Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks an experienced individual who is passionate about WRV’s mission to heal the land and build community to plan and lead volunteer projects in multiple WRV program areas. This Project Manager position is part of our Program Team, which collectively plans and implements around 200 restoration events across Colorado each year. Spanish skills are strongly desired in all WRV Program Team positions.
The Project Manager is a mid-level position which plays a key role in carrying out the dual mission of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. This position is primarily responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of projects and partnerships in one or more WRV program areas. The Project Manager ensures that volunteer leaders are appropriately involved and empowered in fulfilling project goals. This position works to provide tangible results for our land management agency partners while delivering a rewarding experience for our volunteer community.
Individuals should have previous experience (or sufficient interest and background to quickly gain the necessary skills with on-the-job training and mentoring) in at least one of the following WRV program areas:
• Forests (fire mitigation, post-fire restoration, tree planting, cone collection, chainsaws)
• Rivers (in-stream structures, beaver dam analogs, willow harvests, plantings)
• Weeds (removal of various target species, community engagement/education, seeding)
• Trails (construction, maintenance, rock work, social trail closure, crosscut saws, bridges, other structures)
• Habitats (wet meadows, Zeedyk rock structures, road closures, erosion control, wildlife-friendly fencing)
The Project Manager position is ideal for individuals who want to make a difference by mobilizing people to care for Colorado’s wild spaces. This position builds upon the skillset of the entry-level Project Coordinator by taking ownership for assigned projects and partners throughout the entire process from initial idea generation to final reporting. In this way, Project Managers contribute to the ongoing development of WRV’s programming.
This is a full-time, year-round position with a hybrid remote/in-person schedule. Weekly in-office days are either in WRV’s Fort Collins or Longmont offices.
• Natural resource background or equivalent skills (previous work experience and/or a degree in Ecology, Biology, Botany, Watershed Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Landscaping, Nurseries, Farming, Outdoor Education, Parks Management, or related fields)
• Experience building partnerships and collaborations
• Experience with grant-writing, research, budgeting, or reporting
• Experience working and building relationships with diverse communities
About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to "make a difference," since 1999, we have completed over 1,800 projects, with over $15 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at wlrv.org.