We are pleased to announce a recent job opening at TOF. We are looking for a Land Steward to join our team, in this time of deep care for the land in the wake of The Thomas Fire. See the job description below, and please share with anyone who might be a good fit for the position.

We are also excited to announce that the Center for Employment Training (CET) grant-funded work crew has been extended into 2019. We are thrilled to have this essential support for our recovery, and to watch the gifts flow back and forth between the place and those who have shown up to engage deeply in stewardship of the land.

And if you are looking for a way to get involved yourself, we will be ramping back up with the Volunteer Days of Service in the spring. These are a wonderful opportunity to connect with TOF community, and the land itself, in service. Last year, more than 700 volunteers helped us in the initial clean-up of the land, including some who have been involved with the organization since its inception, and some who had just set foot on the land for the first time. It has proven a powerful community practice in a time of so much change for the ridge, and the region. The land is particularly lush right now, with all the winter rains. We hope you can join us. See dates below and on the website.

With gratitude,

The Executive Stewardship Circle
Brendan Clarke & Sharon Shay Sloan, Co-Directors
David Bryan & Laura Whitney, Board Co-Chairs

Job Opening

Title: Land StewardReports to Co-Directors/Executive Stewardship Circle
Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Stewardship of The Ojai Foundation’s (TOF) 36-acre center in the Upper Ojai Valley is integral to the work that we do. We not only care for a place but also work to embody practices and grow stewards and stewardship consciousness. We work closely with the practice of council, striving to think and work as a circle. Land stewards identify, prioritize, and complete the work needed with the land and facilities in order to support the programs, priorities, vision and goals of TOF.

Required Skills Include:

Desired Skills Include:

Responsibilities Include:

Compensation & Benefits
This is a full time, hourly position. Compensation is $17-19/hr, commensurate with experience. All new hires are subject to a 90-day review period. Employee becomes eligible for medical and dental benefits upon successful completion of the review. Employee will also have the option to contribute to a 403(b) retirement plan.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Calendar of Events

Spend a day in community and in practice while giving back to the land. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Contact Mariah at to get on our volunteer list!




Sespe Wilderness Backpacking Pilgrimage
April 11-16, 2019

TUITION:$1,250 total, including meals (breakfasts & dinners), permits, shuttle costs, guide fees, etc.

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 Annual Report

2017-18 Annual ReportThe Annual Report gives a picture of the past year, including the devastation and loss along with the many surprises and gifts from the fire.

View TOF’s 2017-18 Annual Report