Forestry Grant Coordinator – California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD)

Sacramento/Remote, California


The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the 95 resource conservation districts (RCDs) throughout the state. Our organization works as a hub to strengthen and support a powerful statewide network of local RCDs, so they can assist communities across California in caring for our land, water, soil, air, and other natural resources. CARCD and the RCDs offer effective, locally governed, non-regulatory ways to meet our communities’ natural resource needs and challenges, at any scale from local to statewide.

Summary of Position:

CARCD is seeking a dynamic, creative Forestry Grant Coordinator to assist RCDs in meeting the next generation of Forestry challenges. The Coordinator will work closely with the Forestry Team in achieving goals related to the Forestry’s program general operations, planning and budgeting, reporting, contractual work, strategic planning development, and contracting and compliance. The position requires the ability to communicate and coordinate well with a diverse set of staff, directors, RCDs, and partners. The position involves primarily detail-oriented and independent work but also necessitates collaboration within a team. The position is an “at will”, and, if working 32+ hrs/week is a benefited position.

Position Responsibilities:

*the breakdown percentages are estimations and may fluctuate over time

Forestry Program General Operations (60%):

  • Coordinates receiving reports and invoices from all sub-grantee/contractors
  • Coordinates compiling, writing, and submitting reports/invoices
  • Works in grant management platform: Grantvantage (or related platform)
  • Develop and maintain Forestry budgets
  • Track cost-sharing/match requirements and fulfillment
  • As needed, work with funders to attain advanced payments
  • Compile various subcontracts and amendments for RCD contracts
  • Attend quarterly cohort calls for relevant grants

Forestry Storytelling (30%):

  • Prepare stories and information from RCDs and partners for distribution via CARCD’s various communications channels, including email blasts, social media accounts, and website updates.

Other/Miscellaneous (10%):

  • Provide support on other Forestry-related tasks as they arise
  • Help coordinate the forestry track of conference (virtual and in person)
  • Help provide GIS support if needed and able
  • Help pursue diverse funding sources as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-4 years of professional and/or volunteer experience in a related field (grant management and tracking, grant writing, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in business and accounting, public policy, natural resources, or related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effectively works both in team settings and individually
  • Ability to be productive while being flexible, self-starting, and working independently in a remote environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to set priorities, manage time, work under pressure, and assist with multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Appreciation for the diversity of California’s local communities and general knowledge of conservation opportunities and challenges in California
  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse community group of people and staff members

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in grant management software
  • Experience with WordPress or a Constituent Relationship Management software
  • Experience or desire to learn grant writing
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of social media applications
  • Experience or desire to learn with ArcGIS

CARCD is committed to building an amazing and diverse team! If you do not meet the above qualifications but believe you are well suited to this position, we encourage you to apply and include your reasoning in your cover letter.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line titled “Forestry Grant Coordinator”. The position is open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed after 11/30/23. The position is in Sacramento, CA, however, the work can be done completely remotely. Some in-person work will be required on a limited basis. The candidate must live in California.

CARCD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to identify candidates committed to these values of equity and justice.

CARCD is committed to centering equity and inclusion in our programs and across all aspects of our organization. We encourage people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, and veteran status to apply.

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