• Verde River Exchange Program Manager

Friends of Verde River Greenway (Friends) is seeking a manager for our Verde River Exchange program. The Exchange is an innovative voluntary water offset program, developed and run by Friends, with help from local partners. Learn more about the Exchange here: https://www.verderiverexchange.org.

The program manager would be responsible for recruiting business participants to the program and helping represent the program to business leaders, Verde Valley residents, elected officials, and other local stakeholders; managing water offset transactions, contracts, and projects with program participants, water users, and partner conservation organizations; managing the programmatic budget, grant proposals and reporting to support the program; and coordinating, managing, and administering other aspects of program implementation and development. This is a full-time, salaried/exempt position.

The Verde River is one of the last remaining healthy, perennially flowing rivers left in the arid desert state of Arizona. The Verde River system, including its connected streams, creeks and groundwater resources, supports the economies of rural Verde Valley communities and businesses both as a vital water supply and as a driver of tourism and recreation. Friends is a nonprofit conservation organization that has been working collaboratively at the local level for the past decade to restore and sustain river flows and riparian habitat, while building community connections to the Verde River and its tributaries. The organization has been experiencing significant growth and expansion in the scope of its programs and funding. Find out more about what we do by visiting www.verderivergreenway.org.

Friends' offices are located in Cottonwood, a community in the vibrant Verde Valley of Central Arizona. Recently honored as one of only twenty National Geographic "geotourism" destinations, the Sedona-Verde Valley area is home to spectacular natural resources, friendly small-town communities, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. The region boasts a blossoming local wine industry, rich historic cultural resources and heritage, excellent local restaurants, and nationally recognized festivals and events. From the verdant oasis of the Verde River flowing through Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Camp Verde - to the magnificent red rocks of Sedona - the Verde Valley is a special place, offering an extraordinary quality of life.



- Candidate should have a minimum of three years of experience in a relevant field, such as business and community outreach, project management, or flow restoration/water transactions and projects.
- Commitment to community based projects, to the mission of the organization, interest in working with a team, ability to work with technical projects a must.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects required.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal (both verbally and in writing).
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Experience with contract management and administration preferred.
- Local and regional travel required; reliable transportation, valid driver's license and auto insurance required.
- Knowledge of river conservation, water resources management, or natural resource markets is a plus.


Attainment of an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college is required - an advanced degree is preferred.

Please view the employment profile for this opportunity on our website here: http://www.verderivergreenway.org/employment. This is a salaried position ($45-55,000/year, DOE) with a competitive benefits package. Application deadline is September 25, 2017 (extended from September 8th).

Applicants should provide the Search Committee a resume or CV, cover letter, and three professional references either:
- Via email to Laura Jones at laura@verderivergreenway.org, with the subject line "Exchange Manager."
- Or via postal service to: Exchange Manager Search Committee, Friends of Verde River Greenway, P.O. Box 2535, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Full Time
Friends of Verde River Greenway
Laura Jones
P.O. Box 2535,Cottonwood,Arizona,86326
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PostedSeptember 13, 2017

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