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, Turlock, and San Diego. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer a competitive benefits package.

Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager (Sacramento, Chico, Modesto)

The Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager works with the Science, Operations and Development Teams to support the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of multi-benefit riparian and floodplain restoration projects. While managing multi-million dollar and multi-year restoration projects the Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager will collaborate 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 Ecologist / Project manager will lead 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.

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Project Analyst (Chico)

River Partners is looking for a Project Analyst to join our Chico team! The Project Analyst role is responsible for supporting, organizing, and reporting on the financial and contracting aspects of assigned projects. River Partners’ projects are large scale, long-term, and primarily funded through governmental agreements. We are required to provide detailed accounting of funds spent and maintain detailed budgets throughout the life of our projects. This position is a critical member of the proposal and project management teams, interacting regularly with the Development Lead, Scientists, Field Managers, and Accountants. This position supports contract review and preparation for approximately 35% time and supports grant and contract administration 65% time.

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River Restoration Specialist (Chico)

River Partners is looking for a River Restoration Specialist to join our Chico team! The River Restoration Specialist works with the Senior Ecologist to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects along the middle and upper Sacramento River. The Specialist will work closely with River Partners collaborators to plan, design, supervise, and monitor implementation projects funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies. The River Restoration Specialist will be responsible for supervising restoration contractors during the implementation season to ensure that the contractors have the information and guidance necessary to complete projects on schedule and in budget. During the remainder of the year, the River Restoration Specialist will work with public agencies, landowners, other collaborators and the River Partners’ Development team to develop grant proposals to fund new project activities and plan, design, permit, and monitor funded projects.

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Native Seed Production Farm Manager

The Native Seed Production Farm Manager works with the General Manager and Directors of Operations and Science to collect and amplify native seeds to support multi-million dollar and multi-year river restoration projects across California. The Farm Manager will be responsible to farm native grasses and forbs, optimizing seed production and harvest, and work with River Partners to manage wild collections of desirable native seeds. This is a dedicated, hands-on position requiring both physical implementation of farming practices as well as overall management of farming 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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Field Technician (Sacramento)

The Field Technician works with the Field Foreman and Field Manager in the operation of field equipment and manual labor in the process of working on multiple projects. As a result of this positions efforts, River Partners will be able to further our work on our portfolio of projects.

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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