Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for management of the entire non-profit organization including fundraising/development, human resources, strategic planning, program delivery, finance, communications and community engagement.

The Executive Director cultivates SYRCL’s mission and vision through personal leadership and advances the mission through outstanding programmatic and advocacy efforts at the watershed and state level. The Executive Director publicly represents the organization to government agencies, partners, community, and the media broadening its impact.

As a manager, the Executive Director strives for transparency and consensus in decision-making, and is committed to an organizational culture of openness and personal initiative. Since staff are expected to operate with the highest degree of integrity, responsibility, creativity and professionalism, the Executive Director is responsible for both fostering and embodying these values to ensure the health and effective performance of the organization.

Since SYRCL’s mission is to “unite the community,” the Executive Director plays a key role in engaging and empowering community members, volunteers, partners, agency staff and elected officials to work together to protect the river. DETAILS & APPLICATION

Finance Manager

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Manager will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting, reporting activities, and manage day-to-day office needs.  The Finance Manager will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a non-profit organization including hands-on responsibility for accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and financial statements. The Finance Manager will supervise a part-time finance/office assistant.  This is a full-time, exempt position. DETAILS & APPLICATION

River Education Manager

SYRCL’s River Education Program aims to educate people of all ages to be informed and passionate stewards and lifelong advocates of the Yuba River watershed. The program is primarily geared towards K-12 students, with additional opportunities for life-long learners. The River Education Manager will be responsible for implementing all of SYRCL’s current education programs, developing new programs, and assisting with fundraising to sustain the education program. DETAILS & APPLICATION

Educational Assembly Presenter (Short-term 3-6 month, contract position)

SYRCL’s River Education Program seeks 1-2 dynamic presenters to act as “Detective Drizzle” in our Great Water Mystery assemblies.  Each presenter will be responsible for approximately 30 school assemblies in the Spring and Fall of 2017. SYRCL office staff will schedule the presentations and handle all pre-assembly logistics. The performer will NOT be responsible for these details. DETAILS & APPLICATION

Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Stewardship Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate the 7th season of SYRCL’s River Ambassador program and conduct outreach at community events.

Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership River Monitoring Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate our 16-year running watershed water quality monitoring program, mercury monitoring, frog habitat monitoring, and temperature monitoring programs.

Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Restoration Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate Sierra meadow restoration projects, floodplain restoration projects, and invasive species control.


Each year more than 1,500 volunteers help restore mountain meadows, monitor the health of the river, advocate for a clean Yuba and inspire activism with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Together we extend a powerful coalition from the summit to the sea. DETAILS


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Photo by John Daly
Photo by John Daly