Job Announcement Future West Program Manager The Organization: Future West is a non-profit organization that helps communities create the future that they want. We do this by providing needed information, technical assistance, group facilitation, and training to key land use decision makers such as rural landowners, local government officials, land managers, and the conservation community. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Future West is engaged in collaborative, community-based conservation projects in the Rocky Mountain and High Plains region. Future West works on a wide variety of Western issues including land use planning, river protection, ecological restoration, energy and transmission, and sustainable development. See www.future-west.org for more information. Position Summary: This Future West Program Manager position will focus on managing and initiating conservation, land use and rural development projects in the Northern Rockies, primarily in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Based in Bozeman but able to travel extensively around the region, this individual will cultivate good working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations and in a collaborative fashion, assist them in achieving their conservation and rural development goals. Together with community partners, this individual will help identify project goals, facilitate civil dialogue, develop strategies to engage decision makers and local citizens, and provide the resources (i.e. technical information) needed to successfully bring projects to fruition. Projects could involve natural resource conservation and restoration work, sustainable rural development, capacity building and training, and facilitation services to other non-profits and community organizations. Qualifications: An entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to inspire and assist in the accomplishment of significant on-the-ground collaborative conservation and rural development goals. Ability to seek out and develop new program and project initiatives. Academic training (minimum Bachelors degree) and extensive field experience in natural resource conservation, watershed management, land use planning, rural economic development, or other related fields. Strong relationship building skills, and the ability to work harmoniously with diverse people in a team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to professionally research related issues and present these findings in a credible and compelling manner. Ability to travel frequently (mostly in region) and work in a rural environment, sometimes with only minimal direct supervision. First-hand knowledge and a strong appreciation of the natural resources, communities, conservation and land use issues, and the people of the Northern Rockies. Group facilitation, community organizing, and project management skills. Solid fundraising and financial management experience and an ability to create and respond to timelines and budgets. Understanding of and willingness to support administrative functions of the organization including IT skills. Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, annual vacation and sick leave, and reasonable scheduling flexibility. Application Deadline: April 3, 2015 Please send resume and a cover letter to: [email protected] You will receive confirmation of the receipt of your resume.
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