Seeking Stewardship and Outreach Associate

/Seeking Stewardship and Outreach Associate

Seeking Stewardship and Outreach Associate

Save Mount Diablo

1901 Olympic Blvd, Suite 320, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Founded in 1971, Save Mount Diablo is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, California non-profit corporation. Save Mount Diablo (“SMD”) is a nationally accredited land trust with a mission to protect land on and around Mount Diablo in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Job Description:  Stewardship and Outreach Associate

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Summary This is a full time, exempt position with a Tuesday through Saturday schedule that reports to the Land Programs Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Collaborates with the Land Stewardship Associate in stewardship of SMD properties and monitoring of conservation easements, leads stewardship workdays and special volunteer projects.
  • Work with the stewardship team to identify consistent volunteer opportunities that relate directly to property management plans; implement corporate and other group workdays.
  • Coordinates SMD volunteer program including intake, training, organization, retention, and recognition.
  • Coordinate and staff the Discover Diablo hike program including annual planning, scheduling hike leaders, leading hikes, promotion of the program and permit and hiker registration.
  • Coordinates the annual Bioblitz and Colloquium events and supports the Dr. Mary Bowerman Science and Research Program as requested.
  • Coordinates the Conservation Collaboration Agreement program.
  • Helps facilitate the use of SMD’s properties for education and outreach as appropriate.
  • Coordinate speaking requests, working with the administrative staff.
  • Represent Save Mount Diablo at community meetings, tabling events, and in local partnerships.
  • Helps staff SMD events such as Four Days Diablo and Moonlight on the Mountain.
  • Supports the Land Programs Director with strategic and program planning and budgeting.
  • Partner with other departments to share information, develop integrated strategies and achieve clear communication across the organization.
  • Provide input and content for stewardship communications, publications, and on website.
  • General support to the Land Programs Director and stewardship team as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Train, manage, and support stewardship volunteers and seasonal interns as appropriate.

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • 3 +years of experience with land stewardship, environmental education, volunteer outreach and/or volunteer coordination.
  • Strong foundation in ecological principles, knowledge of East Bay ecosystems and open space desirable.
  • Knowledge of restoration ecology a plus.
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers in field settings.
  • Ability to manage/navigate/direct complex individuals and group dynamics.
  • Ability to develop and execute programs and initiatives.
  • Comfort with public speaking and presentations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to be accurate and detailed in accomplishing a variety of daily tasks.
  • Advanced skills in research, writing and public speaking.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high level of productivity.

Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field required, graduate work preferred, as well as 3 years of work experience related to position qualifications.

Essential Requirements

  • Possess valid driver’s license, clean driving record and insurance
  • Ability to operate 4 wheel drive vehicles in off road applications
  • Daily access to a motor vehicle
  • In general, likely to require frequent weekend-oriented schedules and early morning or evening commitments
  • First aid training, wilderness first aid training a plus

Physical Demands

  • Ability to frequently lift, carry/move small boxes, furniture, equipment and supplies at least 60 lbs.
  • Ability to hike and work, often on rugged terrain and in varied weather.

Salary & Benefits Salary Dependent on Experience Benefits Include Health, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan

To Apply Email a cover letter, resume and list of references to  jobs@savemountdiablo.org. Title the email “Stewardship and Outreach Associate.”

2018-09-20T19:14:23+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Blog, Featured Content, Job Posting|

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