[PCA] JOB: Project Mgr - Sustainable Conservation (San Francisco, CA)

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Fri Oct 21 12:13:51 CDT 2005

JOB OPENING - Partners in Restoration
Project Manager-Sustainable Conservation

Background:  Sustainable Conservation partners with business, agriculture
and government leaders to find practical ways that the private sector can
protect clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems. The independent
nonprofit organization leads powerful collaborations that produce real
solutions and sustain the vitality of both the economy and the
environment. We are seeking a Project Manager to take our Partners in
Restoration (PIR) program to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
This position is based in San Francisco, though it may be possible for the
right candidate to be based on the Central Coast.

PIR is an innovative "one-stop regulatory shopping" program for landowners
who implement conservation projects on their property.  PIR coordinates
and streamlines the regulatory review process while complying fully with
environmental regulation.  This removes a significant disincentive to
voluntary conservation, making it easier for landowners to do important
conservation projects to improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat
and preserve agricultural resources.

Responsibilities:  The Project Manager will be expected to oversee the
development and implementation of the PIR program in San Luis Obispo and
Santa Barbara counties.  Responsibilities will include:
 - Planning and conducting stakeholder meetings and field trips;
 - Analyzing the potential environmental impacts of best management
 - Building relationships with local, state and federal regulatory
agencies and community organizations;
 - Developing and negotiating permits and agreements between the NRCS, RCD
and regulatory agencies.

Qualifications:  We are looking for a person with excellent project
management skills who has a passion for enhancing the environment through
non-traditional means.  The following qualifications are general
 - At least two years of project management experience, preferably in land
use, water, and/or habitat restoration;
 - Self-starter capable of working both independently and in groups;
 - Working knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations;
 - Experience developing and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships;
 - Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
 - Experience in merging public, nonprofit and private sector agendas;
Ability to maximize work product in a flexible and unstructured
 - Bachelors degree with preference for degree in natural resource
management, public administration, and/or business;
 - Private sector experience.

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

Contact:  Send resume and cover letter to Kim Collins, Sustainable
Conservation, kcollins at suscon.org (subject line: PIR Project Manager),
fax: (415) 977-0381

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