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The Nature Conservancy seeks Southeastern Connecticut Project Manager

September 15, 2021

Position Title                                                                                                                                     506017_1631650741421_TNCLogoPrimaryCMYKTagENG
Southeastern Connecticut Project Manager
 
 
 
Position Summary
 
The Southeastern Connecticut Project Manager provides technical leadership, supports
and convenes diverse leaders and knowledge-holders within the community, including
user groups and other stakeholders, as well as academic institutions and federal, state,
and municipal representatives to review existing community-informed visions, plans,
research and proposed projects to identify intersections among them and prioritize
opportunities for integration and implementation.
About Us
 
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
 
We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
 
Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.
 
Position Summary
 
The Southeastern Connecticut Project Manager provides technical leadership, supports and convenes diverse leaders and knowledge-holders within the community, including user groups and other stakeholders, as well as academic institutions and federal, state, and municipal representatives to review existing community-informed visions, plans, research and proposed projects to identify intersections among them and prioritize opportunities for integration and implementation. They recognize the importance of listening to community values and needs, sharing knowledge, and holding space for people to choose their own civic priorities. They support rapid-cycle learning and equitable conservation practices that empower community-based stewardship and help build local capacity for project implementation.
 
This position reports to the Director of Marine Systems Conservation and supports overall administration, facilitation and execution of the Resilient Southeastern Connecticut Project, adaptive management of project priorities, coordinates and tracks project logistics and communications, and liaises with planning and implementation partners. With guidance from the Project Team, the Southeastern Connecticut Project Manager lays the groundwork for successful, on-the-ground and in-the-water, project implementation by working with communities and qualified contractors to evaluate potential project sites, assess feasibility and site-specific characteristics, conduct equity and cost-benefit analyses, and identify and address potential barriers to final design and implementation of complex water quality improvement, habitat protection and restoration, and resilience projects. The Project Manager coordinates closely with Chapter’s Community Engagement Specialist, sharing approaches and learnings.
 
Skills & Experience
 
  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in environmental conservation and management, social science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional emphasis on community-based environmental management coursework or experience.
  • Experience managing and implementing complex or multiple projects.
  • Strong writing, speaking and listening skills in English.
  • Experience in partnership development with government agencies, universities, community groups or other non-governmental organizations.
  • Interpersonal skills, including ability to negotiate, influence, and persuade without authority.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks independently with respect to timelines.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Zoom or comparable virtual meeting platforms, and Internet applications.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of outreach and training materials.
 
 
 
Apply Now
 
To apply for job ID 50245, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page 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 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.
 
TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.
 

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