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10-06-2017, 12:08 PM
Restoration Specialist Job Announcement (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57488264f85082748c7c80db/t/59d44f6129f187499cb41d21/1507086178154/Restoration+Specialist+Job+Announcement+2017.pdf)

Grassroots Ecology (grassrootsecology.org) is a non-profit that engages and educates the community to restore local ecosystems in the Silicon Valley. Our strategies focus on habitat restoration, native plants, invasive plant control, creek and watershed stewardship, environmental education, and volunteer engagement. We are seeking a Restoration Specialist to help restore habitat and engage volunteers at several of our sites, as well as provide in class environmental education at local schools.

Responsibilities


Be part of a team to support environmental stewardship and educational activities at various habitat restoration sites in northern Santa Clara and southern San Mateo counties


Help organize and run volunteer workdays, high school and middle school service projects, college intern program, and other community engagement activities


Create and deliver educational content and interpretive elements for students and volunteers


Help implement and refine restoration techniques for project sites (e.g. invasive weed removal, native plant installation and maintenance)


Assist with maintenance of sites, such as weeding and watering


Help monitor and report on activities and progress


Provide in class environmental and watershed education for grades K-12


Required Skills


BA or BS in a science related field


Ability to work outside in physically demanding sites and situations


Strong interpersonal and communication skills that reflect a team mentality


Comfortable with a flexible work environment and working 2+ weekends per month


Valid CA driver's license with clean driving record


Background checks will be conducted on final candidates


Desired Skills


Knowledge of CA native plants and ecology


Volunteer management and outreach experience


Experience providing education to others, especially youth


Compensation

This is a full time exempt position including medical and dental benefits. Salary depends on experience.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to kristen@grassrootsecology.org. Closing date is October 27, 2017.
No phone calls please.