Position: Restoration Program Manager
Location: Kingwood, West Virginia
Start Date: ASAP
Application Deadline: August 24, 2018
Friends of the Cheat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit watershed association based in Preston County, West Virginia, working to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed since 1994. Severely impacted by acid mine drainage (AMD), the Cheat River was once considered one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. Today, work by a diverse group of partners has resulted in life returning to the Cheat River. Primarily focused on treating AMD, Friends of the Cheat (FOC) also maintains whitewater access points, the flatwater Cheat River Water Trail, is working to develop the Cheat River Rail-Trail, and hosts education and outreach events, such as the Cheat River Festival. With a current staff of eight employees, FOC is seeking to hire a new full-time, salaried Restoration Program Manager.
The Restoration Program Manager is the lead Friends of the Cheat (FOC) team member responsible for developing the vision and leading the direction of FOC’s Restoration Program, including long-term strategic planning and program development. The Restoration Program Manager oversees all aspects of restoration projects and programs including multiple complex projects spanning several years. Responsibilities include conducting site assessments, securing program revenue, contract procurement, treatment evaluation and site maintenance, grant management, and public engagement. The Restoration Program Manager is supervised by the Executive Director and is responsible for supervising the Monitoring Coordinator.
E-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to FOC’s Associate Director, Owen Mulkeen, at Owen@cheat.org. Please include “Restoration Program Manager Application” as the subject line. The application deadline is Friday, August 24, 2018, at 4:00 PM EST. A writing sample may be required from top applicants.