WANTED: River Policy Director for watershed restoration non-profit (California)

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL – pronounced circle) in Nevada City, California is seeking an effective River Policy Director who is a seasoned advocate and manager with excellent leadership, communication, community organizing and coalition-building skills. The Director will be highly skilled in using policy, advocacy, legal, scientific and communication tools to protect and restore the South Yuba River watershed and its salmon.

The Director will also be experienced at managing grassroots campaigns, building strategic coalitions, mentoring program staff, and raising funds. The Director’s duties will be primarily dedicated to the Stop Centennial Dam and Yuba Salmon Now campaigns as well as communications and general advocacy on a variety of current issues. The Director will manage at least one community engagement staff-person in this growing department and coordinate closely with SYRCL staff across departments.

The South Yuba River Citizens League was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Today, SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. With nearly 35 years of achievements, 3,500 members and 1,000 active volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed.

SYRCL is a leader in the Sierra headwaters for addressing statewide and regional issues – challenging new dams, recovering endangered species, addressing climate change and drought, water security and water quality. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the summit to the sea.

Salary and benefits are competitive with other Northern California not-for-profit conservation organizations; salary is commensurate with experience plus paid time off (PTO) and 100% individual health insurance benefits. The position requires occasional travel within California (Sacramento and Bay Area). Available to work some nights and weekends.

Applications are due by January 31, 2018 at 5pm. However, this position will remain open until filled.

Featured photo of Van Norden Meadow by Anna Schwyter via SYRCL.

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