Project Lead - McClellan Ranch Preserve
Grassroots Ecology is a non-profit with over 30 years of experience in engaging and educating the community to restore local ecosystems in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. We focus on habitat restoration, native plants, invasive plant control, creek and watershed stewardship, environmental education, and volunteer engagement. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about our mission to lead a team on habitat restoration projects at McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino as well as several smaller riparian restoration sites in the area.
- Lead a small team to conduct habitat restoration and educational activities at McClellan Ranch Preserve, with the potential of adding on more project locations
- Mentor and supervise two full time AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program members each year
- Create and implement annual work plan, track and report on activities, and manage project budgets
- Plan and conduct regular field work including invasive weed removal, native plant care, site maintenance, and vegetation monitoring
- Coordinate and lead volunteer workdays and nature education for a broad audience of ages and identities, including K-12 and college field trips, weekly high school youth stewards program, and community workdays
- Create and deliver educational content and interpretive elements for students and volunteers
- Expect to work an average of 2 weekend days per month
- 2+ years experience planning, coordinating, and implementing projects
- Ability to connect with volunteers, park visitors, and community partners of diverse backgrounds
- Self motivated with strong time management and communication skills
- Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and flexibility in order to accomplish a variety of tasks
- Desire to work outside, including in physically demanding sites and situations
- Valid CA driver's license with clean driving record and access to a personal vehicle
- Experience working in ecological restoration or land management
- Knowledge of CA native plants, ecology, and watersheds
- Experience providing education to youth and/or leading youth groups in an outdoor setting
- Experience leading volunteers and/or contractors
- Experience managing staff
- Ability to relate to immigrant communities in the Cupertino area
Compensation: This is a full time exempt position with a starting salary of $58,000 and includes full medical and dental benefits, 403(b) plan with matching, generous vacation, sick leave, and annual stipend for professional development.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date is 6/6/21. Background checks will be conducted on final candidates. No phone calls please.
Grassroots Ecology values the participation of people from all identities and backgrounds. We recognize that there have historically been many barriers keeping certain communities from participating in the environmental field. We strongly encourage people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTIQ+, first- and second-generation immigrants, and other groups underrepresented in the conservation field to apply.