Rio Grande Basin Project Manager
Trout Unlimited - Río Grande Municipio, PR

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About Trout Unlimited

Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration and protection work at the local, state and national levels. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Our vision is by the next generation, Trout Unlimited will ensure that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

Position Summary

Trout Unlimited (TU) seeks a project manager to plan and implement on-the-ground projects that preserve and improve trout habitat in the Rio Grande River basin of southern Colorado. Projects may include removal of fish barriers, in stream and riparian habitat restoration, irrigation infrastructure upgrades, stream flow improvements, or other measures that protect or restore fish habitat. All projects will be cooperative and undertaken with support from the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project manager will work closely with water users, private landowners, and agency personnel. Primary responsibilities are to:
  • Develop relationships with water users, agricultural producers, and agency staff;
  • Generate community support for our efforts;
  • Plan and oversee projects;
  • Raise funds as necessary to design and construct projects;
  • Manage grant application and reporting requirements;
  • Monitor project results, including fish usage of improved habitat.
  • A degree in biology, ecology, hydrology, engineering, or a related field;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and fish biology/ecology;
  • Experience working with landowners and community members;
  • Ability to manage project budgets;
  • Ties to the Rio Grande River basin;
  • Above all, practical skills and a proven track record in accomplishing goals.
The project manager will be located in the Rio Grande River basin. This is a two-year position with possibility for extension. This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

Salary: DOE. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Position opens until March 15. To apply, send letter of interest, writing sample, resume and references to:

Drew Peternell
Trout Unlimited
1536 Wynkoop Street, Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80202

TU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search. TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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