Bighorn River Basin Project Manager, Trout Unlimited

Job Title: Bighorn River Basin Project Manager

Organization: Trout Unlimited

Type of opportunity: The Bighorn River Basin Project Manager identifies and implements projects to improve streamflows, restore stream and riparian habitat, improve fish passage and rehabilitate or replace aging irrigation infrastructure to accommodate fish movement in the Bighorn River Basin in Wyoming. The position also participates in youth education programs, primarily through Trout Unlimited’s Adopt a Trout Program, with local school districts. The position is based in Cody, WY.

Contact: Katie Becker at


  • Work closely with the East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited to coordinate project and fundraising efforts
  • Work with state and federal agencies to collect field data for project development and monitoring
  •  Maintain existing partnerships and ongoing restoration projects with landowners and nonprofit organizations in the Bighorn River watershed
  •  Work with Trout Unlimited staff and volunteers on fundraising, including identifying potential funding sources, drafting grant proposals and developing relationships with funders
  • Develop curriculum with the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited for local youth education efforts
  • On-the-ground project oversight and monitoring
  • Office administration including grant reporting, invoicing and tracking project budgets
  • Manage an average annual budget of $500,000 – $1,000,000.
  • Non-supervisory position

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional experience in natural resource management or restoration/conservation
    project management
  • Demonstrated performance in grant writing and other fundraising activities
  • Experience in fisheries, water quality or water quantity/flow restoration
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse partners and/or
    private landowners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience with media, or outreach
  • Good organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently while managing complex projects
  • Travel within the region as necessary

Start and end dates: full time/40 hours

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to Katie Becker at

Application deadline: July 23, 2018