Watershed Restoration Manager

Forest Stewards Guild

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $32.00 - $34.95 per hour
Deadline Jul 22, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

To read the full job description, and to apply, visit here https://smrtr.io/m7JcP

The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring a full-time Watershed Restoration Manager position in Santa Fe, New Mexico to lead and maintain the Guild’s All-Lands Watershed Restoration Program with the goal of increasing the pace and scale of watershed restoration in the region. The Manager will be responsible for conducting, contracting and managing watershed restoration action plans (WRAP), wetland plans, and other riparian and watershed initiatives on four national forests in Colorado and New Mexico, managing agreements and contracts with the Forest Service, landowners, and Guild partners, applying for large landscape-scale grants to grow the watershed restoration program, engage in growing and maintaining partnerships, and participating in the 2-3-2 Cohesive Strategy Partnership.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience designing, organizing, funding, and directing complex stream, riparian, and watershed projects with a variety of partners inside and outside the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to cross boundary landscape-scale restoration by managing and shaping the work of our new watershed restoration program!

The Watershed Restoration Manager leads the execution of the Guild’s All-Lands Watershed Restoration Program, which builds on the Rio Chama Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFLRP) and centers around increasing the pace and scale of strategic, landscape-scale, cross-boundary forest and watershed management. The work of this program takes place within the complex social and ecological systems of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

The landscape includes the headwaters of the Chama, Rio Grande, and San Juan Rivers, critical drainages that supply water as the life blood of the arid Southwest ecosystems and human communities. These rivers are critical to meeting the needs of downstream water users in accordance with water rights that include interstate and international compacts. Watershed restoration treatments are needed to improve overall stream and hydrologic function, landscape-based water storage, and fish migration and breeding habitat, increasing overall aquatic habitat diversity. Treatments will improve the abundance of native wildlife, including native species of cutthroat trout, and reduce invasive, non-native, and exotic aquatic species.

The Manager must embrace working collaboratively with a team of interdisciplinary internal and external partners, fostering a shared vision for watershed management that brings science, policy and socioeconomic factors into consideration. Rapid learning and exceptional independent project management are foundational to this position.

The successful candidate will work with Guild staff, partners, funders, and members of the 2-3-2 Cohesive Strategy Partnership (www.232partnership.org) to develop a robust all-lands Watershed Restoration Program, build capacity to plan, design, and implement watershed restoration treatments, implement watershed restoration treatments, secure permits as needed, monitor and maintain watershed restoration treatments, and seek further funding opportunities to grow the program.

Questions about this position can be directed to Eytan at eytan at forestguild.org. 


How to Apply
Interested applicants should visit the Smart Recruiters posting here: https://smrtr.io/m7JcP, and click “I’m Interested” to submit a one-page cover letter, resume, one-page writing sample, three professional references, and earliest available start date. This position is open until filled, application review beings July 22nd.

NOTE: After clicking “Next” on the initial application page, you will have an opportunity to upload the cover letter and reference documents.

The one-page writing sample format is flexible. It can be on a natural resource subject of your choice; it can be a press release, newsletter article, research brief, or other sample of your writing capabilities. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Category Hydrology, Restoration
Tags Wetland