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Project Manager

Posted 1 month ago

Employer: Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance

Location: Upper Lake, CA (in Lake County) Field work and up to 2 days/week remote work possible.

Application deadline: Position open until filled. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Still active as of January 12, 2023.

Full position description and application instructions

Organization Summary:

The Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance (TERA) is a cross-cultural, multi-organizational collaborative that works to revitalize ecology, economy, and culture through indigenous-led stewardship.

The mission of TERA, founded in 2019, is to cultivate land stewardship, livelihood, and leadership skills that weave collaborative relationships between Tribal members and the community at large for the benefit of all lands and beings.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager is an organized, detailed-oriented manager who thrives in carrying a project from inception to completion, has strong project management experience, and knowledge of California coast range ecology and stewardship. The Project Manager will work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director (ED), Fuels Captain (FC), and partner organizations to set up TERA’s hand crew for success. The position is estimated to be approximately 80% administrative work in the office, and 20% field work.

Duties and responsibilities:

30% Project Management

  • Attend site visits with ED and create written site / project assessments. Prepare proposals, timelines, estimates and contracts for client / landowner for various project types (primarily includes prescribed and cultural burns, fuels reduction, oak woodland restoration, riparian restoration, invasive plant removal, and community-based field projects)
  • Understand and follow tribal consultation processes when working on tribal lands
  • Work with ED and FC to develop management goals and methods for each TERA project in order to manage field work, ensure the delivery of high-quality project outcomes 
  • Create materials (such as written summaries, spec sheets, drawings) for job sites as needed to communicate goals and methods to clients and TERA staff 
  • And more…

40% CalFire Multi-Tribal Fire Prevention Project Management 


  • Coordinate project partners to ensure timely, cost-effective completion of deliverables outlined in a Multi-Tribal Fire Prevention grant (over three years) 
  • Manage the CEQA process for 200 acres of fuels reduction work on tribal land 
  • Manage fuels reduction subcontractors for the grant 

15% Grants / Fundraising

10% Team Collaboration

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