Restoration Project Coordinator

Trout Unlimited

OR, United States 🇺🇸

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited (TU) is America’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization. TU’s mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s native trout and salmon and their watersheds. Founded in 1959, TU has more than 150,000 members nationwide organized into 450 local chapters. In Oregon, TU has a full‐time staff of 10 working across the state in coordination with our over 3,000 members.

TU has an excellent track-record of conservation results. TU operates under a simple, yet effective conservation formula – protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain. Where rivers and fish populations are intact, we protect them. Where they are fragmented by dams or dewatering, we reconnect them. Where they are degraded, we restore them. And to sustain these efforts into the future, we invest in youth education and outreach, creating a new generation of stream champions to continue our work.

Position Summary

Trout Unlimited (TU) is pleased to announce an opening for a Restoration Project Coordinator to support ongoing efforts to conserve and recover Oregon’s native salmon, trout, and riverine ecosystem.

The Restoration Project Coordinator will work as part of TU’s Klamath Basin Initiative. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of restoration project management including outreach to landowners, project development, fundraising, furthering TU’s mission in the Upper Klamath Basin, developing strategic approaches to meet that mission, participating in regional partnership efforts, providing fiscal oversight for project budgets, and directing support staff and contractors.

TU’s Klamath staff work in a highly collaborative environment, with a diversity of partners including landowners, the Klamath Tribes, state and federal resource management agencies, private and public funders, and other NGO’s. The current Klamath Falls office includes a Restoration Program Director, Restoration Project Coordinator, and a CREP technician that administers the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in partnership with the Farm Services Agency.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Restoration Project Coordinator will:

  • Develop, design, coordinate, and implement restoration projects resulting in the rehabilitation and enhancement of habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species and overall ecological function.
  • Evaluate potential restoration projects with private landowners and other stakeholders, both independently and in group settings.
  • Identify funding sources, prepare budgets and proposals, and obtain funding for habitat restoration projects.
  • Complete state and federal permitting requirements for restoration projects and conservation easements.
  • Manage project implementation including budgeting, scheduling, coordination of partners, contractor selection and oversight, and reporting.
  • Prepare grant deliverables including quarterly, annual, and final progress reports.
  • Monitor constructed wetlands and provide recommendations on how to improve their design and effectiveness.
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with landowners and other stakeholders with varying political and social backgrounds.
  • Collaborate closely with partners, including federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, and non‐profit organizations.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

The position is based at TU’s Klamath Basin office in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The position will require regular travel throughout the Upper Klamath Lake watershed, and periodic travel to other locations in Oregon and California to participate in collaborative meetings with our partners. The successful candidate will report to the Klamath Restoration Program Director.


  • A passion for conservation and protecting and restoring native fish populations and their watersheds.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with non-scientists.
  • Ability to work with multiple and diverse partners in a highly collaborative and inclusive manner, even on contentious issues.
  • Professional experience working with landowners, resource managers, and other interested parties in a collaborative setting.
  • Experience with water quality monitoring protocol development and implementation.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively to achieve a conservation mission.
  • Self-motivated and highly energetic, with excellent time-management skills.

Work may at times be physically demanding. May require walking and maintaining balance on slippery surfaces and sloping highly uneven stream banks, and in conditions of moderate streamflow; may require lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of field equipment over long distances. The position will also require frequent day travel to remote areas.

The salary range is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Applications will be considered immediately and can be submitted from the posting date until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Nell Scott at [email protected]. Subject line: Application for Restoration Project Coordinator Position.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

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