Join our team! Sound Rivers Seeks Environmental Project Manager

Sound Rivers

Posted on February 20th, 2019

We’re hiring for the position of Environmental Projects Manager. Sound Rivers has a long tradition of clean water advocacy, protecting and preserving the health and viability of the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. This position is based in our Washington, North Carolina office.

Job Objective

The Environmental Project Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of Sound Rivers’ restoration, research, and water trail programs including planning, organizing, leading, funding and coordinating program and grant activities with external team partners. Projects are focused around environmentally beneficial activities and public education and engagement activities for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds.  Projects generally include some type of construction ranging from river camping platforms to green stormwater infrastructure. The position will be responsible for managing project budgets ranging from $5,000 to $250,000.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop project plans, milestones, deliverables and budgets to accomplish project goals and objectives on a timely basis
  • Manage and oversee on-going projects and contracts, including active grants, resolving challenges and obstacles as they occur, and communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including other staff
  • Build and maintain good relationships with stakeholders including volunteers, government agencies, landowners, community and business leaders, civic organizations, educational institutions, funding institutions and other environmental organizations
  • Identify and develop ideas for new projects and lead the development of grant proposals
  • Coordinate with Sound Rivers three Riverkeepers to identify, evaluate, and prioritize on-going water quality and habitat issues related to the health, protection, and restoration of the river basins
  • Represent Sound Rivers on task forces, committees, appointed boards or commissions, and/or stakeholder groups related to program activities

Qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field, or 4 years of related work experience
  • Project management experience, environmental field preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and the ability to operate a passenger vehicle with a trailer and small motorized and non-motorized watercraft
  • Exceptional speaking, writing, presentation and interpersonal skills are highly desired.
  • Ability to work independently and drive a project from conception to completion
  • Experienced planning, scheduling, and executing the full range of project tasks
  • Ability to effectively communicate with external teams/partners to execute tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Have a demonstrated commitment for the protection of the environment and the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Proficient with MS Office and other essential software
  • Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to learn

Other desired experience:

  • Hands-on experience with projects involving construction, landscaping or other physical environment activities
  • Experience estimating and evaluating bids from subcontractors, and managing subcontractors
  • GIS experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Proficiency in management software
  • Working knowledge of boating operations, seamanship, and water safety

The work environment requires someone that is a self-starter, confident, responsible, reliable, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented. The individual must be flexible in a rapidly changing work environment and work well independently and as part of a team.  This salaried, exempt position requires a normal scheduled work week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend hours as well as occasional overnight travel are required in this job role.

Job duties include physical activity such as walking, hiking or paddling, and require ability to load and carry materials and equipment for research, programs and events, some weighing up to 50 pounds.

Salary range is commensurate with experience and abilities, and reflective of salary levels in nonprofit organizations. Benefits include paid annual leave, paid holidays, paid sick leave and a stipend to assist with health insurance costs.

Sound Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 15, 2019.

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