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Overview

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) seeks a highly motivated
individual to serve as the Watershed Coordinator. The Watershed Coordinator, under the direction of the
Executive Director, will help facilitate collaborative partnerships, including the South Lassen Watershed
Group (SLWG) and Lake Almanor Watershed Group (LAWG), to advance cooperative stewardship of
850,000 acres of the Upper North Fork of the Feather River, Upper Mill, Upper Battle, and Upper Deer
Creek watersheds. This large-scale landscape initiative involves work with over 25 dynamic participants,
including state and federal agencies, tribes, local and regional environmental groups, private industry, and
numerous other stakeholders. This is a pivotal position that will facilitate agreement between diverse
partners on desired landscape conditions and restoration approaches, support the group’s pursuit of
innovative approaches to environmental planning (NEPA/CEQA), and evaluate and adapt collaborative
approaches to maximize success. The Watershed Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring clear and
consistent communication, resolving conflicts and building relationships, and providing a forum for
partners to leverage resources to advance landscape restoration. The Watershed Coordinator may also be
asked to contribute to relevant research initiatives and products connected to other Sierra Institute
program areas. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021.

Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field (forestry, natural resources, social science, natural resources, or environmental policy, etc.); • Demonstrated prior professional experience with social or human dimensions of natural resource management, collaborative approaches, and/or facilitation; • Ability to meet deadlines both independently and as a team member; • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well on simultaneous tasks; • Driven self-starter with excellent ability to independently initiate and pursue projects; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; • A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation; • Ability pass federal background check for work with local school youth; • Experience living and/or working in a rural setting and a strong desire to engage in addressing land management issues and collaborative landscape management projects.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 0
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • About Sierra Institute

    The Sierra Institute promotes healthy forests, watersheds, and communities by investing in the wellbeing of 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.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No
    Salary Range: 51,700.00