Employment Opportunities


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.

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.

Grants Administrator

The Grants Administrator is responsible for day‐to‐day administrative and effective life cycle management of grants and contracts received from foundations, federal and state agencies and other non‐profit organizations. Responsibilities include assisting the Director of Grants Management and Financial Analysis and program staff in tracking project expenses and preparing financial reports and reimbursement requests; administering project paperwork; assisting in preparing fiscal reporting; ensuring that costs are necessary and reasonable and are treated consistently per all grant and contract provisions, GAAP, OMB circulars and best practices; and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of grant and contract agreements as well as the organization’s accounting policies and procedures. The Grants Administrator may also assist Development and program staff on proposal budget preparation.

Associate Director of Media Relations

The Associate Director of Media Relations is responsible for assisting with all aspects of outreach to journalists to support American Rivers’ conservation priorities and raise overall organizational visibility. The Associate Director will work closely with conservation, government relations, and communications staff to develop and manage media outreach efforts.