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Friends of Plumas Wilderness

  • 429 Main Street, Quincy, CA
  • https://plumaswilderness.org/
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Advocacy & Planning Director

The important work we're doing to permanently protect more lands in a region with only 4% of the public lands currently protected. We're scrappy, hard-working, and visionary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSWMkZ_jGvQ https://plumaswilderness.org/ https://www.instagram.com/friendsofplumaswilderness/?hl=en


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$50k - $60k / year

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Job Overview

Friends of Plumas Wilderness: Advocacy & Planning Director Position Description

The Advocacy and Planning Director oversees land and water protection campaigns for Friends of Plumas Wilderness, a small regional grassroots organization that aims to protect wildlands, free-flowing rivers, and natural communities in the Upper Feather River watershed. The A&P Director helps carry out the mission of FoPW to study, explore, and maintain the integrity of natural ecosystems where the Sierra and Cascades meet.

With guidance from the FoPW Executive Director and Board of Directors, the A&P Director works with partners, staff, contractors, and volunteers to guide and direct FoPW’s vision for the conservation of wildlands and waters at the local and regional scale. This includes coordinating with a network of advocates and organizations, corresponding with public land managers, tribal representatives, elected officials, local businesses, community leaders, etc. Having a strong understanding of environmental policy is essential. 

Our long-term advocacy campaign, Protect Plumas, aims to permanently protect 400,000 acres of wildlands and 100 miles of free-flowing rivers in the Upper Feather River watershed. This work includes 30×30 planning at the local, regional, and state-levels. Current planning efforts include: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s Connected Communities planning and Lassen and Plumas National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation. Future efforts include Lassen and Plumas Land and Resource Management Plan revisions, Middle Fork Feather River Wild & Scenic River Plan, and Bucks Lake Wilderness Fire Plan.

Required Qualifications 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of public lands management policy
  • Comfort with public speaking 
  • Strong conservation ethic and understanding of conservation biology
  • Time management / organizational skills
  • Interest in working with tribal partners and underserved communities

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of regional land management policy issues
  • Knowledge of natural and human communities of the region
  • Track record with land and water protection success
  • Experience writing federal land and water management plans
  • Non-profit experience
  • Success writing and administering grants 

 Essential Duties

  • Ability to coordinate complex, often contentious campaigns
  • Ability to work with allies and adversaries while maintaining composure
  • Time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Convey a positive and professional public image, share conservation ethic and message to recruit advocates for wild lands and free-flowing rivers
  • Plan and facilitate programs and events
  • Develop, regularly convene and seek direction from Advocacy & Planning Advisory Committee

Compensation & Terms

  • Half- to three-quarters time with flexible hours depending on projects and campaigns
  • $20 – $25 / hour with benefits depending on hours worked

Special Benefits

Following a 6-month probationary period, employees who work at least 80% are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance (Section 125/pre-tax) - partial compensation for your premium
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Retirement Plan (SIMPLE IRA, Full-time Employees only)

Following a 6-month probationary period, all non-seasonal employees are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Federal Holidays

Minimum Requirements

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to:

Darla DeRuiter, Executive Director, [email protected]

For any questions, contact Darla

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