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If you do not see an available position below please email jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org and tell us why you think you would be a great fit at Sierra Nevada Journeys.

 

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grants manager

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking a Grants Manager with a successful track record of securing grant funding from private foundations, corporate foundations and government agencies. The successful candidate will be an adept writer who is able to synthesize data and information to create persuasive grant proposals that clearly articulate a case for support. This position also requires strong organization and planning skills to manage with assistance from the Development Coordinator more than 150 grant proposals and reports annually. The Grants Manager will join a rapidly growing professional team currently comprised of the Development Director in Reno, a Development Officer in Sacramento and a Development Coordinator in either Reno or Sacramento. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated and successful fundraising team, all while working for an organization with a compelling mission and a strong culture of accountability and excellence.

The Grants Manager plays a critical role in Sierra Nevada Journeys’ strategic fundraising plan with grant funding currently making up 90% of the private funds raised. Sierra Nevada Journeys seeks grant awards from a variety of private, corporate and government grant sources at local, regional state and national levels.

The Grants Manager is a full-time position that reports to the Development Director. The Grants Manager can be located in either Reno or Sacramento. Supporting the Development Team including the Grants Manager is a newly created Development Coordinator position.


development coordinator

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking an organized and detail-oriented individual with strong writing skills for a newly created Development Coordinator position. The Development Coordinator is responsible for writing grant proposals under $10,000 typically and providing administrative support and coordination of fundraising programs and activities to achieve development goals and objectives. If you like to have variety in your work and want to be exposed to all facets of fundraising, this is the position for you! The Development Coordinator will join a rapidly growing professional team currently comprised of the Development Director in Reno, a Development Officer in Sacramento and a Grants Manager in Reno or Sacramento. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated and successful fundraising team, all while working for an organization with a compelling mission and a strong culture of accountability and high quality. This is a fulltime, 40 hours/week position located at either the Reno or Sacramento offices. The Development Coordinator reports to the Development Director in Reno.


Full-time EDUCATOR - SACRAMENTO DIVISION

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking a dynamic education professional to help expand the program base for Sierra Nevada Journeys in Sacramento, CA. This position requires a motivated individual with an engaging personality and an insistence on excellence who is passionate about building scientific literacy and critical thinking capacity through outdoor science education across classrooms that mirror the demographics in Northern California. We are seeking someone prepared to teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, Family Science Nights), recruit and lead volunteers and interns, and support the overall operations of the Sacramento division. The position requires an individual who is able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who is committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal Education industry. The Core Educator will report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys' Sacramento Program Director.


PART-TIME EDUCATOR - SACRAMENTO DIVISION

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking dynamic education professionals to help expand the program base for Sierra Nevada Journeys in Sacramento, CA. This position requires motivated individuals with an engaging personality and an insistence on excellence who is passionate about building scientific literacy and critical thinking capacity through outdoor science education across classrooms that mirror the demographics in the Sacramento region. We are seeking someone prepared to teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), grade and analyze assessments and support the overall education operations of the Classrooms Unleashed program. The position requires an individual who is able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who is committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal Education industry. Part-time Educators will report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Sacramento Program Director.


PART-TIME EDUCATOR - Reno DIVISION

Sierra Nevada Journeys is seeking dynamic education professionals to help expand the program base in Reno, NV. This position requires motivated individuals with an engaging personality and an insistence on excellence who is passionate about building scientific literacy and critical thinking capacity through outdoor science education across classrooms that mirror the demographics in Northern Nevada. We are seeking someone prepared to teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), grade and analyze assessments and support the overall education operations of the Classrooms Unleashed program. The position requires an individual who is able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who is committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal Education industry. Part-time Educators will report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys' Reno Program Manager.


SUMMER INSTRUCTORS

During SNJ Summer Camp instructors supervise the campers overnight, as well as facilitate activities such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, and skits. For leadership development groups, instructors use SNJ’s challenge course to facilitate leadership experiences and develop collaborative problem solving skills.

Instructors will be directly responsible for ensuring that attending campers’ educational outcomes are met. Instructors are supervised by the Program Coordinators. Join a staff that is committed to constantly improving our outstanding outdoor education programs!


SUMMER COUNSELORS

Counselors will facilitate (or assist instructors as they facilitate) traditional camp activities, such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, and skits. Counselors will supervise campers during all cabin times (both day and night) and at meal times.

Counselors will be directly responsible for providing a safe, educational experience to all our resident campers. Counselors are supervised by the Program Coordinators and Camp Director. Join a staff that is committed to constantly improving our outstanding outdoor education programs!


cook

  • Assist the Food Service Manager in all Food Service aspects in compliance with the health and safety codes and other regulations as well as SNJ campus programs and standards.
  • Assist in the storage, preparation, serving, and cleaning responsibilities of the SNJ Food Service Operation.
  • Preparing and cooking food items for all necessary meals and food service for guests.
  • Follow strict time scheduling for attendance and performance of duties.
  • Maintain appearance and hygiene standards in the kitchen.
  • Assist in keeping equipment and implements clean, working and stored in order.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing in a timely, clear, and logical manner.
  • Perform other duties as might be assigned by the Operations Manager.

Dishwasher / Kitchen Assistant

  • Assist the Food Service Manager in all Food Service aspects in compliance with the health and safety codes and other regulations.
  • Maintain a clean dishwashing station while maintaining all standards of safety and cleanliness.
  • Ensure all utensils are properly cleaned, sanitized and stored in proper fashion.
  • Ensure utensil storage areas are clean and organized.
  • Assist in the storage, preparation, serving, and cleaning responsibilities of the SNJ Food Service Operation.
  • Assist the set up and cleanup of the dining halls, food service lines, laundry and laundry room, and garbage bay.
  • Follow strict time scheduling for attendance and performance of duties.
  • Maintain appearance and hygiene standards in the kitchen.
  • Exhibit courteous and friendly attitude with customers and coworkers.
  • Assist in keeping equipment and implements clean, working and stored in order.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing in a timely, clear, and logical manner.
  • Perform other duties as might be assigned by the Operations Manager.