San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - San Joaquin Valley Regional Director (River Partners)

April 14, 2022 0:00am to May 13, 2022 0:00am

River Partners is recruiting a leader to bring new life back to river landscapes in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley is the most productive agricultural region in the world and was historically one of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on earth. Today, it is facing a social and ecological crisis. The economically disadvantaged region has the fewest acres of parks and open space per capita than any other region of California. Climate change will bring severe drought and flood cycles that will further threaten the regions’ fragile social and ecological fabric unless we act now to build a more resilient future for the natural and human communities of the Valley.

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director is responsible for developing grant-funded channel and floodplain restoration projects for our organization across a broad geographic range, extending from the Delta to the Kern River. The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Acquisitions, Conservation, and Science to identify potential on the ground projects, match projects with funding opportunities, and secure funds through grant writing and partner engagement. The Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure funding to plan, design, permit, and implement multi-million dollar and multi-year restoration projects.

Please see the attached job description.