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The League to Save Lake Tahoe protects and restores the environmental health, sustainability and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin. We focus on water quality and its clarity for the preservation of a pristine Lake for future generations.
Join the League’s Science Team and help us turn science into solutions as our Science Data Coordinator. The Science Data Coordinator’s (SDC) primary responsibilities include data management and analysis, mapping and reporting, and support of League programs and projects. The SDC will also attend and support League programs, community events, and presentations as needed. The SDC will apply best practices in data collection, management, quality control, analysis, mapping, and reporting to expand the League’s data capabilities in furtherance of the League’s mission. This is an exciting opportunity for an early to mid-career data lover to apply their skills to protect Lake Tahoe for generations to come.
This position will report directly to the Senior Science Policy Analyst.
Our world-renowned “Keep Tahoe Blue” sticker is both a symbol of an increasingly important mission and an intentional, sustainability-focused lifestyle. Founded in 1957, the League is the oldest and most successful environmental organization focused on protecting and restoring Lake Tahoe’s beauty. We have a culture of trust and respect that supports and guides our decision making and planning for the future.
We have embarked on a thoughtful DEI journey that focuses on delivering our programs and services in a culturally mindful manner that centers and lifts a wide array of partners and supporters. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a sense of belonging that empowers all team members to show up as their full selves every day. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for protecting one of America’s most treasured regions.
The League is a hybrid workplace. For us, hybrid does not consist of being in the office a certain number of days each week, but rather ensuring that all teams develop a structure that works best for their collaboration styles and deliverables. This position is located primarily in South Lake Tahoe as part of our Program Team.
What the position involves:
Data Management, Collection, and Program Analysis:
- Manage all program-generated data for the League, including GIS data, and enter data into Excel and other databases as applicable.
- Conduct program data analysis in collaboration with the Senior Science Policy Analyst.
- Work with the Community Engagement Team to provide information on data trends, improvements to data collection, and programs, including but not unlimited to:
- Tahoe Blue Crew, Signature Cleanups, Eyes on the Lake, Pipe Keepers, and Snapshot Day.
- Provide relevant mapping materials and data for program managers to inform policy, advocacy, and program efficacy.
- Create ArcGIS StoryMaps and/or other data visualization materials (including GIS maps) in coordination with League staff.
- Share data with public and open-source data outlets as needed.
- Coordinate data collection, including creation of citizen science surveys and updating of data cards/tracking materials.
- Manage and improve diverse datasets to streamline data management.
Citizen Science Tahoe App:
- Represent the League at Citizen Science Tahoe App (CST) stakeholder meetings and provide suggestions for CST improvement and updates.
- Manage backend data generated from the CST.
- Upload data from the CST to public-facing maps on the League’s website.
- Incorporate feedback from the League’s Community Engagement Team into CST updates and CST-related products.
Outreach and Engagement:
- Assist the Community Engagement Team with events and programs.
- Support other League programs by incorporating citizen science principles into those programs where appropriate (i.e., data collection and management, maps, quality assurance plans, etc.).
- Consult in the creation of interactive, science-based, educational displays and activities for the League’s Environment and Education Center and general outreach.
- Support and provide information for the creation of education, promotional, digital, and program materials.
- Create and update Quality Assurance Program Plans (QAPP) as needed for League programs.
- Attend in-person meetings and activities as requested by the Senior Science Policy Analyst.
- Assist with League events, including mandatory attendance at the Annual Benefit, and a choice between the July 5th beach cleanup and Tahoe Forest Stewardship Days fall event. Attend other events as requested.
- Increase skill level through reading and trainings.
- May supervise contractors and/or volunteers.
- Assist the Philanthropy Team in funding-related proposals and reports by providing relevant data or analysis.
- Assist in analyzing citizen science data annually and reporting to League Directors and Board Members.
- Attend meetings and activities as requested by the Senior Science Policy Analyst.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- B.A. or B.S. in relevant fields with 3+ years of Data Management and Analysis experience or associate degree with 5+ years of experience.
- Proficient in the use of Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and extensions, ArcGIS Server, Geodatabases, etc.).
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Detail-oriented with a high degree of reliability in managing data and records using software.
- Ability to work effectively with teams and diverse individuals.
- Possesses good judgment and works well with others.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Efficient and effective at managing and completing tasks to meet deadlines.
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends, as required.
- Willingness and ability to work outdoors, potentially in inclement weather conditions. Able to hike up to 3 miles.
- Computer proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps.
- Familiarity with database management tools/software (Microsoft Access, Salesforce, or equivalent).
- Familiarity with Lake Tahoe environmental and policy issues.
- A passion for environmental conservation and the League’s mission to Keep Tahoe Blue.
- Love of the outdoors.
- Employees are required to have a vehicle that is in good working order, proof of valid driving license, non-expired vehicle registration, and effective insurance coverage. Travel around the Tahoe Basin, Reno, and Sacramento may be required.
- Position requires some physical activity such as bending, stooping, carrying, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
As a valued representative of our organization, you will:
- Be on a team that engages Tahoe’s diverse and evolving community of visitors and residents to protect Lake Tahoe by spreading awareness and taking action.
- Work at a place that promotes environmental protections and policies backed by science that ensure Tahoe is resilient in the face of the climate crisis.
- Take part in crafting resolutions to the challenges facing Tahoe that strike a balance between enjoyment today and preservation for future generations.
The League offers many benefits, including:
- Competitive pay – we believe our employees are our most valuable asset and aim to offer a Thriving Wage.
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance 100% covered by the company for employees.
- $125/month company Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution with select health plan choice.
- IRA match up to 3% of employee’s salary.
- Two weeks of vacation (increasing with tenure), paid volunteer time off, plus 13 paid holidays and extra paid time off the week between 12/25 and 1/1.
- Pet-friendly environment.
- Merchandise discounts.
- Awesome Keep Tahoe Blue swag and discounts on gear from our corporate partners.
- A flexible working environment that empowers employees to have life/work balance.
- And much more!
- $28.85 – $36.06/hour ($60,000-$75,000 annually)
- Non-exempt: 35-40 hours/week
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also encourage people from differing life experiences to consider how they may be a fit for any of our positions, and encourage anyone with adjacent skills and a passion for conservation or Lake Tahoe to apply.