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Project Manager

About Long Live the Kings (LLTK)

LLTK’s 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, 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.

Our 18-member Board of Directors and 16 dedicated staff members seek broad involvement to help us accomplish our goals. Our core values are stewardship, collaboration, results, and learning. Our staff are located in Seattle, Hood Canal, and Orcas Island, and work throughout western Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about us in our 2025 Strategic Roadmap and on our website

Position Summary – Project Manager

This position is a part of our Projects Team, which will have 5 full-time staff in the Seattle office and 3.5 staff at our field stations. The position will focus on projects in the Nisqually Estuary related to habitat restoration, stormwater management, and forage fish.   

This position is a great opportunity for someone with significant experience in habitat restoration planning, process facilitation, community engagement, scientific assessment, and project management in the natural resources management and conservation fields. We will offer training on the systems you will use, and a briefing on organizational norms and culture, expectations, etc. In short, our team will make sure you know what is expected of you, and how to do it well. We look forward to welcoming a team member who will bring something new to LLTK through their personhood, talents and lived experiences.

The Project Manager reports to the Director of Projects and is based in downtown Seattle (5th & Union) in our administrative offices. However, this position is currently hybrid and must maintain remote working capabilities. You will need to provide a reliable internet connection, a quiet workspace, and be able to be reached by phone (LLTK provides a $20/month cell phone stipend, paid quarterly). Currently, the LLTK team is mostly remote, but some team members prefer to work from the office. All team members are expected to be present in the office every Tuesday for an “anchor” day, but office attendance is otherwise optional. Field work and in-person meetings associated with this position are currently located in and around Puget Sound and Hood Canal, so physical location in Western Washington state is a must.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively in a team environment across all levels of staff and the Board of Directors to develop and implement projects that typically engage a varied group of stakeholders within the salmon recovery community. This includes securing project funding for existing and new priorities.
  • Facilitates discussions and decision-making processes, including multi-party, collaborative meetings; technical work groups; stakeholder outreach sessions; and workshops.
  • Manages project contracts, subcontracts, budgets, schedules, and associated reporting and deliverables.
  • Key project areas:
    • Manages estuary habitat restoration planning and implementation.
    • Leads LLTK’s work on stormwater management as it relates to salmon health.
    • Co-leads, with the Senior Science Project Manager, research on salmon food web interactions with a focus on forage fish.
  • Identifies and obtains appropriate scientific and regulatory permits to conduct project work.
  • Assists with the design and execution of technical studies, including field data collection.
  • Communicates project progress and results to diverse technical and non-technical audiences through presentations, reports, interviews, and public-facing communications materials in conferences, webinars, or public forums.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with state, federal, tribal, local, and nonprofit project partners around the region.
  • Participates fully in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and works to apply a DEI lens to project work.

Minimum Experience, Skills, & Qualifications

  • Proven work experience in fisheries biology, ecology, natural resources management, environmental science, conservation science, or closely related field.
  • Developing, implementing, facilitating, and managing multi-party habitat restoration, environmental assessment, or infrastructure-related projects.
  • Managing contract budgets, schedules, and associated deliverables.
  • Communicating progress and results of technical projects to diverse technical and non-technical audiences through presentations, reports, interviews, and public-facing communications materials.
  • Desire to be a part of our diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  • Conducting field work which may include walking on uneven surfaces, working in/around water, lifting heavy objects, and travel which may result in slightly irregular work hours.
  • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (mainly Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), digital document layout and formatting (in Word, email platforms, or similar) and performing web searches. Experience with a similarly performing software suite (G-Suite, etc.) may be substituted. 
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • An advanced degree in fisheries biology, ecology, natural resources management, environmental science, conservation science, construction management, or closely related field, and 3+ years of work experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities as described)

Desired Experience, Skills, & Qualifications

  • Familiarity with issues related to salmon conservation and experience advancing solutions related to these issues.
  • Researching or implementing stormwater management methods to reduce environmental harm, including bio-filtration strategies.
  • Planning and executing studies related to fish ecology, habitat restoration, or related fields.
  • Experience conducting and/or assisting with community and stakeholder outreach related to complex multi-party environmental projects.
  • Identifying and securing funding to advance program goals.
  • Procuring professional services and goods in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Competencies in R, GIS, and/or equivalent data analysis platforms.
  • Competencies with project management best practices and software.
  • Experience writing or assisting with grant proposals.
  • Experience conducting fieldwork in estuarine, nearshore, and/or marine environments.
  • Existing network of Puget Sound environmental and/or salmon recovery professionals.
  • Availability and suitable travel arrangements for frequent meetings or events in the Seattle area.
  • Experience working with diverse partners and stakeholders.

Compensation, Benefits, & Location
LLTK Managers are compensated between $69,000 – $87,000 annually. Generous benefits provided include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO):
    • Vacation is accrued at 10 hours per month for the first 3 years of employment (15 days per year). Starting in year 4, you will accrue 13.33 vacation hours per month (20 days per year). Accumulated PTO days roll over to the next year, but cannot exceed 15 or 20 days depending on employment length.
    • Paid Sick time accrued at 8 hours per month (12 days per year). Accumulated sick time rolls over into the next year but is caped at (18 days).
    • 13 Floating PTO days are available at the start of each year, but do not roll over to the follow year. These were originally instituted to replace set paid holidays. 
  • Health Insurance Currently under Premera Blue Cross PPO (Heritage Network) Including a $15,000 Life/AD&D employee only and 3-visit Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program.
  • Dental insurance LLTK covers 100% of the employee premium and 50% of the dependent Premium.
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) annual benefit of $3,500 for individual and $6,500 for those with dependents, 100% covered by LLTK.
  • 401k with matching opportunities (after one year of full-time employment) at 5% as long as the employee defers 1%.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance.
  • Flex Spending Account Allows employees to put pre-tax dollars into an FSA to paid for non-reimbursed medical expenses; annual carry over max of $500.
  • Dependent Care FSA IRS allows $5k of pre-tax dollars to be spent on qualified dependent care expenses (2023).
  • ORCA Pass for commuting works on all sound transit bus and rail.
  • Dog Friendly Office.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Staff and Board have begun a formal process of examining ourselves and our organization with a DEI lens and have started implementing changes. Our intention is to do this work so that we can authentically embrace DEI principles as a core value that drives the success of our people, our partners, and our work. 

How to Apply
We welcome and encourage qualified people of all identities and abilities to apply. Please email to apply, letting us know how/where you heard about the job, and include a resume or CV and 1-page cover letter that describes your interest in LLTK and this position, and your relevant qualifications and experience. Application review begins on April 24, 2023; the position will remain open until filled. 

Please note that there is also a Project Coordinator position posted simultaneously. If you would like to be considered for both positions. Please note that in your email and cover letter. 

We look forward to receiving your materials. Please send them to Scott Jenkins at We’re a small team and politely request that follow-up calls or emails be restricted to technical questions or necessary accommodations having to do with applying.