community watershed restoration since 1983

Job Opening: Administrative and Program Assistant

The Mattole Restoration Council (MRC) is looking for an administrative and program assistant to join our team.

 

The position requires an average of 10-20 hours per week and is based in the Petrolia office. Starting wage is $18-$20/hour. Applicant must be able to work most of their scheduled hours during regular office hours (between 9-5, Monday- Friday). Remote work is encouraged during shelter in place, but making regular trips to the post office and MRC office is a key part of this position.

 

Applicant should be well organized with an attention to detail, an eye for numbers and basic computer skills. The administrative and program assistant is responsible for an evolving and diverse mix of administrative tasks including but not limited to the following specific duties:

 

  • Process and file purchase orders, invoices and deposits
  • Manage member gifts and renewals
  • Regular office organizing
  • Print and paychecks
  • Manage merch sales and inventory
  • Order office supplies
  • Check MRC voicemail and distribute messages accordingly
  • Drop off and pick up mail; sort, distribute, process as appropriate
  • Assist staff with proposals, articles and reports as needed
  • Handle hire paperwork for new staff
  • Work with Executive Director and Board on annual fundraising drives and events
  • Coordinate software and computer updates
  • Manage website and newsletter sign up
  • General support to project managers and project coordinators

 

 

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Contract Manager Job Opening

The Mattole Restoration Council is looking for a part time Contract Manager to join our team. 

 
The contract manager will oversee proper implementation and accounting of contracted projects from a variety of government agencies and private foundations. Responsibilities include but not limited to managing project accounting, budget tracking, invoicing, billing, and submitting reports. Communicates and coordinates regularly with Bookkeeper, Program Managers, and Executive Director. 
 
The ideal candidate will have: • Excellent math, bookkeeping and/or accounting skills • Invoicing and reporting experience • Excellent organization skills and an attention to detail • Strong sense of self-direction and ability to motivate others • Strong oral and written communication skills • Experience working with complex budgets • Experience with public works contracts and labor compliance • Commitment to watershed restoration and conservation goals 
 
Position is based in Petrolia, CA but could be done remotely. Hours depend on workload and grant funding cycle with an average of 10-20 hours a week. Pay depends on experience and ranges from $18-$24/hour. Please send resume to vroom @ mattole.org. Let us know if you have any question.  We are out of the office and working from home due to COVID-19 so phone response time may be delayed. 
 
*The MRC is also looking for an administrative assistant 10-20 hours a week once our office opens up again. If you would like to apply for both positions let us know!   

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Postponed Until Further Notice: Sudden Oak Death in the Mattole Watershed

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please join us during the afternoon of Tuesday, March 31st at 4:00 pm at the Honeydew school to learn more about sudden oak death in the Mattole watershed and beyond from Yana Valachovic (UC Cooperative Extension).

What is this fungus-like pathogen and where is it in our watershed?

How does it spread and what are the current best management practices to prevent and/or slow its spread?

What can we do about currently infected forests and the increased fire risk they pose?

Please join us for this free public event. See you there.

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Punta Gorda Elephant Seal Hike

Thanks to everyone who braved the intense winds to participate in the King Range Alliance’s hike to the Punta Gorda elephant seals!

Feb 8 was perhaps the windiest day any of us have experienced, but it was still so heartening to see so many people, of all ages, with such interest in learning about local wildlife.

Stay tuned for additional upcoming hikes brought to you by King Range Alliance partners.

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Welcome Sarah Vroom!

Welcome Sarah Vroom, our new Executive Director! 

Sarah Vroom first became involved with the MRC in 2017 as a member of our Board of Directors. As our new Executive Director, Sarah brings a unique mix of experience in and out of the field. For 8 years, she owned and managed an edible landscaping and permaculture design company with a specialization in home scale water management solutions. Sarah has taught community college classes on permaculture, soil health and water management, and has been a resident of the Mattole Valley for the last 5 years. Her field experience includes a wide variety of work ranging from fisheries technician to soil health consultant to fly fishing guide. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Mills College and is currently working on a Masters in Natural Resource Management with a specialization in fire ecology.

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MRC Annual Meeting: Jan. 11 3:30 @ Mattole Camp

Please join Mattole Restoration Council board and staff members for our annual meeting on Saturday, January 11th at the Mattole Camp and Retreat Center, 36841 Mattole Rd. Come learn about the MRC’s work over the past year and bring your ideas, questions, or concerns regarding our current and future priorities and projects. All are welcome to attend (you don’t need to be a current MRC member). If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at nathan@mattole.org or the MRC office at 707-629-3514.

3:30 pm – Project updates from MRC staff – what did the MRC do in 2019?

4:00 pm – Membership meeting – we invite you to discuss ideas, questions, or concerns regarding our current and future priorities and projects

5:00 pm – Appreciating Claire Trower – Claire is stepping down from the MRC board this year, and has been involved with the MRC as either a staff or board member since the organization’s inception in 1983. We’ll be sharing stories about why we appreciate Claire’s years of dedication.

5:15 pm – Board of Directors nominations and candidate statements – the MRC board of directors is elected by the organization’s membership, and any current dues-paying member is eligible to run for the board

5:30 pm – Potluck dinner– please bring a dish to share

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MRC Annual Meeting: Jan 11 3:30 at Mattole Camp

Please join Mattole Restoration Council board and staff members for our annual meeting on Saturday, January 11th at the Mattole Camp and Retreat Center, 36841 Mattole Rd. Come learn about the MRC’s work over the past year and bring your ideas, questions, or concerns regarding our current and future priorities and projects. All are welcome to attend (you don’t need to be a current MRC member). If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at nathan@mattole.org or the MRC office at 707-629-3514.

3:30 pm – Project updates from MRC staff – what did the MRC do in 2019?

4:00 pm – Membership meeting – we invite you to discuss ideas, questions, or concerns regarding our current and future priorities and projects

5:00 pm – Appreciating Claire Trower – Claire is stepping down from the MRC board this year, and has been involved with the MRC as either a staff or board member since the organization’s inception in 1983. We’ll be sharing stories about why we appreciate Claire’s years of dedication.

5:15 pm – Board of Directors nominations and candidate statements – the MRC board of directors is elected by the organization’s membership, and any current dues-paying member is eligible to run for the board

5:30 pm – Potluck dinner– please bring a dish to share

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Welcome Lisa!

We are happy to announce Lisa Hintz as our NER Project Coordinator.  Lisa will be leading up our oak woodland, invasive plant, and sudden oak death projects starting in January.  We are really grateful to have her on the team.
 
Welcome Lisa!

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We are hiring! Please see the job announcement for Executive Director position.

The Mattole Restoration Council is a 36 year-old watershed restoration non-profit on the Lost Coast of Northern California, with a million dollar plus annual budget and a regular staff of nine. We are a membership organization with an elected board of directors that undertakes landscape-scale watershed restoration and rehabilitation in the Mattole watershed and adjacent areas, and promotes a stewardship land ethic.

Job responsibilities:

 Works with the board of directors to execute the mission and long-term strategic goals;  Oversees and manages 9 regular staff and 60 seasonal employees;  Leads fundraising efforts and works with the program staff to develop projects and submit grant proposals to various federal and state agencies and foundations;  Directs the implementation of organizational policies and the strategic plan;  Acts as liaison to the community, partner groups, agencies, and other stakeholders;  Oversees fiscal management. Desired Qualifications  Excellent communication skills;  Experience with fundraising and developing federal and state grant proposals;  Experience with managing federal and state contracts;  Ability to establish dynamic relationships with a broad base of stakeholders;  Experience with non-profit fiscal and personnel management;  Commitment to community based watershed restoration;  A background in environmental science/biology/ecology;  Familiarity with watershed restoration strategies and methods;  Strong sense of self-direction and self-organization; The position is full to half time (negotiable), and reports to the board of directors. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes health, vacation, training and retirement benefits. The position is based in the Petrolia office, with travel throughout the watershed and Northern California. A valid driver’s license and functioning personal vehicle are required.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume/CV and three references to John Williams, jgwill@frontiernet.net.

For more information, call John at 707 629 3265. This position is open until filled; interviews begin on January 13, 2020.

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