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Eastern Washington Project Manager

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Washington State - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Trout Unlimited
Contact Name Stacy Springer
Website Further Details / Applications
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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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Eastern Washington Project Manager


About Trout Unlimited

Today, Trout Unlimited (TU) is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of organizers, 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 and protection work at the local, state and national levels. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Our vision is by the next generation, TU will ensure that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

Position Summary

TU seeks a full-time Project Manager to work with water right holders and others in developing projects that enhance instream flow and improve habitat for salmonids in Eastern Washington. The position requires a person who is detail oriented with good writing skills; the person should be self-motivated, enjoy working collaboratively, and communicate well with a diversity of people. Skills relating to real estate and water right transactions, policy work, hydrology, working agriculture, and project management are preferred in this position. The Project Manager will support TU's presence as a leader in working on project oriented streamflow restoration and habitat conservation. This position requires frequent travel and may be based out of Wenatchee, Yakima or Twisp.

The funding for the TU Eastern Washington Project Manager position is dependent on federal and state sources. Completing multiple salmon and steelhead conservation projects annually and building long-term relationships with private landowners and local, state, and federal government stakeholders is critical to maintaining the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with landowners, water right holders and conservation partners on cooperative projects to improve streamflows and water supply reliability
  • Manage construction projects
  • GIS Mapping
  • Work with director and other staff on program strategies and project priorities
  • Maintain project files, portfolios and databases
  • Ensure project coordination with agencies, funders and others
  • Help identify and secure funding opportunities
  • Ensure grant reports for funders are completed
  • Establish working relationships with TU partners, TU chapters and help develop new partnerships
  • Represent TU and its funders at workshops, meetings, and other venues
  • Collect and manage water right, economic, legal, ecological and hydrological data


  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience. Experience with water use and irrigated agriculture, and complex multi-party negotiations is preferred
  • Natural resource project and grant management
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with a wide range of partners, including farmers and other landowners, industry representatives, scientists, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public agencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as first rate research and analytic skills. Previous experience with media, landowner outreach, and/or legal research is helpful
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving abilities. The job requires the ability to prioritize workload, to be highly motivated and self-directed
  • A passion for fisheries conservation and for protecting and restoring rivers and streams
  • Ability to travel, periodically overnight


Competitive salary based on background and experience, including an attractive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please send a resume with a letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications, a brief writing sample, and names of three references to Szilvia Rideg, at srideg@tu.org; or by post to:

TU - Washington Water Project
Project Manager Position
103 Palouse, Suite 14
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Position is open until filled, interested persons are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

TU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search. TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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