Local recruitment: Shasta-Klamath Regional Manager

California Trout

Mount Shasta, CA, USA 🇺🇸


About California Trout: California Trout is a conservation nonprofit organization, headquartered in San Francisco with seven regional offices state-wide, whose mission is to protect and restore wild trout, steelhead, salmon and their waters throughout California. Since 1971 CalTrout has worked to ensure there will be resilient populations of wild fish thriving in healthy waters for the future well-being of all Californians. We Solve complex resource issues while balancing the needs of wild fish and people.

CalTrout strongly embraces diversity and inclusion principles throughout our organization. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. CalTrout seeks to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects CalTrout’s mission is a priority.

Position Summary: California Trout seeks a full-time Shasta-Klamath Regional Manager to lead and manage conservation projects, build public-private strategic partnerships, and promote science and water policy throughout the Shasta-Klamath Region. California Trout (CalTrout) is a conservation nonprofit organization, based in San Francisco with seven regional offices state-wide, whose mission is ensuring healthy waters and resilient wild fish for a better California. Located in the City of Mount Shasta, the Regional Manager will join a highly motivated team committed to improving water management and restoring salmon populations in the mid-Klamath Basin. The Regional Manager position reports to the Executive Director.

Job Description: Primary responsibilities include managing and overseeing the region’s existing conservation programs and initiatives across multiple watersheds including the Mid-Klamath, Shasta, Scott, Fall River, Hat Creek, McCloud River, and Upper Sacramento. The Shasta-Klamath Regional Manager will carry out the current three-year strategic plan, organizing and supervising personnel and subcontractors, building new innovative initiatives, fundraising and grant writing, managing partnerships, and providing financial oversight for a large portfolio of public-private grants. The Regional Manager should demonstrate a competence and dedication to CalTrout’s mission, initiatives, and conservation issues. This primarily includes watershed and fisheries habitat restoration and conservation, recovery and protection of endangered species, and protection of water resources and their beneficial uses. This role requires a high-level understanding of resource management, resource agencies and their mandates, and regulatory compliance for project implementation. The Regional Manager is expected to work independently, using professional knowledge and judgment in ensuring that duties and responsibilities are carried out in a timely manner and that policy and procedures are followed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Program Leadership: Lead all conservation related goals and objectives including salmon recovery and scientific investigations in the Mid-Klamath Basin, habitat restoration and improved on-farm water management in the Shasta-Scott Watersheds, volcanic aquifer and source water protection.
  • Project Management: Effectively manage multiple projects running concurrently; lead and organize on-the ground restoration projects.
  • Construction management and oversight for large-scale on-farm water efficiency projects, barrier removal, and habitat restoration projects
  • Financial Oversight: Manage annual budget with numerous public-private funding sources, subcontractor invoicing, grants and contracts, and grant administration and reporting. Keep gold-standard financial records in an audit-compatible format.
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing: Write successful grant proposals and perform grant management. Lead donor site visits, and provide marketing communications and social media posts to CalTrout MarCom team.
  • Team Building and Organizing/Supervising Personnel: Build inter-disciplinary teams of biologists, engineers and others to solve complex environmental challenges
  • Science & Innovation: Consult with environmental professionals and resource managers to solve complex problems; write white papers and peer-review publications summarizing findings.
  • Reporting: Create reports and high-quality presentations utilizing Excel and PowerPoint, WebEx; deliver presentations at professional conferences on Coalition work.
  • Community & Public Outreach: Lead public outreach and engagement activities through presentations, media posts and volunteer opportunities.


Education, Experience, Knowledge

  • Master’s degree in natural resource management, conservation biology, public administration, or related discipline; academic qualifications or experience in environmental and natural resources law also highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience, including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and manage performance and evaluations.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex conservation issues and California Trout’s mission and goals to a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform strategic planning; experience designing, implementing and directing multiple complex projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability and legal compliance.
  • Experience working with state/federal agencies and knowledge of government workings, and of federal and state laws that affect California’s fisheries and watersheds.


California Trout offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience; health benefits (medical, dental, and vision), retirement plan with matching, generous holidays and vacation benefits.

CalTrout is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects CalTrout’s mission is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.