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.

Manager, Development Operations

As a member of the Advancement team, the Development Operations Manager is responsible for handling all facets of fundraising data and information systems related to donor constituency and revenue management. This includes, but is not limited to, entering gifts, reconciling and reporting fundraising revenue, creating and running queries and reports, maintaining data integrity, conducting user trainings, and developing and executing strategies for continuous quality improvement. This position works closely with membership, major giving, planned giving, foundation and corporate giving teams to provide long-range and short-term planning for data analysis and systems enhancements.

Associate Director of Development

The Associate Director of Development is responsible for managing a portfolio of individual donors and implementing all elements of American Rivers’ mid-level giving program, the River Guardian Society (donors giving $1,000 to $9,999 annually). The position works closely with the Director of The Anglers Fund to increase revenue, retention, and acquisition of new River Guardians through consistent identification, exceptional engagement, timely solicitation and relevant stewardship. In addition, the position works with the Major Gifts team on strategies to upgrade River Guardians to major donors.

2015 – 2016 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership

Do you love the Sierra?  Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light while gaining valuable environmental professional experience?

Apply today to become a Member of the 2015 – 2016 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) and serve with American Rivers.

American Rivers and SNAP are seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to 11 months of service and protecting Sierra natural resources and working to create sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members serving at American Rivers will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.

Deadline for applying is July 25th. Interviews will begin in early-August.

Director, Instream Flow and Water Supply

The Director will lead Sacramento-San Joaquin Basin programs related to restoring and protecting instream flows through innovative on-the-ground projects and policy initiatives. The Director will assist other American Rivers staff to help implement other projects in our portfolio that have an instream flow component, potentially including fish passage barrier removal, floodplain restoration, meadow stream restoration and others. The Director will work closely with numerous partner organizations to implement these and other initiatives, including NGOs, government agencies and Tribes. The Director will be involved in developing and implementing American Rivers’ overall conservation priorities and strategies in the Basin. The Director will also assist with fundraising and other internal needs of the California office, and contribute to American Rivers’ national river programs related to river restoration and protection, clean water and water supply.