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.

Director of Field Restoration (Chico, Sacramento, Colusa, or Modesto)

The Director of Field Restoration leads a team of more than 20 Field Foremen and Field Technicians who are responsible for implementing river restoration projects across California. River Partners’ unique contribution to the field of restoration ecology is using farming techniques to reforest rivers and floodplains using diverse native trees, shrubs and grasses; installing and managing large irrigation systems where needed; and innovating new efficient ways to manage invasive weeds. Our Field Restoration team are specialists in both cultivating native forests and managing vendors and contractors. Additionally, working in sensitive aquatic and riparian environments requires careful monitoring and regulatory oversight of field restoration activities, so this position works closely with River Partners’ Director of Restoration Science to ensure project scientists and Field Restoration Team members take extra care to meet and exceed permit conditions and manage multi-million-dollar project budgets efficiently. Cost estimation and budget/workplan management are essential for this position.

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Senior Restoration Scientist (Modesto; Home office w/travel to Modesto considered)

The Senior Restoration Scientist works with the Science, Operations and Development Teams to identify, plan, design, implement and monitor multi-benefit riparian and floodplain restoration projects. While directing multi-million dollar and multi-year restoration projects the Senior Restoration Scientist collaborates closely with public and private partners from local, state and federal agencies; non-profit organizations, communities, and consulting firms to deliver projects that meet the needs of our partner community. The Senior Restoration Scientist leads teams to deliver on their vision for complex ecological restoration projects, creating opportunities for science-driven projects and programs while developing restoration leaders to build our team, enrich the field and grow our work. The Senior Restoration Scientist reports directly to the Director of Science.

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Accounting Intern (Chico)

We are looking for a driven Accounting Intern with understanding of accounting principles who is ready for an immersive, real-world experience. Under the supervision of our staff, the Accounting Intern can expect to learn more about cost accounting and inventory management and assist with other accounting activities. You should be a motivated team player who can maintain efficiency and accuracy when multitasking. To be a strong candidate for an Accounting Internship, you should possess an understanding of accounting principles and a positive attitude. You should be collaborative, trustworthy, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn.

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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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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