We’re hiring. Come work at the DRC!

The Deschutes River Conservancy seeks a Program Director and a Project Manager to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The DRC seeks a Program Director to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin. Click to see full details of the position and requirements.

  • Salary Range: Negotiable; starting at $85,000
  • Location: Bend, OR
  • Full time, exempt position including medical and dental benefits, access to a retirement plan, and a competitive personal paid-time-off policy.

PROJECT MANAGER

The Deschutes River Conservancy seeks a Project Manager to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin. Click to see full details of the position and requirements.

  • Salary Range: Negotiable; starting at $60,000
  • Location: Bend, OR
  • Full time, exempt position including medical and dental benefits, access to a retirement plan, and a competitive personal paid-time-off policy.

HOW TO APPLY

Email resume and cover letter to search@deschutesriver.org. Both positions are open until filled with an ideal start date of June 21st.

WHO WE ARE 

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), based in Bend, Oregon, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 to restore streamflows and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin. We bring together tribal, irrigation, environmental, hydropower, and federal, state and local government interests to accomplish our mission through financing and implementation of voluntary ecosystem restoration projects. 

Three major program areas provide focus to our work: 

• Irrigation Infrastructure Improvements: The DRC facilitates water conservation projects that restore streamflows and improve water quality. 

• Voluntary Market-Based Transactions: The DRC integrates technical support, innovation, program design, financing, and project execution to implement voluntary market- based transactions to restore streamflows. 

• Basin-wide Water Management Planning. 

We are governed by a 15-person board of directors and managed by a full-time Executive Director with seven employees. The DRC has a $2.1 million annual budget. 

WHAT WE VALUE 

We are an innovative, consensus-based, and highly collaborative organization. We proactively seek new solutions for solving old problems. We don’t engage in litigation, preferring instead to leverage partners’ strengths to get the watershed-scale outcomes we seek. And we live the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our full Mission, Vision and Values can be found here: (https://www.deschutesriver.org/about-us/mission-and-vision/).

We honor the native people who have called this region home for thousands of years. We join them in stewardship of our rivers for the next seven generations.