Urban Conservation Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



United States


About Us


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.


Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Urban Conservation team! This position will play an essential role in shaping and implementing strategies that will conserve and enhance naturals systems for the benefit of people and nature in Philadelphia’s urban environment.


With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.



Position Summary


We are looking for a capable individual who can manage and lead small to large-scale complex projects that focus on facilitating public/private partnerships related to green infrastructure practices in the City of Philadelphia. The Project Manager’s work will have a strong emphasis on implementing green storm water infrastructure projects that incorporate tangible place-based projects, that have ecological and social co-benefits, innovating financing solutions and policy development that helps to improve the region’s water quality, air quality, quality of life, and other benefits to nature and people.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years related experience in environmental engineering, urban design, business consulting, urban policy, urban planning, and/or storm water management or equivalent combination.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience working across differences such as race, culture, disabilities, socio-economic class and language groups. 
  • Ability to manage and implement complex projects.
  • Experience leading or participating on cross functional teams, working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience in equitable partnership development and building relationships with diverse constituencies and stakeholders
  • Experience writing reports and proposals.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web browsers.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46327 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 9th, 2018

 The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.