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Project Manager
Ca. Land Stewardship Institute

The California Land Stewardship Institute (CLSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to planning and implementing environmental stewardship, restoration and enhancement programs and projects including educational activities, scientific studies, promotion of beneficial stewardship practices and resource conservation activities on private lands and waterways. The organization’s offices are located in Napa, California.

CLSI operates the Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Environmental Certification Program in 9 counties in California and is currently developing a version of the program for the Delta. CLSI also has a Fish Friendly Ranching Program. CLSI recently developed a Climate Adaptation Certification for agriculture which will begin implementation in 2020.

CLSI carries out its programs and projects by establishing collaborative relationships with landowners/managers and agricultural organizations. CLSI also completes scientific studies and monitoring in cooperation with landowners and other scientists.

We are seeking a Project Manager to carry out a range of activities including implementation of the FFF program and to assist with the implementation of erosion control and stream restoration projects. The Project Manager will work with other staff to coordinate programs and projects run by the California Land Stewardship Institute. The Project Manager will be an integral part of a small and collaborative staff.

• Completion of site assessments and farm plans for the Fish Friendly Farming Program. This program addresses water quality improvements and habitat restoration on properties with irrigated farmland.
• Coordinate workshops on invasive plant removal, native plant revegetation, water conservation, fire recovery, demonstration projects, and other topics as needed.
• Process various types of monitoring data and Draft Summary Reports; analyze for various features and trends.
• Assist other staff in completing stream flow gaging, discharge measurements, water quality and temperature monitoring and other field measurements.
• Contribute to the expansion and updating of our website
• Develop and manage other restoration projects as needed, including seeking permits and landowner approval.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner with private landowners
• Educational background and experience in soil science, hydrology, geomorphology, aquatic or riparian ecology or agricultural science. Minimum requirements are a B.A. or B.S.; M.A. or M.S a plus.
• Demonstrated experience in managing environmental projects
• Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• Maturity, integrity, and experience to gain the trust and confidence of private landowners, farmers, colleagues, and partners
• Results orientation, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within budget and deadlines
• Strong sense of ethics and respect for confidentiality of information
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Commitment to working in a mission-driven, fast-paced environment
• Ability to operate with flexibility in times of change
• Confident public speaker
• Familiarity with North Bay and/or farming communities a plus
• Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies
• Proficient with ArcGIS
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop preferred
• Own a car with valid driver’s license and insurance with ability to travel when necessary: driving is required throughout the North Bay


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