Job opportunity at Long Live the Kings

Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a local non-profit dedicated to salmon conservation in the Northwest, is hiring a Salmon Recovery Projects Assistant in their Seattle office. The job announcement is below and can be found on their website.


Deadline: MARCH 21, 2016

Long Live the Kings seeks an assistant who can help senior staff execute multiple projects

consistent with our organization’s mission. Celebrating our 30th birthday, Long Live the Kings

works to restore wild salmon and steelhead & support sustainable fishing in the Pacific

Northwest. We seek to identify and address key scientific uncertainties, promote progressive

outcome-based management, and rebuild salmon populations at the brink of extinction while

sustaining other populations to support fisheries. We specialize in project management,

strategic planning, and on-the-ground research and recovery. Our small team leverages

partnerships to execute a variety of projects throughout the Northwest.

Long Live the Kings is headquartered in downtown Seattle and has field stations in Hood Canal

and the San Juan Islands. We offer a competitive salary based on skills and experience. We

provide excellent benefits including 401K, medical and dental insurance, generous paid leave

and holidays, and a transit pass. We allow flexible schedules and encourage professional

development opportunities. For more on LLTK visit:

The Salmon Recovery Projects Assistant will support projects including but not limited to the

Hood Canal Bridge Ecosystem Impact Assessment, Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Planning,

Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, and Statewide Salmon Management. Duties include:

 Provide coordination and facilitation support for internal and external meetings,

workshops, and retreats through logistics, documentation, communications

 Manage contracts and grants by helping to track budgets, write proposals, and complete

progress reports

 Help maintain project collaboration tools and track progress on tasks among project


 Help maintain project and organization performance management tools

 Help develop media including outreach materials, newsletters, annual reports, etc.

 Conduct online research and literature/white paper reviews on relevant subjects as


 Track legislative bills and budgets as they relate to recovery efforts

 Provide event support for project tours, conferences, and fundraisers

 Database entry for recovery planning (Miradi software)

Minimum qualifications:

 Innovative and solutions-oriented

 4-year degree in conservation, natural resource management, marine affairs, public

affairs, fisheries, or related field

 Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in multi-party, collaborative approaches to


 Experience jugging multiple tasks

 Excellent written and verbal communication

 Experience providing meeting support via coordination, facilitation, and/or reporting

 Demonstrated project management support skills: budget tracking, work planning,

milestone development

 Highly organized and self-motivated

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 Masters degree in conservation, natural resource management, marine affairs, public

affairs, fisheries, or related field

 Experience writing or managing grants or contracts

 Familiarity with salmon recovery entities in Washington State

 Understanding of Western Washington Tribes and treaty rights

 Knowledge of recovery planning tools and process

 Topical expertise in habitat, harvest, and hatchery impacts as they relate to fisheries


 Particular interest or expertise in impacts to fish populations such as climate, urban

development and agriculture, and food web dynamics

 History with state and federal agencies and funders

 Knowledge of the Washington State legislative and budget process

 Understanding of Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda and process

 Familiarity with Hood Canal and greater Puget Sound ecosystems

 Experience working in collaborative teams across multiple partners

 Entrepreneurial attitude, self-starter

 Interest in exploring new and innovative approaches to salmon recovery

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume (as a single pdf) to Susan O’Neil at by

March 21, 2016. No phone calls please. Direct questions to the same contact.

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