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Habitat Project Coordinator

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Pennsylvania - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/01/2013
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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Pennsylvania Eastern Brook Trout Habitat Initiative
Habitat Project Coordinator

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. TU is launching a new initiative focused on reconnecting and restoring Eastern brook trout habitat in priority Pennsylvania watersheds. The Habitat Project Coordinator is a new full-time position that will initially focus on the Cross Fork subwatershed of Kettle Creek in northcentral Pennsylvania to inventory stream crossings (i.e. road culverts), coordinate fish habitat improvement projects, and conduct pre- and postconstruction monitoring. Although this initiative will be spearheaded by TU, a variety of other partners will play an active role, including TU's PA state council and chapters, state and federal agencies, local government, local watershed groups, landowners, and other non-governmental organizations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with project partners to identify, initiate, and manage specific assessment,
    restoration, and monitoring projects, including using TU's GIS-based spatial analysis tool, the
    Conservation Success Index, to help inform reconnection and restoration priorities.
  • Collect field data through activities such as electrofishing, benthic macroinvertebrate surveys,
    water quality sampling, and fish habitat surveys.
  • Oversee project implementation, including engineering, design, and construction, when and
    where appropriate.
  • Engage the TU PA state council and chapters and local watershed groups as advocates for projects and project funding.
  • Coordinate and implement communications and outreach efforts.
  • Work with TU development staff on fundraising, including identifying potential funding sources,
    drafting grant proposals, and developing relationships with funders.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree a plus.
  • Professional experience in natural resource management required. Experience in project
    management and river restoration strongly preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with a wide range of partners.
  • Demonstrated performance in grant writing and other fundraising activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience with media, outreach, or
    education helpful.
  • Good organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Self-starter/ability to work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative to
    coordinate numerous partners.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Pennsylvania as necessary.
  • Working knowledge of GIS and Microsoft Office programs required.
  • Passion for protecting, reconnecting, and restoring trout habitat and their watersheds.

Application Process:

Send cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to the following address or email. Habitat Project Coordinator Position, Trout Unlimited, 18 East Main Street, Suite 3, Lock Haven, PA 17745, awolfe@tu.org. Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2013. Please no phone calls — TU staff will contact qualified applicants in January, 2013.

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