Seattle, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Based on experience
Deadline Nov 02, 2019

Title: Puget Sound Manager


Salmon-Safe, a leading regional environmental certification nonprofit, seeks a full-time Puget Sound manager to guide the expansion of Salmon-Safe’s urban work in the Puget Sound region. Skills relating to green building, urban site development, environmental science and project management are required. This position will be based in Seattle working in tandem with our Portland-based headquarters team and in collaboration with regional implementation partner Stewardship Partners.


A. Business Development

  • Recruit and cultivate certification and accreditation candidates to meet program expansion goals including identifying new prospects for Salmon-Safe, qualifying and prioritizing prospects, making presentations, and securing candidate commitment
  • Develop and engage networks to build and maintain a pipeline of prospects
  • Development of content for project proposals

B. Program Management

  • Track and manage regional urban project activity in collaboration with Certification Manager to ensure timely and effective program delivery
  • Serve as resource regarding technical standards for Puget Sound certification and accreditation candidates
  • Deliver technical training to regional partners as necessary
  • Manage regional program outcome reporting for funders and other stakeholders

C. Regional Leadership

  • Cultivate and manage Salmon-Safe nonprofit, government, and other strategic alliances in the Puget Sound region
  • Identify and secure grants and sponsorships to support regional program implementation in collaboration with Executive Director
  • Collaborate closely with Portland-based staff to develop new regional program initiatives and business plans
  • Planning and management of Salmon-Safe events in Puget Sound
  • Represent Salmon-Safe to Puget Sound media and in forums to enhance the organization’s brand


  • Minimum 5 years progressively responsible and successful project management and program delivery experience
  • Proficiency in web-based project management tools
  • Knowledge of the Puget Sound green building and development marketplace
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed, entrepreneurial environment
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Salmon-Safe conservation mission
  • Competency in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion principles and practice
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to one or more of the following specialties:

- Architecture (architecture, landscape architecture)

- Engineering (civil)

- Business (sustainability focus) 

- Planning (environmental planning, urban design)

- Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)

- Construction Management


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid time off, healthcare and dental, and retirement contribution.


Send cover letter with resume as a single PDF (maximum three pages) to with “Puget Sound Manager” in the subject line. Please, email inquiries only about this position.

Application due: November 2, 2019

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