Location negotiable between Mendocino County/Sonoma County, California, United States.
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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The North Coast Restoration Project Manager directs some or all aspects of restoration, monitoring, protection, and community relations for the North Coast geographic area within the California Business Unit (BU). Serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community.
The North Coast Restoration Project Manager establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility, defines conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. They develop innovative restoration and scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engage local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- Responsible for multiple, concurrent large-scale estuary and floodplain restoration projects, including grant writing and grant management, contracting and contract oversite for design, engineering, permitting, construction and pre and post construction monitoring.
- Programmatic scope may require cross-boundary work and relationships.
- Leads and manages team or project to support and improve conservation efforts.
- May manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development. Establish clear directions and set stretch objectives.
- Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for the department or program while controlling costs and administering budgets.
- Responsible for ensuring that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs.
- Builds cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Frequently makes independent decision based on analysis, experience, and context.
- 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.
- Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
- Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies
- Experience negotiating.
- Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- 5-7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
- Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
- Demonstrated experience in fundraising.
- Politically savvy.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.
Salary range: $70,000-$80,000
To apply for job ID 50291 submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on September 26th 2021 Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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