Conservation Project Manager

Organization: National Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The National Aquarium is looking for a Conservation Project Manager who manages all aspect of Conservation projects including budget preparation and grant writing, management of paid and unpaid labor, extensive multi-day field work data collection and analysis, communication of results through technical and lay presentations and evaluation of project results including detailed financial reporting.

Essential Functions:

• Prepares and submits grant proposals for Conservation Programs.

• Fully prepares budgets for projects and implements project tasks according to grant conditions, project management templates and departmental guidelines.

• Manages communications of the process and results in coordination with the Communications Department through press events, oral and written submissions to technical and lay audiences, scripted PowerPoint presentations and documentation of media coverage as necessary.

• Conducts evaluation of project results and prepares summary reports including financial reporting.

• Manages staff including Conservation Technicians, interns, Aquarium Conservation Team volunteers and other episodic volunteers as directed.

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

• Master’s degree in environmental science or related field with strong background in tidal wetlands ecology, or related science coursework and a thorough knowledge of environmental science, estuaries, and tidal wetland ecology.

• Must have 2 years of extensive field research experience.

• Must have strong management, written and oral communication skills.

• Knowledge of tidal marsh restoration techniques and technical documentation of the process including hydrology, vegetation, and topography and habitat utilization is required.

• Knowledge of field mapping including Geographic Information Systems, continuous water quality monitoring with use of data sonde, and wetland functional assessment models is preferred.

• Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software applications and have demonstrated experience.

• Must have a valid Driver’s license and be able to drive passenger vans and vehicles with attached trailers.

• Small boat handling experience and SCUBA certification is desired.

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