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Dec 4 / BARD CEP

Reserve Supervisor — American Prairie Reserve, MT

Organization: American Prairie Reserve

Job Title: Reserve Supervisor

Location: American Prairie Reserve, MT

Hours and Compensation: full time and salary based on experience

Application Deadline: open

Organization Overview

Our mission is to create and manage a prairie-based wildlife reserve that, when combined with public lands already devoted to wildlife, will protect a unique natural habitat, provide lasting economic benefits and improve public access to and enjoyment of the prairie landscape.


Position resides on the American Prairie Reserve to assist the Reserve Manager in facilitating the operation and maintenance of the land infrastructure, facilities, structures, grasslands, livestock and wildlife. Directly supervises and coordinates APR projects and staff. Plans and implements science and restoration initiatives in collaboration with APR partners. Supports programs and development through outreach, donor & fundraising support, and public relations.

Role requires physically laborious work and exertion in variable and extreme weather conditions, at remote and isolated locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain. Requires exposure to and use of hazardous equipment and tools. This position requires working long hours and /or evening and weekend hours.


  • Plan, direct, and participate in Reserve projects including staffing, timeline & deliverables, tools & equipment, partnership relationships, and compliance with safety and labor regulations in areas such as infrastructure work and restoration.
  • Oversee the development of reporting staff including coaching, training, discipline, and the objectives and performance review processes as applicable.
  • Participate in Reserve financial planning including budget preparation, spending decisions, and expense allocation determinations.
  • Ensure timely completion of routine preventative maintenance and repairs for tools, equipment, vehicles, facilities, and structures including monitoring, inspection, adequate inventory of parts on-hand, and record keeping to provide for efficient operations and safe conditions.
  • Research and propose initiatives for APR habitat and wildlife enhancement and management conferring with experts and APR partners.
  • Monitor and manage land use including camping, hunting, and other visitors identifying and resolving problems or issues.
  • Monitor and manage habitat including controlling for noxious weeds and coordinating with BLM, DNRC and county weed boards and record, observe, and report all animals showing signs of disease and other health concerns.

2. Public Relations, Outreach, and Donor/Fundraising support (30%)

  • Act as APR representative in local area by networking and developing productive relationships with neighbors, landowners, associations, agencies, and other individuals and groups.
  • Lead and participate in presentations, conferences, meetings, and other venues to increase knowledge, awareness, and support for APR.
  • Research sources of funding related to reserve initiatives and participate in grant application efforts and reporting.
  • Lead and provide assistance for tours, events, and visits on the Reserve including donors, team members, guests, or others.


  • Enthusiasm for and positive representation of APR’s mission, goals and culture.
  • Effectively manage projects and people; coordinate the work and activities of others to meet deadlines.
  • Interact positively and productively with neighbors, donors, local area organizers, and others in the interest of APR’s mission and goals.
  • Interact and collaborate in a professional manner with employees at all levels of the organization and with APR partners, agencies, and contractors in the best interest of APR’s mission and goals.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate issues and concerns clearly, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to evaluate information and determine compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Ability to follow and enforce safety and compliance guidelines and policy.
  • Fundamental computer skills including Microsoft office and Internet.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive trucks, tractors, backhoe, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Operate tools and equipment necessary to complete job duties and frequently lift and carry up to 75lbs.
  • Required ability to live on the American Prairie Reserve.
  • 2-4 years related experience required.
  • Familiarity with current local and area and politics and government agencies preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of native and noxious plants in NE Montana preferred.
  • Fundamental knowledge of grazing management preferred.
  • Wildlife biology or other related science degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel.

How to Apply

To apply, email letter of interest and resume to


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