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Northeast Senior Program Manager

Company: National Parks Conservation Association
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Northeast Senior Program Manager Exempt Full-Time New York, NY, US 3 days ago Requisition ID: 1310 NPCA POSITION DESCRIPTIONDate: September 2022 Position Title: Northeast Senior Program Manager Grade: NJob Status: Full-time FLSA: ExemptDepartment: Regional Programs - NERO Location: Northeast State (NY, NJ, MA, CT, NH, ME, VT, RI)Immediate Supervisor: open, Northeast Sr. Regional DirectorSupervisor's Supervisor: Deputy Vice President Regional ProgramsIncumbent/Newly Created Position: IncumbentSalary: low $70k's based on location and commensurate with experiencePrimary Purpose of the Position:The Northeast Senior Program Manager identifies, develops and implements multiple, complex advocacy campaigns to defend and enhance parks in alignment with NPCA's strategic plan. As a part of this work, the Senior Program Manager will lead and support external coalitions; evaluate political opportunities and make recommendations about state and federal policies; reach and engage new and diverse audiences and existing supporters in advocacy; and connect people to national parks. The Northeast Senior Program Manager, working with the Senior Regional Director and other Northeast team members, engages in priority issues at the local, state, and federal levels, develops technical comments on agency documents, and communicates campaign progress internally and externally. They will connect new audiences with decision makers who can affect positive outcomes in support of national parks throughout the northeast region. In coordination with the Northeast team and Regional Development Director, the Sr. Program Manager engages donors including Regional Council members, Trustees for the Parks, and institutional/foundation representatives. This person will travel throughout the northeast region as needed. The Sr. Program Manager will also participate in and contribute to NPCA-wide priorities, including programs surrounding Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI), and building NPCA brand awareness.Essential Functions: % of Time1. In collaboration with the Northeast team, fight threats to park resources and gateway communities and advance opportunities for conservation, expanded access, interpretation and relevancy and funding, staffing and technical support for national parks in the region, focused on Maine and other New England states. This includes evaluating local politics, attending hearings, developing technical public comments, leading coalitions and collaborating with key partners and community groups, educating and lobbying decision-makers, and engaging with NPCA's network of advocates on issues related to protecting and preserving national parks in the Northeast region. 50%2. Evaluate and provide recommendations to the Sr. Regional Director and other Northeast regional staff on local, state, and federal policies and legislation that may be relevant to national parks throughout the region or to the organization as a whole. Create presentations, factsheets, blog posts, and field report articles in support of these activities. 15%3. Serve as a spokesperson for advocacy campaigns before decision makers, the public and the media including digital communications platforms, interviews, printed materials, etc. Contribute to the development of fact sheets, Field Reports, activist alerts, and other communication tools to educate elected officials, key leaders/stakeholders, NPCA members, donors, regional council members, and the general public. Write/contribute to internal campaign communications and updates. 15% -4. Contribute to the Northeast regional team's fundraising efforts by identifying and maintaining relationships with donors and foundations, help write proposals and reports, marketing NPCA programs to existing and potential donors in the region and helping NPCA's travel program build enticing itineraries that showcase regional work and accomplishments. 10%5. Supervise, mentor, and collaborate with interns, volunteers, partners, consultants, and research fellows. Assist in designing intern projects, conduct project assessments/evaluations and mentor others to climb NPCA's ladder of engagement. Participate in regional staff meetings, organization-wide meetings, training programs (i.e., JEDI, tribal learning experiences and campaign trainings), as well as other meetings as requested. Submit timely routine and episodic internal reports. Other duties as assigned. 10% - Total 100%Other: Promotes policies that are sensitive to the needs of a diverse workforce. Respect employees regardless of their position or background. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Participates in administrative staff meetings, organization-wide meetings, staff committee meetings, training programs, and attends other meetings and seminars as designated by the supervisor. Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Minimum Work Schedule: 9:00 to 5:00, Monday - Thursday (32 hours/week); will periodically require weekend and evening work. Significant local and state travel required for meetings and events, and some travel out of the state. Compensatory time off for weekend work.Minimum Scope of Position: Interacts with external audiences and constituents, in addition to Northeast staff, Government Affairs, Development, Communications, and other NPCA staff.Minimum Qualifications, Competencies, Skills, Education, and Traits:-5-6 years' lived or work experience and/or bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as natural resources/environmental science, cultural resources, anthropology, political science or communications. Law degree or other graduate-level degree or lived experience preferred.-Proven ability to manage concurrent, complex campaigns.-Proven ability to build relationships across political and interest boundaries and work well with a variety of individuals and organizations each with varying backgrounds, and to build and lead coalitions.-Knowledge of indigenous/tribal issues, state and federal water and land use policies and funding sources in the region is preferred.-Proven written and oral communications skills, including one on one, in groups, and in public presentations.-Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with multiple teams to organize tasks, set, and observe priorities, and maintain schedules. Ability to work independently.-Ability to meet position's travel requirements-Commitment to NPCA's mission, core values and NPCA's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Statement of Intentions.Core Values Live, honor, and own the organization's Core Values:Commitment. We are passionate about NPCA and dedicated to achieving excellence through our work and mission. We seek to improve our performance by taking opportunities for professional and personal development, and encouraging reasonable risk-taking and innovation.Inclusion. We value diversity of thought, background, experience, and opinion. We create a culture of empowerment by welcoming and encouraging meaningfulparticipation from all people and promoting an environment that embraces different perspectives.Integrity. We hold ourselves accountable to each other, our members and partners, and our mission. We evaluate the impact of our work and strive for honesty and transparency across the organization. We operate ethically in the organization's best interests.Respect. We collaborate in results-oriented teams based on trust and consideration for each other. We promote harmony between our work and our personal lives. We foster a healthy and positive workplace culture and work collaboratively with external partners.Physical Effort and Dexterity: -While performing the duties of this job, the employee is typically required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Environment: -Remote or typical office setting; job requires significant travel and working in the field.Employer's Rights: NPCA reserves the right to revise this position description at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the NPCA and employee and is subject to change by the NPCA as the needs of the NPCA and requirements of the job change. The above is in no way an exhaustive list of the requirements for the position.COVID-19: Please be aware that NPCA requires all employees who are required to work onsite, whether regularly or sporadically to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination. NPCA is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law. *This does not apply to applicants residing in Montana, Tennessee, and Florida

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