Vacancy: Project Manager, Conservation Finance and Community Development (Position is now closed)
The Project Manager has strong organizational and team-building skills, can facilitate collaboration to drive accountability and best practices, and manage timelines toward the closing of large-scale conservation agreements.
Location: Remote in Eastern Standard Time
Closing Date: March 17, 2023
Location: Fully remote
Reports to: Global Portfolio Lead
Status: Full-time, exempt
You’ll join a top-notch team and innovative partnership committed to community economic development and the durable protection of millions of hectares of land and ocean. The Project Manager will work within technical project finance for permanence (PFP) assessment and planning teams, responsible for internal organization, driving accountability and best practices, and managing the timeline toward the closing of large-scale conservation agreements. The Project Manager will report to the Global Portfolio Lead and is generally accountable to the Team Lead of each PFP project, may also be asked to provide ad-hoc technical or administrative support necessary to ensure the success of the projects.
Project Management (80%)
Develop and oversee project plans that result in the successful completion of large-scale, multi-stakeholder conservation deals around the world. Activities include, but are not limited to:
Develop workplans, budgets, and personnel charts
Coordinate Enduring Earth staff and resources
Professionalize the structure and operation of large and diverse teams
Assume accountability for internal and external project deadlines
Ensure clear and professional communication with external stakeholders
Knowledge Management (10%):
Develop and maintain standardized templates, tools and processes that can support the project management of future deals.
Identify, administer and/or support communication mechanisms to share information on common areas of interest.
Participate in, and/or lead, communities of practice and workshops promoting best practices in project management.
Ad-Hoc Support (10%):
Independently identify opportunities to provide technical and administrative support to project teams.
Develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of topics, including financial modeling, conservation science, and community economic development.
5 to 8+ years of experience managing large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects.
Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships and facilitate collaboration across multiple partners, institutions, and international cultures to achieve shared goals.
An ability to learn new information, synthesize that information, identify key themes, and convert to action-oriented tasks.
Excellent written and oral communication skills (ideally in English and Spanish).
Strong time management and organizational skills including experience managing multiple project flows.
Experience with multi-party deals (analysis, development, negotiation, etc.).
Experience working with PowerPoint, Excel, and project management software.
Experience in a consulting and/or investment firm, multi-lateral agency, or a global development contractor.
Characteristics for success:
A trusted team member, who exhibits integrity, discretion, and good judgment every day.
Committed to serving others and collaborating to achieve the results that define team success.
Acts humbly, listens actively, and engages in open and constructive dialogue to find the best ideas and solutions.
Passion to do high-quality work, continuously learn and achieve results.
Brings a great attitude and positive energy, is resourceful to advance projects independently and flexible and adaptable when priorities change.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range: To be disclosed further along the process.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% automatic contribution and a 3% employer match on 401(k) contributions; pre-tax transportation benefits; and paid holiday, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected]
Application deadline: March 17, 2023
Enduring Earth Deal Fund and Hub is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Windward Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at [email protected].
About Enduring Earth
Enduring Earth is a collaboration of The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, World Wildlife Fund and ZOMALAB, the family office of Ben and Lucy Ana Walton. They are committed to using Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) to accelerate ocean, land and freshwater conservation worldwide to help address the climate and biodiversity crises and support community development.