FT Position - Mt. Hamilton, CA - The Nature Conservancy - Program Manager
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The Nature Conservancy
Saving the Last Great Places
JOB TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGER
JOB FAMILY: Conservation -
JOB NUMBER: 8023
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
RELATED POSITION TITLES: Field Representative, Project
Responsible for implementation of a comprehensive program to protect natural
communities and species and address critical threats to natural systems.
May include contacting and negotiating with property owners to apply a full
range of conservation tools, developing community partnerships, raising
funds, and various types of conservation planning. Work collaboratively
with other conservation staff, chapter leadership, landowners, corporations,
donors and government agencies and coordinate implementation of conservation
practices. May supervise administrative and project staff, interns, or
Mount Hamilton, California: Application of essential functions include: The
Mount Hamilton area is the last significant, unprotected open space between
the San Francisco Bay Area and California’s Central Valley, two of the
fastest growing regions in the state. Since the project was launched in
1998, The Nature Conservancy has protected over 80,000 acres. The Project
Manager will participate in achieving the goals outlined in TNC’s “Mt.
Hamilton Plan” to safeguard key land parcels, link up protected areas into
contiguous blocks of habitat, and achieve conservation consensus with
interested parties. Incumbent will work with local property owners to
secure conservation easements and will apply conservation skills in areas of
ranch and farmland protection, science, conservation and planning, and
public outreach. Responsible for negotiating real estate transactions,
developing strategies to obtain short and long-term objectives, and
promoting the TNC vision of conservation values through engagement in
regional public planning process for proposed Habitat Conservation Plans,
freeways, reservoirs and other larger-scale planning processes.
* Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, biology, forestry, natural
resources management or related field and three years related work
* Negotiation skills and the ability to simultaneously manage
multiple priorities and work under pressure with flexibility.
* Ability to develop timeframes and then complete tasks within
timeframes. Proven organizational skills.
* Experience supervising others in the completion of tasks, setting
objectives and managing performance.
* Knowledge of current trends in conservation practices.
* Experience in science and planning desired; experience in Habitat
Conservation a plus.
* Some background in real estate law is preferred.
* Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel. May
require database management skills with ability to produce reports. Ability
to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet.
Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
* Resolve problems independently as delegated, consulting with
supervisor to resolve unusual or complex problems.
* Act as a resource to others to solve problems.
* Interpret guidelines and analyze factual information to adapt or
modify processes in response to changing circumstances.
* Ability to prioritize tasks and develop timelines for project
completion. Strong organizational skills.
* Duties are performed under minimal supervision. Consults with
manager in event of any unusual circumstance, problem or question that falls
outside of project parameters.
* Exercise independent judgment. Work affords significant
opportunity to act independently and make decisions within tight timeframes
and under pressure.
* Work independently in an entrepreneurial environment; comfortable
* Make sound decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT –FINANCIAL & SUPERVISORY:
* May supervise administrative and conservation staff, interns, and
volunteers, with responsibility for setting performance objectives, training
and managing performance.
* Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to
complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with
budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
* Communication and presentation skills; ability to persuasively
convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups including landowners, donors,
ranchers, public officials, development proponents, board members, the
public and others.
* Work and communicate with a wide range of people from various
backgrounds, including landowners with perspectives that may vary widely.
* Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a team.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
* Ability to work in variable weather conditions, remote locations
and often in physically demanding circumstances.
* Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, current insurance and
reliable personal vehicle available for work use.
* Ability to work an irregular schedule including weekends and
unpredicted schedule changes.
* Work requires occasional physical exertion and/or muscular strain.
Work involves several disagreeable elements and/or exposure to job hazards
where there is some possibility of injury.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to resumes@...
<mailto:resumes@...> . Be sure to include JOB CODE 8023 Program
Manager, Mt. Hamilton in correspondence subject header.
Please visit http://nature.org <http://nature.org/> for more information.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer