Position Summary: California Trout seeks a Project Manager to develop and implement regional conservation projects, build public-private partnerships, and promote science and water policy throughout the Shasta-Klamath Region. Located in the City of Mount Shasta, the Program Manager will join a highly motivated team committed to improving water management and restoring fish populations in the mid-Klamath Basin and Upper Sacramento Region. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead projects that restore rivers, their aquatic ecosystems and surrounding communities. The successful candidate will have strong project management and communication skills, work with regional partners, seek funding for and implement environmental projects, promote public outreach, and effectively communicate goals and strategies.
Job Description: Primary responsibilities include program development, grant writing, construction management and administration, strategic partnerships, legal and policy analysis, and environmental permitting. The Program Manager will be responsible for achieving regional conservation objectives and existing grant deliverables while also helping shape innovative long-term strategies for restoring native fish populations throughout the mid-Klamath Basin. The Project Manager should demonstrate a competence and dedication to CalTrouts mission, initiatives, and conservation issues. This primarily includes watershed and fisheries habitat restoration and conservation, recovery and protection of endangered species, and protection of water resources and their beneficial uses. This role requires a high-level understanding of resource management, resource agencies and their mandates, and regulatory compliance for project implementation. The Project Manager is expected to work independently, using professional knowledge and judgment in ensuring that duties and responsibilities are carried out in a timely manner and that policy and procedures are followed, but also be able to work collaboratively as part of a team with diverse backgrounds and interests.
Diversity: Different backgrounds and perspectives lead to a variety of ideas, knowledge, and ways of doing things. At CalTrout, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities, sexual orientations, and other ways we identify ourselves. CalTrout expects its employees to both respect and encourage the range of perspectives present inside the organization and with our partners.
Education, Experience, Knowledge
* Bachelors degree with a minimum of 3 years related experience or a masters degree in natural resource management, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, environmental science, or other related fields.
* Demonstrated leadership including the ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and direct teams that are executing complex environmental restoration and assessment projects.
* Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write successful grants, articulate complex conservation issues and California Trouts mission and goals to a wide range of audiences.
* Demonstrated ability to perform strategic planning; experience managing the design, implementation and supervision of multiple complex projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability and legal compliance.
* Experience working with state/federal agencies and knowledge of government workings, and of federal and state laws that affect Californias fisheries and watersheds.
California Trout offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience; health benefits (medical, dental, and vision), retirement plan with matching, generous holidays and vacation benefits.
CalTrout is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects CalTrouts mission is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.