Program Manager, Sustainable Ranching Initiative - 20076
Type: Regular - Full Time
# of Openings: 1
WWF Bozeman, Montana
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Manager for our Sustainable Ranching Initiative at our Northern Great Plains (NGP) Program office in Bozeman, MT office. The Program Manager will oversee the Sustainable Ranching Initiative in the NGP with the goal of avoiding the conversion of grasslands to croplands across the region by enhancing the environmental, economic, and social viability of grass-based enterprises. This entails developing and maintaining relationships with landowners, as well as engaging with other public and private sector partners, to accelerate improved management on ranchlands, support rural communities, and enhance a grass-based economy. The Program Manager will do this by: leading a team of 2-4 employees; developing and prioritizing strategies to meet the program's objectives; measuring progress toward program goals; designing and implementing a variety of programs focused on improving ranch management (environmentally, economically, and socially); developing and scaling financial solutions to maintain grass-based enterprises; and maintaining and building community resilience.
Required Skills and Experience:
Graduate degree in one of the following fields: Rangeland Management, Biology, Conservation Biology, or Ecology
8 years of experience in rangeland management and conservation of biodiversity.
Deep familiarity of ecological/conservation principles, including proven experience with scaling implementation of changed management practices to achieve conservation outcomes with landowners.
Experience managing complex projects, and many projects at once, including managing staff, budgets, workplans, timelines, and tracking metrics.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Willingness and ability to think outside the box, be innovative, and work with ranchers across the spectrum.
Ability to think strategically and to incorporate input from a variety of stakeholders, collaborators, and fellow staff members.
Excellent communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group setting.
Ability to take initiative and facilitate the work of others.
Experience managing external consultants/contractors.
Cross-cultural experience appreciated.
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Bozeman, MT, USA