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. The organization has more than 140,000 members in 400 chapters across North America. TU's Western Abandoned Mine Restoration Program was initiated in 2004 with the clean-up of toxic tailings piles in American Fork Canyon, near Salt Lake City, UT. Since then, the program has completed important on-the-ground restoration projects to benefit streams and native trout throughout the states of Idaho, Montana, and Colorado. We have used those successes to highlight mine restoration challenges, and to drive the national dialogue on mining law reform, funding shortfalls, liability issues, and Good Samaritan cleanups. With a new grant from the Tiffany & Co. Foundation we are now expanding the program into Nevada. As such, we are seeking qualified applicants for the Nevada Project Manager position.
TU's Project Managers hold unique and diverse positions. The shortest description of the job is to "make things happen." In that spirit, TU is hiring a self-motivated and highly capable person to identify, plan, and implement abandoned mine restoration projects to benefit aquatic resources and native trout in Nevada. The Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of abandoned mine restoration projects in Nevada, but will work closely with TU's mine restoration staff across the West. A significant focus will be placed upon partnership building with TU chapters and grassroots leaders, land trusts, state and federal agencies, landowners, local watershed groups, and other non-profit organizations. The successful applicant will be expected to seek out and obtain grant funding to support project work and core operational costs. The Project Manager will be co-located with other TU staff in Reno, NV, and will be required to travel to California and other western states.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
Competitive salary based on background and experience. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, relocation will not be provided.
Submit a resume with a letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications to NevadaProjectManager@tu.org (preferred) or by mail to:
Nevada Mine Project Manager
111 N. Higgins Ave., Suite 500
Missoula, MT 59802
Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2012. Please no phone calls — TU staff will contact qualified applicants in October, 2012.