Stewardship Coordinator – Northern California Regional Land Trust

Chico, CA

THE ORGANIZATION:

The Northern California Regional Land Trust (NCRLT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists landowners and public agencies in the voluntary protection and conservation of agricultural land, open space, wildlife habitat, and other natural resources. Working across Butte, Glenn, and Tehama County, NCRLT is dedicated to responsibly stewarding natural landscapes and the region’s deeply rooted farming and ranching heritage for generations to come. To advance its mission, the NCRLT negotiates conservation easements, facilitates land acquisitions or exchanges, and provides professional planning and technical assistance in natural resource management and conservation. The NCRLT also supports environmental education for people of all ages, hosts events that bring the community together to celebrate land, and works to increase public access to wild nature and to outdoor recreation opportunities in the region. NCRLT’s service area stretches from the western slopes of the Sierra-Cascade Crest, across the Sacramento River Valley, to the eastern slopes of the North Coast Range. Within this approximately 6,000 square mile region, the NCRLT prioritizes the conservation of farms, ranches, and open space important to the region’s economic wellbeing, ecological health, and quality of life. Learn more at www.landconservation.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Stewardship Coordinator directly supports the Executive Director and the Deputy Director for Conservation and is responsible for monitoring and stewardship of NCRLT’s preserves (lands owned in fee title) as well as conservation easements. This stewardship role is the primary point of contact for conservation easement landowners, and plays a critical role in representing the Land Trust with tact, professionalism, and discretion at all times. The Stewardship Coordinator is expected to initiate, organize, and complete annual land monitoring activities with minimal oversight; to serve as a resource to connect conservation easement landowners with funding and technical assistance opportunities that may support their ongoing stewardship or innovative management of conservation easement properties; and to cultivate a strong rapport of trust and mutual respect with current and prospective landowner-partners, current and prospective funding agencies, and members of the public in communities served by NCRLT. See more details in the position description.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three professional references via
email to Susan Price, Executive Director/President at: exec@landconservation.org. Application review will
begin on October 25, 2021. The position is open until filled, but applications received prior to that date
are guaranteed full consideration.

Fundraising and Community Engagement Director – Sierra Nevada Alliance

Sierra Nevada (CA or NV)

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is hiring a Fundraising and Community Engagement Director to lead the organization’s major donor, individual donor, related events, sponsorship, and grant development. They are also responsible for managing our Conservation Organization Member Group Program and producing various organizational outreach communications working and delegating to staff. This full-time position is based in the Sierra Nevada (CA or NV), with the possibility of remote work. Find more details in the position description.

To apply, send a resume and 1-2 page cover letter to Executive Director Jenny Hatch at jenny@sierranevadaalliance.org. The application process will continue until the position is filled.

Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program Director – Sierra Nevada Alliance

Sierra Nevada (CA or NV)

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is hiring a Program Director for the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship program. This is a full-time position based in the Sierra Nevada (CA or NV). The work location is flexible, with the possibility of remote work. The Alliance Forestry Fellowship Program Director will implement and lead a forestry workforce development program while providing technical assistance to Fellows to increase pace and scale of forested landscapes in the Sierra. More details in the attached position description. Visit our website for more information on the Sierra Corps Program.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Jenny Hatch, jenny@sierranevadaalliance.org. Position open until filled.

Communications Manager – Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Bishop, CA

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT), an accredited conservation organization based in Bishop, CA., is looking for an experienced, professional and detail-oriented candidate to become our Communications Manager. The Communications Manager position is key within the organization, and will work closely with the Executive Director/CEO to lead ESLT’s communication with our donors and the public through fundraising appeals, newsletters (hard and digital), social media, website updates and media outreach. This position is four-days per week, non-exempt with accrued benefits, and will join the fast-paced and dedicated ESLT team. Find the full position description here.

Please direct cover letter and résumé to: Kay Ogden, Executive Director/CEO, kay@eslt.org.
Apply via email and include a sample of your writing as a cover letter, résumé, a sample of your graphic design, and at least three references, two of which should be managers or supervisors. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. Our intent is to fill this important and open position in a timely manner. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Finance Manager – California Trout

San Francisco, CA

The Finance Manager is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Finance Director. Accurately maintains financial records and monitors internal controls to promote and protect sound financial management practices. The Finance Manager is responsible for updating and maintaining accounting records including recording income, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, preparing payroll, produces monthly, quarterly, annual financial statements, works with leadership team to prepare annual budget, and supports the annual audit.

Program Assistant – Tuolumne River Trust

Modesto, CA

This is a posting for a full-time Program Assistant for the Tuolumne River Trust, functioning out of TRT’s Modesto office. This position is a full-time position. The Program Assistant will help organize community events and activities, engage and inform community stakeholders, and advance efforts to improve the health of river parks and riverside neighborhoods.

TRT is organizing in underserved riverside communities in the Modesto area to involve and empower families and youth to revive these communities and the river that flows through them. To do this we are facilitating outdoor recreational activities, building community capacity, support for a shared vision, and engaging decision-makers who can help us advance the communities’ agenda and improve stewardship of the river.

The ideal candidate will have strong community organizing skills, will be able to manage logistical aspects of events and activities, will have superior communication skills, and will have skills to organize, mobilize, and inform community members.

Forest Conservation Program Manager – South Yuba River Citizens League

Nevada City, CA

The Forest Conservation Program Manager leads and envisions SYRCL’s forest conservation work throughout the Yuba River watershed. The Forest Conservation Program Manager will provide leadership, strategic and science-based recommendations, direct supervision of one or more employees, proactive fundraising and grant writing, while implementing forest restoration projects. This requires a significant amount of stakeholder engagement and knowledge in the fields of forest ecology or forestry as well as managerial and fundraising experience and contractor management. Details and application online. This position is open until filled – apply now.

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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