Field Associate: Clean River Team

The San Diego River Park Foundation

San Diego, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $18/hour plus paid time off and sick leave (part-time, 20 hours/week)
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The San Diego River Park Foundation was founded in 2001 to create a better future for the San Diego River and San Diego. Additional information about the organization is available at www.sandiegoriver.org. We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated, reliable individual to fill the position of Field Associate.  This person will play a role in leading field surveys and volunteer clean-up events along the river.  Ideal candidates will be interested in community organizing and engagement, environmental restoration, sustainability, and field work.  

Responsibilities:  The San Diego River Park Foundation believes that service is an excellent pathway to long-term stewardship and increased engagement with the San Diego River and its future. This person will play a role in coordinating and hosting events for the public, including river field surveys, clean-ups, and potentially other activities such as restoration projects. Duties will include:

  • Planning, coordinating and hosting volunteer events to support our Clean River program, at least two field events per week (Friday surveys / Saturday clean-ups).
  • Coordinating and supervising volunteers to do this work, with group sizes ranging from 2-20 regular, trained volunteers to larger groups of 75+ first-time volunteers
  • Assist with contributing data to online data portal (www.immappler.com/sandiegorivertrash), and use portal to guide clean-ups
  • Participate in data collection related to encampments occurring in the riverbed, to facilitate data-sharing with homeless outreach partners, land managers, elected officials and other policymakers
  • Work with staff to sustain and grow volunteer engagement with the San Diego River Park Foundation through these events
  • Train, mentor and supervise unpaid intern(s) to assist with volunteer events
  • Cross-train with other Clean River program staff to support other events
  • Participate in planning with team to advance Clean River goals
  • Other duties as assigned 

View full job description and application instructions on website:  https://sandiegoriver.org/docs/FieldAssociate_Summer2024_JobDescription.pdf 

To apply, send a resume and cover email to sarah@sandiegoriver.org.  No phone calls, please. Email questions are welcomed. Please include in your cover email (or separate letter) your interest in the position and working with the organization.  

Open until filled, starts immediately. 

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Category Hydrology, Restoration