Project Manager

Downeast Salmon Federation

Opening posted: 03/27/2020 | Expires: 04/30/2020

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The Project Manager manages organizational and programmatic projects that do not (necessarily) require a background in biology or aquatic science. Organizational projects include new construction, refurbishment, or maintenance of DSF facilities.  Programmatic projects include fish stocking, in-stream habitat restoration, or dam and culvert removal.  Programmatic projects may be initially designed by DSF staff scientists and then turned over to the Project Manager for execution.  The Project Manager may also be required to assist in hatchery operations during busy times of the hatchery cycle.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Takes on and executes ad hoc and scheduled projects
  • Manages project staffing, budgeting, permits, and assists with fundraising
  • Supports projects being managed by other DSF staff on an as-needed basis
  • Supports land trust projects by working with the Land Trust Director
  • Supports operations of two salmon hatcheries
  • Maintains professional relationships with state and federal agency staff, civic leaders, and community members
  • Recruits and manages volunteers assisting in projects
  • Takes initiative to evaluate and adapt management approach to advance DSF’s methodology
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement of DSF’s project management 

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Position is open until filled.