RCPP National Coordinator

National Bobwhite and Grassland Initiative Foundation

Lawrenburg, Kentucky

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Range: $80,000-$85,000 year (based on qualifications/experience)
Deadline Aug 01, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

RCPP National Coordinator Position

Job Overview

The National Bobwhite and Grassland Initiative (NBGI) and NBGI Foundation have been pioneers in collaborative habitat restoration for nearly three decades, working closely with state wildlife agencies and partners. We are seeking an experienced coordinator to join our growing team. Ideal candidates will possess leadership experience, a project management background, knowledge of government operations, strong organizational skills, and problem-solving ability. If you are ambitious and passionate about building a new model of conservation delivery on private lands, the NBGI Foundation is the perfect place to advance your career. Apply today and be a part of our mission to generate lasting conservation on private lands.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team comprised of four (4) state wildlife agencies, NRCS, and other conservation partners to deliver Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects to private landowners.
  • Hire and supervise four (4) State RCPP Coordinators.
  • Oversee the utilization of the project management system.
  • Work with partners to report financial contributions of the project and produce annual reports.
  • Work with Clemson University to deliver conservation outcome assessments.
  • Maintain a constructive and positive team environment among staff and partners.
  • Collaborate towards improving program delivery from field operations to administrative processes.


  • 5 or more years of experience in conservation coordination with partners and employees
  • At least a BS degree (MS preferred) in a natural resource management or business management field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS, database operations, and capable of learning new software
  • Knowledge of private lands conservation delivery and cost-share programs preferred
  • Strong ability to manage, balance, and prioritize multiple responsibilities effectively.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a high-stress environment, lead others, and think creatively to solve problems.
  • Excellent communication skills and highly self-motivated in managing communication channels.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to create and maintain systems that others can easily use.

Why Join Us?

  • Contribute to impactful habitat restoration projects.
  • Work in a collaborative, innovative, and dynamic environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • 100% Remote work from home

Hiring rate: $80-85K annually – based on qualifications and experience, 5% raise/year pending performance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Application Process:  Qualified applicants must apply at the National Bobwhite and Grassland Initiative Foundation website (https://nbgif.org/nbgif-jobs) and upload the required documents. Direct any questions to John Morgan at john.morgan@nbgif.org or 502-680-3480.
Application Deadline:  Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until a candidate has been selected. Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly as the position will ideally be filled for an August start date.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Restoration