The San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center (SGERC) is seeking an Executive Director to manage a community-based non-profit organization. SGERC volunteers monitor the San Gregorio watershed’s physical characteristics to assure its ability to support steelhead and, potentially, salmon. The data collected over the past 25 years have been used in studies by Stillwater Sciences to develop a Watershed Management Plan (WMP), which is posted on our web site (http://www.sgerc.org). Completed in 2010, the WMP contains scientifically supported recommendations for a variety of potential steelhead and Coho habitat enhancement projects. A dedicated group of volunteers continues to collect water quality data at five locations within the watershed.
As an ideal candidate, you would have substantial knowledge in watershed and fish ecology, and demonstrate a passion for leading the strategic planning, development and execution of watershed projects. You would be adept at writing grant proposals in order to support the ongoing stream monitoring program and fund your Executive Director salary.
The role of the Executive Director of SGERC:
- Oversee the volunteer stream monitoring group and maintenance of the monitoring equipment.
- Represent SGERC in the local environmental organization community and at annual public education events.
- Collaborate with SGERC’s technical advisory committee.
- Maintain cooperative relationships between SGERC and the federal, state and local agencies that hold an interest in the management of the San Gregorio watershed.
- Raise money from grants, foundations, or private funders to allow SGERC to develop and move forward with projects based on the WMP.
- Ensure that annual permits needed for monitoring site access are secured, and complete any required reporting to permitting agencies.
- Ensure that the organization’s website and its data are kept up-to-date.
- The new Director would improve data management by implementing an on-line system with forms that allow the monitors to enter data directly, and users to query the data using defined parameters to get numerical and graphic output.
There is an active core group of dedicated volunteers available to help with many of these tasks.
The San Gregorio watershed on the San Mateo County coast is the southernmost California watershed where Coho salmon were historically found to spawn. With approximately 45 miles of blue line streams, the watershed still attracts steelhead trout and tide water gobies and empties into a lagoon which is their year round habitat and portal to the sea. Agriculture, housing, and Hwy 84, all introduce challenges to maintaining a clean watershed which is inviting to steelhead, and which allows adult populations to find the depth and oxygenation of water adequate for their spawning needs. San Gregorio is one of nine priority creeks selected by CDFG for Coho salmon reintroduction.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.sgerc.org
Send a resume and letter of interest to:
PO Box 49
San Gregorio CA, 94074
Email: Neil Panton – firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Braude - MABraude@aol.com