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.

Restoration Field Manager

River Partners is looking for a Colusa Restoration Field Manager to join our team! The Restoration Field Manager works with the Directors of Restoration, Development, Conservation and Science to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects opportunities between Sacramento and Redding. The Field Manager will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor river restoration projects.

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Project and Contract Analyst

River Partners is looking for a Project and Contract Analyst to join our Chico team! The Project and Contract 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 accountings 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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Sacramento Valley Regional Director

River Partners is looking for a Sacramento Valley Regional Director to join our team! The Sacramento Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Conservation and Science to identify and develop new river and floodplain restoration opportunities between Sacramento and Redding. The Regional Director will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to secure funds from local, state, and federal agencies to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor multimillion dollar and multiyear river restoration projects. The Sacramento Valley Regional Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure them for River Partners. Travel throughout the Sacramento Valley is required. The Sacramento Valley Regional Director reports directly to the Development Director.

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Restoration Biologist

River Partners is looking for qualified Biologist to join our San Joaquin Valley team! The Restoration Biologist works with the Ecologist and other biologists to identify, evaluate, implement, and complete restoration activities. As a result of this person’s efforts, River Partners will be able to advance its mission and work on projects.

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River Restoration Specialist

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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Restoration Specialist

River Partners is looking for a Restoration Specialist to join our Chico team! The Restoration Specialist works with the River Restoration Specialist and other biologists to identify, evaluate, implement, and complete restoration activities. As a result of this person’s efforts, River Partners will be able to advance its mission and work on projects.

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Marketing Communications Writer

River Partners is looking for a Marketing Communications Writer to join our Chico team! (can be remote) River Partners seeks a passionate, creative writer committed to helping California’s environment and communities thrive through the development of strategic, engaging print and digital marketing copy and materials for a variety of external audiences, including both public and private entities. You’ll be responsible for not just reporting on River Partners’ innovative statewide restoration efforts and impact but will create and reinforce the broader brand narrative about who River Partners is, what we do, and why our work matters. We are looking for a skilled writer with a strong track record of developing persuasive content to serve as a lead storyteller for a growing organization in a fastpaced environment.

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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