ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED
Trout Unlimited takes care of the rivers and clean water that trout, salmon and communities around the country depend on. We believe the most complex and seemingly insurmountable challenges can be solved when people come together and get to work. We are a nationwide network of advocates, outdoor-enthusiasts, volunteers, anglers and staff dedicated to protecting places where trout and salmon thrive and recovering rivers and fisheries that need help, and making our water resources more resilient to climate change. We want to make sure healthy rivers and fisheries are available for all people to use and enjoy.
In Oregon, the organization has a full-time staff of 14 working across the state in a highly collaborative environment, with a diversity of partners including landowners, Tribes, state and federal resource management agencies, private and public funders, and other NGO’s. The current Klamath Falls office includes a Restoration Program Director, and two Restoration Project Coordinators.
The Klamath River Project Coordinator will focus on restoration work in the Upper Klamath Basin in Southern Oregon. This basin includes the tributaries to Upper Klamath Lake, the head of the Klamath River. Project types will focus on Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration (LTPBR) techniques, but will also include riparian restoration, fish screening, fish passage improvements, and instream habitat improvements. Work will occur on both private and public land. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for outreach to landowners, grant writing, permitting, and overseeing implementation of restoration projects, all in close collaboration with TU colleagues and federal, state, non-profit, and tribal partners.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, design, coordinate, and implement LTPBR restoration projects resulting in the rehabilitation and enhancement of habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species and overall ecological function.
- Participate in other restoration project types as needed (fish screening, riparian restoration, fish passage improvements, instream habitat improvements).
- Evaluate potential restoration projects with private landowners and other stakeholders, both independently and in group settings
- Identify funding sources, prepare budgets and proposals, and obtain funding for habitat restoration projects
- Complete state and federal permitting requirements for restoration projects
- Manage project implementation including budgeting, scheduling, coordination of partners, contractor selection and oversight, and reporting
- Follow all TU policies regarding federal and state grant compliance, including procurement processes.
- Foster and maintain positive relationships with landowners and other stakeholders with varying political and social backgrounds
- Collaborate closely with partners, including federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations
- Additional duties may be assigned as necessary, including project work in other portions of the Klamath Basin.
- Five years relevant professional experience or advanced degree equivalent in fisheries, hydrology, natural resource management, or related field, with an emphasis on restoration and conservation project management.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse partners and private landowners.
- Professional experience working with landowners, resource managers, and other interested parties in a collaborative setting.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside TU.
- Ability to manage complex projects and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
- Ability to track and manage project spending and budgets.
- Ability and willingness to travel. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- A passion for protecting and restoring trout and salmon and their watersheds.
- Experience working in the Klamath Basin.
- Specific experience or passion for LTPBR techniques and/or beaver-powered restoration.
- Experience with GIS software.
- Additional years of professional experience in the restoration or conservation fields.
- Experience with grant writing or other fundraising activities.
Work may at times be physically demanding. May require walking and maintaining balance on slippery
surfaces and sloping, highly uneven stream banks, and in conditions of moderate streamflow; may
require lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of field equipment over long distances. The position will also require day travel to remote areas.
If you are interested in applying, please complete the full application and include a cover letter with your resume.
Staff and leadership at TU understand that life outside of work is important to personal health, and we strive to create a healthy and family-friendly atmosphere. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package.
At TU, we value a diverse representation of staff, and we actively seek candidates for this position who come from communities that have been historically under-represented in conservation and those who have been most impacted by degraded rivers and streams. We are committed to building space for all people to participate in our work to care for trout and salmon and clean our shared waters.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome you to read more about TU’s equity practice and values https://www.tu.org/equity/.