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Assistant Director 

Position based in Humboldt County California.


The Organizational Development Director must have experience with organizational administration, grant writing, and fundraising. Experience with event organizing, education, and working with youth is a plus. The Organizational Development Director will work closely with SCS’s Executive Director and Education and Policy teams. Public speaking, media, outreach, community organizing, writing, and policy advocacy skills are a bonus. For all candidates, experience working with Tribes and youth is required. Must be a self-starter and be able to work from home.



(We are willing to train the right candidate)

  • At least two years of experience working on/in organizational development and/or administration; 

  • A least two years in grant writing, bookkeeping or communications related professions. 

  • Experience with Quickbooks is preferred;

  • Experience supervising a team is preferred;

  • Proficiency with the Google suite and computer technology in general;

  • Experience working with Tribes or Tribal organizations and people;

  • Strong writing skills are a must, web and or graphic design skills are a benefit;

  • Ability to develop and stick to work plans, and strong organizational skills generally;

  • Experience with organizing campaigns, training workshops, public events and rallies is a plus;

  • Experience with Tribal governments, and water rights law, public interest law and a basic understanding of the Clean Water and Endangered Species Act is a plus;

  • Administration & Development

    • Manage inbox/sending emails on behalf of the organization

    • Setting up meetings & webinars/in charge of Zoom and calendars for org

    • Make meeting agendas, take notes, and help run staff meetings

    • Help Create  meeting agendas & packets for Board meetings

    • Develop annual budget with Treasurer

    • Manage business contract relationships (bank representative/CPA/bookkeeper/insurance brokers)

    • Check Arcata PO Box & route incoming mail

    • Manage bank account

    • Report to and track funders and donors along with tasks and deliverables 

  • Personnel

    • Interview, hire and onboard new staff & interns with director

    • Manage payroll for all staff & contract workers

    • Work on developing organizational policies

  • Writing

    • Create online California Salmon News with staff

    • Help write grants and reports

    • Manage grants, budgeting, and reporting

    • Write for and help organize stories for the California Water Justice Newsletter 

    • Edit others’ writing (articles, grant applications, comments, etc.) 

    • Help write stories and press releases for programs 

  • Programmatic

    • Support the education and policy teams

    • Help Develop Programs and Program goals.

    • Help Develop programmatic goals and work plans 

    • Support youth programs & events. 


This position is full-time. Pay is $67-72,000/year based on experience. Generous Benefit Package included. Tribal preference will apply. Must be willing to sometimes travel and be physically able to lift boxes and drive for long periods of time.


How To Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, references  and two writing samples to and Grants, grant reports, press releases, or published articles are preferred writing samples. Please feel free to email with any questions. 

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