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The Community Foundation is hiring!

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Senior Planner for Groundwater Sustainability

The Regional Water Management Foundation’s (RWMF) Senior Planner for Groundwater Sustainability will be part of a multi-agency team supporting the implementation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans in both the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin and Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin. The Planner will join RWMF staff working in close coordination with the Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and consultants. This unique position plays a vital role in coordinating regional efforts to achieve sustainability in local groundwater basins in support of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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Everyone is welcome here

Our vision is to make Santa Cruz County thrive for all who call it home, now and in the future. Learn more about our approach to racial equity. Equity and inclusion start in the workplace. We strive to build an office community where employees feel that they belong and can thrive. We encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ people, Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

What’s great about working at the Community Foundation

Our employees love making our community a better place, show appreciation and support for each other, and are aligned on our shared goals and ability to get things done. Since the start of the pandemic and through the CZU fires, we have been a team focused on helping our County get through uncertain times and we are proud of what we have done together. Our office is also a community center—in non-pandemic times—and a central part of the nonprofit sector.

In addition,

  • We have electric car charging stations and indoor bike storage
  • We are five minutes from Seacliff State Beach
  • Our backyard is the Forest of Nisene Marks
  • We have snacks and bottomless coffee and tea
  • We are a staff team of surfers, dog-lovers, cat aficionados, parents, caregivers, bikers, bakers, crafters, hikers, musicians, softball players, readers, and volunteers
  • We truly and deeply care about the people and places of Santa Cruz County and celebrate that our work is about helping build a safe, happy, and healthy county for everyone