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San Benito Environmental Associate

Palo Alto/San Benito County

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The San Benito Environmental Associate will support Green Foothills’ advocacy work in northern San Benito and southern Santa Clara Counties by engaging on land use issues and development projects, researching regulatory and policy avenues for protection of open space, farmland and natural resources, and providing assistance to community members, organizations, and Indigenous tribes. Experience with environmental and land use policy and planning at the local level is a must, as well as deep ties to the San Benito community and a fundamental understanding of the cultural, political and economic landscape in San Benito County. Advocacy and/or community organizing experience and knowledge of ecology and conservation science is a plus. This is a full-time exempt position that will be mostly remote, with occasional work time in our Palo Alto office. Strong preference for candidates who currently reside in San Benito County.

About the Company

Green Foothills is the champion for nature and wildlife in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. We are protecting the environment by:

Engaging in local land use issues.

We review land-use policy, proposals, and planning processes that pose opportunities or threats to our natural environment. We conduct thorough research, seek community input, and make our views known.

Educating decision makers and community leaders.

We provide our region’s leaders the support and information they need to be conservation champions.

Partnering with and mobilizing community members.

We mobilize people for environmental action. We train, mentor, and learn from diverse leaders and communities to achieve equitable, inclusive results.

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