Career Opportunities

The mission of the Native Fish Society is to advocate for the recovery of wild, native fish based upon the best-available science and promote the stewardship of the habitats that sustain us all. The Native Fish Society works across the Pacific Northwest, often through our locally based grassroots River Stewards advocates, to identify and advance science-based solutions to the root challenges facing wild, native fish.

The Native Fish Society is a regionally focused organization with programmatic activities in 67 watersheds in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and British Columbia. Our main office is located in Oregon City, Oregon.

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Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator


Southern Oregon


Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000 + benefits including medical coverage or stipend, Simple IRA retirement account with employer match, monthly cell stipend, mileage reimbursement, and generous leave policy.

Application Deadline:

Open until position filled. Application review beginning January 2, 2020

The Native Fish Society is a nonprofit organization that empowers and embraces all ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse people to take action to revive abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving local communities across the Pacific Northwest.

We activate place-based volunteers through our River Steward Program, skills-based volunteers through our Native Fish Fellowship Program, and increase our circle of women advocating for wild fish through our Women for Wild Fish Initiative. Recent successes include protecting 22,000 miles of fish habitat in Oregon from harmful mining, establishing 8 rivers as wild steelhead sanctuaries in Washington, and precedent-setting hatchery reform to revive threatened wild salmon on Oregon’s Sandy River. In our 25-year history, the Native Fish Society has never been more impactful on the issues defining the future of wild, native fish. Our community is passionate, persistent, and focused on long-term relationships and solutions.

We seek a full-time Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator to grow and empower our River Stewards in southern Oregon and coordinate conservation initiatives in the region. This role is best filled by a person who is infectiously upbeat, highly organized, and energized by meeting new people. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to grow as a leader and make a big, positive impact on the rivers and streams that sustain our Pacific Northwest communities and cultures. Homebase for this position is out of your home office anywhere in the southern Oregon region and will require frequent travel around the region and beyond.

The Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator will play an important role in implementing our organizational strategies, including our work to cultivate a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for wild fish. Native Fish Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit and maintain a diverse, comprehensive, and effective network of River Stewards across the southern Oregon region, with the upper Klamath basin, Rogue Valley, Umpqua basin, and southern Oregon coast as focus areas.
  • Provide support to River Stewards to ensure that conservation challenges and opportunities are identified, prioritized, and resolved utilizing the best-available science and the support of grassroots activism.
  • Seek positive partnering relationships with public and private groups, local community members, tribal nations and indigenous communities, state and federal agencies, and landowners.
  • Collaborate with the Conservation Director and program staff to implement new tools and practices for our volunteer network.
  • Share Native Fish Society’s mission, vision, programs, strategies, and campaigns clearly and compellingly, verbally and in writing with our community, partners, and natural resource decision makers.


  • Ability to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Volunteer service mentality
  • Superb written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Savvy with basic technology like Microsoft Office suite & Google app suite
  • Creative, adaptive, and self-starter attitude
  • Time management, multi-tasking, and flexibility with job duties
  • Organized and inspiring team member

Ideal candidate:

    • Experience in non-profit grassroots organizing and leading grassroots advocacy initiatives.
    • Familiarity with state and federal policy processes and environmental laws and regulations.
    • Experience working with federal and state agencies, nonprofit partners, and tribal nations.
    • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency and experience working with and building lasting relationships with communities of color and marginalized communities.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Starting salary commensurate with related work experience and qualifications. 2020 budgeted salary range of $35,000-$45,000
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical coverage or stipend, Simple IRA retirement account with employer match, monthly cell stipend, mileage reimbursement, and generous leave policy.

Application Instructions

Application review will begin January 2, 2020. The position is open until filled. Please send application materials (resume, cover letter, and three references) to Please include “S. OR Regional Coordinator & Your Name” in the subject line.

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