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Forest Conservation Program Manager – South Yuba River Citizens League
Nevada City, California
The Forest Conservation Program Manager manages SYRCL’s forest health projects throughout the Yuba River watershed, supporting and working closely with the North Yuba Project Manager (NYPM) in collaborative management of the North Yuba Forest Partnership. The Forest Conservation Program Manager will manage components of existing forest health efforts the Yuba Forest Network and invasive weeds removal, collaborative management of the North Yuba Forest Partnership, and work collaboratively with all upper watershed restoration efforts including aspen and meadow restoration. The Program Manager will also work to develop new projects and seek new opportunities for engagement, collaboration, research, and restoration within the watershed.
SYRCL’s forest health work accelerated beginning in 2019 and continues to grow considerably and play a vital role in forest conservation within the watershed. The program aims to
- improve forest health and forest resiliency throughout the watershed,
- engage diverse stakeholders throughout the Yuba River watershed to promote and implement forest health projects, and
- facilitate collaborative planning and research efforts and on-the-ground project implementation.
This is a full time, exempt position. Main work hours will be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9 am -5 pm) and evening and weekend work may be required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, natural resources management, or a closely related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent education.
- Proven grant writing and project management experience including ensuring that awarded grants are tracked to make certain completion of deliverables, reporting, billing and invoicing.
- Demonstrated experience in creative problem-solving, opportunity development, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
- Ability to build consensus, develop effective coalitions and collaborate with new and existing partners with diverse interests and backgrounds.
- Effective communication skills necessary to develop and maintain lasting partnerships with government, agency, Tribal, and community representatives, among others.
- Demonstrate initiative, is conscientious, and provides follow-through on areas of responsibility.
- Facilitation experience or training.
- Proficient with GIS/spatial software, mapping, and data management.
- Familiarity with Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest ecology.
- Positive, self-motivated, and quick learning performer highly valued. This position requires confidentiality.
- Possession of, or access to a registered and insured personal vehicle, and a valid California Driver’s License.