The Conservation Project Manager (CPM) provides project management, funder reporting and tracking, guides proposal development, and provides other support to program staff working toward the achievement of conservation outcomes in the Texas Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
The Conservation Project Manager (CPM) will work collaboratively with a strategic set of complex and/or cross-functional project teams to establish project goals, develop project plans and facilitate project implementation in a way that produces quality conservation deliverables on-time and within budget. The CPM will use conservation and project management knowledge to guide project teams in developing innovative solutions, navigating conflict resolution, engaging and communicating with stakeholders, resolving barriers, and maintaining progress toward outcomes. The CPM will help facilitate effective communication between conservation, science and development teams and other key audiences within the Chapter .The CPM will further support the Chapter by developing and managing a clear system for tracking key information and progress on the Chapter’s conservation project portfolio.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- The geographic scope of the Conservation Project Manager’s work will be largely within the Texas Chapter but may include multi-state, regional and /or national collaborations, partnerships and projects.
- Coordinate the work of complex, cross-functional and/or interdisciplinary project teams toward the delivery of identified conservation outcomes.
- Use project management tools and strategies to lead teams through project definition, development of project team structure, scope and work plans, timely and effective project implementation and delivery of outcomes on time and within budget.
- Serve as key point of contact between project team and project sponsor and facilitate effective communication between team and other key internal and external audiences.
- Serve as a key point of contact between development and conservation staff to ensure funding deliverables are met.
- Provide contract management, including tracking of project/contract timeline, completion of deliverables, and ensuring timely delivery of deliverables.
- Assist project teams with developing solutions, resolving conflicts, communicating with stakeholders and maintaining progress toward outcomes.
- Interact effectively as needed with conservation, science, operations, and development staff.
- Develop and manage a clear system for tracking key information and progress on the BU’s entire conservation project portfolio.
- Make frequent independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context with consideration to varied perspectives.
- May manage or participate in complex negotiations.
- May supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, including training and professional development
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.