Project Manager - South Coast Office

SCOAST · Beaufort, South Carolina
Department SCOAST
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Classification: Exempt, full-time, salaried

 

Reports to: South Coast Office Director

 

Location: South Coast Office - Beaufort

 

Summary:

Under the direction of the South Coast Office Director, the Project Manager will work on coastal issues involving land use, planning, public health, sustainable agriculture, energy and climate, air and water quality, and environmental justice. This job requires extensive grassroots organizing, strategic planning and problem-solving, relationship building, communication with thought leaders, policy analysis and interpretation, and managing, multiple projects in a fast-paced, often quickly changing environment. This position requires flexibility to meet the external demands of the job and will require working some evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate will have diverse experience and education centered on conservation issues, public outreach, and change management.

 

Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will build and manage networks with citizens, businesses, partner organizations, and public officials to respond to specific threats to environmental resources. This work requires:

 

  • Monitoring, identifying, and analyzing media, public notices, and permits to identify emerging issues.
  • Developing messaging and content for presentation at public meetings and hearings
  • Researching and gathering information to develop Conservation League positions.
  • Designing, initiating, supporting, and leading grassroots efforts to educate the public on often complex situations with multiple options; gain community support to affect desired change.
  • Researching new and developing environmental and land use issues, evaluating the Conservation League’s role, and identifying next steps, including identification of required resources.
  • Communicating regularly and effectively through a number of media channels including monthly newsletters, magazine articles and emails.
  • Regularly working with the media to deliver Conservation League messaging.
  • Engaging members of the community through sponsored events and educational outreach.
  • Working with the Development team on grant proposals to gain funding and support
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with Board members, donors, and members

 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a history and passion for environmental advocacy work while passionately representing the Conservation League and working with the public, elected officials and media.

 

Competencies:

  • Able to handle multiple, complex projects,
  • Creative problem-solving skills,
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills – in group, one-on-one and public venues
  • Able to effectively interface with the public,
  • Attention to detail to produce quality work products,
  • Able to perform under demanding and/or quickly changing conditions.

 

 

Work Environment:

This position requires performing work-related tasks in a variety of environments and may include remote, on-site office, and external events.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field,
  • Three years’ demonstrated advocacy experience preferred or three years’ experience in an environmental field, communications, media relations, or campaign organizing.

 

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.   

 

 

Value Proposition

The Coastal Conservation League offers a competitive suite of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; life insurance, 403(b) retirement and generous paid time off policies.

  

Equal Opportunity

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League is an equal opportunity employer. The Conservation League does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


 


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  • Location
    Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Department
    SCOAST
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level