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16 Feb 2023

Education & Outreach Associate – Save Mount Diablo

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This job is an opportunity to support our education, outreach, and volunteer programs as well as stewardship operations on Save Mount Diablo properties. The Education & Outreach Associate promotes public education and engagement with nature and Save Mount Diablo through new and existing education programs, effectively manages dedicated volunteers, and acts in an administrative capacity on behalf of these programs and supports the care of our properties.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a Tuesday through Saturday schedule that reports to the Land Programs Director.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Help run and support Save Mount Diablo’s existing education programs (Discover Diablo, Conservation Collaboration Agreement Program, Mary Bowerman Science and Research program, Mangini Ranch Educational Preserve, etc.) and further our education efforts consistent with our Strategic Plan and Climate Action Plan.
  • Coordinate Save Mount Diablo volunteer program including intake, training, organization, retention, and recognition.
  • Coordinate, promote, and staff the Discover Diablo free public education outings program including annual planning, scheduling outing leaders, leading outings, promotion of the program, and permit and hiker registration.
  • Coordinate, promote, and staff Save Mount Diablo’s Mangini Ranch Educational Preserve including overseeing registrations, volunteer docents, and other related activities and tasks.
  • Coordinate the annual BioBlitz and support the Dr. Mary Bowerman Science and Research program, including its colloquium.
  • Coordinate, promote, and staff the Conservation Collaboration Agreement program with local schools.
  • Help facilitate the use of Save Mount Diablo’s properties for education and outreach as appropriate.
  • Coordinate speaking requests, working with the administrative staff.
  • Represent Save Mount Diablo at community meetings, tabling events, and in local partnerships.
  • Collaborate with the stewardship team to help care for Save Mount Diablo properties by leading educational workdays and to identify consistent volunteer opportunities that are consistent with Save Mount Diablo’s Strategic Plan.
  • Help support and staff Save Mount Diablo events as necessary, such as Four Days Diablo and Moonlight on the Mountain.
  • Support the Land Programs Director with strategic and program planning and budgeting.
  • Partner with other departments to share information, develop integrated strategies, and achieve clear communication across the organization.
  • Provide input and content for education and outreach communications and publications, and on website.
  • General support to the Land Programs Director and stewardship team as needed.
  • Must be able to work outside in changing environments.


Starting salary to be selected within a range of $45,000 to $55,000 depending on experience.


Health, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan

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