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Watershed Stewards Program

Fortuna, CA, United States 🇺🇸

The Watershed Stewards Program is seeking a Program Manager to oversee a statewide watershed restoration and professional development program. This position is based out of Fortuna, California.

The mission of the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices. For the past 23 years, the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) has been engaging AmeriCorps Members in comprehensive, community-based, watershed restoration and education throughout coastal California. WSP is a program of the California Conservation Corps and is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers (AmeriCorps). Learn more about the program on our website:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise five (5) staff members, split between the program’s two offices in Fortuna and San Luis Obispo (500 miles apart).
  • Oversee 50 AmeriCorps Members serving in communities from the Oregon border to Los Angeles.
  • Maintain communication with Placement Site organizations throughout the state, including training new partners, conducting annual Site visits, and communicating regularly through email and phone calls.
  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and supervising regular Member trainings and events
  • Attend events and conferences and speak on behalf of the program
  • Facilitate regular meetings between staff, partners, and stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with California Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps staff
  • Write and manage grants
  • Monitor spending and maintain budgets
  • Ensure program goals and deliverables are being met

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of program management
  • Able to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Leadership abilities and experience managing and motivating staff
  • Ability to collaborate with a large team
  • Critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience recruiting and working with community partners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Budget creation and management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other programs
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings
  • Able to travel statewide, approximately seven (7) weeks a year
  • CA driver’s license, or willingness to obtain one
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of youth development, environmental issues, and education
  • Positive and energetic attitude
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Calm demeanor
  • Desire to make a significant, positive difference in the youth and environment of the state
  • A strong sense of the values of integrity, honor, loyalty, and professionalism


  • Full-time, salaried position (starting salary of $55,000 with opportunity for annual increases)
  • Paid Leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Fun, supportive, and challenging work environment
  • Opportunities to travel throughout California
  • Opportunities to work with non-profits, state agencies, federal programs, and local organizations

The State of California and the Watershed Stewards Program is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Please send yourcover letter, resume, and three current professional referencesto:

Raquel Ortega, District Director

CCC Fortuna Campus

1500 Alamar Way

Fortuna, CA 95540

By: December 2nd, 2016