Employment Opportunities


Director, California Central Valley River Restoration

The Central Valley River Restoration Director will help American Rivers protect and restore floodplains in the Sacramento‐San Joaquin Basin, promote opportunities for Central Valley communities to recreate on Central Valley rivers, and promote a river stewardship ethic among California decision makers. The Director will work to promote program objectives in close collaboration with numerous organizations American Rivers has partnered with, including other conservation groups, government agencies, universities and communities. The Director will contribute policy and technical expertise to our efforts to restore Central Valley floodplain functions and reform flood management policy at the state and national level.

River Conservation Associate

The Associate will advance the goals of American Rivers’ river protection and restoration work in western North Carolina prioritizing the Little Tennessee River watershed due to its significant ecological value including robust biodiversity. The Associate will work closely with American Rivers’ staff in the Carolinas as well as national Blue Trails and River Restoration team members.

Our protection goal is to protect critical riverside lands for ecological and community benefits. This will be accomplished by leading efforts to develop a Blue Trail along the Tuckaseegee River. Through these efforts we will connect the local communities to nature, stimulating economic growth, bolstering existing land and water conservation efforts, and improving the quality of life for rural communities. A Blue Trail is a river adopted by a local community that is dedicated to improving family-friendly recreation such as fishing, boating, and wildlife watching, and to conserving riverside land and water resources. They foster increased river recreation opportunities, stewardship, outdoor education, and a healthier, more active lifestyle, especially for underserved communities. The Associate will guide community leaders within the Tuckaseegee River basin in the step-by-step process of developing Blue Trails. Responsibilities will also include assessing other rivers in the Carolinas and Tennessee as potential Blue Trails. River protection will comprise approximately 75% of job duties.

Restoration goals are to restore natural river functions and will be achieved by removing dams and other stream barriers, and restoring floodplains. The Associate will serve as a community liaison in the Little Tennessee watershed and will provide general guidance and support in identifying, developing and implementing river restoration projects. S/he will represent American Rivers while working with municipalities, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, community leaders and the media. Restoration work will comprise approximately 25% of job duties.

Administrative Assistant, Finance

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the Finance Department. The ideal candidate is highly detailed oriented, comfortable with numbers and is interested in learning about finance and administrative systems in a non-profit. The Assistant will also share Receptionist duties and provide other administrative duties in support of the Finance and Administration Department.