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Maine Temporary Program Manager

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Landscape, Regeneration
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 24/06/2011
Company Name Trust for Public Land
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Trust for Public Land works nationwide to help agencies and communities conserve land for public use and public benefit. TPL helps plan solutions, raise funds and complete conservation transactions.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Location: Portland, Maine

Position Summary

The Program Manager works closely with the State Director and other key staff to deliver and build support for TPL services and projects across priority landscapes. The position leads community outreach, planning and conservation vision service delivery in Washington and selectively in the division. The position also assists the State Director and other staff to track local and statewide policy efforts and activities pertinent to TPL’s work. This position is a temporary position for 1 year.

Essential Functions

  • Develop project proposals and budgets, lead community outreach, manage consultants, and prepare final reports and publications
  • Assist State Director in tracking local and statewide policy efforts and activities in priority landscapes; attend events, conferences, meetings as necessary
  • Assist State Director and other TPL staff to build constituencies for TPL work; help to maintain, develop, and cultivate relationships with public agencies, nonprofit partners, and funders, with particular emphasis in priority landscapes
  • Work with State Director, National GIS, and TPL staff to scope and deliver conservation vision (CV) services in priority landscapes

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparation of programmatic portion of grant proposals and reports
  • Communicate programmatic activities to TPL staff and external audiences as necessary
  • Prepare reports and coordinate publications, working closely with marketing
  • Oversee consultants, interns, and other staff as necessary
  • Acts as a liaison for National GIS, helping to coordinate and facilitate their work in Washington and in the division as appropriate. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters degree in Urban Planning/Public Administration a plus
  • Normally require 4 years of relevant project management experience (e.g., project planning, community organizing, government agency liaison, public speaking) or equivalent
  • Experience with state and local government processes, a plus
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both oral and written; excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail, diligence and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to establish professional relations with other departments and personnel as well as outside contacts
  • Mastery of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications; familiarity with GIS and illustration software a plus
  • Experience in community planning processes involving community members, public agency representatives, other stakeholders
  • Knowledge of park and open space issues, conservation finance, growth management, urban planning and development, or a related field preferred
  • Experience in creating and managing project budgets, timelines and key deliverables
  • An basic understanding about the funding and process of land conservation transactions preferred
  • This position requires frequent, independent travel. 

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to jobs2@tpl.org

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