The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a collaborative-minded professional with excellent
communication, relationship-building, and conflict resolution skills to fill the full-time position of Shared
Stewardship Advisor. For more than 10 years, Sierra Institute has brought forest collaboratives in California
together through the SCALE project to address shared barriers to advancing landscape scale forest restoration
while improving local socioeconomic conditions. The selected individual will continue this work, as well as playing
a direct technical assistance and capacity-building role for collaboratives and partners in the Central Sierra. This
position will play a key role in advancing the organization’s long-standing work bringing together a wide range of
partners to advance collaborative forest management. We anticipate a start date in January 2023.
The individual will work closely with collaboratives, agencies, and community partners throughout the Central
Sierra Zone, which covers the Plumas NF, Eldorado NF, Tahoe NF, and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, to
support a comprehensive approach to addressing watershed and fireshed issues regionally by assessing and
building capacity for deepening implementation partnerships and the use of shared stewardship tools (e.g.,
Stewardship Authority, Good Neighbor Authority, etc.). This work will support advancement of new projects and
partnerships in pursuit of mutual goals to increase forest and wildfire resilience. In addition, the individual will take
a lead role in the planning and coordination of regional meetings, as well as supporting collaborative forestry policy
work, and other related research to advance collaborative practices.
The Shared Stewardship Advisor must be capable of handling coordination among staff and partners, serving in a
leadership role at times, overseeing diverse partner relationships, and will be required to balance a variety of tasks.
The individual is expected to participate in all aspects of the Sierra Institute’s work, operating with significant
independence under the supervision of the Collaborative Forestry Program Manager and the Watershed
Coordinator. This position is funded for an initial two-year term, and has long-term growth potential for increased
project responsibilities, and potential for assuming increased staff leadership responsibilities.
This position works primarily indoors in an office setting, and is required to work at a computer for the majority of
each day. Field visits may occur, particularly during the summer and fall seasons. Some travel for meetings, site
visits, and workshops is expected (up to 30%), with occasional overnight stays (generally less than 3 nights per
month). Work will fall primarily within the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM Monday-Friday, though some variation is
expected to accommodate field work and other needs.
About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is a community-based organization which actively promotes
healthy forests, watersheds, and communities by investing in the well-being of diverse rural communities and
strengthening their participation in natural resource management. Our work is grounded by the concept of triple
bottom line values, supporting initiatives that simultaneously benefit the environment, economy, and equity within
a given landscape.