The Center for Social & Environmental Stewardship, a non-profit since 1976, is recruiting an Environmental Programs Coordinator to help lead implementation of watershed restoration, fire fuels management, and eco-landscaping projects. The Environmental Programs Coordinator assists the Restoration Projects Manager with the planning and implementation of ecological restoration projects, including project development, contracts management, project implementation and monitoring, and staff supervision. The position requires a strong understanding of ecosystem processes, ecological restoration field techniques, and excellent management, communication, and supervision skills. The Environmental Programs Coordinator reports to the Restoration Projects Manager.
The Environmental Programs Coordinator also acts as a crew leader when assigned. You’ll get to work as part of a close-knit team, and lead a youth crew of up to 8 people (ages 16-25) with support from the Restoration Projects Manager. The Environmental Crew helps protect and restore the environment, while members gain tangible skills for their resumes as part of a workforce development program. Work is diverse and meaningful, and takes place primarily outdoors. This position is generally 32-40 hours per week, subject to weather fluctuations and project needs.
Dates and time of work are variable, but work generally occurs Mon. - Fri., 8 AM to 4 PM, depending on project needs. Work will take place in Sonoma County and surrounding counties. When working as a crew leader, the Environmental Programs Coordinator drives the crew van and agency work trucks to and from project sites and supervises the crew. The crew is based out of our Windsor facility. Starting wage is $20.00/hour, depending on experience. This position is 32-40 hours per week, and include benefits, such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, paid holidays, and employee discounts.
Must have a valid California driver’s license, clean driving record, and personal auto insurance. Must be age 21 or older. Must be able to pass a background screening. Excellent communication skills and a positive, proactive, and hard-working attitude are important attributes, as is a love for working outdoors.
· BA or BS in Biology, Environmental Science/Studies, Natural Resources Management, or a related discipline
· Familiarity with principles and practices of ecological restoration and/or landscaping
· Minimum of one to two (1 – 2) years of experience working in ecological restoration projects
· Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written)
· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
· Access to vehicle, current drivers’ license, acceptable DMV driving record, auto liability insurance
· Grant writing and proposal development skills
· Experience developing and following project budgets
· Regional native plant knowledge and identification skills
· Experience using and maintaining 2-stroke equipment such as chainsaws, weed eaters, pole saws
Physical Requirements: Standing/sitting intermittently throughout the day, walking, hiking and climbing in rough terrain, able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs., working outdoors in inclement weather, continuous bending and stooping throughout the day, operate various power tools safely (including a two person auger, weed eater, and chainsaw). Able to drive large pickup trucks and dump trucks for local and regional travel in all weather conditions, safely, up to eight hours per day.
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $20.00 /hour
- United States (Required)
- Store Discounts
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off