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TNC Invites Applications for Innovative Restoration Project Manager

November 22, 2019

Position Title
Image result for the nature conservancyInnovative Restoration Project Manager
Bend or Burns Oregon preferred; other Western US locations considered                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Job Description

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow.

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

 

Are you effective at managing large-scale conservation projects that considers both the big picture thinking and minute details necessary for success? Do you have demonstrated experience building partnerships and collaboration among diverse teams and audiences with a commitment to inclusivity that values diverse perspectives to achieve the best outcomes? Our Innovative Restoration Project Manager position might be your next career move!

In this newly created role, you will use matrix management to coordinate a complex, six-state restoration strategy addressing the invasive annual grass and wildfire cycle in western sagebrush ecosystems. Working both internally and externally, you will use strong communication, team building, and organizational skills to ensure the Innovative Restoration team meets timeline goals and achieves strategic outcomes. As our Innovative Restoration Project Manager, you will also build strong partnerships with other agencies, organizations, and stakeholders to further development and demonstration of new restoration solutions that improve upon and leverage traditional models.

 

In 2017 key states of The Nature Conservancy came together and collectively identified an ambitious goal to reverse negative trends in sagebrush habitat conditions and loss, and stop declines in Greater-Sage Grouse populations, while sustaining rural economics of affective communicates and building a constituency for collaborative conservation by 2030. The program director overseeing this effort now seeks a project manager to coordinate the planning and implementation of the Innovative Restoration strategy for the Sagebrush Sea Program.

 

The hiring range for this position based in Bend or Burns Oregon is $65,000 – $70,000 per year.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.

• Team leadership experience, including motivating, leading, setting goals and managing performance.

• Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies

• Experience negotiating.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

• 5-7 years’ experience managing projects and/or teams or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience with tribal governments, rural communities and/or indigenous communities

• Demonstrated ability to be proactive and create workplans and project management tools based on high level outcomes and/or strategies.

• Fluency in scientific, research, and/or product development terminology and processes

• Demonstrated experience influencing without authority and navigating in ambiguous circumstances.

• Understanding of adaptive management and ability to create flexibility and responsiveness in project teams.

• Knowledge of current trends and practices in sagebrush ecosystem restoration and land management.

 
 
 

 


HOW TO APPLY

To apply visit www.nature.org/careers to position number 48225, in the keywords search, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.

All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 8:59 Pacific Time on December 30, 2019. nature.org/careers

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

 

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.


 

 

 

 

 

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

 

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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