Southern Appalachians Coldwater Habitat Program Manager; Asheville, NC

Trout Unlimited
Asheville, NC
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Full time Positions
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The Southern Appalachians Coldwater Habitat Program Manager (Program Manager) works with state and federal agencies, Trout Unlimited (TU) chapters, and other partners to advance TU’s mission in the Southern Appalachians. This is a supervisory position overseeing TU’s Project Coordinator and seasonal field crews. The position is based in Asheville, NC. Other locations can be considered for the right candidate. TU has active habitat improvement projects in North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, with a majority of current projects on or adjacent to National Forests in North Carolina. Projects include culvert replacements to reconnect fragmented habitat, road and trail remediation to reduce sedimentation, wood addition to improve instream habitat, and monitoring and assessment efforts involving trained volunteers. The Program Manager will provide strategic leadership for the program, develop partnerships, raise funding through grants and relationships with major donors, manage the program’s budget and resources, administer grants, and develop new projects. The Program Manager will also work closely with the Project Coordinator and field crews to engage in project management tasks such as permitting, contracting, and oversight as needed. The position reports to the VP for Eastern Conservation and supervises two full-time staff positions. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Fundraising and grant administration, including relationship building with major donors and foundations and grant writing. Grant administration is supported by Grant Accountant based in GA. Fundraising is done in partnership with TU Development staff and the VP for Eastern Conservation. · Supervising a full-time Project Coordinator and field coordinator as well as seasonal staff and interns. · Developing and managing partnerships with state and federal agencies, NGOs, and academia. · Leveraging TU’s 12,500 regional members and other volunteers to increase our conservation impact. · Managing the program’s budget and human resources. · Long-range strategy and planning for the Southern Appalachians Coldwater Habitat Program. · Project implementation: project management, contracting, procurement, oversight. · Working with TU’s Eastern Communications Director to share information with the public and volunteers.
· Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience and 5 years of relevant work experience. · Grant writing experience. · Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. · Outstanding oral and written communication skills. · Ability to work well independently and with a team of fellow staff, volunteers, external partners and contractors. · Ability and desire to work respectfully with diverse interests and communities. · Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. · Ability to travel throughout the Southern Appalachian region. · Valid driver’s license and a personal automobile. · Passion for river and salmon/trout conservation.
Contact Person
Keith Curley
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