Seasonal One Tam Restoration Assistant Project Coordinator

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy - Sausalito, CA (30+ days ago)3.8

One Tam Restoration Assistant Project Coordinator

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner of the Golden Gate National Parks—84,000 acres of national parkland throughout the Bay Area, including Muir Woods, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, and Alcatraz. The Parks Conservancy is a membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Park projects and programs include the Crissy Field Center, the promoting of leadership and environmental justice training for youth; the Native Plant Nurseries, which grows over 100,000 plants annually to restore habitat; Trails Forever, which is at work building and rehabilitating miles of trails throughout the parks; and volunteer programs that inspire over 25,000 people annually to take action in support the parks.

Position Overview:
We are looking for an innovative and passionate individual to lead our community-based restoration program. The program engages local youth and community members in conducting habitat restoration activities to support the conservation of Mt. Tamalpais region (Marin County) as part of the One Tam Initiative.

The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) is a partnership made up of the National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin County Parks, Marin Municipal Water District and the Parks Conservancy. The TLC combines the expertise and resources of its partners to ensure the long-term health of Mt. Tamalpais by advancing efforts to restore ecosystems, improve trail corridors, enhance visitor services, expand education and stewardship programming, and inspire community support through volunteerism and philanthropy.

One Tam is the community-based initiative of the TLC, designed to implement the programs and projects of the TLC through increased community engagement and expanded volunteer support. This position works in collaboration with partner agency staff to teach the public and mentor interns in restoration work in priority areas. This position also develops and sustains partnerships with schools, colleges, and community groups to engage new communities and increase volunteer support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Restoration Program Leadership
In collaboration with agency partners, identifies and implements community-based habitat restoration projects at priority sites, and control of priority weed species
Coordinates all program logistics associated with tools, equipment, scheduling, and staffing
Projects and activities include
Invasive species removal and control
Succession management in grasslands
Revegetation and watering
Seed collecting
Bioblitz surveys
Maps and monitors plantings and weed treatments, and shares results in CalFlora
Engages park visitors on site; communicates with the public about park issues, programs and educational opportunities
Communicates with volunteers and the public through e- newsletters, website postings, park bulletin board signs and other outreach materials
Develops documentation on field methods and program outcomes

General Program Management
Works with other One Tam staff to build, sustain and evaluate diverse community involvement in volunteer programs
Works within a highly complex team of more than 30 Conservancy and TLC partners to develop a coordinated approach to stewardship programs
Assists with planning and coordination of other public events, including symposia and large volunteer events
Develops, implements and evaluates partnerships and relationships with community members, groups and schools
Develops and sustains relationships with staff from each partner agency to understand individual agency cultures, priorities, and decision making

Management and Supervision
Recruits interns with the aim of developing talent and leadership within communities that have been typically under-represented in natural resources and park management
Hires, trains, oversees, and evaluates full time interns
Trains, oversees, and evaluates high school interns; liaises with teachers
Ensures that interns receive training opportunities throughout internship, and develop marketable professional skills

Collects data to support evaluation, tracking and fundraising efforts
Enters data into CalFlora, Hands on Connect and other partner databases as needed
Develops content for social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)
Manages and edits photos
Responds and tracks volunteer inquiries
Provides data summaries for reports
Maintains good communication and positive working relations with agency staff and external partners
Maintains office area, paper and electronic files in organized manner
Maintains tools and tool area

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
At least two years demonstrated experience in on-the-ground restoration activities
One year of demonstrated experience leading volunteers in habitat restoration, including invasive non-native plant removal and revegetation activities
Knowledge of Marin County flora
Knowledge of Bay Area ecology and natural resources
One year of demonstrated experience training, supervising, and retaining interns and/or staff
Commitment and enthusiasm for fostering community-based stewardship
Strong organizational and group management skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability and desire to work as part in a partnership environment on complex projects and programs
Strong commitment to diverse community participation and stewardship in open space management and program planning
Experience with public speaking and leading educational walks and/ or programs
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, general database applications, and Google Drive
Experience performing manual labor in inclement weather
Valid California Driver’s license and excellent driving record
Familiarity with trail maintenance and building a plus
Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Schedule and reporting location
This position requires working Saturdays, in addition to other weekdays, as well as flexibility to occasionally work different days of the week or hours
Frequent local travel will be necessary (vehicle provided)
Primary office is in at 1600 Los Gamos Drive, San Rafael, with occasional days in San Francisco (Fort Mason) or other offices in Marin County

This position will be paid on an hourly basis; pay will be commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background
This seasonal position is not eligible for benefits

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and a cover letter that speaks to why you are an excellent fit for this position. No phone inquiries please. Applications are due by June 17. Desired start date is late July 2018. Part-time, not to exceed six months

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, placement and promotions are conducted without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws & ordinances.