Our current Watershed Project Director, Ian Smith, is leaving the organization in April. We are looking to hire a replacement in the next month so that we can manage the transition and keep our watershed work moving forward.
Position Summary: Friends of Blackwater is a non-profit conservation organization in Tucker County, West Virginia working to protect and restore the unique ecosystems found in the Allegheny Highlands. Although the organization was originally founded to help move the Blackwater Canyon into public ownership, Friends of Blackwater has expanded its mission over the last 19 years to include local water restoration, outdoors recreational development, environmental education, and environmental advocacy.
The Watershed Projects Director oversees all aspects of our Water Quality and Trails programs with additional responsibilities in other programs as needed. Primary responsibilities include program development, grant and technical report writing, project management, data management and analysis, budgeting, field work, public outreach and volunteer supervision. This position manages complex projects spanning multiple years requiring the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities while developing creative solutions to problems and setbacks as they arise under minimal supervision.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S./M.S. in a natural science related field, stream monitoring/field work experience, and project management experience. A valid driver’s license is required. Knowledge of watershed-scale restoration strategies and analysis is preferred. Other desired skills include proficiency with MS Office, ArcGIS, GPS and water quality monitoring based electronics, as well as experience developing diverse partnerships around resource management. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, organized and independent, while having a strong desire to contribute to the organization’s mission.
Details: Full-time position with flexible hours and schedule. Compensation dependent on experience. Some telecommuting may be permissible but preference will be given to candidates who reside in or are willing to relocate to the area. Anticipated start date is May 1st but negotiable. Opportunity to develop a diverse skillset in the realm of natural resource management while working in one of the most unique and beautiful outdoors destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Application: E-mail cover letter and resume to Judith Rodd (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 15th for full consideration.
You can learn more about our watershed program here.