ESLT Employment Opportunities


Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help protect its wonders while gaining valuable environmental professional experience?

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is seeking our next Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) member - an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader who will commit to 11 months of service to help protect the Eastern Sierra we all treasure.


As our Education Coordinator, this new full-time team member will lead and collaborate on restoration, education, and outreach projects that engage our local community in conservation.

To download a PDF of the Position Description, please Click Here >>

Please apply for this position through the Sierra Nevada Alliance. To apply, Click Here >>

Deadline for applying is July 26, 2017. Interviews will begin on July 31.



  • Expand, develop and deliver high quality youth and adult environmental educational programs by involving our community and members in certifying pollinator-friendly gardens, field trips, seminars, workshops, and restoration and stewardship projects
  • Support watershed restoration and enhancement efforts, including the implementation, recruitment and community education about the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project
  • Collaborate and coordinate habitat restoration projects that include the Round Valley Mule Deer herd and the Owens Speckled Dace fish populations, one of which has been labeled a Fish Species of Special Concern in California
  • Collaborate with local organizations and other AmeriCorps members in the area
  • Design, produce, and distribute education materials that increase public awareness and support for effective watershed and habitat protection and enhancement
  • Conduct outreach and presentations to community groups, citizen sciences, and stakeholders
  • Develop and organize effective restoration and education events such as The Great Sierra River Clean-Up and Scenic Highway 395 clean-ups
  • Learn to use GIS to make maps for outreach, presentations and citizen science involvement
  • Recruit and manage program related volunteers
  • Occasional assistance with land stewardship projects


Desired Qualifications:

  • Applicants should possess a college degree with a focus and interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, human/public health, or related field
  • High level of energy and passion for ESLT’s mission, conserved lands, and the region’s important watersheds
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in and general knowledge of pollinators, native plants, and biology
  • Interest in working with youth to plant and maintain our school sunflower garden
  • Good physical conditioning and ability to navigate and travel in the outdoors
  • Ability to hike through creeks and vegetation and be on your feet for up to 10 hours a day; ability to work in the office sitting at a computer station for up to
    8 hours a day
  • Our ideal candidate will also have knowledge of GPS unit operation and basic GIS utilization
  • Tolerance of and appreciation for various viewpoints is necessary for living in a remote rural environment
  • Sense of humor and team player orientation is always a plus!


About the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership:

The Sierra Nevada Alliance began the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership in 2007. Since then, more than 200 SNAP Members have served at 34 Sierra conservation organizations and agencies - including Eastern Sierra Land Trust - to restore more than 15,000 acres of habitat, monitor more than 1,500 ecological sites, educate more than 165,000 people, and recruit more than 35,000 community volunteers to serve their local Sierra watersheds.


Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended)
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older
  • Must not have a criminal history that precludes the applicant’s ability to serve as an AmeriCorps member
  • Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service
  • Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Monthly stipend of $1,254 per month
  • Standard health insurance
  • Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year.
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses.


How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the online SNAP Member application by clicking here. (You can download a sample of the SNAP application for reference, but you must fill it out via the online application.)
  2. Apply for the SNAP Program through My AmeriCorps. You must create a My AmeriCorps account in order to do so.
  3. Email your resume and a 1 page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position to Be sure to title your email subject: “SNAP Application 2017-2018”.
  4. You must have completed all four parts (SNAP online application, My AmeriCorps Application, Resume, and Cover Letter) of the application by July 26th, 2017 to be considered.


Deadline to apply: July 26th, 2017!


The Sierra Nevada Alliance and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership conform to all laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to the SNAP Program. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


For more information please contact: Lynn Baumgartner, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program Director: (530) 542-4546 x 705 or, or click here to visit the Join SNAP page.


AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations.

Please check back again in the coming months for new opportunities to help shape the future of the Eastern Sierra by working with ESLT. If you feel that you would be a great addition to our team, please contact Kay Ogden, Executive Director: with your résumé and skills. Thank you!