Project Manager

American Conservation Experience

Coachella Valley, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $64,000/year
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager (On-Site) (PM/SPM) serves in a leadership role within the ACE Pacific West (PW) Operations Team and is responsible for the management of complex conservation projects throughout the Pacific West region, primarily in the state of California. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Operations, the PM/SPM provides leadership and direction for the newly created Coachella Valley branch of PW. The PM/SPM has three major areas of responsibility:

  • General oversight and responsibility for operations management in the Coachella Valley branch location, including supervision and oversight of Crew Leaders and other support staff
  • Skills training for members and operations staff, particularly focused on field conservation skills
  • Project development in one or more particular areas of expertise

The PM/SPM serves as the primary manager in the Coachella Valley branch location supervising a small staff team and AmeriCorps members while collaborating with other division staff and outside partners. The role has direct responsibility for deliverables, timelines, and budget development and oversight of projects related to their branch location. The PM/SPM will also support division development efforts that help forward strategic objectives and outcomes embodying and advancing ACE's core values of quality, inclusion, professional development, stewardship, and partner immersion. This position will be based at ACE PW's Palm Springs/Coachella Valley, CA base location. It requires regional travel (up to 40%) alongside office and warehouse work (60%). Travel includes field work and overnight stays in a variety of conditions and accommodations including camping.


Please submit a resume, one-page cover letter and contact for three professional/academic references to the application link which can be accessed here: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/996396.html. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity. This position may close at any time.

Individuals who identify with groups typically under-represented in the conservation industry, including women, non-binary individuals, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Category General / Stewardship