Habitat Project Coordinator
Downeast Salmon Federation
Opening posted: 04/27/2022 | Expires: 05/27/2022
The Habitat Project Coordinator will implement a work plan developed by three project partners collaborating on the conservation and restoration of coastal rivers, streams, and salt marshes in eastern Maine: Downeast Salmon Federation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and The Nature Conservancy. The biologist/ecologist will need strong organizational, planning, oral and written communication and community outreach and skills. S/he must possess a good understanding of diadromous fish and salt marsh ecology, conservation, and restoration in the region. This individual should have experience working collaboratively with federal, state, municipal governments, NGO’s, and other interested parties and the ability to work autonomously while keeping project partners apprised of progress, opportunities, issues and problems.
This position supports and coordinates partner activities for coastal marsh, river restoration, and fish passage improvement projects. The individual must work effectively with peers and associates to review existing data and prioritize coastal smelt, brook trout, sea level rise, salt marsh migration and culvert focused projects. This individual will provide planning, fundraising, and implementation assistance and will seek and write grants to fund project planning and implementation. Experience managing multiple projects is preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree is required. Three years of related experience, preferably, managing or implementing environmental projects; and the willingness and ability to work differing hours and travel as (and when) necessary, occasionally on weekends and evenings.
Significant travel is required within the region. Field work is performed in a variety of outdoor locations and requires an ability to manage uneven terrain and in all weather conditions.
This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.
More information about the three project partners can be found at: