Roots Program Coordinator

Point Blue Conservation Science

Point Blue Conservation Science

Northern California, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

Location: California – Ideally Northern California -based, Hybrid
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Midnight PST
Position Type: Full Time Exempt

About Point Blue Conservation Science:
Point Blue Conservation Science is a growing and internationally renowned non-profit with over 160 staff and scientists based in Petaluma, California. Founded in 1965 as Point Reyes Bird Observatory, our mission and programs have evolved over time to include a broad range of conservation activity, from restoration to environmental education to innovative work in the field of regenerative agriculture. We have a proven track record of scientific excellence.
We recognize that increasing racial, gender, cultural, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion factors at Point Blue and in our partnerships is essential for the success of our mission, vision, and strategy. We are actively engaging in a process to create lasting organizational change. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to join our teams. We strongly encourage applications from people with backgrounds that are under-represented in the conservation community.

Position Description:
We are seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to help with the administrative responsibilities related to coordination of a $26 million Roots Program Restoration Block Grant. The position facilitates sharing of information across the 30+ staff from multiple teams working to implement the Roots Program across Point Blue, serves as a point of contact to organize templates and meet deadlines for project updates and reports, and identifies and resolves issues. The Coordinator acts as a liaison between the Roots Core Leadership Team and staff on our finance team, working lands team, and education and outreach team; tracks deadlines; facilitates problem solving for staff working to implement projects; and helps track spending and progress towards deliverables. This role also acts as a primary coordinator for CEQA compliance and other necessary tasks.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates activities with project partners, Point Blue finance staff, and may help act as a liaison between subcontractors and Point Blue staff.
  • Coordinates documentation to ensure CEQA compliance is met, and Landowner Agreements and Subcontracts are signed.
  • Helps create and manage project management tracking systems to monitor Roots program progress.
  • Ensures that inquiries to the Roots program inbox are addressed by relevant Roots staff in a timely manner.
  • Schedules meetings and ensures forward progress on partnership building with external applicants.
  • Manages subcontracts with outside partners including determining work to be completed, negotiating budgets, reviewing progress reports, and resolving issues to ensure Block Grant goals are met.
  • Resolves operational and contractual issues that may arise during the project.
  • Develops and manages project budgets; completes the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing equipment, materials, and supplies; approves and directs the monitoring of expenditures.

Compensation and Benefits:
$72,245-$87,726 Annually, depending on experience. Point Blue provides a comprehensive benefit package including employer paid medical and dental for staff and 75% for dependents. Other benefits include life insurance, long-term care, long- and short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plans as well as time off benefits.

This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, environmental education, or related field; and 3 years of project management experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of CEQA/NEPA planning administrative requirements.
  • Knowledge of restoration ecology principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of project design, planning, implementation, and management principles and practices.
  • Ability to work outdoors under variable weather. Requires mobility over various terrains.
  • May require the ability to operate an all-terrain vehicle, motor vehicle, boat, or uncrewed aircraft and to travel to different sites and locations.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as job duties demand.
  • Possession of valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history, and proof of auto insurance. Point Blue will conduct a motor vehicle check for purposes of hiring

Work Environment:
This position operates in a hybrid environment between a home office and professional office setting. This position may also work from remote field locations with uneven terrain, limited vehicles access, limited cell phone reception, and sometimes in a solitary capacity.

To Apply:
Please fill out this form. You will be asked to upload a CV/Resume and Cover Letter. If you encounter difficulty with the application process, please contact

Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.