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Financial Assistant/ Accounts Manager

Join a talented team dedicated to strengthening rural communities!

Position is open until filled with review of applications beginning on October 30th, 2023
Anticipated start date in January 2024

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Financial Assistant or Accounts Manager. In cooperation with the Financial Manager, the selected candidate will assist in the execution of the organization’s bookkeeping functions, including grants management and related financial reporting. The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Sierra Institute’s Financial Manager, and will work closely with program staff on identified grants, agreements, and contracts. The ideal candidate is proficient with financial accounting software and non-profit accounting principles and possesses grant management and payroll experience. Interested in working in a fast-paced organization with great people doing important community and forest work, but you don’t have the experience? For the right person, we will train.




Director of Development

Support the Sierra Institute's mission of restoring forests and watersheds and advancing rural community development

Position is open until filled with review of applications beginning on October 23rd, 2023
Anticipated start date in January 2024

The Director of Development will build meaningful relationships with donors and share opportunities for expanding Sierra Institute’s programmatic work. This position will work on all aspects of the donor development cycle for outright and planned gifts, including donor identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship, working with the Executive Director and Board Members. Key areas of focus include: fundraising campaigns, public relations and outreach.



Spend a season contributing to meaningful landscape restoration work in a diverse and beautiful landscape recovering from the Dixie Fire.

Collaborative Forestry Technician

Spend this Fall working in the beautiful Lassen National Forest!

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute, SI), in cooperation with the Lassen National Forest (LNF) Almanor Ranger District (ARD) is hiring Collaborative Forestry Technicians to perform forestry work related to timber management and restoration treatment implementation. Technicians will work in cooperation with SI and ARD staff to implement timber sale and restoration treatment preparation work including unit boundary marking, and marking of green and salvage (burned) timber. Forestry Technicians will operate under the direction of SI office support staff and partners from the ARD.  Work objectives will be derived from treatment and management goals and will follow prescriptions developed for specific project areas. This is a unique opportunity to advance pivotal collaborative forest and watershed restoration projects that aim to protect rural communities from catastrophic wildfire and restore Sierra meadows.

Read the full position description HERE!