POSITION: Project Manager
OFFICE LOCATION: Bishop, CA
FUNCTIONAL AREA: Sierra Headwaters Program
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday April 26, 2019
California Trout (‘CalTrout’) is a non-profit conservation organization based in San Francisco with seven regional offices state-wide that is dedicated to solving the state’s complex water resource issues while balancing the needs of fish and people. The goal of CalTrout’s Sierra Headwaters Regional Program, based in Bishop, is to restore and ensure the health and vitality of Sierra Nevada headwaters and their aquatic ecosystems and downstream communities through progressive research, policy and restoration actions.
CalTrout is currently recruiting for a dedicated and motivated individual that will serve as the Sierra Headwaters Project Manager. The full-time position offers an exciting opportunity to learn and contribute to advancing ecosystem and fisheries restoration and management. A major focus for the position will be to manage forest, meadow, and stream restoration projects on federal, state, and private lands throughout the region. Specific activities include: partnership coordination; developing, finalizing, and executing subcontracts; subcontractor supervision; setting up and maintaining financial accounts; reviewing and approving subcontractor invoices; processing payments; preparation of quarterly and annual technical reports; and planning, attending, and/or conducting meetings.
The project manager should also contribute to the success of CalTrout’s conservation staff, through expanding our capacity in innovative conservation efforts and initiatives, such as helping to establish payment-for-ecosystem markets, identifying funding opportunities, and building conservation partnerships.
- At least an undergraduate degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field
- Demonstrated work experience obtaining, administrating, and managing multiple grants/contracts with large budgets and diverse work elements
- High level understanding of resource management, resource agencies and their mandates, and regulatory compliance for project implementation
- Superior planning, time management, communication, and organizational skills
- Able to work well independently and as part of a team
- Positive attitude and goal-oriented mindset
- Trustworthy and reliable
- Available to occasionally work long hours including some nights and weekends
- MS Excel proficiency
Preferred experience and skills
- Non-profit work experience
- Knowledgeable angler
- Ability to build strong donor relationships
- NEPA/CEQA planning and permitting
- Conflict mediation
- Geographic Information Systems (Arc Info/ArcView)
- Field crew organization and coordination
- Backcountry field work experience
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your experience, availability, and qualifications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the following subject line: “Sierra Headwaters Project Manager”
Applications should be received by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday April 26, 2019. A competitive salary is offered for this position.