Program Manager Position with the Institute for Integrative Conservation

The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) at William & Mary is seeking applicants for a Program Manager. The incumbent in this position will be integral to the launch and growth of the IIC, which started operations in January 2020. The Program Manager will be an active team member supporting many external facing functions to promote and develop the work of the IIC. This is an excellent early career opportunity to help launch a new conservation program at William & Mary.

The position is responsible for (but not limited to):

. prepare research proposals and influence the design and implementation of research projects;

. develop in-person and online communications and promote the IIC on social media

. organizing and coordinating IIC programming, including establishing and organizing meetings, workshops, and events with

conservation partners;

. managing relationships with multiple stakeholders who are internal and external to W&M;

. coordinate and manage research projects, including student research, with external partners;

There will also be opportunities for the Program Manager to be involved in conservation-focused curricula and research projects, depending on their interests, as well as opportunities for domestic and international travel.

Required Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to conservation (for example, geospatial science, biology, geography, geology,

environmental science, marine science) or related field. Comparable education or experience will be considered.

. Experience or educational concentration in conservation related field.

Volunteer experience will be considered.

. Knowledge of current conservation topics.

. Demonstrates strong presentation and communication ability

. Demonstrates excellence in management and organizational skills

. Strong quantitative and analysis skills

. A commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

. Master’s degree in a conservation-related field

. Proficiency with geospatial and/or data analysis software tools

. Experience with developing and maintaining online communications, through web sites and social media tools

. Experience with travel abroad, to non-English speaking countries

. Previous knowledge of or desire to learn local languages

. Previous experience in conservation research and/or conservation practice

. Prior program management or supervisory experience.

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