Employment Opportunities

The Coos Watershed Association is seeking a qualified professional to join our dynamic team and fill the position of Finance Manager! This position is responsible for utilizing accrual-based accounting to manage the Association’s financial transactions and associated documentation, including managing the financial component of 100+ grants (foundation, state and federal), the Association’s federally negotiated indirect cost rate, and working with the Executive Director on overall administrative effectiveness. This position works independently and under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

This is a full-time (min 35 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt position with benefits.

Application Deadline: Monday May 2nd by 2 pm. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

The Coos Watershed Association is seeking a qualified professional to join our dynamic team and fill the position of Administrative Assistant! This position is responsible for working with the Finance Manager and Executive Director to ensure the office and financial management systems function effectively. A core duty of this position is to assist the Finance Manager in bookkeeping activities and maintaining financial controls and grant management systems. The Administrative Assistant will also provide administrative and human resource support to staff, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors. This position works independently and under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager.

This is a full-time (min 35 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt position with benefits.

Application Deadline: Monday May 2nd by 2 pm. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

The Association is seeking a Restoration Technician III, who will work with public and private landowners to develop and implement ecological restoration and noxious weed control projects, assist with native plant nursery management, and help write and manage grants and contracts. The Restoration Technician III will promote and maintain positive relationships with private and public landowners, conservation organizations, funders, and local, state, and federal government agencies.

Application Deadline: Monday April 22 by 2 pm. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so applicants are encourage to apply early.

Coho Life Cycle Monitoring Internship

Apply today for a Life Cycle Monitoring internship!

We are seeking interns to assist with our salmon surveys this winter and spring! This time of year, interns will be monitoring rotary screw traps for juvenile fish that we track and follow throughout the watershed. Must have a flexible schedule; two free days/week is ideal. Must have transportation to field sites 20 minutes outside of town.

Why complete an internship with CoosWA?

The Coos Watershed Association is a dynamic watershed council working to improve habitat in the Coos basin for coho salmon. A crucial part in working to recover this species is the Life Cycle Monitoring (LCM) program that collects data on the coho population in the Coos watershed. The long-time LCM program has largely been successful through the sustained support of interns. In addition to being a vital component of the LCM program, internships offer applicable work experience and references for beginning a career in the natural resource field.

Choose a path

We offer two pathways here for our interns. Our Academic Credit Opportunity offers college students an opportunity to turn their work experience into academic credit for their hours worked on the LCM project. Our Work Experience Opportunity is for any growing professional looking to gain experience in this field of study. Read more about each pathway below.

Questions? Email fishresearch@cooswatershed.org.