The Urban Climate Resilience Manager will contribute to the development of innovative analyses, tools, and frameworks to identify, address and prioritize urban conservation needs and associated climate resilience strategies. They will serve as a key contact and collaborator with city agencies, organizations, businesses, institutions, and communities to advance adaptation-based, socio-ecological centered urban conservation practices in response to climate change. They will develop and provide data analysis, planning, project management, and technical support to the team while working to cultivate strong partnerships and jointly funded projects. Project areas may include green stormwater infrastructure, flood resilience, urban forestry, equitable access to nature, multi-functional natural infrastructure, climate policy, and climate adaptive communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Serve on a dynamic team leading urban conservation for The Nature Conservancy across multiple states.
- Provides strategic analysis, project management, and implementation of urban conservation agenda for key strategy areas.
- Manage projects to ensure timely and impactful conservation outcomes within budget guidance. Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
- Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on cross-disciplinary knowledge, experience, and context.
- Serve as an external facing member of the team to build and foster partner relationships and execute work on the ground with partners.
- Manage plans, contracts, grants, budgets and write request for proposals.
- Financial responsibility will include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
- Scope new projects with existing and potential partners including proposal writing and budget development.
- Oversee logistics for research, project development, monitoring, and fieldwork.
- Contribute to project fundraising strategy and implementation.
- Use a variety of communication formats and means to translate science and urban conservation initiatives for a wide range of audiences including agency, NGO, and community-based partners.
- Some travel along with evening and weekend hours may be required.