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Clark Fork River Watershed Program - Upper Clark Fork Restoration Coordinator

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Virginia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/01/2011
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Trout Unlimited. TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Trout Unlimited (TU) is North America's leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. The organization has more than 140,000 members in 400 chapters across North America. TU’s Home Rivers Initiative program was created in 1996 to perform collaborative, science-based watershed-scale restoration on coldwater rivers.  To date, more than 20 Home Rivers projects have been initiated or completed across the country. 

Managers for Home Rivers Initiative projects hold unique and diverse positions.  The shortest description of the job is to “make things happen.”  In that spirit, TU is hiring an Upper Clark Fork Restoration Coordinator to increase staff capacity for a Home Rivers Initiative project started in 2004.  While work elsewhere in the Clark Fork watershed has focused on mine reclamation and native fish habitat improvement on public land, the sociopolitical setting in the Upper Clark Fork dictates that projects will be located largely on private land, and consist of screening irrigation ditches, fish passage improvements, water leasing, water savings, riparian fencing and other projects related to improving agricultural practices and fisheries health.   Work may also include road decommissioning, culvert upgrades, mine reclamation and other projects on National Forest lands.  The Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of projects on the mainstem Clark Fork River and tributaries from Missoula upstream to Butte, Montana.   A significant focus will be placed upon partnership building with TU chapters and Montana state council, land trusts, state and federal agencies, landowners, local watershed groups, and other non-profit organizations.  The Coordinator will work directly under the Clark Fork River Watershed Restoration Director and be based in Missoula.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage TU members and local stakeholders to prioritize projects and initiate planning efforts
  • Work closely with state and federal agencies to collect field data for project development and monitoring
  • Maintain existing partnerships and ongoing restoration projects with landowners and non profit organizations in the Upper Clark Fork watershed
  • Work with TU staff on fundraising, including identifying potential funding sources, drafting grant proposals, and developing relationships with funders
  • Manage interns and/or seasonal field technicians
  • On-the-ground project oversight and monitoring
  • Office administration including grant reporting, invoicing and tracking project budgets 



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree a plus.
  • Professional experience in natural resource management or restoration/conservation project management
  • Demonstrated performance in grant writing and other fundraising activities
  • Experience in fisheries, water quality or water quantity/flow restoration a plus
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse partners and/or private landowners  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Previous experience with media, or outreach helpful.
  • Good organizational and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently while managing complex projects.
  • Willingness to travel within the region as necessary.
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Office programs strongly preferred.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout streams and their watersheds.  


Competitive salary based on background and experience, including benefits


Application Process 
Submit a resume with a letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications, a brief writing sample, and names of three references to clarkforkriver@tu.org (preferred) or by mail to:

Upper Clark Fork Restoration Coordinator
Trout Unlimited
111 N. Higgins St, Suite 500
Missoula, MT 59802

Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2011.  Please no phone calls. TU staff will contact prospective applicants in February 2011.

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