Upper Yellowstone Shields Project Manager - Trout Unlimited
TU Project Managers hold unique and diverse positions. The shortest description of the job is to “make things happen.” In that spirit, TU seeks to hire a self-motivated and highly capable person to identify, plan, and implement water conservation, fish passage and stream restoration projects to benefit aquatic resources and native and wild fish populations in the Upper Yellowstone and Shields watersheds. The Project Manager will work closely with local agricultural communities to seek opportunities to reconnect and restore cold-water habitat on private lands as well as coordinate with agency land managers to improve and reconnect aquatic habitat on public lands. The Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of restoration project work, but will also work closely with other TU staff and volunteers working throughout the Upper Missouri and Yellowstone Basin as well as colleagues in the Clark Fork Basin. Experience with stream restoration, contractor oversight, and hydrology are key qualifications.
A significant focus will be placed upon partnership-building with the Joe Brooks and Madison-Gallatin Chapters of TU as well as other local TU chapters and grassroots leaders, land trusts, state and federal agencies, landowners, watershed groups, and other non-profit organizations. Good communication skills are required. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected
to assist the Director as we seek out and obtain grant funding to support project work and core operational costs. The Project Manager will be supervised out of the Trout Unlimited office in Bozeman, MT, but could live within the Greater Yellowstone region. This position will require frequent local travel for field work and occasional travel outside the region for meetings.