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Tree Improvement Project Manager

California, Intermountain West, Lake States, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Posted 4 weeks ago

Employer: The Nature Conservancy

Location: Flexible within United States

Application deadline: June 20, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Full position description and application instructions (search job #51561)


The Tree Improvement Project Manager will be responsible for managing a complex tree research and partnership project that will span multiple departments, programs, federal agencies, and non-profit partners. This person serving in this position will deliver excellent organization, communication, and accountability measures to support The Nature Conservancy’s ambitious tree improvement project shared by the North America Science and North America Natural Climate Solutions programs, in coordination with the Connecticut Chapter.

This position will manage a complex three year project to increase the capacity, speed, and scientific ability of public and private partners to breed a selected set of tree species (green ash, white ash, black ash, American beech, Eastern hemlock) to be resistant to the invasive forest pests that are imperiling their survival at landscape scales. The Tree Improvement Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating the many parties that will act together within the larger program, in order to ensure responsible allocation of funding, appropriate designation of projects and tasks, recruitment of the best suited partners, completion of complex administrative duties, and timely fulfillment of financial and narrative reporting needs.


  • The geographic scope of the work will include the current and projected ranges of the focal tree species.
  • Act independently and in supervisor’s stead, as needed; exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Develop and implement workflow management and tracking to ensure project and program-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • And more.

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