Watershed Programs Manager; Durango, CO

Southwest Conservation Corps
Durango, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
Grade C+, starting salary range $45-56K annually, DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Watershed Programs Manager (WPM) position supports initiatives local watershed restoration groups, co-coordinates the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP) along with staff from RiversEdge West, and manages small teams that work on restoration and invasive species projects. The WPM is responsible for the coordination and management of DRRP activities, small team programs, and operations run out of SCC’s Four Corner’s Office that support watershed restoration. The WPM’s primary DRRP responsibilities involve implementation planning including strike team, corps crew, and volunteer projects; fundraising, budget management, and grant reporting; rapid monitoring program management; and partnership outreach. The WPM also oversees operational support of small teams that work with the DRRP and other watershed restoration groups, participates in crew leader and member orientations and trainings, fundraises for watershed restoration work that supports SCC programming, manages the SCC herbicide program, provides GIS support within SCC, and ensures small team crews are both supported and prepared to maintain safety, program integrity, and quality projects in the field by providing pre-field and in-field guidance.
Minimum Qualifications: Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities. Minimum of 2 years of experience in youth development or corps field. Prior corps program development and administration experience. Experience with influencing diverse groups of employees to achieve common goals. Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment. Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect the safety and work of employees. The ability to carry out assigned work independently or with minimal supervision. The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity cultivate innovation, drive and influence results of oneself and others. Ability to work well with others and to seek assistance when needed to carry out assignments. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and applications, or similar platforms. Familiarity with ArcGIS software Ability to keep others, in remote locations, accountable to expectations. Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history background check requirements. Experience leading Conservation Legacy programs, members or administrative systems. Preferred Qualifications: Relevant Bachelor’s degree or higher, with an emphasis place on restoration ecology or similar degree OR equivalent past directly related professional riparian restoration experience. Previous collaborative working experience with federal/state land management agency partners. Prior working experience in and/or knowledge of riparian restoration and ecology of in the American Southwest. Previous experience collaborating in natural resource management partnerships/coalitions. Working proficiency with ArcGIS software Previous program and/or leadership experience with a conservation youth Prior corps program development and administration experience. Prior collaborative and partner driven grant writing and management experience. Certified Wilderness First Responder or willingness to pursue immediately Sense of humor and desire to make a positive difference in people and on the land. Experienced skill level in working with partnerships and diverse groups of stakeholders Experience with grant writing and grant budget management Demonstrated managerial experience To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to Emily Kasyon at ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org Subject line in this email must include “Applicant”. Priority review given to applications received by March 5, 2021. Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: Provide some examples of your experience working effectively with diverse communities, including those specific to the BIPOC community & other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context. Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Contact Person
Emily Kasyon
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