatest threats to the environment, and the best ways to be a good steward, and knowledge of local ordinances 
  • Participate in professional development and environmental webinars, and weekly Alliance staff meetings 
  • Follow protocol methods and collect data on observations in the field
  • Participate in community clean and restoration days

Required Qualifications

  • A willingness to learn about Tahoe’s environment, sound stewardship practices and local ordinances
  • Self-motivation and drive to approach visitors to engage them in conversation about how to be good stewards 
  • Capable of communicating and interacting in a respectful and inclusive manner with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Good time management and punctuality
  • Capable of standing and walking outdoors in variable weather conditions for up to 8 hours at a time
  • English and Spanish conversational skills desired, but English only speakers will be considered

Compensation:

  • Ambassador positions: $18/hour, about 24 hours/week
  • Ambassador supervisors: $20/hr, about 30 hours a week

Training/Hours:

  • Ambassadors will begin orientation and training in early June.
  • The work schedule will not conflict with students’ class schedules and after-school commitments. There will be some obligations in June for team building and more training.
  • Ambassadors will work about 4 days/week starting in June through Labor Day weekend.

To Apply:

  • Complete the online job application.
  • Applications are due by May 16th for priority consideration, applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

If you have questions, please email jobs@sierranevadaalliance.org or call 530-542-4546.

For more information please see the position description.

Requests For Proposals (RFP) and Requests For Bids (RFB) – Truckee River Watershed Council

Truckee, CA

Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) is releasing several Requests For Proposals (RFP) and Requests For Bids (RFB) for restoration design, construction, environmental compliance, permit assistance, and the like for 2022 and 2023. We appreciate that some firms may wish to respond to multiple RFPs & RFBs. To help with proposal and bid preparation, we offer the following:

  1. Responding to Multiple RFPs/RFBs: Firms may respond to multiple RFPs and RFBs. In the vast majority of our projects, a firm will not be prevented from bidding on future work if they participate in current work. In the rare case where this prohibition exists, we will state the prohibition in the current RFP/RFB.
  2. Lead Firm vs. Subcontracted Firm: We understand and accept a given firm may be the lead in one response and a subcontractor in another response.
  3. Respond to Each RFP/RFB: Each of our projects has a unique combination of partners, stakeholders, funders, constraints, opportunities, and timelines. Due to the characteristics of each project, we purposely release separate RFPs/RFBs. Firms must submit a response to each RFP or RFB to be considered. While we appreciate that a firm might be able to offer efficiencies if we combined projects, the unique set of characteristics of each project prevent us from combining projects more than has already been done.
  4. Repeating Information Across Multiple Responses: We understand and accept that information about the firm, its staff, past work, references, work approach, and the like may be repeated, perhaps even word for word, across multiple responses.

2022 Schedule for Release of RFPs and RFBs

  • Subject to change in projects, scope, and/or timing of release
  • Future lists will include projects in the assessment and design phases
  • This list and RFPs/RFBs are posted on the TRWC website and noticed via the TRWC e-newsletter Truckee River Currents

For more information please see the RFPS/RFBs description or the corresponding post on the TRWC website.

California State Manager

North Fork California

ABOUT AMERICAN FORESTS: 

American Forests is a national non-profit organization committed to creating healthy and resilient forests from cities to wilderness that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. Established in 1875, American Forests has been restoring forests for more than 140 years. And, while we may be the oldest national conservation organization, our work today is more important than ever. Our projects, which have taken place in all 50 states, have recovered hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, safeguarded vital watersheds, absorbed millions of tons of greenhouse gases and protected some of the most stunning landscapes in America.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The California State Manager serves as the point person between American Forests California State Director and the successful execution of on-the-ground project work. In this capacity, the California State Manager provides administrative support, grant/project management, and engagement responsibilities. The California State Manager role is ideal for highly organized and detail-oriented candidates that are able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously. The California State Manager has the opportunity to gain diverse experiences and skills around forest restoration and social issues while making a positive impact. Specific responsibilities can be found below.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: 

Ability to demonstrate equivalent education and/or experience in the field of natural resources, forest management, environmental science or other applicable fields. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience, trainings, or certification in project management, grant writing/management, or financial management is a plus. Experience in California forest restoration project or program activities is favorable. A combination of education and experience will be considered in determining relative candidate qualifications.

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Juggle competing priorities
  • Work effectively with teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel & Power Point)

WORKING CONDITIONS & LOCATION: 

The majority of work is performed in a general office environment, with occasional opportunities to travel or be in the field. American Forests headquarters is in Washington D.C. however the California office is located in North Fork California which is an hour north of Fresno and 40 minutes south of Yosemite National Park (south entrance).

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americanforests.org. Position will remain open until adequate and competitive candidates submit apply. Please note that we are hoping to fill the position ASAP. *American Forests in an equal opportunity employer.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Project Management and Administration (60%)
    • Provide oversight on projects, including tracking project progress and documenting outcomes and deliverables
    • Review, create and manage contracts
    • Participate and enhance climate adaptation planning processes while incorporating and tracking scientific information from project efforts
    • Direct management support for California grants including but not limited to Climate Change Response Framework initiatives.
    • Prepare and review program budgets and financial reporting
  1. Science Engagement (20%)
    • Contribute to climate adaptation science development and implementation efforts
    • Analyzed and summarize research projects for scientific publications and reports
    • Develop, research and/or synthesis research program needs
  1. Community/Partner Engagement (15%)
    • Run/host public meetings and all pre/post meeting logistics (i.e. meeting prep, meeting minutes, follow up communications or research)
    • Support or assist public forums/workshops
    • Represent American Forests CA State Director in partner meetings
    • Build and maintain relationships with nonprofit conservation organizations, federal agencies and other forest conservation stakeholders.
  1. Other (5%)
    • Support California State Director on a multitude of initiatives
    • Participate in/on fundraising opportunities
    • Engage in program development efforts
    • Conduct site visits to evaluate restoration projects
    • Other duties as assigned

ABOUT OUR WORK 

California’s forests are facing unprecedented threats from rising temperatures, increased and prolonged drought, and larger and more intense wildfires. The combined effects of these changes and extreme events are severely stressing the region’s iconic forests and diminishing the natural benefits of California forests provide including carbon sequestration, water supply and quality, wildlife habitat, recreation, and timber production. The science is clear that action is needed now to protect these natural benefits.

While American Forests is actively engaged in activities across the country, leadership has prioritized California as both an area of concern and opportunity. As such, American Forests has committed resources to best accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration efforts through collaborative conservation. As a non-governmental organization that can truly work across landscapes (public and private lands with public and private funds), American Forests hopes to provide support, innovative science-based solutions, technical assistance, and policy insights to build upon state-wide efforts.

Currently the California office of American Forests is having critical conversations with organizations across the state. Efforts include but are not limited to:

  • Program and project development with landowners throughout the Sierra Nevada to best leverage resources and expand on-the-ground impacts that provide key ecosystem services around water and carbon for the entire state.
  • Working with public land managers to execute large scale reforestation efforts on iconic fire scars across the state while encouraging climate-smart site preparations and planting techniques.
  • Designing and executing a climate-smart planning process for the Sierra National Forest through Climate Change Investment funds.
  • Playing a leadership role in state-wide discussions, including the involvement in the Governors Forest Management Task Force.

American Forests has a long history of partnering with the USDA Forest Service, State of California, Conservation Districts and other partners to implement restoration projects. Since 1991, the work has led to the planting 6 million trees in the state. This position will play a key role in strengthening and deepening American Forests’ role in California.

For more information, visit https://www.americanforests.org/our-work/american-releaf/california/

Manager of Watershed & Recreation

Mokelumne, California

The Manager of Watershed and Recreation is responsible for managing and supervising, directly or through subordinate supervisors, a variety of developmental, operational, resource protection, and maintenance work on 28,000 acres of watershed land in the Mokelumne basin that includes five recreation areas at Pardee and Camanche reservoirs.

This manager represents East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) before Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, and San Joaquin county agencies, special interest groups, and the media. Policy coordination with federal, state, and local agencies is a major responsibility. Responsibilities include:

• Preparing memos, technical reports, and correspondence.
• Supervising the fire prevention and suppression program on EBMUD watershed lands including coordination with outside agencies.
• Monitoring lessee compliance with lease stipulations in a variety of watershed and recreation contexts.
• Preparing and administering recreation area concession contracts including review of fees and capital improvement programs, and overseeing and monitoring concession operations.
• Developing the budget; analyzing cost effectiveness of all assigned recreation operations; recommending staffing needs and measures to improve operations.
• Participating in various watershed and recreation committees, boards, and councils.
• Preparing and administering law enforcement and security contracts.
• Managing maintenance programs for recreation trails, fire access roads, and service roads.
• Planning short and long-range improvements to recreation areas, coordinating recreational studies with concessionaires, other departments, and agencies.
• Ensuring all programs comply with existing regulatory framework in managing natural resources, including the state and federal endangered species act, CEQA compliance as well as adhering to existing EBMUD interagency agreements.
• Managing EBMUD’s Integrated Pest Management practices and guidelines in administering watershed and range programs.
• Supervising range and forestry studies and recommending improvements; implementing range and forestry enhancements to prevent soil erosion and to prevent the degradation of water quality; monitoring timber harvesting activities upstream of EBMUD for water quality impacts.
• Directing the gathering of data to determine resource and habitat status, preparing monthly grazing reports, compiling and analyzing range condition, composition and utilization data, etc.
• Overseeing preparation of brochures, slide shows, news releases, displays, lectures and similar public relations activities relating to range, forestry, watershed and recreation management; as well as educational outreach events and activities.
• Providing leadership and supervision to subordinate staff.
• Promoting and modeling EBMUD’s core values of stewardship, integrity, respect, and teamwork.

The annual salary is $129,444 up to $186,984. Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($168,276 per year).

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals over forty years of age, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical, including AIDS and HIV), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy, pregnancy disability leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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