The Senior Project Manager position is located within the Riparian Restoration Program and will assist in the design, coordination, management, and implementation of habitat restoration and community engagement projects on several Puget Sound rivers and streams.
Forterra’s Riparian Restoration Program is a landscape-scale, community focused restoration model that offers invasive plant abatement on public and private lands (primarily knotweed control), native plant installations on public lands, collaborative restoration projects with private streamside landowners, and targeted outreach and educational programming. The Riparian Restoration Program team works in partnership with local jurisdictions, government, and other non-profit organizations.
Forterra aims to make sure the Pacific Northwest is livable and beautiful for generations to come. To accomplish this, Forterra focuses on land—how we live, work and play sustainably on it today, knowing we will see significant growth over the next century.
Over the past 25 years we’ve become the common ground where people, often with very different points of view, come together around a shared love for this place. We encourage broad collaboration across all sectors.
And our experience has taught us that to focus on one part of this place is to save none of it. We emphasize the connection between people and place – vibrant cities and healthy lands. We work in all landscapes, from our most urban cities to our most majestic wild places. We advance pragmatic solutions grounded in market-based approaches. And we apply our broad range of skills including land conservation, stewardship, policy innovation and community engagement—all with one mission, to sustain our region. We believe if you solve human problems you save nature and if you save nature you help solve human problems.
A decade ago, Forterra launched the nationally recognized Cascade and Olympic Agendas, outlining a vision and very real goals and strategies to help ensure that the Pacific Northwest is livable and beautiful 100 years from now. We continue to evolve these strategies in light of the changing times and the insight that the connection between our natural, built and social worlds is key to unlocking long-term solutions.
To date we have: permanently conserved more than 238,000 acres of forests, farms, shorelines, parks and natural areas; restored critical landscapes; and applied innovative land based strategies to improve the quality of life for people in over 90 of our communities.
- Assist in the design of riparian habitat restoration programs on Puget Sound rivers and streams
- Work collaboratively with external project partners to develop and enhance new and existing programs
- Build and manage positive relationships within streamside communities through targeted outreach and educational programming
- Work with private landowners to implement streamside restoration projects
- Engage community, elected officials, project partners and other stakeholders through public presentations and other meetings and events
- Develop and manage federal, state, local, and foundational grants
- Perform support functions for programmatic budget development
- Manage annual invasive plant control efforts, including; landowner contacts, survey, treatment, data management, analysis, and reporting
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resource management, landscape architecture, or related field.
- Five years of increasingly responsible program and project management applicable to this position.
- At least three years of experience working in complex, multi-party habitat restoration and outreach efforts
- Familiarity with Puget Sound water and land resource issues that affect floodplains, and watershed planning approaches
- Knowledge and experience with riparian restoration techniques, best management practices for controlling common invasive plants, and natural resource issues associated with land management
- Experience developing and managing grants and contracts
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and coordinate effectively, both in writing and orally on technical and policy issues related to floodplain management with varied levels of staff, consultants, agencies, business and professional groups, community members and landowners.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build consensus with diverse interests including elected officials, citizens, and representatives of other county, city, state and federal agencies.
- Demonstrated success utilizing project management skills, including consultant contracts, developing scope, schedule and budget, and principles of managing projects through to completion.
- Strong facilitation skills with demonstrated ability to run and facilitate meetings, including public meetings
- Valid drivers license, ability to travel, ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds.
To apply, visit our website at http://forterra.org/our-story#careers. No phone calls, please. EOE.