TU is looking for a full time Project Manager to work with landowners, tribes, State and Federal agencies, and other organizations to manage restoration projects primarily in the Clearwater watershed of north central Idaho. The project manager will be responsible for working cooperatively with partners to develop new and ongoing restoration projects. The Project Manager will implement habitat restoration projects that improve native fish habitat in the Clearwater River Basin of north central Idaho and assist other TU Project Managers within Trout Unlimited’ s Lower Snake River Program. The project manager is expected to work closely with the Nez Perce Tribe and United States Forest Service staff. The primary objective of this position is to complete habitat restoration projects that improve habitat for ESA listed species. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated, action oriented, works well with diverse personalities, and has hopeful ideals about accomplishing and finishing great work.
• A minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
• Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree may substitute for professional experience
• Experience with restoration techniques, project management, working landscapes and complex multi-party negotiations is essential
• Education in and working knowledge of natural resources, conservation, ecology, hydrology, and watershed processes
• Understanding of salmon and steelhead life history and their freshwater life cycles
• Project and grant management skills
• Grant writing experience and understanding of non-profit work
• Experience implementing habitat restoration projects and managing contractors
• Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with a wide range of partners and personalities
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as first rate research and analytic skills
• Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving abilities. The job requires the ability to prioritize workload, to be initiative-taking and self-directed
• Basic cartography skills (ArcGIS or another program)
• A passion for fisheries conservation and for protecting and restoring rivers and streams
• Previous experience with media, outreach, and/or legal research is desirable
• Ability to travel, periodically overnight