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White River Project Manager

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Colorado - America North
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/10/2019
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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Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization with a mission to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.  From the beginning, Trout Unlimited has been guided by a principle grounded in science: if we take care of the fish, then the fishing will take care of itself.  The organization has 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide.  These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 40 offices across the country.


Trout Unlimited’s Western Water and Habitat Program seeks a Project Manager to plan and implement on-the-ground projects that conserve and restore coldwater fisheries in the White River basin of northwest Colorado.  Projects may include efforts to: remove fish passage obstacles, improve irrigation infrastructure, increase stream flows, restore instream and riparian habitat, address nuisance algal blooms, and protect native and sport fishes from invasive species.  The Project Manager will report to the Northwest Colorado Director and will ideally be based out of Meeker, Colorado.  Other locations in northwest Colorado may be considered.  Continuation of the position beyond two years depends on the availability of funding.


The Project Manager will work closely with private land owners, agency staff, and personnel from other non-profit organizations.  Primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop relationships with landowners and agency staff
  • Identify, plan, and oversee projects
  • Raise funds, as necessary, to implement projects
  • Manage grant applications and reporting requirements
  • Monitor project effectiveness 

Other responsibilities might include:

  • Working with water providers and users to develop fish-friendly water management plans
  • Sitting on stakeholder committees
  • Completing other appropriate tasks as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, hydrology, engineering, agricultural science, or another relevant field (advanced degree preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to secure grants and manage project budgets
  • Practical problem-solving skills and proven track record of attaining goals
  • Ability to work on a team and with experts on hydrologic modeling, water rights engineering, GIS mapping, flow quantification methodologies, biological sciences, and data analyses
  • Willingness to travel locally

Competitive candidates will also possess one or more of the following:

  • Skills and experience in aquatic ecology
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and experience working with irrigators
  • Experience working with stakeholder groups

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


Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and list of three professional references to David Stillwell at dstillwell@tu.org.  Include the words “White River Project Manager” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00PM MST on October 4, or until the position is filled.

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

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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