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    Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellow

    Who We Are and What We Do
    Save The Bay’s mission is to protect and restore the Bay for people and wildlife. We are the only regional organization that integrates political advocacy, wetland restoration, and education to shape a healthy and resilient region. We are a team of passionate people, and at the core, we are collaborative, supportive, dedicated, and bold. The organization has begun a process to create a workplace that genuinely values diversity and is equitable, inclusive, and accessible to all. We are committed to this eternal work and approach it with humility and intentionality.
    Position SummarySave The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellowship provides valuable exposure to skills in native plant nursery management and restoration ecology. The Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellow primarily works in our native plant nurseries, gaining experience in propagating transition zone native species, seed and division collection, and integrated pest management. They also assist the Habitat Restoration Team at our restoration sites around the bay with invasive removal, monitoring, and out planting.
    REPORTS TO: Native Plant Nursery Manager
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Support the Nursery Manager in plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s 5 propagation sites (Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Novato, Menlo Park, and Oakland), including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, pruning, and culling.
    • Assist in nursery maintenance projects, including, but not limited to, construction, irrigation, weeding, and organization.
    • Participate in seed collection.
    • Join staff-only workdays. Projects include: site maintenance, outplanting, native seed and division collection, invasive species removal, and monitoring.
    • Assist Nursery Manager with our community-based volunteer programs at our restoration sites and native plant nurseries (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions).
    • Clean and weigh seed collections and update seed collection inventory
    • Data entry on seed collections and propagation tasks
    Qualifications and Experience
    • Interest in plant species native to the Bay Area and/or in nursery operations
    • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
    • Minimum commitment of approximately 20 hours a week for 6 months with possibility of extension
    • Interest in leading diverse populations in nursery and habitat restoration activities.
    • Enthusiasm and desire to engage in DEIA work (Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Accessibility) as it relates to Habitat Restoration.
    • Ability to complete administrative and computer-related tasks remotely. Save The Bay operates without a central office location. All staff and fellows work from home.
    • Detail-oriented, with strong communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team
    • Flexibility with changing schedules and plans, responsive to several channels of communication (texting, phone, email)
    • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather conditions
    • Ability to lift at least 40lbs, work in physically active environment
    • Active participation and adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
    • Clean background check
    Driving requirements:
    • Due to Covid-19, fellows must have access to a car they can use to drive to work sites around the Bay (Oakland, Hayward, Novato, Palo Alto, and Redwood City). Commute times may be up to three hours throughout a day but are considered part of the 8 hour work day.
    • Current California driver’s license and clean driving record required
    Position Logistics
    Location: Our work is performed mostly remotely (apart from our Habitat Restoration Staff) with periodic in-person staff and team meetings in our office based in Oakland, CA, and our various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.
    Start Date: The priority deadline for applications is September 20, 2022; Preferred start date is October 24, 2022.
    Compensation and Benefits:
    This is a part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week position. The hourly range for this position is $16.00 per hour, based on experience. We offer the following benefits to fellows: most work travel will be reimbursed, limited sick leave; 403(b) retirement plan; stipend for working remotely.
    Hiring Timeline (This is our ideal timeline, but it may be subject to changes):
    • The deadline for applications is 9/20/2022
    • We will review resumes and conduct interviews in September
    • Finalists will be invited to submit three references
    • We would like to make an offer to a candidate by Late September and have the candidate start in Late October
    COVID-19 Policy: All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.
    Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of all racial backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, gender expression and sexual orientation to apply. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.
    How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please make sure to include the position title –Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellow– in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.