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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, and education.

SRT seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and benefits. SRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Impact California’s Future - Deadline: Open until position filled

    Do you love helping nature flourish? Are you seeking a career that positively impacts the future for us all through protecting our important natural resources? Do you want to work in a work environment full of accomplished, highly-educated, and highly-committed individuals in a land conservation environment?

    If so, you should consider joining the Visalia-based team at Sequoia Riverlands Trust, a nationally-accredited conservation organization based near the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills and Sequoia National Park.

    Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, land policy and planning, and environmental education.

    SRT seeks a talented Advancement Officer dedicated to building community relationships and attracting financial and other vital resources that help protect important lands throughout Central California. To see if this position is a good fit for you, consider the following:

    Position Description: SRT’s Advancement Officer is a dynamic position with an opportunity for professional growth that includes a challenging mix of marketing, fundraising, development, and communications responsibilities. The Advancement Officer is a central position within our organization that requires strong engagement in most areas of SRT’s core conservation programs. The successful candidate will be a crucial member of our team advancing SRT’s mission to inspire love and lasting protection for important lands.

    Major Responsibilities:
    •Assist Executive Director, Marketing and Communications Director, and Board of Directors in cultivating new individual major donor relationships while fostering positive relations with and rewards for existing mission supporters
    •Identify, cultivate, and secure corporate and foundation funding sources
    •Develop prospective major donor list and research area philanthropic giving statistics
    •Assist in the development of an engaging and vital SRT Membership Program that creates a pathway to increased involvement, from volunteers to committee and board service
    •Track and process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence with donors via DonorPerfect
    •Support grant application and report processes as well as prospect for new grant funding sources
    •Collaborate in maintaining SRT website and in developing content for SRT print and electronic communications
    •Participate in implementing social media strategy
    •Gather statistics and data to create various reports related to program evaluation and fundraising
    •Organize annual mailings to individual and institutional donors
    •Develop and sustain SRT Planned Giving Program
    •Coordinate, maintain, and expand contact management databases and systems
    •Support special event planning, promotion, and execution of outreach events and other fundraising efforts

    Other Responsibilities:
    •Attend staff meetings, other administrative meetings, and company events
    •Assist with SRT Conservation and Education departments’ programming with support for implementation as needed
    •Infrequent travel is necessary for conservation field events and between SRT properties
    •Perform other duties as assigned

    Desired Qualifications:
    •A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
    •Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    •Self-motivated individual with creative problem-solving abilities
    •Strong presentation and public speaking skills
    •The ability to organize and prioritize work to meet critical deadlines
    •Excellent interpersonal skills and eagerness to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
    •Strong computer skills including proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), DonorPerfect, social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram and a willingness to learn new applications
    •Availability to work limited evenings and weekends
    •Experience with and/or interest in desktop publishing and design, with the goal of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and other software
    •Understanding of, appreciation for, and commitment to the conservation mission and environmental advocacy work of SRT

    Salary: This is a full-time position with a salary range depending on experience and education, including a generous benefits and time-off package with employer-paid health insurance and 401(k) plans.

    ABOUT SRT. Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, and education.

    SRT seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and benefits. SRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Sequoia Riverlands Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

    To apply: TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to: info@sequoiariverlands.org. Please put “SRT Advancement Officer” in the email’s subject line. If Internet accessibility is problematic, please send materials via U.S. Postal Service to SRT, 427 S. Garden St., Visalia, CA 93277. And please, no phone or email follow up inquiries. Applicants will be contacted in the event that we wish to further explore your qualifications. To learn more about SRT, visit: https://sequoiariverlands.org

  • Protect Important Lands - Application Deadline: August 23, 2020

    Do you love working in nature? Are you seeking an opportunity that positively impacts our important natural resources and the special lands we cherish? Do you want to work in an environment full of nature lovers and accomplished, highly-educated, highly-committed land conservation professionals, and devoted volunteers?

    If so, consider joining the team at Sequoia Riverlands Trust, a nationally-accredited conservation organization based near Exeter and the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills and Sequoia National Park. Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, land policy and planning, and environmental education.

    SRT is currently seeking a talented Preserve Caretaker dedicated to conservation progress and successful land management practices at Kaweah Oaks Preserve. To see if this position is a good fit for you, consider the following duties:

    • Open the gates at sunrise and close the gates at sunset every day, 365 days a year
    • Not including the gates, work 56 hours a month, or 14 hours a week on preserve duties
    • When caretaker is temporarily unable to perform the above duties, it is his or her responsibility to find a caretaker alternate to make sure the work is completed, especially opening and closing the gates
    • Caretaker cannot hold a Monday-Friday full-time (40 hours per week or more) job
    • Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check
    • Assist visitors with information about the preserve and enforce preserve rules such as no dogs off leash, no smoking, no commercial photography without a permit, etc.
    • Walk and maintain trails and visitor use areas using ATVs, mowing, weed eaters, chainsaws, drags, and herbicide as appropriate
    • Pick up litter, empty trash cans, and separate trash and recycling in visitor use areas; weekly take dumpsters to curb
    • Frequently check and clean restrooms
    • Maintain tools in good condition, and repair when needed, perform inventory on all hand tools and power tools monthly
    • Keep trail guides and Mutt Mitts stocked
    • Help prepare for and participate in public events as needed
    • Assist with planting and weed control in restoration areas
    • Perform minor household repairs and arrange for specialized repairs when needed
    • Assist with many other miscellaneous tasks on the preserve as well as, on occasion, other SRT preserves.

    In return, the caretaker enjoys rent-free lodging with paid utilities. The caretaker's 400 sq. ft. residence can accommodate a single person or small family, has one bathroom, one bedroom, and a combined kitchen/dining/living room, comes with a small washer and dryer, and two window A/C units. There is a $400 security deposit. Up to two dogs are allowed (must be leashed at all times on preserve); no cats are allowed to protect bird populations.

    TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to: info@sequoiariverlands.org. Please put “KOP Caretaker” in the email’s subject line. If Internet accessibility is problematic, please send materials via U.S. Postal Service to SRT, 427 S. Garden St., Visalia, CA 93277. And please, no phone or email follow up inquiries. Applicants will be contacted in the event that we wish to further explore your qualifications. To learn more about SRT, visit: https://sequoiariverlands.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SRT has lots of volunteer opportunities available for you to engage in the mission of conserving the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. Click on one or more of the positions below.

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