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Flow Restoration Coordinator, The Freshwater Trust – Oregon

Organization: The Freshwater Trust

Position Title: Flow Restoration Coordinator

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Description: The Freshwater Trust, a nonprofit leader in river restoration, is seeking a Flow Restoration Coordinator to support the development and implementation of streamflow restoration projects in priority basins throughout Oregon. This full-time position will work closely with the Flow Restoration Director to coordinate program funding for environmental water transactions as part of the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (CBWTP); implement strategic program plans; manage partner relationships with funders, agency personnel, and local entities; and integrate flow restoration work into all facets of restoration across the organization. In addition, the Flow Restoration Coordinator will support the Flow Restoration Director in the day-to-day operation of the program.


  • Assist with administration of flow restoration grants, including preparing transaction funding proposals, creating invoices, distributing landowner payments, and uploading project documentation.
  • Coordinate closely with Flow Restoration Pod, landowners, and funders to facilitate on-time completion of project tasks.
  • Assist with drafting of program budgets, status updates, and grant reports.
  • Manage flow restoration database and generate reports.
  • Support development and implementation of flow restoration projects including water right research and due diligence; communications with Oregon Water Resources Department staff; and administration of contracts with local entities.
  • Collaborate with Communications and Development staff on flow-related outreach materials, funding proposals, press releases, etc.
  • Work closely with the Flow Restoration Director, Habitat Restoration Director, Monitoring Manager, and other staff to integrate flow restoration with the organization’s other restoration and consulting offerings.
  • Support a variety of other flow-related initiatives as needed


  • Strong project management skills: demonstrated capacity to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities within a high energy office
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well in a team environment and with diverse stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal agencies; research organizations; and rural landowners
  • Commitment to implementing innovative, cooperative projects to achieve freshwater conservation goals
  • Dynamic and highly motivated
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, advanced degree preferred

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of water management, water policy, and water regulation in Oregon or another Western state
  • Experience working with rural farmers and ranchers to implement resource conservation projects
  • Knowledge of or experience with irrigation efficiency and conserved water projects
  • Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and hydrological processes
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access and ArcView GIS

Position Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Position may require frequent travel (up to one week per month), and the ability to traverse uneven ground such as pastures and agricultural fields

How to Apply:

Supply the following documents in a single PDF not to exceed 5MBin the order listed below:
Cover letter (limit one page)
Resume (limit two pages)
Three professional references
Submit required information and documentation here.
Please, no phone or email inquiries about this position.

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