Careers

Are you an enthusiastic, ambitious, reliable collaborator eager to make a difference for California communities and our environment? Join our team! River Partners is a dynamic, growing, nonprofit organization with offices in Chico, Colusa, Sacramento, Modesto, and San Diego. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer a competitive benefits package.

San Joaquin Valley Regional Director

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director is responsible for developing grant-funded channel and floodplain restoration projects for our organization across a broad geographic range, extending from the Delta to the Kern River. The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Acquisitions, Conservation, and Science to identify potential on the ground projects, match projects with funding opportunities, and secure funds through grant writing and partner engagement. The Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure funding to plan, design, permit, and implement multi-million dollar and multi-year restoration projects. The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director reports directly to the Development Director. Significant travel in the region is required. Travel is expected and could require upwards of 6 days per month.

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PVP Preserve Manager (Bakersfield)

The Preserve Manager works with KRCE and the Director of Operations to manage the day-to-day operations of Panorama Vista Preserve, and to oversee installation of future restoration projects at the site and potentially more sites in the Kern watershed. The Preserve Manager will be responsible to cultivate native trees, shrubs, grasses and forbs, optimizing irrigation and weed control, and work with River Partners to manage restoration project budgets and schedules. Additionally, this position will report directly to KRCE at regular Board Meetings and as needed to make day-to-day decisions about Preserve Management activities. This is a dedicated, hands-on position requiring both physical implementation of farming practices as well as overall management of restoration project operations. It includes the daily management of up to 3 employees and oversight of periodic farm labor crews. Some travel is required.

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Systems Analyst

The Systems Analyst role is responsible for interacting with information/finance/payroll system users, gathering and analyzing information, developing possible solutions to department information processing problems, and coordination and implementation of hardware/software finance/payroll systems additions and enhancements into departmental operations. Assists Accounting Manager with Finance/Accounting/Payroll projects and processes.

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Native Seed Production Field Technician

The Native Seed Production Field Technician works with the Farm Manager to produce native seed for habitat restoration. The job involves working on a diverse set of tasks associated with native seed production including cultivation, planting, irrigation, weed control, seed harvesting, seed cleaning and seed bagging and tagging. It includes the operation of farm equipment and manual labor to accomplish the many tasks associated with production of native seed. It is a unique opportunity to learn about native seed production – a sought after set of skills that few people possess.

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The natural resources in the Central Valley are depleted – water supply, riparian habitat, native plant and animal species. At River Partners, we have the opportunity to work against the odds and bring project partners together to revive these important features of the ecosystem for future generations.

- Maggie Blankinship, Regional Director, San Joaquin Valley