FT job - San Francisco - Tuolumne River Trust - Bay Area Organizer
- 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
? Organize volunteers to establish and strengthen local committees.
? Give powerpoint presentations about the Tuolumne River to community
? Research best management practices for ecosystem protection and
? 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
? 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
? Commitment to the Tuolumne River Trust?s mission, values and issues, and
a dedication to, and passion for, the diversity and health of river
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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