Opening: May 15, 2017 | Closing: June 15, 2017
This position will lead Willamette Partnership’s Resilient Habitat Program, which is focused on making a strong business case for conservation, increasing investment in sustainable management of working lands, building smarter infrastructure, and creating resilient communities. This position is expected to contribute to and lead the implementation of a broad program vision and strategy that achieves landscape conservation for three target habitat initiatives: f floodplains and streams, oak and prairie, and sagebrush steppe. In addition to guiding the broader program strategy, the program manager will be expected to lead one of these habitat initiatives. The position is expected to:
• Manage the resilient habitat program’s strategy and goal setting;
• Maintain funding and other resource priorities needed to achieve program goals;
• Work with Executive Director and other staff to do business and fund development;
• Identify, form, and sustain a strategic network of partners needed to achieve program goals;
• Develop policy strategies and tools in collaboration with state and local agencies and other stakeholders; and
• Bring specific expertise in the areas of policy implementation, habitat conservation, and/or other areas needed to advance the program’s initiatives.
The ideal candidate is a critical, analytical, and creative thinker; an optimist; and an excellent communicator. An understanding of conservation science and planning, experience with the Endangered Species Act, and facilitation of broad stakeholder groups are highly recommended.