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Service Learning Coordinator AmeriCorps – Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Reno, Nevada

Position Description

The Service Learning Coordinator AmeriCorps is an essential member of KTMB’s team. This person will assist the Beautification and Cleanups Manager in maintaining the high quality of KTMB’s volunteer programs including recruiting, training, managing, and retaining volunteers. The Service Learning Coordinator AmeriCorps will work closely with KTMB’s community and municipal partners to assist with the coordination of large scale litter pickup events, as well as small scale Neighborhood Cleanups. This person will also assist in the maintenance of KTMB’s project and data tracking software and will continue the precedent of high quality maintenance of KTMB’s volunteer registration database. Lastly, the Service Learning Coordinator AmeriCorps will assist the Sustainability Education Manager in implementing KTMB’s sustainability education program which is designed to raise awareness about common environmental threats that lower the quality of life, health and economy in the Truckee Meadows. This will be done primarily through formal and informal presentations to community groups, businesses, and individuals, hands-on maintenance of  KTMB’s on-line Recycling Guide, and assisting in KTMB’s Green Business Program.

KTMB is committed to fostering a safe and supportive work environment for AmeriCorps members to gain relevant experience, learn desired skills, and pursue their passion projects.

Service Location: Reno, NV: “Biggest Little City in the World”, gateway to beautiful and scenic Lake Tahoe and Burning Man HQ nestled in the Truckee Meadows, which straddle the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Great Basin Desert.

Timeline for Service: September 25th, 2023 through August 9th, 2024

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research sustainable solutions and assist in the enhancement and implementation of community educational presentations, service learning events, community workshops and seminars, and other educational opportunities;
  • Maintain and update KTMB’s Recycling Guide database of community recycling resources primarily through check-in calls to the participating businesses;
  • Assist in the certification and recognition of green businesses in Reno and Sparks;
  • Implement volunteer training protocols and assist with volunteer management for all three of KTMB’s programs;
  • Assist in coordinating KTMB’s annual programs including The Great Community Cleanup, The Truckee River Cleanup and Christmas Tree Recycling;
  • Conduct project site orientations and lead volunteers for KTMB’s Adopt-A-Spot and neighborhood cleanup programs;
  • Prepare and maintain inventory of supplies and appropriate tools for volunteer cleanups;
  • Facilitate volunteer retention and appreciation events throughout the year through donation solicitation;
  • Recruit and collaborate with community volunteers;
  • Update and maintain KTMB’s project management and volunteer database;

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USDA Climate Change Fellows Program


USDA is seeking qualified applicants for inclusion in the USDA Climate Change Fellows Program (CCFP). Climate change presents real threats to U.S. agricultural production, forest resources, and rural economies. Producers and land managers across the country are experiencing climate impacts on their operations through shifting weather patterns and increasingly frequent and severe storms, floods, drought, and wildfire. The American agriculture and forest sectors have incredible potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, generate renewable energy, and deliver lasting solutions to the climate crisis. Through research, conservation practices and partnerships, USDA aims to find solutions to agricultural challenges, enhance economic growth, and create new streams of income for farmers, ranchers, producers and private foresters. Successfully meeting these challenges will require USDA to staff a diverse set of employees with the expertise to implement USDA’s climate change strategy.

USDA’s Climate Change Fellows Program (CCFP) allows USDA to hire Climate Change Fellows through a time-limited appointment in the Excepted Service under “Schedule A” hiring authority, as specified in 5 CFR 213.3102(r). Initial appointments for candidates may be for up to a 2-year period. Additional 1-year extensions may be made; however, the appointment cannot exceed a total of 4-years. The initial periods for specific CCFP appointments will be determined based on expected duration of projects, exposure to diverse program areas, the nature of a developmental assignment, and/or the duration of assignments that meet workforce planning objectives.

Please note that an appointment in the CCFP confers no rights to further Federal employment in either the competitive or excepted service upon expiration of the appointment. Fellows interested in remaining with USDA at the end of their fellowships must compete and be selected for competitive service vacancies.

Projects will involve working with USDA employees on climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts across the Department. This may include assistance with implementation of the USDA-and climate change-relevant portions of the Inflation Reduction Act, analysis related to agriculture and forestry technologies and practices that can provide climate change adaptation and mitigation benefits, assistance with economic and policy analysis in the areas of agriculture, forest management and climate change, and/or development of science-based tools and information products that will help improve management of working lands in light of climate change, among other tasks.

Individual USDA agencies will develop specific position descriptions under the CCFP to meet their needs. Current/open positions are linked below, and candidates may also submit the required information for general interest in the Program.

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Aquatic Ecologist / Wildlife Biologist – WRA Inc.

Remote, California

WRA is actively searching for an Ecologist with a slant towards aquatic systems and species to become the next member of our team. At WRA, Inc., you will be at the forefront of assessing, analyzing, and protecting California’s aquatic freshwater ecosystems. Collaborating closely with a team of professionals, you will play a key role in conducting comprehensive aquatic surveys, research, and impact assessments for a range of projects. This position is a remote position, within the state of California, with particular interest in the Sacramento region. The person hired for this role will be expected to be onsite at various locations including field sites and WRA’s office locations as needed for project requirements and at varying times of day.

In this role, you will:

  • Authoring, informing, and guiding the preparation of technical work products, including design parameters, performing limitation analyses and aquatic ecosystem modeling
  • Evaluate presence and potential of aquatic species based on habitat characteristics and available literature
  • Prepare and review written impacts and mitigation analyses in the context of state and federal laws and regulations (e.g., ESA, CESA, CEQA, LSAA)
  • Prepare and review aquatic resources restoration and management plans
  • Work with engineers to develop design habitat restoration criteria for fish and other aquatic species based on specific habitat requirements of target species
  • Leadership, oversight, and completion of field work in support of, or to directly inform technical work products
  • Mentoring, with potential for direct supervision of junior staff
  • Attending field visits/meetings involving agency personnel and clients and provide technical support during stakeholder or public meetings
  • Developing regional recognition for technical knowledge through contributions to the fisheries and aquatic ecology management field (e.g., publication of scientific papers, development of innovative tools or methods, presentation at technical conferences, participation in scientific panels or boards, teaching classes, etc.)
  • Advising clients and project managers on key technical issues related to fisheries and aquatic ecology
  • Developing and maintaining company technical work product templates for fisheries and aquatic ecology
  • Tracking and providing updates to relevant WRA staff and managers regarding changing administrative/regulatory policies, field methods/procedures and literature findings related to areas of technical expertise
  • Develop QA/QC standards for technical work products


  • BS degree or higher in Aquatic Ecology, Ichthyology, Natural Resource or environmental planning. An advanced degree in a related and applicable field within aquatic resource management, modeling, planning is preferred
  • 5-7 years of professionally relevant experience (advanced degree or demonstration of exceptional skill set may be substituted for years of experience), track record of increasing responsibility and successful technical roles on projects or studies
  • Experience in the environmental consulting industry is highly preferred
  • Job specific experience in Northern California is preferred, but not required
  • Project management experience

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Partnerships and Wilderness Program Manager – NatureBridge

El Portal, California

The Partnerships and Wilderness Programs Manager coordinates relationships and programs with our partner organizations in Yosemite National Park. They manage logistics for NatureBridge program operations outside of our traditional environmental science school programs, and collaborate with the Yosemite National Park Wilderness Branch on WildLink, a joint program between NatureBridge, the National Park Service, and Yosemite Conservancy. Read about the program here! The NatureBridge Campus Director and the Partnerships and Wilderness Program Manager will also work closely on the opening of our new campus at Henness Ridge, the National Environmental Science Center.

This position takes place at our campus in Yosemite National Park and cannot be performed remotely. The role will also include travel within a four-hour radius of Yosemite and on day and overnight trips.

Your primary job will be:

  • WildLink Program Management: coordinate and oversee all aspects of the WildLink program including wilderness expeditions, ambassador projects, and pre- and post-trip activities
  • Planning and Facilitation of Overnight Programs: prepare for, lead, and train others to run developmentally appropriate, and logistically-sound programs in multi-day wilderness settings
  • Effective Communication: warm and clear communicator both in-person and via email, online video, and phone; ability to communicate efficiently and appropriately with a wide range of constituents, including children, school administrators, parent/guardians, NPS personnel, and professional colleagues
  • Organization and Strategy: well-honed self guided organization, task initiation, prioritization and planning skills
  • Problem solving: motivation to explore solutions in collaboration with multiple NatureBridge departments and partner organizations and the ability to apply creative decision making
  • Inclusive Innovation and Optimization: maintain and analyze data through both equity and efficiency lenses to inform recommendations about programs and partnerships
  • Partnership Cultivation: identify and cultivate relationships with mission-aligned schools and organizations to participate in WildLink, develop new programs, and utilize NatureBridge facilities for conferences
  • Collaborative Program Development: with campus director team, envision, design, and implement new initiatives for the opening of the National Environmental Science Center, with specific focus on conference and community use of the campus (read more about the NESC here)
  • Risk Management: lead, and train others to assess both interpersonal and environmental risks; provide developmentally appropriate, and logistically-sound programs in multi-day wilderness settings; evaluate and manage risk and emergency response protocols in collaboration with the Yosemite Campus Risk Manager.
  • Gear Maintenance: inventory and maintain backcountry equipment and supplies; manage assigned gear budget
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • $50,100 – $54,000 Annual Salary
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Option for a 403b retirement plan with employer match after six months
  • Generous paid vacation, training days and sick leave
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and more
  • Subsidized shared housing may be provided as a benefit of employment

Who You Are:

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Three to five years experience in experiential or environmental education including wilderness expedition programs
  • Professional or personal experience in the inclusion and centering of those that have had historic and systemic barriers to accessing the outdoors. We especially encourage you to apply if you are a member of (or have extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general.
  • Ability to coordinate logistics for multi-day, overnight programs in Yosemite National Park
  • Strong organizational skills and comfort working with limited oversight
  • Ability to hike seven to ten miles with a full expedition backpack and lift and carry loads of up to 50 pounds
  • Pro-active communication skills and ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Current Wilderness First Responder, CPR certification, and valid California driver’s license; or a willingness to attain within the first 6 months of hire at your own expense
  • Technological acumen, especially with Salesforce (CRM) and Google Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible 40-hour week that includes weekend and evening work
  • Consideration will also be given to a candidate’s ability to speak Spanish; knowledge of the National Park Service and experience working as a park partner; and familiarity with Yosemite National Park Wilderness

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Donor Communications Officer, California – The Nature Conservancy

Remote, California

Are you a storyteller who is ready to put your skills to work for nature? The Nature Conservancy in California is looking for a skilled writer and editor to become our next donor communications officer. In this role, you will develop funding proposals, reports, and other communications that showcase conservation initiatives across the state. You’ll be part of a dedicated team that collaborates with development, conservation, science, and finance colleagues to translate The Nature Conservancy’s work into compelling stories for donors. If you’re interested, please apply today!

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience writing or editing one or more of the following:  newsletter, magazine, annual report, web-site articles/stories, donor profiles, presidential acknowledgment letters, campaign brochures, funding proposals, fact sheets, presentations, or equivalent.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Experience implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Experience leading or managing projects.

Salary Information:

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $64,500 – 84,000 for annual base salary. This range applies to candidates within the state of California in the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate’s location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.

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Sierra Nevada Forest Ecologist – Point Blue Conservation Science

Sierra Nevada, California

Job Summary:

The Sierra Forest Wildlife Ecologist will oversee and manage multiple research and monitoring projects on forest, fire, and wildlife ecology in the Sierra Nevada, including the long-term data sets such as the Sierra Nevada Broadscale Avian Monitoring (SNBAM) project. The project will lead efforts in the Sierra group to use machine learning to detect species from autonomous recording devices. This position provides scientific leadership inside and outside the organization, collaborating with others to develop and fund research and monitoring projects and develop new approaches to their fields of study. This position provides technical assistance and quantitative ecology expertise within the Sierra Nevada Group and the larger organization. This position oversees management of seasonal staff, including training, mentoring, delegation, and ensuring adherence to policies, protocols and regulations while providing a nurturing, fun and team-oriented work environment.

Essential Functions:

Conservation Science: 55%

  • Plans, designs, and oversees research and monitoring projects on forest, fire, and wildlife ecology from conception through application, including study design, data collection, storage, statistical analysis, modeling, reporting, publishing, and disseminating findings and working with managers to apply them.
  • Ensures consistent and reliable standardized data are gathered, entered, stored, and backed up.
  • Responsible for data management, proofing, validation, curation, delivery, and accessibility.
  • Develops, maintains and updates content for the Sierra Nevada Avian Monitoring Information Network (SNAMIN) website.
  • Leads and assists in publishing science in peer reviewed journals, popular articles, and scientific and general presentations.
  • Creates outreach and education tools and materials that interpret Point Blue science for the land management community, including white papers, public articles, public presentations, and workshops.
  • Interacts with the Sierra Nevada science community, including attending meetings, workshops, and symposia to disseminate Point Blue science.

Scientific Leadership: 20%

  • Represents Point Blue to the larger conservation community to ensure that Point Blue science is used to achieve conservation outcomes, especially Point Blue’s strategic plan outcomes.
  • Participates in intra- and inter-organizational studies, and identifies and provides commentary on new approaches, research opportunities, and conservation planning.
  • Communicates results to the science community, the public, partners, and environmental policy decision makers to support conservation.
  • Works with land managers to apply Point Blue’s science.
  • Collaborates with other inter-organization and intra-organization project leaders to continue existing monitoring, interpret data, provide management recommendations, and secure funding for new projects in the Sierra Nevada to advance Point Blue’s mission and strategic objectives.
  • Provides statistical and GIS assistance or expertise to all Sierra Group staff and inter-group staff at Point Blue.
  • Assists with Point Blue vision-setting efforts, including attending retreats and workshops that help deliver the strategic plan.
  • Leads development of new research ideas and grant development for new projects.
  • Represents Point Blue to the larger scientific community by 1) presenting research at scientific meetings, 2) publishing results in peer-reviewed journals and 3) participating in the peer-review process for related research, as invited and as time allows.
  • Collaborates internally and externally on research projects that address Point Blue strategic priorities.
  • Develop new remote-sensing methods for ecological monitoring using machine learning and AI.

Supervision and Personnel Management:  10%

  • Plans, designs and oversees the work of staff involved in performing research and monitoring projects.
  • Hires and oversees the work of staff; trains and mentors staff members, assigns duties, and monitors adherence to policies, protocols and regulations. Provides a nurturing, fun and team-oriented work environment.
  • Meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; performs personnel actions, such as approving timesheets and evaluates performance.
  • Provides leadership in strengthening internal communication within the team and staff at all levels of the organization; creates and promotes a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Manages and participates in the development of the budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing equipment, materials, and supplies; approves and directs the monitoring of expenditures.
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of methods and procedures; identify opportunities for improvement and review with higher level staff; direct the implementation of improvements.

Technical Assistance for Research: 5%

  • Works directly with staff that need help with study design, research ideas and analysis.
  • Provides reviews of research proposals, study designs, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Works closely with Point Blue’s Informatics Group and Quantitative Ecology Program to ensure sufficient capacity for data management and analysis for the Sierra Nevada group and other new types of data.
  • Facilitates research and publication.

Other Duties as Assigned: 10%

  • Perform special projects and research as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Senior Wildlife Biologist – WRA Inc.

Remote, California

As a Senior Wildlife Biologist at WRA, Inc., you will lead and manage wildlife-related projects, contribute to ecological assessments, and provide expert guidance on regulatory compliance. Your role will involve overseeing fieldwork, data analysis, and reporting while mentoring junior biologists and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams. This position is a remote position, within the state of California, with particular interest in the Sacramento region. The person hired for this role will be expected to be onsite at various locations including field sites, client or agency offices, and WRA’s office locations as needed for project requirements and at varying times of day.

In this role, you will be:

  • Working with team leaders, project managers and coordinating with staff including subject matter experts to deliver high quality data and written work products to support infrastructure and development projects throughout northern and Central California
  • Using technical expertise to guide and advise clients as to potential effects to biological resources resulting from projects
  • Conducting biological assessments by compiling data from multiple sources, including performing studies to inform technical biological reports
  • Providing creative strategies and recommendations for avoiding or mitigating project effects on wildlife and wetlands or waters
  • Design and lead surveys for various species and supports other field efforts; conducts construction compliance monitoring
  • Conducts specialized wildlife surveys, including protocol-level to support environmental permit applications
  • Employing sound scientific principles, theories, practices and emerging or innovative technologies to develop solutions for technical problems
  • Apply basic or advanced statistical and geospatial models to analyze large and complex data sets to inform strategic land use and conservation outcomes
  • Oversee and mentor early career wildlife professionals on field and analytical techniques, workflows, professional development
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field
  • 6-10 years of professional experience in wildlife biology and ecological consulting
  • Extensive knowledge of California’s wildlife species, habitats, and applicable state and federal regulations
  • Proven experience leading wildlife projects, including fieldwork, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Familiarity with GIS software for spatial analysis and mapping
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information effectively
  • Demonstrated project management abilities, including timeline and budget management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate within interdisciplinary teams
  • Scientific curiosity and wonder for the natural world
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to field sites and meetings

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USFS Geomorphological Research Fellowship in Meadow Restoration – U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fresno, California

A postgraduate research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) located in Fresno or Shaver Lake, California. Selected Fellow will have access to lab facilities and office space in Fresno and Shaver Lake (Dinkey Mill) and use of a vehicle for project participation.

At the heart of the U.S. Forest Service’s mission is their purpose. Everything they do is intended to help sustain forests and grasslands for present and future generations. Why? Because their stewardship work supports nature in sustaining life. This is the purpose that drives the agency’s mission and motivates their work across the agency. It’s been there from the agency’s very beginning, and it still drives them. To advance the mission and serve their purpose, the U.S. Forest Service balances the short and long-term needs of people and nature by: working in collaboration with communities and our partners; providing access to resources and experiences that promote economic, ecological, and social vitality; connecting people to the land and one another; and delivering world-class science, technology and land management.

Research Project:

The participant will collaborate with a diverse science team of the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) and several of its federal, state, and non-governmental partners. The participant will join the Meadows Restoration Research team to contribute to understanding hydrology and sediment delivery in fire-impacted watersheds and meadows in the Sierra Nevada. The multi-year study is assessing the efficacy of using beaver-based restoration approaches to restore degraded mountain meadow channels in burned versus unburned landscapes in the northern and southern Sierra Nevada. The participant will perform activities to review and synthesize data collected from ongoing experiments and participate in ongoing field projects scheduled to continue until fall 2025.

Learning Objectives:

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will hone their skills of teamwork and collegiality, hydrology, sediment production and delivery, statistics, and data visualization to review and analyze meteorological, hydrological, and geomorphological data from research conducted before and after meadow restoration on the Plumas and Sierra National Forests. The participant will learn to co-lead field data collection and instrument troubleshooting, topographical surveying, using software to review and adjust electronic data based on other field records, developing algorithms to review data, analyzing and interpreting results, and communicating results via written and oral presentations.


The mentor for this opportunity is Joe Wagenbrenner (joseph.wagenbrenner@usda.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 5, 2023.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year but may be extended upon recommendation of USFS and is contingent on the availability of funds.

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Environmental Scientist – California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Bishop or Ontario, California


Are you interested in water resources and environmental review, regulation, and conservation of California’s fish and wildlife resources? If so, please consider joining California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Conservation Program in the Inland Deserts Region.

Under the close supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), this Environmental Scientist will serve in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Habitat Conservation Planning (HabCon) Program and has responsibility for work focused on complex water resources and water infrastructure planning, permitting, projects, and programs within the Inland Deserts Region. This work includes pre-consultation; expedited environmental review and permitting; and water resource project outreach, education, and coordination across internal and external partners with consideration for water rights, groundwater management, and climate extremes including drought and flood. This position serves to proactively address potential water resource and water infrastructure project issues for expedited and efficient review and permitting of projects.

This position is eligible for telework.

Working Conditions:

The position requires the use of a computer for several hours each day, the completion of office tasks that require sitting, standing, and walking to other locations; attendance at meetings and participation in conference or video calls. The position may require travel throughout the State including overnight travel, early mornings, late nights, hiking over uneven and possibly steep or wet terrain, use of 4-wheel drive vehicle (including all-terrain vehicle), and work in inclement weather. A valid California’s driver’s license is required to drive to meetings and field sites. The position may require the incumbent to wear a uniform identifying the employee as CDFW staff.

This position maybe located in either Bishop or Ontario office.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these education qualifications.)

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Marketing and Development Writer – American Rivers

Fully remote or flex in Washington, DC, or Denver

The Marketing and Development Writer is an accomplished communicator responsible for writing, editing, and producing compelling stewardship materials, highly personalized major donor materials, and marketing collateral that articulates American Rivers’ impact and inspires donors and prospects to support American Rivers’ mission. This role will support American Rivers’ Marketing and Development teams as the principal writer and editor of materials designed to deepen relationships with American Rivers supporters and prospects.

An important member of the Marketing and Communications team within the Advancement department, the position interacts with staff across the organization to gather information and stories about American Rivers’ impact and priorities that inform persuasive, action-oriented content. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, high-energy team of professionals who are making a difference in the field of conservation.

Principal Responsibilities:

Development Writing and Campaign Support (50%):

  • In partnership with the Development and Conservation teams, conceptualize, research, write, and edit high-quality and persuasive personalized fundraising proposals for major donors and prospects.
  • Support fundraising campaign by producing customized print and digital materials in collaboration with the Marketing and Development teams.
  • Periodically update donor outreach materials, such as acknowledgement letters and other shared templates.
  • Write and edit philanthropy-related content for the President and CEO, including custom letters and acknowledgements, high-level donor correspondence, special donor gifts, and occasionally presentations related to fundraising and donor engagement.
  • Provide editorial support on donor letters and fundraising appeals.

Marketing Materials Production (30%):

  • Proactively seek opportunities to demonstrate the impact of donors’ investment in American Rivers’ work through compelling content and communications.
  • Collaborate on the strategy, content, design, and production of stewardship materials, including but not limited to newsletters, the annual impact report, donor reports, and programmatic updates.
  • Create compelling print and digital materials that advance American Rivers’ fundraising goals, such as case statements.
  • Serve as a reviewer and editor of donor-facing programmatic reports, ensuring they advance fundraising goals, are compelling to the donor audience, are error free, and align with American Rivers’ brand guidelines, voice, and existing templates.
  • Identify and recruit appropriate staff, leadership volunteers, and/or donors as information sources and interview subjects.

Marketing Support (20%):

  • Develop production schedules, set and meet deadlines, and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Coordinate the production of effective stewardship and fundraising materials, working with graphic designers, photographers, freelancers and other external suppliers/contacts.
  • Coordinate timely reviews by appropriate staff members, ranging from program staff to the President and CEO. Provide final check and approval for all materials.
  • Work with Director of Marketing to provide brand oversight on American Rivers-branded materials to ensure consistency with the organization’s style guide.
  • Maintain comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date files and records, including inventory of printed communications.

Requirements and Competencies:

  • Undergraduate degree and 3-5 years of experience, with demonstrated success in writing effective marketing and donor collateral at a nonprofit organization.
  • Deadline-driven project manager, who can work in a fun, fast-paced environment and create relationships at all levels in the organization.
  • Experience creating production schedules and managing the visual direction of publications.
  • Exceptional editorial judgement and skills interviewing, editing, fact-checking and proofreading.
  • Experience managing third-party vendors, such as graphic designers.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to produce polished content under tight deadlines.
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and proactive. Proven ability to anticipate needs and take initiative.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and good sense of humor. Ability to work well with colleagues in different offices and time zones.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Canva a plus.
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission of American Rivers. Experience related to conservation and/or social justice, preferred.

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Reserve Director – Sagehen Creek Field Station

Truckee, California

The Sagehen Creek Field Station is an off-campus research and education facility of the University of California, Berkeley. The facility is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 12 miles north of Truckee, CA and 20 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe. The facility encompasses 22 buildings, concentrated in a stream-side footprint within the larger 9000-acre Sagehen Creek Experimental Forest. Sagehen Creek Field Station operates year-round, with most use occurring during the summer/fall field season between mid-May to mid-October. The facility is snowed in approximately 6 months a year, requiring over-snow access without recourse to wheeled vehicles and periods of solitude. Use during the peak season is very high, with numerous ongoing research and education initiatives. The automated data collection network serves researchers at universities and governmental agencies. Sagehen also serves as the hub for two additional Central Sierra Field Research Stations located southwest of the station: the Chickering American River Reserve and the North Fork of the American River Reserve.

This position is located at Sagehen Creek Field Station, and the Reserve Director may live on-site or in the local area.


Day to Day Operations:

  • Ensures the coordination, supervision and performance of all activities necessary to the operational, educational, and research-related planning of Sagehen Creek Field Station, Chickering American River Reserve and the North Fork Association Lands.
  • Plans, directs and manages all daily operations and activities.
  • Reviews, approves and facilitates proposals for research and develops programs for cooperative applied field research (e.g., RAMS).
  • Coordinates or conducts necessary maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Works with relevant Campus offices as needed to manage on-site University facilities.
  • During the non-peak season (November-April), provides at least 20 days of operational support to the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory.

Budget and Resource Planning:

  • Under general direction of the Faculty Director, develops and monitors budget, human resources and space planning.
  • Coordinates activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.
  • Facilitates the collaboration among a diverse group of professional staff and user groups to develop and implement long term property management plans and, as needed, identify funding for them.
  • Assists in raising revenue through participation in proposal writing, acquisition of proposition funds, and fundraising efforts.
  • Manages any existing grants for underburning, pile burning and prep-for burning within and around the Sagehen Experimental Forest.
  • Liaison to External Partners and Government Agencies
  • Represents the Campus as long-term cooperative use agreement holder with US Forest Service. Works with Federal, State and private agencies and non-profits to identify a wide variety of research projects to help answer critical forest and landscape management questions.
  • Develops and oversees permitting processes as needed, such as water quality discharge waivers and permits, County business plans and site health and safety plans.
  • Ensures all operations are in compliance with regulatory procedures and reporting requirements such as safety, emergency preparedness and environmental protection.

Community Relations:

  • Develops and maintains positive relations with community organizations interested in the University’s field station operations in the Central Sierra.
  • Represents the Campus in developing partnerships with the local community, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies. Leads and coordinates the Sagehen Reserve Program Planning Advisory Group (SRPPAG), a joint university/agency/community initiative that brings together individuals from universities, government agencies (federal, state, and local), and nonprofit organizations and community groups to help guide the station’s future.
  • Works with public, private, and nongovernmental agencies to identify lands that are important for research and education purposes and to develop strategies for their preservation.


  • Supports development of school field trips, k-12 programs, and public education programs related to field station research or other topics that serve a broad audience. Manages science-art outreach (e.g., the Sagehen Artist in Residence Program, the Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment, the Nevada County Arts Council, and the Future Forests Art effort, and the Sagehen Art Collection.)

Website and Social Media:

  • Coordinator of Sagehen website and social media accounts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with administration and budget management, staff supervision, facilities and equipment operations and maintenance, land stewardship, and resource monitoring.
  • Knowledge of ecosystem science and management, including ecologically sensitive practices and safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Analytical and report preparation skills to support proposal writing and to meet regulatory and budgetary reporting requirements.
  • Ability to raise funds and manage budgets.
  • Ability to facilitate and collaborate with a diverse group of constituencies on long- and short-term property operations planning and fundraising.
  • Knowledge of facility planning, building construction, project management, and contract management.
  • Ability to problem solve both personal and technical issues at field stations.
  • Skills in leadership, motivation of staff, public speaking, team-building, and understanding of diversity and equity issues.
  • Must reside at or near the Reserve when on duty. Near daily presence required from May to October, except for brief intervals on UC business, or on authorized days off and vacation periods.
  • Maintains high level of physical fitness, with ability to lift heavy objects, occasionally up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to deal with heavy snow conditions during winter, including extensive snow shoveling, snow removal from roofs, and operation of heavy equipment, such as snowcats, snowmobiles, and snow blowers.
  • Ability to support Central Sierra Snow Lab work during Sagehen’s non-peak season.
  • Ability to drive a truck, 4-wheeler, and tractor.
  • Ability to safely operate power tools, preferably including construction tools, chain saws, etc.
  • Ability to climb tall towers following appropriate safety protocols.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain skills required for prescribed fire (Red Carding) and knowledge of wildland fire operations.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Program Associate – The Sierra Fund

Nevada City, California

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is seeking a Program Associate to support the program staff with program reporting, project management, and program administration. The position manages invoicing, reporting and record keeping systems for government and private foundation grants. They support tracking and management of project budgets. They also coordinate program meetings and other partnership meetings, including scheduling, agenda development, logistics, and meeting notes.

The Sierra Fund is a small nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. We base our work on science, stewardship, collaboration, environmental justice, and advocacy. We envision a Sierra that is a healthy place to live, work, visit and raise a family; with clean air, water, and soil; and with all Sierrans, Californians, and others who benefit from our region, being empowered to protect and restore our communities and natural resources for multiple generations. The Sierra Fund has a track record of success over twenty years. Link here for more on the organization.

Salary and Benefits: $60,000-65,000 This is a full-time, exempt position; eligible for health insurance, sick/vacation accrual, paid holidays, and retirement contribution. TSF’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Location: This position is desired to be based in the Nevada City, CA office, although working remotely or some mix of in-office/remote may be considered.

Summary of Duties:

Program Grant Management Assistance

  • Prepare, coordinate team processes, and submit grant invoices to meet grant requirements and support program management.
  • Draft and coordinate team processes for submitting reports for state and federal grants, private foundation grants, and fee for service/contracts.
  • Maintain accurate and timely program record keeping to support grant reporting and program coordination.
  • Track grant and other project budgets to support program staff management and reporting.
  • Track grant deliverables and timelines to support staff in fulfillment.

Program Assistance and Project Coordination

  • Manage program meetings and other partnership meetings, including scheduling, agenda development, logistics, and meeting notes.
  • Support Network meeting and other program events as assigned (such as Technical Advisory Committees, Cal PBR Network), including agenda development, participant recruitment, logistics support, materials development and distributions, speaker coordination, and note taking.
  • Support program staff to organize tours, meetings, and presentations.
  • Enter and maintain records for program staff in TSF’s contact database (CRM) for partner organizations and individuals.
  • Support social media community media communications strategy on program activities to increase public awareness of TSF’s projects and issues.
  • Help create outreach materials for community engagement such as factsheets, reports, memos, webpages, emails, and social media.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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