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Job Details: River Policy Director, South Yuba River Citizens League

Position River Policy Director
Organization South Yuba River Citizens League
Date Posted 2018-01-12
Application Deadline 2018-01-31
Job Description (brief) 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. Today, SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. With nearly 35 years of achievements, 3,500 members and 1,000 active volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed. SYRCL is a leader in the Sierra headwaters for addressing statewide and regional issues challenging new dams, recovering endangered species, addressing climate change and drought, water security and water quality. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the summit to the sea. SUMMARY: People Can Save a River is SYRCL's guiding principle. Since our founding, SYRCL has defended the Yuba River time and time again. Today, the core of SYRCL's advocacy work is focused on stopping Centennial Dam on the nearby Bear River, advocating for wild salmon, negotiating for improved flows and other environmental outcomes in hydropower dam relicensing forums, and always remaining vigilant and prepared for unexpected threats to the watershed. We are seeking an effective River Policy Director who is a seasoned advocate and manager with excellent leadership, communication, community organizing and coalition-building skills. The Director will be highly skilled in using policy, advocacy, legal, scientific and communication tools to protect the watershed. The Director will also be experienced at managing grassroots campaigns, building strategic coalitions, mentoring program staff, and raising funds. The Director's duties will be primarily dedicated to the Stop Centennial Dam and Yuba Salmon Now campaigns as well as communications and general advocacy on a variety of current issues. The Director will manage at least one community engagement staff-person in this growing department and coordinate closely with SYRCL staff across departments.
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Job Link https://syrcl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=18
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