Job Opportunity for River Advocate in Coloma

The Foothills Water Network seeks a part-time Project Assistant to support the Coordinator in restoring aquatic health and recreational benefits to the Yuba, Bear, and American Rivers. The Project Assistant will work from home and attend meetings at the Foothills Water Network office in Coloma, and in Auburn. Responsibilities include: organize workshops, events and group forums; manage financial information; collect and organize information relevant to relicensing including: economics, hydrology, science, and recreation; draft and edit agendas, emails, letters, memos, and reports; communicate with water agencies, consultants, resources agencies, and conservation groups; manage the Foothills Water Network’s information systems by developing outreach materials and updating and maintaining website and database; prepare program materials and progress reports; other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, strong interpersonal communication, telephone, and writing skills, experience organizing events, knowledge of water resource issues, knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Power Point, Adobe Photoshop and Internet, ability to communicate professionally with a variety of stakeholders, including local conservation leaders, statewide advocates, local government staff and elected officials, and a professional organized approach to work. Successful candidates will have the ability to lay out work tasks, ability to focus on his/her own work, complete tasks on time and with high quality, and the ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities. Candidates should be highly motivated, positive in disposition and integrity, with a personal commitment to rivers, and have a sense of humor.
This position has a flexible schedule, approximately 10 hours per week and pays $15 – $17 per hour, commensurate with experience. The Project Assistant reports to the Foothills Water Network Coordinator and is a contract position for six months, with a potential for extension. This position will start as soon as possible.

The Foothills Water Network is a non-profit interbasin environmental forum dedicated to facilitating information-sharing and conservation strategies with the overall intent of restoring aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Yuba, Bear, and American Rivers.
This position is now open and the application process will start immediately. Applications will be accepted through February 12th but interviews will be arranged with qualified candidates as soon as possible. Email a 1-2 page cover letter and resume to . Telephone: 530-622-8497. Click here for more about this nonprofit.