Whole Watershed Restoration Program Coordinator

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position summary:

The Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative is a partnership between Ecotrust, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), NOAA's Community-based Restoration Center and the USDA Forest Service. The partnership is an effort to direct public funding for restoration to watersheds with the highest conservation value. The goal of the WWRI is to restore the natural functions of whole watersheds in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho and to amplify community-based partnerships focused on the strategic restoration of Pacific salmon and steelhead ecosystems.

The Whole Watershed Restoration Program Coordinator is an integral part of the Community Ecosystem Services (CES) team which takes an integrated approach to supporting conservation science, emerging ecosystem service markets, community access to (and rights in) natural resources, and transformative and entrepreneurial leadership.

The primary role of the Whole Watershed Restoration Program Coordinator is to manage all of the sub-grants and relationships with sub-grantees. The Coordinator will work closely with the WWRI funders and the Director of Forests and Watersheds to help increase the efficacy of the WWRI by expanding the partnership’s re-granting fund and network of key supporters. The Coordinator will be extremely attentive to detail, possess excellent communication skills, and be capable of managing multiple projects at once.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated project and relationship management skills, accounting, fundraising, and project management skills, a strong ability to work collaboratively, and superior communications skills. Familiarity with all phases of the watershed restoration process will be a significant plus.

Duties: •Manage and track more than 30 public and private contracts, grants, and pass-through projects •Coordinate annual Request for Proposals for new WWRI funding cycle, including evaluation team meetings to review proposals and select projects for funding •Maintain regular communications with sub-grantees •Work closely with the Finance Department to maintain accurate and current accounting of restoration funds •Review and process all invoices from and payments to sub-grantees •Write and submit project reports, proposals, and program-related outreach material •Coordinate activities with other Ecotrust programs •Assist with the development of new partner relationships, especially in Washington and Idaho •Travel within the Pacific Northwest is expected to be approximately 20% time

Complete application on Ecotrust website and forward with a cover letter, resume, and short relevant writing sample to: [email protected] with WWRI Program Coordinator in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2010.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary competitive depending on experience and qualifications, excellent benefits package including retirement plan match, medical and dental insurance, flexible spending account; life insurance and disability coverage provided.
Qualifications:•Extremely good verbal and written communication skills and client relations •Experience working independently and as part of a team •Demonstrated experience with and enthusiasm for collaborative work. Specifically, the ability to develop and maintain strong and constructive working relationships with other organizations (e.g., NGOs, government agencies, and other research entities) •Experience with watershed restoration project design, funding, implementation, monitoring, and outreach •Bachelor's degree (in related field preferred, such as conservation or environmental science, forestry, fisheries, etc.) •Proven ability to manage complex projects with numerous partner organizations •Successful experience with public and private grant writing, reporting, and managing •Attention to detail and ability to follow through •Experience in basic accounting procedures and/or basic grant accounting preferred •Computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and other commonly used software programs •Commitment to natural resources conservation and the mission of Ecotrust
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.ecotrust.org