About the job
TITLE: UDR Watershed Program Manager
REPORTS TO: UDR Watershed Program Director
POSITION TYPE/HOURS: full time position
LOCATION: Candidates required to be on-site as needed. Anticipated approximately 20-30 days per year, including occasional weekend days for events.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE UPPER DELAWARE RIVER
Friends of the Upper Delaware River’s (FUDR) mission is to protect and restore the Upper Delaware River (UDR) watershed for the benefit of local economies, communities, people, and the environment.
FUDR has been working for over 17 years to protect and restore the cold-water ecosystem of the UDR, and to support the growth and vitality of local communities. The advocacy and hands-on efforts of the organization have achieved significant improvements in cold-water releases from New York City’s reservoirs, have improved aquatic habitat conditions in tailwater tributaries, mitigated the impacts of local flooding, and have built diverse coalitions and alliances across the region to strengthen its work.
FUDR is looking for an energetic, hardworking and motivated Project Manager to participate in a variety of tasks related to implementation of the UDR Watershed Program. The position will report directly to the Program Director. The Project Manager will develop partner and landowner support, coordinate implementation of funded projects and provide support necessary to pursue new funding opportunities. The Project Manager will also assist FUDR staff in other projects as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate implementation of funded projects.
- Develop and coordinate project timelines, scopes of work, and budgets.
- Actively identify and pursue potential funding sources, including writing grant proposals and budgets, for high priority projects and develop relationships with funders.
- Coordinate and facilitate volunteer activities in support of specific conservation projects.
- Work with FUDR partners and funders to build a comprehensive network of community, nonprofit, business, and agency partners within the watershed.
- Identify, develop, and manage specific planning, assessment, protection, restoration, and research projects.
- Coordinate and implement communications and outreach efforts, including press opportunities and social media to highlight project implementation, when and where appropriate.
- Develop timely activity reports, financial reports and annual reports to describe the work accomplished, planned, and initiated.
- Conduct landowner outreach.
- Outreach to current and potential partners to include counties and towns within the watershed.
- Prepare reports.
- Attend meetings of watershed groups and other partnering groups as needed.
- Provide assistance to other program staff as needed.
- This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, landscape architecture or other related field preferred; Master’s degree a plus.
- Professional experience in project management and river conservation required.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including landowners, federal and state agencies, biologists, and engineers. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and supervise multiphase projects.
- Experience with project and grant management and project permitting.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.
- Knowledge of the region and watersheds is a plus.
- Experience working on multi-disciplinary design teams is desired.
Friends of the Upper Delaware River is an Equal Opportunity Employer