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Position Overview: The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a Program Coordinator to oversee and implement four summer youth crews for Sierra Institute’s youth corps program, Plumas Conservation, Restoration, & Education in Watersheds (P-CREW), and assist in the coordination and oversight of developing Restoration Crews. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Stewardship Project Manager. This position requires a person with excellent leadership, time management, and communication skills, is comfortable in the backcountry, and has experience with trail and other landscape restoration projects.

Program Background: P-CREW provides opportunities for urban and rural teens to restore the environment, learn about natural resource management, gain job skills, and disconnect from technology while they camp for five consecutive weeks and work 40 hours a week on projects that benefit the environment. P-CREW is a unique summer program that actively works towards breaking down social barriers by embracing diversity. Each crew of twelve, 10th-12th grade teens are managed by two group leaders for a five-week session while performing restoration work on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests and adjacent lands in the northern Sierra. Students are in the field 24/7 and do not go home during the five weeks. Restoration Crews are a new dimension of the program providing more long-term seasonal jobs to further young adults experience work in the natural resources restoration field. One of the 2021 Restoration Crews, composed of five members and one leader, will use crosscut-saws to perform trail and fuels management activities within wilderness areas of Lassen National Forest. Other trail work and restoration projects are possible depending on project partner needs. Sierra Institute is a non-profit organization located in rural Taylorsville, California and surrounded by millions of acres of U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service land.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, salaried position, with peak season requiring some evening and weekend work.

Start date: March 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and reason(s) for interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references as one document. Submit application materials to with “P-CREW Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Application review and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes

About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Sierra Institute's Mission:
Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.

Accessible by Public Transportation: No