Employment Opportunities


Conservation Outreach Associate, Yakima River Basin

The Yakima River Basin Conservation Associate plays an important role in building and maintaining support for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (“Yakima Plan”) and its implementation, primarily through outreach, communications, media, and coordination of Yakima Plan supporters. 75% of this position serves the multi-stakeholder Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees, and 25% serves American Rivers in the Yakima and Columbia Basins.

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.