Trout Unlimited


Truckee, CA


$62,400-$72,400 per Year, DOE

Tuesday May 31, 2022


Trout Unlimited is hiring a self-motivated and highly capable person to work as a restoration project manager in our California Inland Trout Program. The person will identify, plan, and implement opportunities for wild and native trout habitat restoration and connectivity projects across the Sierra Nevada, with a focus on the central and northern Sierra. The Northern Sierra Project Manager work closely with our California Inland Trout Program Director, science team and other field staff on a wide variety of headwater stream, meadow and associated habitat restoration projects. The person will work closely with state and federal agency partners, agricultural community members, conservation community partners and TU’s grassroots chapters. The person will ideally be based near the TU Truckee Office and report to the California Inland Trout Program Director.


  • Identify and secure funding for Inland Trout Program conservation priorities and staff needs; meet strategic planning goals and objectives; implement conservation programs and projects.
  • Function as a project manager with direct responsibility for selecting, financing, and overseeing contractors implementing specific habitat restoration projects.
  • Lead field surveys, field crews, maintain equipment and manage data.
  • Understand state and federal policy and permits; work across internal interdisciplinary leadership teams; integrate the best available science; and build strong strategic partnerships.
  • Work collaboratively with the California Inland Trout Program Director and California Field Coordinator. Help provide supervision and mentorship for AmeriCorps members and interns or temporary field technicians. Help coordinate annual work plans and budgeting for the program.
  • Work closely with administrative, development, communications and conservation staff.


  •  Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in natural resources management, aquatic ecology, conservation biology, forestry, fisheries ecology, public and environmental policy, or related field. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of restoration project management experience on federal lands, including experience designing, implementing, and directing multiple projects at once, setting deadlines and providing project deliverables in a timely fashion.
  • Experience developing and successfully administering project budgets.
  • Ability to identify and build lasting relationships with Trout Unlimited chapters, agencies, landowners, and other partners. Ability to work with multiple and diverse partners in a highly collaborative and inclusive manner.
  • Understanding of California and Nevada water issues, wild and native trout, watershed science and restoration, and fishing related recreation. 
  • Ability to work both independently and in partnership other Trout Unlimited staff on fundraising, including identifying potential funding sources, drafting grant proposals and grant reports, developing relationships with funders and major gift donors to sustain the program.
  • Ability to motivate, lead and supervise AmeriCorps members, interns and/or seasonal field technicians. 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex conservation issues and TU’s mission to a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Understanding of basic communications, earned media, video production and use of social media platforms to conduct public outreach about TU’s work. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout streams and their watersheds required. 
  • Love of fishing a plus.

Salary: $62,400 – $72,400 Per Year DOE

Last Date to Apply: Position open until filled

Learn more and apply here.

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