Eagle River Coalition (ERC) seeks a Watershed Restoration Manager to oversee the logistics, budgets and timelines for our stream restoration projects and volunteer events. These restoration projects are varied, but frequently entail revegetating streambanks, installing erosion control features, improving habitat, protecting native fish and mitigating noxious weeds. The Restoration Manager serves as the point of contact for volunteers and contractors, who are utilized to expand our capacity and engage the community. Our projects support us in meeting our mission through boots-on-the-ground initiatives. The Watershed Restoration Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with the Executive Director, Projects & Programs Committee, ERC Board of Directors and others to identify and prioritize projects that meet the guiding principles, initiatives and priorities in both the Eagle River Community Water Plan and Eagle River Coalition Strategic Plan.
Oversee logistics and equipment/supplies in advance of the annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup and annual Eagle River Cleanup, as well as all projects.
Serve as the primary point of contact for project volunteers, contractors and collaborators.
Draft requests for proposals (RFPs), provide feedback relating to the bids and seek approval, as outlined in the ERC Procurement Policy.
Establish project goals, timelines, and budgets.
Implement projects, being mindful of goals/outcomes and constraints on budget and time.
Recruit, manage and recognize project volunteers.
Manage seasonal staff, as available.
Work with the Education & Outreach Coordinator (EOC) to incorporate educational elements within projects when appropriate.
Work with the Executive Director and Grants Contractor to secure necessary grant funding and funded federal agreements.
Work with the EOC and Development Director to promote restoration work and cleanup efforts.
Communicate volunteer, contractor and partner information with the Development Director for database capture.
Participate in (and coordinate, as necessary) ERC meetings, events and functions.
Attend trainings to further develop relevant knowledge and skills.
Support management the Eagle River Community Water Plan implementation committee.
Represent ERC on community groups, boards and committees related to projects.
Provide support as needed to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff/consultants.
Share in the responsibility of maintaining the office/workplace.
Take on other duties as assigned.

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time


Degree in natural resources, plus three years of relevant professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Project management experience.

Required Skills:

For more information about the position, visit eagleriverco.org/employment.

About Eagle River Coalition

Eagle River Coalition advocates for the health of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River basins through research, education and projects. For more information, visit eagleriverco.org.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].