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FT Position - Mt. Hamilton, CA - The Nature Conservancy - Program Manager

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... The Nature Conservancy Saving the Last Great Places JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGER I JOB
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 06/10/2005 04:38 PM -----

      The Nature Conservancy
      Saving the Last Great Places

      JOB DESCRIPTION


      JOB TITLE:                                                   PROGRAM MANAGER
      I
      JOB FAMILY:                                                Conservation -
      Field

      JOB NUMBER:                                             8023

      FLSA STATUS:                                               Exempt
      RELATED POSITION TITLES:                 Field Representative, Project
      Manager


      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

      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
      volunteers.

      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.



      KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
      *         Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, biology, forestry, natural
      resources management or related field and three years related work
      experience.
      *         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.


      COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING:
      *         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.

      DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:
      *         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
      with ambiguity.
      *         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.

      COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
      *         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



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