Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $20.00 – 22.00 hourly, Dependent on Qualifications (DOQ)
POSITION: Forest Lands Study Data Manager
WORK SCHEDULE: 15-20 hours per month (variable/flexible)
LOCATION: Anacortes, WA. Can work remotely, but must be able to attend occasional in person meeting, 1-3 times a year.
TIME PERIOD: Part-time, permanent (Independent Contractor)
WAGE: $20.00 – 22.00 hourly, Dependent on Qualifications (DOQ)
DEADLINE: Continuous, open until filled

The Data Manager will support the overall mission of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL) Study by overseeing, organizing, and storing data. This position does not include data analysis. In addition, the Data Manager will collaborate closely with volunteer field data collectors and Project Manager to ensure accurate and efficient data collection and reporting. Manager will also be involved with creating outreach materials based on field data to report findings to the general public.


  • Responsible for collecting field survey sheets from project leads, conducting a quality check of data sheets, and filing the checked data sheets in database.
  • Work with field volunteers to ensure efficient and accurate data collection methods and techniques.
  • Establish and maintain data filing systems so that they are user-friendly.
  • Work with volunteers, Project Managers, and community partners to assist in the reporting of data results through various outreach methods; including websites, newsletters, press releases, presentations, grant reporting, etc.
  • Evaluate the performance of data systems and seek ways to enhance them.


  • Familiarity of forest ecosystems, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Must be based within the greater Salish Sea region.
  • Background in data management, environmental studies, fieldwork, or related/applicable field.
  • Interest in conservation and environmental stewardship efforts.
  • Familiar with basic databases and IT systems (Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient at digesting, understanding, and organizing large amounts of data.
  • Enjoys being part of a team while also being able to work independently.

All applicants must be 18 years or older and have the ability to use all safety equipment. Must possess a willingness to perform physical activity and work in adverse weather/field conditions, if applicable. Must demonstrate ability to rely on experience, training and independent judgment in determining how to plan and execute responsibilities in a resourceful and effective manner.

To see the job description and learn more about Transition Fidalgo, please visit:

The Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL) Study is a collaborative program in partnership between Friends of the Forest, City of Anacortes, and Transition Fidalgo. Transition Fidalgo is a local non-profit dedicated to spurring local responses to climate change that strengthen our community and help heal the planet. The study is one of many community projects that Transition Fidalgo coordinates that is dedicated to boosting community and climate resiliency.

This program engages community volunteers to conduct baseline studies of the forests in the ACFL so that changes are monitored in the environment as climate change intensifies over the coming years. This volunteer-led project is guided by an advisory board that includes experts in forest ecology, resource management, and the administration of volunteer programs.

The ACFL Forest Study has three objectives:
1. To get to know our forest better (we care for things that we know more intimately)
2. To document current conditions and then to track how the forest is responding and changing
3. To make that data available to researchers and land managers, so that we learn how forests
respond and if/how we can help them adapt more successfully.
Learn more about the Forest Study on our website at:

Transition Fidalgo started in 2006 and became a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2008
Vision: We envision a world where humanity has drastically reduced its reliance on fossil fuels, living wisely and well within planetary limits.

Mission:  To spur local responses to climate change that strengthen our community and help heal the planet. TF urges a move away from fossil fuels through decreasing energy demand, increasing efficiency, supporting renewable energy, and fostering the local production of food, energy, and goods.

Transition Fidalgo does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, gender, religion, creed, political belief, national origin, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability. 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Kelsey Kittleson, Program Coordinator, at with the subject line titled “Forest Data Manager App”.

Transition Fidalgo is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. It is the policy of Transition Fidalgo to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice: Individuals, who need an ADA accommodation to complete the application, test or interview process, please email Kelsey Kittleson, Program Coordinator, at