Job Title: Director of Programs/Watershed Stewardship Program Director
Reports To: Executive Director
Category: Regular Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Starts at $55,000 to $70,000 DOE With Full Benefits
Application Deadline: 8/31/17
Wallowa Resources (WR) is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, established in 1996 with leadership from Wallowa County Commissioners. Since then, WR has worked to bring people together to empower rural communities to create strong economies and healthy landscapes through land stewardship, education, and job creation. We strive to balance rural economic well-being with the stewardship and conservation of its resources, preserving each rural area's heritage of making a living from the land. WR's Watershed Stewardship Program (WSP) coordinates and invests in the maintenance of public and private working lands to sustain and enhance local communities and watersheds. The Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership (WCP) is a WR program that provides weed control management to reduce the impact of noxious weeds in Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Wallowa Resources is nationally recognized for its leadership and on-the-ground results in land stewardship, watershed restoration and education.
The Director of Programs/Watershed Stewardship Program Director is responsible for two key roles at WR. As Director of Programs, the position coordinates across all WR programs to help advance the organization's mission and operations. The Director oversees and hires staff, manages inter-program relations, engages regularly with partner organizations, agencies, and contractors, and provides oversight to program fundraising and financial management. The position serves as the Deputy Director of WR and as a key member of the WR's Management Team. The position plays an important role in developing and executing strategic and work plans, and ensuring achievement of organizational goals and outcomes.
As Watershed Stewardship Program Director, which is WR's largest single program area and generally the primary focus of this job, the position is responsible for leading and implementing all aspects of WR's WSP and WCP programs. The position advances WR's vision for landscape-scale watershed restoration and rural community revitalization in northeast Oregon. The WSP Director designs and advocates for high-performing and forward-looking partnerships, strategies, and policies that establish the pre-conditions for healthy and resilient native aquatic habitats, secure and sustainable working lands, diversified economic opportunities, and resolution of resource-based conflicts. The position also oversees and hires WSP and WCP staff.