Upper Peninsula Stream Restoration Manager
ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED
Trout Unlimited (TU) is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.
TU is seeking an Upper Peninsula Stream Restoration Manager to collaborate with state and federal agencies and local communities to plan, fund, construct, and monitor aquatic habitat restoration projects. Projects will occur on and adjacent to National Forest Systems lands and will provide multiple benefits including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity. The position will be based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and will focus on projects in the Ontonagon watershed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with project partners to plan, design, and implement culvert improvement projects that increase flood resiliency and enhance the health of aquatic ecosystems.
• Work with TU Great Lakes Stream Restoration Specialist to coordinate the design of habitat improvement and aquatic organism passage projects.
• Oversee project budgets and work estimates.
• Oversee permitting, funding and implementation of restoration projects.
• Plan and manage multiple restoration projects simultaneously.
• Write grant proposals and administer grants.
• Coordinate with TU chapters and councils within each watershed on projects and project funding.
• Coordinate press opportunities to highlight project implementation, when and where appropriate.
• This position includes budget management responsibilities such as budget creation for proposals, preparing financial documents and reports, and identifying variances between actual and budgeted results for reporting periods.
• This position is a non-supervisory position.
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus.
• Professional experience in project management and river restoration required.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and supervise multiphase stream restoration projects.
• Experience with project and grant management, and project permitting.
• Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including federal and state agencies, riparian owners, biologists, engineers, and other landowners.
• A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management with a particular emphasis on stream habitat requirements of brook trout.
• Experience in writing and administering grants.
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative.
• Good written and oral communication skills.
• Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill in the application on the following page and send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to Nichol DeMol, Trout Unlimited’s Great Lakes Habitat Program Manager at . Please insert the words " Upper Peninsula Stream Restoration Manager " in the subject line of the message. No phone calls please. Open until filled.
TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.
TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.