The Central Valley Program Assistant will support the Park Equity program and work to expand efforts in riverside communities in Modesto that amplify and advance existing community priorities such as safe access to parks, environmental justice advocacy, and community organizing for policy that supports those initiatives.
The Tuolumne River Trust (TRT) is staffed by committed people who want to see the Tuolumne River and its surrounding communities thrive. The Program Assistant will report to TRT’s Central Valley Program Manager. This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative, energetic team rooted in community organizing, that continues to increase safe and equitable park access for our riverside communities and protect the Tuolumne River watershed.
TRT holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity, and access as core principles integral to the work we do. As we add new members across all levels of the organization, we welcome diverse perspectives and lived experiences that foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity.
This position is located in our Modesto, California office. Most work and meetings will take place in Stanislaus County, with occasional travel to Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Sierra Nevada.
TRT is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse staff of qualified, highly skilled, and creative individuals is necessary to achieve our vision and mission. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.
The Program Assistant is a non-exempt position, 20 hours a week, with an hourly rate of $20.00 – $22.00/ per hour. There is potential for the number of hours per week to increase depending on program funding.
The Tuolumne River Trust promotes the stewardship of the Tuolumne River and its tributaries to ensure a healthy watershed from Yosemite National Park, through the San Joaquin Valley, to the San Francisco
Bay-Delta. Founded in 1981, the Trust is the only organization working throughout the watershed, linking Sierra and Valley conservation issues and forging strong ties between rural mountain and valley regions and urban Bay Area communities. The Trust has 19 employees working out of offices in San Francisco, Modesto, and Sonora.
TRT programs include :
By linking mountain, valley, and Bay Area conservation issues and connecting people to the river through outings and education, the Trust is building broad support for watershed stewardship. Our strategic approach melds advocacy, education, collaboration, scientific inquiry, and litigation when necessary to address threats and take advantage of conservation and restoration opportunities. For more information about the Tuolumne River Trust, visit: www.tuolumne.org.
Please send an email with a cover letter and resume as attachments with the subject heading “Central Valley Program Assistant” to j[email protected]. This position will remain open until a candidate has been selected
Modesto, California, United States