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  • Asha Agrawal
    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Bay Area Organizer The Tuolumne River Trust is seeking a Bay Area Organizer to help promote a sustainable water plan for the San Francisco
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2008
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      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Bay Area Organizer

      The Tuolumne River Trust is seeking a Bay Area Organizer to help promote a
      sustainable water plan for the San Francisco Bay Area. The biggest current
      threat to the Tuolumne is a proposal by the San Francisco Public Utilities
      Commission to divert an additional 25 million gallons of water per day ?
      enough to fill 1,000 swimming pools ? from the River. The Trust supports
      water conservation and recycling as a means to meet future demand without
      causing further harm to the watershed.

      About the Tuolumne River Trust

      Founded in 1981, the Tuolumne River Trust?s mission is to promote the
      stewardship of the Tuolumne River and its tributaries to ensure a healthy
      watershed. With offices in San Francisco, Modesto and Sonora, the Trust is
      the only organization working throughout the watershed, linking Sierra and
      Valley conservation issues and forging strong ties between rural
      communities and the Bay Area.

      In 1984 the Trust celebrated its first victory when it gained ?Wild and
      Scenic? status for 83 miles of the upper Tuolumne River. In 1994, the
      Trust led an effort to derail an economically and environmentally
      ill-conceived plan by the Turlock Irrigation District to dam the Clavey
      River ? the Tuolumne?s most pristine tributary. In 1995, we expanded our
      scope to include the lower reaches of the Tuolumne, playing a major role
      in winning higher river flows for wild salmon runs in the Central Valley.

      With a clear vision, a successful track record, and the resources to add
      several new staff members, the Trust is ideally poised to reach a new
      level of success. The Bay Area Organizer position is an excellent
      opportunity to join a dynamic team during an exciting period of growth.
      The Trust has an annual budget of more than a million dollars, eight
      employees, a cadre of consultants and hundreds of volunteers.

      For more information, visit www.tuolumne.org.

      Duties and Responsibilities

      The Bay Area Organizer will:

      ? Lobby the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and its wholesale
      customers to support a water plan that enhances the long-term health of
      the Tuolumne River.
      ? Work with cities and water utilities to encourage water conservation and
      recycling.
      ? Organize volunteers to establish and strengthen local committees.
      ? Give powerpoint presentations about the Tuolumne River to community
      groups.
      ? Research best management practices for ecosystem protection and
      restoration.
      ? Update the Bay Area section of the Trust?s website, and explore other
      opportunities to use technology to further our mission.
      ? Work out of our San Francisco office and report to the Trust?s Bay Area
      Program Director.

      Qualifications
      ? Experience in political advocacy, communications, and/or community
      organizing. (Experience with California water issues and water
      conservation a plus.)
      ? A bachelor?s degree in environmental studies, resource management,
      political science or a related field.
      ? Proven ability to build relationships and work with people from
      different backgrounds and perspectives.
      ? Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as basic
      computer skills and some website experience.
      ? Excellent organizational and time management skills, the ability to see
      projects from conception to completion, and the ability to work
      independently and as a team player with other individuals and
      organizations.
      ? Commitment to the Tuolumne River Trust?s mission, values and issues, and
      a dedication to, and passion for, the diversity and health of river
      ecosystems.

      Salary and Benefits

      The salary for this position is in the range of $35,00 - $40,000. The
      Trust provides excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer,
      committed to a diverse staff.

      How to Apply

      Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional
      references by August 31, 2008 to Peter Drekmeier at peter@....

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