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Outreach and Riparian Specialist

Confluence Environmental Center


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/4/2024 - 7/25/2025

Application window

5/22/2024 - 9/3/2024


Portland, Oregon

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Design, implement, and maintain riparian restoration projects along Johnson Creek and tributaries. Conduct creekside landowner outreach and recruitment for restoration work. Support workforce development and volunteer training. Initiate and lead educational activities. Support coordination of volunteer restoration events. Build partnerships with culturally specific organizations and underrepresented community groups. Support wildlife survey projects and help host educational community events.

Opportunity description

Serve with JCWC Volunteer Program Manager to recruit and coordinate volunteer events, recruit intern cohorts. Recruit, coordinate and lead educational groups. Design, implement, and maintain riparian reforestation projects along Johnson creek. Conduct outreach and recruit private landowners for restoration projects. Support social media and website maintenance.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare
  • Professional training

Requirements and qualifications


Background (education or experience) in natural resource management or related field. Experience conducting educational activities with youth. Experience with managing multiple projects/tasks. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and to walk uneven terrain through adverse conditions. Computer proficiency. Willingness/openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues.

Preferred qualifications

Experience designing, installing, and maintaining riparian restoration projects. Experience managing volunteers, youth work-crews, and/or contractors. Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, or other language proficiency. Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color. Digital mapping experience, including in ArcGIS. Database management (Salesforce, Vertical Response, or similar). Familiarity with Wordpress, social media, and/or graphic design.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Environmental justice
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor