22 Feb 2016

Part-Time Project Manager

Heartland Conservation AllianceAnywhere

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Job Description

At its earliest opportunity, HCA will hire a Project Manager through a competitive hiring process, under the supervision of the Board of Directors and in compliance with all applicable state and Federal laws and grant provisions. The Heartland Conservation Alliance (HCA) will comply with Executive Order 11246, “Equal Employment Opportunity,” as amended by Executive Order 11375 , “Amending Executive Order 11246 Relating to Equal Employment Opportunity,” and as supplemented by regulations at 41 CFR part 60, “Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor.”

The Project Manager’s job description is as follows. The HCA Project Manager implements the organization’s projects, and supports HCA’s operations and partnership activities. The Project Manager implements the directives of the Board of Directors; implements the scope-of-work of grant-funded projects and other programs; and collaborates with HCA staff (if applicable) and personnel from partnering organizations as appropriate to implement project and grant-related requirements.

Qualifications of the Project Manager:

Qualifications of the Project Manager will include graduation from an accredited college or university with Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, planning, natural resource management, community development, landscape architecture, organizational or program management, or a related field; plus at least three years of progressively responsible professional development and management experience. Candidates with significant related experience in lieu of a college degree will also be considered and may be employed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Candidates must be self-motivated and highly independent workers, self-confident and possessing strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, and have excellent organizational skills. The ability to develop relationships and collaborate with partners is critical.

Essential duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager:

The Project Manager will serve under the direction of the HCA President or his/her designee. The scope of the job includes the following duties.

1. Implement Projects
a. Coordinate with Partnership Coordinator to engage and collaborate with partnering organizations.
b. Organizing and directing volunteers for assigned projects.
c. Leading regular Work Group and project meetings related to assigned projects.
d. Maintaining regular communications with Program Director.
e. Conducting education and outreach as determined by assigned projects.

2. Technical Analysis and Support
a. Serves as HCA’s technical resource related to natural resources management, land conservation, public policy, funding, and other related topics.
b. Obtains, analyzes, and synthesizes data.
c. Reviews technical plans, studies, and reports.
d. Provides information, analysis, and recommendations for the Board of Directors.
e. Develops technical analyses, reports, mapping, plans, and policy recommendations.
f. Maintains and manages data and information.

3. Grants Management
a. Helps the Board identify and solicit private, state and Federal grants, appropriations and contributions to further support assigned projects.
b. Manages and tracks grant activities and progress, under the Program Director’s supervision.
c. Prepares required reports for the Board and for granting agencies and partners as required and overseen by Program Director.
d. Leads and attends grant-related meetings.
e. Procures grant-related services and equipment, with Program Director approval, under the Treasurer’s and Program Director’s supervision.
f. Tracking expenses and managing budgets, under the Program Director’s supervision.
g. Tracking hours for in-kind services.

4. Administration
a. Manages routine administrative duties of assigned projects, under the supervision of the Program Director.
b. Maintains project records under the Program Director’s supervision.

Compensation Range:

Salary of $2,000 per month for the period 2016 to 2017.

Project Manager shall complete 30 hours per week on average, with the exception of designated holidays or personal leave. The Project Manager is generally expected be available during normal business hours. The Project Manager is responsible to manage his or her schedule to ensure completion of required responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.

The Program Director will be compensated for up to 15 days of personal leave per year, and seven (7) holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), and Christmas Day. In the event that the Project Manager is employed on a less than full-time basis, Paid Personal Leave and holidays will be prorated; for example, 6 hours per day for a 30-hour week. Paid Personal Leave will be based on the Personal leave for any portion of a year will be prorated; for example, 3.75 days will be provided for a 3-month period. Any unused personal leave at the end of the calendar year or the employee’s employment is forfeited without compensation. The Project Manager must request permission from the Program Director, or in his or her absence, from the Board President or designee to take vacation. Permission must be requested at least 2 calendar weeks prior to the date of leave, except in the case of illness; an immediate family member’s illness or death; or the unanticipated closing of school/childcare. The Board President/designee may waive the advance notice requirement solely at his or her discretion. The Project Manager is responsible to manage his or her schedule around personal leave to ensure the completion of required responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.

Annual Review:

HCA will provide the Project Manager with an annual performance appraisal, which will include an opportunity for employee feedback. The performance appraisal will be conducted by the HCA Board President and any other members of the Board of Directors that the President, at his or her discretion, wishes to include. The employee’s compensation may be adjusted based on the results of this review and available funding, and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may elect to provide additional fringe benefits at a future date and at its sole discretion, subject to the availability of funds. HCA will endeavor to provide fair and equitable pay, based upon the position’s duties and responsibilities, upon the prospective employee’s experience, and upon HCA’s financial and grant requirements.

Find a PDF of this listing at http://www.heartlandconservationalliance.org/#!employment-opportunities/c1lnz

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Jill Erickson via email at heartlandconservationalliance@gmail.com. All applications will be reviewed by a team of staff and board members. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Job Categories: Non-profit. Job Types: Part-Time. Salary: 20,000 - 40,000.

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