Resilient Communities Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is searching for a Project Manager to lead exciting and challenging projects as part of the Resilient Communities Strategy within TNC California’s Climate Program. With a focus on wildlife crossings and sprawl, the Resilient Communities Strategy team works throughout California to protect important habitats, restore connectivity, and to reduce climate risks to both human and ecological communities.
The Strategy team is looking for a Project Manager to advance TNC’s wildlife crossing demonstration projects in multiple locations. This work involves coordinating with multiple partners and government agencies, as well as across the Resilient Communities multidisciplinary and matrixed strategy team. For example, they will work closely with infrastructure and natural resource agencies as well as other partners and collaborators (internal and external) to ensure that crossings get built and to aid in the development of policies, legislation or other mechanisms to support strategy goals.
In addition, the Project Manager will provide support to the strategy team in working to 1) incentivize incorporating nature into regional planning efforts and improving mitigation and other investments, and 2) leverage creative environmental permitting strategies to advance habitat connectivity, curb sprawl and achieve TNC conservation goals within California.
The ideal candidate is an adept project manager, a passionate, motivated problem-solver, skilled in partnerships and relationship building, a strong communicator and collaborator. The project manager is a good listener, values all voices, enjoys working with a team of collaborators, as well as producing high quality individual work. The ideal candidate cares about conservation and addressing the climate and biodiversity crises, and advancing the role of nature in creating healthy, equitable and resilient solutions. Experience or interest in working with diverse communities, stakeholders, equity groups and tribes to craft solutions that are sensitive to the needs and values of each individual and group is also valuable.
- BA/BS degree and at least 5 years of experience in conservation practice or related field such as wildlife crossing implementation, environmental design and permitting, transportation engineering, environmental law, land use planning, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
- Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
- Experience negotiating solutions, facilitating dialogues, managing expectations, and connecting with a diverse set of partners and sectors.
To apply for job ID 54063, submit your materials (resume and cover letter) online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 8:59 PM PST on 10/12/2023.