This position serves as the program lead for the Watershed Restoration Program (WRP). Responsibilities include planning and implementing restoration projects within the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve and public and private land on both sides of the US – MX border region. The WRP Director, with the support of the Executive Director, develops, manages, and implements projects in close collaboration with other Borderlands Restoration Network programs and external partners, as well as leads grant research and writing in support of the program.
Supervises: Watershed Restoration Program Coordinator, Watershed Restoration Technicians and Crew Lead, Borderlands Wildlife Preserve Manager
Geographic Location: The Watershed Restoration Program is based in Patagonia, AZ. The WRP Director must be located in Patagonia or close enough to be physically in Patagonia during program execution.
Pay & Benefits: $55,000-62,000, based on experience. Employee benefits include employer paid health insurance for the employee, disability, and life insurance, PTO and paid holidays, monthly cell phone stipend, and employee contribution retirement account with company match.
Requisite Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in ecological restoration, range management, ecology, or closely related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience
- Five years of experience in a closely related field, at least two of which included responsibility for program or project management and staff supervision
- Knowledge of local ecosystems and conservation challenges
- Grant writing and administration experience
Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities
- Experience designing and implementing restoration projects/nature-based solutions
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for BRN’s mission
- Proficiency with GIS and other mapping software
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently
- Experience supervising staff and volunteers
- Experience working with hand tools
- Possess a current passport or the ability to obtain one
- Valid Driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle
Desired Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities
- Knowledge of watershed/erosion-control restoration techniques
- Knowledge of local flora and fauna and restoration practices
- Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred, but not required
Borderlands Restoration Network is an equal opportunity employer that works in the culturally diverse, multinational borderlands. We invite and support strong voices from diverse groups of people to join us as board members, staff members, and volunteers. As an organization, we will consider all applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, economic circumstances, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. For more details on how we practice equity, inclusion, and justice in our work please click here.