Careers at BEF

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BEF is consistently recognized as one of the Best 100 Nonprofits and Best 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon, a distinction of which we are extremely proud.

Excellent Pay and Time Off/Healthcare Benefits

403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% Match

Employer Paid Professional Development

Work From Home and Flexible Schedule Options

Fun Staff Retreats, Outings, and Events

Open Positions
Project Manager – Watersheds Team


2 to 4 year(s) related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience working in the environmental/restoration field or in carbon markets.


Project Manager

BEF brings together partners across all sectors of society to co-create innovative solutions that address climate challenges primarily by restoring freshwater ecosystems and by catalyzing a renewable energy future for all.

BEF is an entrepreneurial nonprofit working on environmental solutions at the intersection of energy, decarbonization and water. Partnerships are key to our success. We build long-term relationships with businesses , utilities, community organizations, tribes and philanthropic partners by first understanding their goals and opportunities and then collaborating toward solutions that achieve measurable environmental benefits.

About the Watersheds Program?
Revitalizing critical watersheds takes collective, sustained effort. We build capacity for the long run. BEF’s watersheds team champions an integrated, community-based, whole watershed approach to overcome barriers to restoring freshwater ecosystems.

BEF is a trusted advisor and funder to a wide range of foundations, watershed organizations, community groups, government agencies, tribal nations, and water stewardship nonprofits. Our partners count on us to bring adaptive approaches, unbiased expertise, and a deep understanding of how to leverage resources and relationships to build much-needed capacity to restore watersheds. So can you.

Who are we looking for?

Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is seeking a Project Manager for our Watersheds Program.  The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team environment and has the skills and experience to contribute high-impact work that propels both BEF’s mission and our partners’ success.

This position is responsible for providing project management support to the Washington Regional Carbon Credit Operator Pilot program, providing support to the Climate Resilient Riparian Systems program in Washington State, and supporting reporting, partner coordination, and learning across diverse initiatives. This position will also provide reporting coordination for grants, and support meeting facilitation and outreach to agency, tribal, NGO and other Washington project partners.

Why Join Us? Our Values Are: 

Partnership: We believe we can accomplish more by working together. 

Adaptability: We evolve, adapt, and apply what we learn to improve our approaches and outcomes.

Knowledge: We seek out and value diverse perspectives, embrace new ideas, and advance new approaches.

Innovation: We recognize the scope and pace of the change we need demands innovation, drawing on knowledge from the past and new information and tools. 

Integrity: We are honest with our employees, customers, and our partners.  We seek to deliver outcomes that benefit the environment and the people we serve. 


Primary Duties:

Project Management Support

  • Provide technical assistance to implementation partners who are working to restore riparian habitat for endangered salmon, climate resiliency, and farmland viability. 
  • Working with Tribes, Conservation Districts, state agencies, local governments, and non-profit organizations, this position will help partners enter restoration projects into carbon credit protocols, learn and manage the monitoring protocols, and establish long-term stewardship plans.
  • Learn the current carbon registry partner protocols for both preservation and afforestation and guide local partners through the process of entering their project plans into the protocols.
  • Along with the Watersheds Senior Program Manager, meet with state agency partners to understand policy constraints of current grant programs for leveraging carbon credits and work to adjust policy as needed.
  • Engage with Tribal and commercial nurseries and other BEF staff to understand native plant supply chain needs and opportunities for the restoration system in WA state.
  • Work with partners within the Floodplains by Design network to help integrate emergency planning, response, and recovery efforts into local integrated floodplain management efforts.

Reporting, Meeting Support, Outreach

  • Build collaborative partnerships with current funders and implementation partners, holding regular meetings to understand and meet technical assistance needs.
  • Lead quarterly reporting and billing for associated grant contracts and subawards with local partners.
  • Help build broader understanding and support for these efforts amongst practitioners, organization leaders, and elected officials through collaboration on a learning program and coordinated site tours.
  • Help expand the carbon credit regional operator program through recruitment of new implementation partners.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation. 
  • Other duties as assigned.   



  • 2 to 4 year(s) related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience working in the environmental/restoration field or in carbon markets.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.


Job specific skills requirements: 

  • Experience working with diverse populations, tribes, community-based organizations, utilities, contractors, engineers and local, state and federal agency staff. 
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment, managing multiple projects at once.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to manage project budgets, timelines, and metrics.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all employee and company information.


What’s in it for you: 

  • Salary Range: $62,000 – $77,000 per year, depending on experience.
  • 100% Employer paid Medical, Short Term and Long-Term Disability, Life insurance for employees; 75% subsidized for family/dependents.
  • Retirement plan with 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Generous personal time off (PTO) and Vacation Policy including alternative care and  self-care leave.
  • Four Week paid sabbatical after first 6 years, then every 5 years thereafter
  • Opportunity to grow through training and development including a generous paid professional development budget. 
  • Remote work environment.


Bonneville Environmental Foundation is an EEO employer.