Riverscape Restoration Project Manager & Field Coordinator, Sageland Collaborative

Salt Lake City, UT

Position Title: Riverscape Restoration Project Manager & Field Coordinator

Organization: Sageland Collaborative

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Organization Overview: Sageland Collaborative has established itself over the past 26 years as a leading source
of conservation science in Utah and the region. Their mission is to provide science-based
strategies for wildlife and land conservation. They focus on promoting habitat
connectivity, protecting species in conservation need, and restoring vital habitat. They
work toward these goals by applying objective conservation science, establishing
strategic partnerships, and facilitating community engagement. The staff of Sageland
Collaborative consists of dedicated and skilled scientists, project managers, and
communication specialists. With an active board of directors and a growing base of
hundreds of supporters and volunteers, Sageland Collaborative continues to increase
their impact and reach each year to benefit wildlife and lands throughout the West. Visit
their website to learn more about their programs.

Position Overview: The Riverscape Restoration Project Manager & Field Coordinator will
work in their Salt Lake City office with other staff primarily to execute Sageland Collaborative’s Riverscape Restoration Program. The Project Manager & Filed Coordinator’s will also support other conservation projects and organization activities.


Support the Riverscape Restoration Program

  • Support restoration design and planning based on low-tech, process-based
    restoration methods
  • Managing and coordinating with contractors and partners to implement
  • Developing & coordinating projects with stakeholders and partners;
  • Applying for and obtaining local, state and federal permit (e.g., Stream
    Alteration Permits);
  • Monitoring and evaluating outcomes of restoration activities;
  • Supporting grant-writing for projects to help ensure the long-term
    financial viability of the program;
  • Maintaining strong professional relationships with project stakeholders
    and partners;
  • Publishing results and outcomes in technical reports and contributing to
    peer-reviewed journal articles, and
  • Supporting annual planning and objective setting.

Volunteer Outreach and Management.

Recruiting, stewarding, and
managing volunteers and community scientists on projects. Leading volunteer
events and support development of community science programming.

Community Outreach.

Present project outcomes and research at conferences
and meetings. Attend working group meetings that are applicable to conservation
programs (e.g., Watershed Restoration Initiative). Support Communications &
Outreach Director with social media, newsletters, and other media and outreach

Internal Reporting.

Report regularly on project developments and outcomes
to the Executive Director and staff scientists.

Organizational Support.

Support fundraising and grant writing for programs
and projects; organizational and project budgeting; group culture and resiliency;
executing our strategic plan; performance and project evaluation.

Manage Interns.

Mentor and manage junior staff with project tasks, data
collection, reporting, and program implementation.


  • Passionate about Sageland Collaborative’s mission.
  • Demonstrated project management and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated use of creative thinking to tackle complex projects in collaboration
    with a team.
  • Desire to work collaboratively with team and partners.
  • Ability to be self-directed, detail oriented, and proactive regarding logistical
    planning and project management
  • Excellent in-person and written communication skills with varied stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with or willing to learn about stream restoration using low-tech,
    process-based techniques (https://lowtechpbr.restoration.usu.edu/).
  • Degree or equivalent experience in natural resources field (e.g., wildlife ecology,
    restoration, hydrology).
  • Commitment to furthering our goals for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our
    organization and projects.
  • Strong technical writing skills for various audiences.
  • Ability to create figures and maps with ArcGIS and collect data in the field and
    maintain high standards of data management.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites and work outdoors.
  • Overnight and weekend travel is generally limited but occasionally necessary.
  • This position requires a current driver’s license, ability to walk/hike over uneven
    terrain, occasionally in remote/backcountry settings, carrying and using handtools such as shovels, loppers, hammers. Reasonable accommodations are possible.

Salary/Pay: $45,000 – 55,000

Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.