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Job Opening at the Forest Park Conservancy

Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative - Project Coordinator 

Position Summary

This position will work in coordination with the executive director to provide a wide variety of tasks related to planning, logistics, partnership building, stakeholder outreach, and grant writing in support of the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative (GFPCI), FPC’s 20-year vision to restore and protect Forest Park.

Responsibilities

GFPCI Coordination (40%) 

• Work closely with the Executive Director and GFPCI partners to implement the 5-year strategic action plan
• Coordinate complex, multi-stakeholder projects including developing plans and budgets for complex, multi-stakeholder projects
• Coordinate all logistics for committee and partnership meetings
• Coordinate stakeholder input
• Support the Executive Director to develop meeting agendas and facilitate meetings
• Manage contracts with outside consultants

Relationship Building and Reporting (40%)

• Strengthen existing GFPCI partnerships through regular communications
• Work with the Executive Director to identify and help engage new GFPCI partners
• Monitor progress and create written progress reports for stakeholders and funders that can be used for internal and external communications

Fundraising (20%)

• Work with the Development & Communications Director to identify appropriate grants and write grant proposals
• Work with FPC staff and partners to advance fundraising efforts to support their work on GFPCI projects

Qualifications

• At least three years’ experience in project management and/or project coordination
• Experience in the field of natural resource management
• At least three years’ experience coordinating partnerships with public agencies and nonprofit organizations
• At least three years’ experience managing three or more projects simultaneously
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners
• High degree of independence, initiative, responsibility, and accountability.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point)
• Strong communications skills including writing and public speaking
• At least three years’ experience facilitating meetings
• At least two years’ grant writing experience.

Salary and Benefits

Salary: $40,000 - $50,000
Benefits: Generous vacation benefits/health insurance.

Application Guidelines/Contact

How to apply:

Email your resume, cover letter and three references to jobs@forestparkconservancy.org with “GFPCI Project Manager” in the subject line.

Please submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Forest Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection of candidates for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations.


 

 

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