Beaver Works Oregon Program Manager

Think Wild Central Oregon
Central Oregon
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Full time Positions
50k to 60k DOE
Last Date to Apply
Organization Overview: Think Wild is a non-profit organization based in Bend, Oregon that works to care for and protect native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and conservation. Beaver Works Oregon is a program of Think Wild that aims to support beaver and native wildlife habitat on Oregon’s high desert landscapes by 1) Promoting and establishing successful beaver habitat, 2) supporting working land stewards on ways to successfully share place with beaver, and 3) building awareness of beaver as an essential keystone species. Job Summary The Program Manager of Beaver Works Oregon will lead the development and implementation of the program's initiatives and strategies to promote beaver success in Central and Eastern Oregon. The manager will be responsible for managing staff and volunteers, furthering existing and new relationships with land stewards, coordinating partnerships, workshops, and events with other organizations and agencies, and overseeing all aspects of program operations. This is an exciting position in a quickly expanding program primed for a candidate looking to grow in responsibility, experience, and program management. Location based in Central or Eastern Oregon. Key Responsibilities: • Manage a team of staff and volunteers to develop and implement program initiatives in alignment with the organization's overall mission and vision. • Oversee, coordinate, and implement habitat planting projects, providing technical assistance and guidance to landowners, agencies, NGOs, and others. • Coordinate with Think Wild team to recruit and manage volunteers for projects. • Oversee, coordinate, and implement project design for beaver survey and research projects in designated riparian areas. • Oversee all aspects of program operations and administration, including budget management, grant writing and reporting, proposal creation and invoicing, program evaluation, and reporting to the Executive Director. • Build and nurture relationships with stakeholders, including landowners, community groups, organizations, and agencies, to engage and educate them about the importance of beaver habitat restoration and conservation. This includes participating in meetings, organizing events/workshops, and building new relationships, to leverage resources and support the program's goals. • Develop and implement educational materials and outreach efforts to raise public awareness about the benefits of beaver and associated habitat.
Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, physical sciences, or related field. • 5+ years of experience in environmental or wildlife conservation programs, with a track record of success in program development and implementation. • Familiarity with restoration, policy and state/federal funding programs preferred. • Experience in staff and volunteer management and mentoring. • Cares deeply and/or is familiar with reaching out to people in rural communities around Central and Eastern Oregon, sharing resources, and helping interested Oregonians get engaged with beaver-related restoration. • Strong project management skills, including budget management, administration, and reporting. A sense of project goals and ownership – able to project manage lead times, deliverables, and other resources. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders. • Passion for wildlife conservation and habitat restoration • Knowledge of beaver ecology and habitat restoration techniques preferred. • Physical ability to stand and walk frequently for extended periods of time over rough terrain; lift and move material weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally; work in all types of weather conditions occasionally. • Valid driver’s license. Working Conditions: This is a full-time position based in either Central or Eastern Oregon, with occasional travel required. The Program Manager will work in both home, office, and field settings, with occasional work outside of regular business hours. The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000 depending on experience and location. Benefits include a flexible work schedule and location, 100% covered health insurance, 3% employer-contributed retirement match, a generous vacation, sick time, and holiday policy, and phone stipend. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references in a PDF to Application is open until filled, but review will begin the week of April 9, 2023. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Think Wild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. In keeping with our commitment, Think Wild will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact
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