Southwest Montana Sagebrush Partnership Project Manager – Dillon, MT

Heart of the Rockies Initiative
Dillon, MT
Job Category
Full time Positions
$48,000 to $58,000 DOE
Last Date to Apply
The Heart of the Rockies Initiative is seeking a Southwest Montana Sagebrush Partnership (SMSP) Project Manager. This unique position was created to accelerate cross boundary land stewardship in southwest Montana’s sagebrush steppe. We would like to attract an experienced and capable conservation practitioner to the job – someone able to independently manage cross-organizational relationships, multiple simultaneous projects, and someone motivated to take on new and innovative approaches to natural resource stewardship. The SMSP focuses on four primary conservation issues affecting the sagebrush steppe landscape and overall watershed health: 1) conifer expansion, 2) wet meadow and riparian habitat degradation, 3) invasive annual grasses, and 4) wildlife movement barriers. Position Duties and Responsibilities ● Develop projects within the four primary conservation issues being addressed by the SMSP ● Serve as project lead to oversee project design and coordinate the implementation of those projects, completing follow-up monitoring and reporting when required ● Build and maintain close and mutually beneficial collaborative relationships among federal and state land and wildlife management agencies and NGO partners ● Work with partners to support all phases of project development and implementation ● Develop and track project budgets in coordination with the SMSP Coordinator ● Independently create projects on behalf of the SMSP while working with appropriate land management agency or private landowner ● Prepare and inspect contracts ● Assist in preparation of grant applications, project completion reports, and grant reports
Qualifications Required ● Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in natural resources field (wildlife, range, conservation, forestry, hydrology, environmental science, or related field) ● Experience managing conservation projects including project planning or project implementation (preference will be given to work associated with the focus of the SMSP with the inclusion of forestry and range management work experience and work on private and public lands). ● Strong understanding of natural resource issues in Montana or the Intermountain West ● Experience and proven ability to encourage and nurture collaboration among multiple project partners ● Motivated to take on new and innovative approaches to natural resource stewardship, including incorporating Indigenous knowledge into management practices ● Ability to think strategically, develop and simultaneously manage multiple complex projects from start-up to completion, and adopt new approaches in response to changing circumstances ● Passionate about wildlife conservation, functioning ecological systems, and working lands ● Collaborative, open-minded, and community-oriented ● Accountable and transparent, with a disposition to learn from mistakes ● Demonstrated integrity, and the ability to exercise confidentiality and sound judgment ● Ability and willingness to work independently, work in outdoor conditions over rough and uneven terrain, and maintain a flexible work schedule if needed ● Willingness to travel throughout southwest Montana, and occasionally beyond Preferred ● Master’s degree in a natural resource field and five years of experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a natural resource field and 10 years of experience
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JoAnn Grant
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