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Youth Fishing Program Manager

Nonprofit salmon recovery organization, Long Live the Kings (LLTK), seeks a Youth Fishing Program Manager (Manager) to develop and implement a new youth fishing and environmental conservation program. The intent of this program is to foster environmental stewardship and education through fishing opportunities.

This role is responsible for managing all elements of the program, including but not limited to the work plan, resources, budget, partnerships, and outreach. The Manager will also oversee a part-time assistant who will help with program implementation.  This youth fishing program will be developed in partnership with our primary private funder and two youth outreach nonprofits, Phenomenal She and Game of Life.

This full-time position is a member of the LLTK’s Projects team, including 3 full-time staff and 1-2 part-time staff based in our Seattle office, and 5 full-time staff working from other locations. This role reports to a Senior Project Manager or Deputy Director, but coordinates with other senior project staff, the Partnerships Director and staff, communications staff, and the Executive Director. On occasion, the Manager will interact with LLTK’s Board of Directors and donors.

This position will be based out of the LLTK Seattle office. However, due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the number of staff allowed in the office at one time is currently limited and working from home is encouraged.


About Us

Long Live the Kings’ mission is to restore wild salmon and steelhead and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1986, we have been advancing science, improving management, educating the public, and implementing solutions to balance the needs of fish and people. LLTK envisions a sustainable Northwest with a growing human population, a thriving economy, and flourishing salmon runs.

Long Live the Kings functions as a regional leader in salmon recovery.  We work and partner with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Tribes, universities, corporations, foundations, schools, and the public to carry out our mission.


Key Responsibilities

The Youth Fishing Program Manager is a full-time position. Responsibilities include:


Program development and management

  • Coordinate with outside partners and LLTK staff to create an outdoor environment and salmon conservation lesson plan with associated activities
  • Starting from a pilot, grow the number of students participating in the program
  • Manage a budget, forecast expenses, and identify new revenue sources
  • Purchase and maintain supplies and equipment such as fishing gear and vehicles
  • Work with graphic designers and printers to create and print essential materials
  • Work with web developers to create a program website
  • Help develop safety protocol and other administrative best practices


Program partnership development and stewardship

  • Coordinate with core youth fishing partner organizations (Phenomenal She and Game of Life)
  • Build relationships with schools, youth groups, clubs, nonprofits, and other organizations around Washington to start new youth fishing “chapters”
  • Work with businesses and LLTK partnership staff to obtain donations and sponsorships from businesses
  • Work with trade and industry organizations to expand the program
  • Coordination with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and other relevant state and federal agencies


Teaching and guiding

  • Teach youth and young adults basic conservation, environmental science, life skills, and fishing in a classroom and/or outdoor setting
  • Instruct program participants so that they know how to safely move outdoors and around bodies of water
  • Drive participants to and from fishing locations
  • Act as a mentor and set a good example for participants
  • Teach other instructors and volunteers to perform teaching duties


Other duties

  • Help vet, recruit, and manage volunteers
  • Manage a part-time assistant
  • Occasional media outreach and interviews
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills and Qualifications

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 3-5 years of combined experience of one or more of the following: youth program management, teaching, youth counseling, outdoor education, or environmental education
  • 5+ years of fishing experience; experience with a variety of techniques is a plus
  • A solid understanding of biological concepts and environmental processes
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Experience working remotely and in an office environment
  • A valid driver’s license and comfort driving others in a larger vehicle
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Experience working with at-risk youth or underserved communities.
  • Ability to move outdoors on uneven, soft, or submerged surfaces in variable weather
  • Ability to work a variable schedule, including odd hours and weekends
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Good natured team member, diplomatic, flexible and willing to contribute to the overall success of the organization
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and comfort speaking publicly
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfortable with social media and capturing informal short videos or images
  • Experience managing one or more employees a plus
  • Be able to obtain CPR certification within 2 months of employment


Salary will range from $54,000 to $68,000, DOQ. Generous benefits are provided including health and dental insurance, 401k with up to 5% of salary matched (after one year of employment), and an ORCA commuter pass.

Long-term working location(s)–working from home and/or the office–will be mutually agreed upon based on job responsibilities and future social distancing guidelines.

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and resume to JoAnn O’Connor at You may also send your application via mail to:


JoAnn O’Connor

Long Live the Kings

1326 5th Ave, Suite 450

Seattle, WA 98101


Applicants should not contact other members of the organization regarding this position. Applications received prior to October 16th will receive priority.

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