Career Opportunity

Waterkeeper/Executive Director – SYRCL/Yuba River Waterkeeper

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL – pronounced circle) was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

SYRCL is looking to hire a Yuba River Waterkeeper/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 members 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.

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