San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Assistant Coordinator

Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of North America’s birds, other wildlife, and people. Joint Ventures are each governed by a Management Board comprised of volunteer representatives from public agencies, environmental organizations, business groups, and landowners. The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) is one of twenty-two habitat-based Migratory Bird Joint Ventures (JV) that cover nearly all of the U.S. and Canada and much of Mexico. The SFBJV coordinates strategic habitat conservation throughout the nine San Francisco (SF) Bay Area counties in accordance with the SFBJV Implementation Plan. SFBJV partners work to protect, restore and enhance habitats through project implementation and by advancing related science, policy and communication priorities. The Joint Venture program provides opportunities to develop and deliver creative solutions to our current conservation challenges through the power of collaboration and partnership.

The SFBJV Assistant Coordinator plays a key role in the delivery of innovative conservation solutions throughout the SF Bay Region. The Assistant Coordinator works closely with the SFBJV Coordinator, other JV staff, and with the conservation professionals and advocates who serve in a volunteer capacity on the Management Board and working committees. The Assistant Coordinator provides coordination, program and project development, and implementation of the SFBJV’s priorities and policies, forging working partnerships to help achieve the Joint Venture’s goals.

The SFBJV is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and grants from other partners and programs. The Assistant Coordinator operates as an employee of Point Blue Conservation Science, subject to annual renewal. The SFBJV is not a program of Point Blue, but rather Point Blue is the fiscal administrator and employer for the program, and serves as a partner on the Management Board and working committees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Delivery and Planning

  • Provides support to the Coordinator in the delivery of programs (Conservation Delivery, Science, Communications, and Government Affairs) and partnerships.
  • Assists with project management for program activities, including the current revision of the SFBJV Implementation Plan – in progress with expected completion in late 2019/early 2020.
  • Supports strategic planning processes and development of staff, committee and Management Board annual work plans.
  • Assists in the coordination of implementation actions approved by the SFBJV Management Board.
  • Prepares correspondence, technical reports, administrative records, and scientific materials in a professional manner consistent with the communication practices and style of the SFBJV

Partnership Development and Management

  • Assists in building and maintaining partnerships with other organizations to deliver programs that address SFBJV priorities.
  • Communicates with stakeholders to keep them informed and engaged in the work of SFBJV.

Project Tracking

Manages all elements of SFBJV habitat project data tracking and reporting in coordination with partners. Includes facilitation of SFBJV project adoption criteria and process for considering new JV projects; managing updates to project information within the Joint Venture project tracking system; preparing content for required annual report to the USFWS, fulfilling all relevant project reporting requests, and related communications.

Management Board and Working Committee Coordination

  • Assists the Coordinator with the planning of quarterly Management Board meetings.
  • Plans SFBJV working committee meetings and completes follow-up actions.
  • Provides support for the Conservation Delivery (CD) Program and Committee, serving as the staff liaison with the CD Committee chair on all aspects of the CD program. Also includes committee member recruitment, committee organization and management, meeting and work plan development, communication and other tasks. Prepares annual accomplishment reports.
  • Provides support for Science Program and Science Steering Committee (SSC), serving as the staff liaison with the SSC chair on all aspects of the Science Program. Committee work similar to responsibilities outlined in previous bullet.

Business & Management

  • Prepares and submits invoices for payment.
  • Assists with budget management and the development/implementation of fundraising plans.
  • Assists in developing and writing funding proposals.
  • The Assistant Coordinator reports to the Coordinator.

Other Duties as Assigned

Perform special projects and other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility

Potential to supervise program support interns.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in program management, strategic planning, and team-building.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizing skills (personal, organizational).
  • Self-directed and highly motivated team player with good sense of humor.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and integrity in all aspects of work.
  • Demonstrated practice of emotional intelligence through self-awareness and self-management.
  • Committed to climate-smart conservation.
  • Knowledge of SF Bay ecosystems and wetland restoration.
  • Knowledge of wetlands regulations and legislation plus experience with regulatory policy.
  • Fundraising experience and working knowledge of programs that fund wetlands restoration, including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
  • Ability to listen and navigate multiple viewpoints and perspectives and recommend solutions to challenges.

Preferred Education and Experience

This position requires a combination of education and experience. Applicants will possess an undergraduate degree, preferably in conservation biology, ecology, quantitative ecology, environmental sciences, environmental policy and planning, or other related field. 5 years conservation experience and a demonstrated ability to manage programmatic operations is preferred.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • This position operates in a professional office environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, and filing cabinets
  • Work environment is primarily indoors, with time in meetings and periodic field time.
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, walk, twist and turn
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator

Position Type, Expected Hours of Work, and Travel

  • This is a full-time position
  • Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand
  • Routine travel is expected for this position (not overnight), primarily driving to and from off site
    meetings and site visits. Attending national meetings and periodic conferences.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter, along with your salary expectations to: with “SFBJV Assistant Coordinator” in the subject line. Position open until filled with resume screening and interviews beginning in May 2019.


Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.