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23 Feb 2022

Internship Redwoods Rising Fellow

Save the Redwoods League – Posted by Save the Redwoods League Eureka, California, United States

Job Description

Redwoods Rising Fellow

(2‐year funded position through Save the Redwoods League’s Forest Fellowship program, providing opportunities for emerging natural resource professionals in support of the field of redwood forest restoration.)

Save the Redwoods League is looking for a collaborative and energetic individual aspiring to become a natural resource professional, who will work to build natural resource management capacity on the conservation lands of California’s north coast. The north coast is home to the majority of the world’s remaining old growth coast redwood forest, as well as large tracts of former timberland now owned by public agencies for conservation purposes. Industrial timberland, small private forest landowners, homesteaders, Native American tribes, and a burgeoning cannabis farming industry all represent significant ownership types in the region. This complex ecological and social context is made further challenging by the remoteness of the landscape. The Redwoods Rising Fellow will enhance the forest restoration capacity of Redwoods Rising – a collaboration between Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks to accelerate the pace of redwood forest recovery and help protect Redwood National and State Parks’ remaining old‐growth groves.

Based in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties and working directly with collaboration partner agencies, the Fellow will work to advance the initiative by coordinating logistical support for the Redwoods Rising governance teams; overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program; providing technical expertise and support to ecological restoration projects; and supporting fundraising and outreach efforts.

About Save the Redwoods League

For over 100 years, Save the Redwoods League has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the ancient redwood forests so all generations can experience the inspiration and majesty of redwoods. Since its founding in 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected more than 200,000 acres of forests and helped create 66 redwood parks and reserves. For more information, go to www.SaveTheRedwoods.org.

Position Overview

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to Redwoods Rising stakeholder and working groups
  • Provide support to the Partnership Manager in tracking: tasks, budgets, purchasing, equipment, and inventory
  • Assist with the tracking of tasks and decisions made
  • Work with League and agency staff and outside consultants to develop communications documents including social media and blog posts
  • Represent the League and Redwoods Rising at outreach events
  • Support Redwoods Rising teams in developing and implementing restoration projects
  • Assist with planning/managing the Redwoods Rising apprenticeship program
  • Work with League and agency staff and outside consultants to develop public communications documents
  • Prepare a quarterly bulletin with Redwoods Rising news, updates, accomplishments, etc. to be shared with Parks and League staff 

Location:

  • Based in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Occasional travel to the San Francisco Bay Area

Compensation and Timeline:

  • This Redwoods Rising Fellow position is full‐time and funded for up to two years, starting April 2022
  • Pay: $50,000/year; eligible following Year One for a merit bonus with satisfactory performance review

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in forestry, conservation biology, or related field required; Master’s degree in related field a plus.
  • Specific understanding of redwood forest science, climate change biology, and forest restoration methodologies desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills required, including the ability to assemble, assess and organize data, conduct analyses, and propose clear, practical recommendations for technical issues.
  • Excellent writer, with proven ability to synthesize primary scientific literature and communicate important findings to a broad audience, as well as to tailor messages to varied audiences.
  • Understanding of federal, California state, and local environmental regulatory framework is desirable.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as in a team, with a track record of collaborating successfully with others in a complex environment
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills, including the ability to establish and monitor priorities, maintain flexibility, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking abilities required.
  • Ability to handle multiple complex tasks under pressure and stringent time constraints.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office computer programs and GIS.
  • Personable with a good sense of humor is desirable.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional travel, predominantly within the North Coast.
  • Some weekend and evening responsibilities, including overnight trips.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Regularly sits at a desk or workstation.
  • Actively utilizes computers, telephones, and other office equipment.
  • Frequently moves about and between offices to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Occasionally required to hike through forest land while working off-site, including walking on uneven ground, climbing over obstacles, and accessing remote locations.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 30 pounds.

How to Apply

  • Email your resume and cover letter to: Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org. Please put "Redwoods Rising Fellow" in the subject line. We are busy saving and restoring redwood forests, so we appreciate it if you don't call the office. Thank you!
  • Save the Redwoods League is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an environment of equity and inclusion. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority; people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures are encouraged to apply. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • This job announcement provides an overview of essential position functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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