Project Manager, Boston Waterfront Initiative - Boston (year-round, full-time)

Job Type

Full Time




United States


About The Trustees:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 60,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

The Boston Waterfront Initiative:

The Trustees have engaged in a Boston Waterfront Initiative to advance a vision for the Boston waterfront that is focused on open space creation and the potential for a Trustees-owned and/or managed park/s or park system. Our vision is to advance iconic, bold open space that serves as a world-class destination and increases our stature as a city on the coast; supports diverse community need and accessibility; brings value to Boston’s climate resiliency goals; and is financially feasible both in its creation as well as its long- term care.

This Initiative is in line with The Trustees’ 2018 Strategic Plan, is a key element of Trustees’ Boston Vision, its Coastal Strategy, and is a leading effort in continuing our 125 year-old mission of preserving natural and scenic resources for public use and enjoyment. This Initiative will require compelling and effective collaboration among key non‐profits, government agencies and departments, community organizations, management of key consultants, and both development and implementation of an operating framework that will move it forward.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will support and coordinate the efforts of the Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative, in partnership with various entities, toward the creation of a greener, more accessible and resilient Boston Waterfront. This is a critical position that facilitates the project both internally and externally, and provides effective support to the Project Director and project team. Specifically, the Project Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist the Initiative’s Managing Director and staff team in shaping and executing the project scope and objectives as they evolve.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed project plan to monitor, drive, and track progress. This includes coordination of regular meetings with the internal project team and accountability for follow ups.
  • Measure project performance against the Initiative’s stated goals, outcomes, and outputs.
  • Provide general support to the Managing Director with regard to the Initiative, including logistics and relationship management with lead consultants, City of Boston staff, and other core stakeholders.
  • Develop and foster relationships with project-related partners, the project’s principle consultants, and internal project supporters.
  • Represent The Trustees with external communications, outreach, and meetings on the Initiative, as needed.
  • Facilitate collaborative work with various external partners including non‐profit organizations, government agencies, and community groups and stay abreast of partner goals, strategies, and projects.
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings and presentations. This can involve scheduling of multiple parties, development of preparatory materials and presentations, and providing other related support.
  • Provide regular and thorough updates, reports, and presentations internally and externally on progress of the Initiative.
  • Create, organize, and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Manage financials and record-keeping for the Initiative, within Trustees standards and systems.
  • Work closely with the Development Department on funding opportunities that may support the Initiative. This includes managing and providing content for grant applications, donor solicitations, and associated reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-6 years of project management experience.
  • Successful experience and comfort with a variety of project management practices, preferably with experience in non-profit settings.
  • Excellent client‐facing and internal communication skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Extremely strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multi‐tasking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, as well as establish and meet deadlines; proven ability to mobilize others towards deadlines and goals.
  • Fluency with basic computer applications (Microsoft Office suite).
  • Must be a team player with a strong commitment to collaborative work with colleagues, volunteers, partners, and others.
  • Must be self‐motivated and able to work without close supervision.
  • A commitment to Trustees mission and a basic understanding of climate change concepts and implications for the City of Boston.

Benefits and Salary:

The Trustees offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick and personal time, as well as the option to participate in our 401(k) and 529 savings plans. We also offer the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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