Cities Program Manager

Cities Program Manager

Type of offer:

In collaboration with a cross-functional team and the Director of Urban Programs, the Manager will help hone the strategic direction and conservation portfolio of the Greening Our Cities initiative and will deliver on-the-ground conservation projects with a focus on l enhancing community resilience to climate change.  The Manager will develop and advance partnerships with a diverse set of key stakeholders – including but not limited to neighborhood, municipal, state, and federal government entities, conservation organizations, foundations, academia, and faith-based groups.  Together with partners, they will design and deliver equitable nature-based solutions that reduce flooding and extreme heat in New Jersey cities. The Manager will demonstrate understanding of the social and economic opportunities/challenges in New Jersey and approach conservation decisions with a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice lens.


  • Build and maintain meaningful partnerships with and among stakeholders, including community-based organizations, government officials and funders, to accomplish program goals.
  • Develop and effectively manage on-the-ground conservation greening projects in New Jersey cities.   
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to assess best practices related to nature-based solutions for heat island impacts and stormwater retention and/or localized flooding.
  • Participate as an active member of TNC’s North America Cities Network.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.  
Location: New Jersey
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: June 13, 2021
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