Workforce Development Coordinator

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
Taylorsville, CA
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Position Overview The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a full-time Workforce Development Coordinator to advance the organization’s leading-edge forest restoration workforce development and training program designed to equip rural and Tribal community members with the skills and opportunities to pursue a career in forest restoration. Job Duties The Workforce Development Coordinator position will be integral to the Sierra Institute’s workforce development program and must be deeply committed to environmental justice and the well-being of rural and Tribal communities. This position will support the full spectrum of programmatic activities to grow and sustain a forest restoration workforce in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding regions. The Coordinator will work with restoration crews to facilitate trainings, and provide support as they increase their skills, obtain new certifications and credentials, and advance professionally. Additionally, the Coordinator will work with a range of partner organizations and entities, including non-profits, state agencies, Tribal governments, and others, to implement the program. The Coordinator position will work with both rural community development and collaborative forestry staff at Sierra Institute, helping us achieve our goal of stewarding forests and watersheds while building capacity and economic opportunity for diverse rural forested communities.
Qualifications • Flexible, adaptable and willing to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; • Interest and/or experience in environmental justice, forestry and landscape stewardship; • An undergraduate or advanced degree; • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills; • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); • A willingness to work and live in a rural, mountainous area that receives snow and ice in winter; • A team-oriented perspective with a productive level of self-guidance and initiative; • An ability to bring critical thinking skills, creativity, and laughter to the workplace; • Experience working with underserved communities; • A personal vehicle for transportation outside of work; • Experience living and/or working in a rural setting and a strong desire to learn about rural issues. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Skills or experiences that can fill in for desired qualifications may be considered.
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Andrea N Wilson
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