Manomet is a nonprofit committed to science-based decisions for humans and nature.

Our scientists and staff work from Alaska to Argentina. Our headquarters are located on a 40-acre waterfront campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay, 45 miles south of Boston. We have a satellite office in Brunswick, Maine. With an annual budget of approximately $5M and more than 30 scientists and staff, Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other toward a common vision of creating a more sustainable world.

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Senior Director, Program Finance

Date: June 2022

Reports To: President

FLSA Classification: Full-time, exempt

Are you a whiz at US Federal reposting and budgeting? Are you familiar with the nuances of reporting to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US Fish and Wildlfie Service, NOAA, USDA, and the like? Do you love creating budgets and forecasts and tracking budgets to actual spend? Would you like to significantly contribute to creating a more healthy and vibrant planet, particularly as it relates to flyways and coastal ecosystems? Come join us!

This new role at Manomet acknowledges the significant financial needs of the Program staff particularly as we convert to a new accounting system. This person will be 95% focused on serving the needs of the Program staff in planning, reporting and analyses and will be responsible for the oversight and management of the program budgets and planning-related functions, including the program fiscal year budget, new program budgets, and budget proposals for grants and gifts. As the Program Financial Lead, he/she will lead the planning and reporting for Manomet Science Programs and assist with the program’s quarterly forecasting process, multi-year forecasting models, financial analyses, and other special projects.

Key responsibilities

Managing/Planning/Budgeting:

  • Partner with Program Managers to assist in the annual budget process for the organization.
  • Participate in developing budgets for new programs and grants.
  • With Development and program staff, ensure the administration of the contracts (managing deadlines, submitting reports, etc.).
  • Assist in budget development for budgets related to grants, gifts and contract proposals; collaborate with all parties, including fundraising and program areas. He/she will also make sure full recovery of costs are reflected in the cost proposal.
  • Collaborate with Senior Leadership and Program Managers to update the institutional financial growth model.
  • Develop and maintain financial metrics, dashboards, and financial tools for
    programs including obligations.
  • Prepare program/project budgets, forecasting, budget modules and revenue claims.
  • Managing the contract payables that relate to program funding.

Reporting:

  • Provide departmental and policy guidance, data, and reports.
  • Maintain the integrity of the budget and personnel data within the budgeting system and general ledger.
  • Prepare budget and financial performance reports for Senior Leadership and the Board of Trustees as scheduled.
  • Collaborate with Department Heads / Senior Managers with the ‘budget to actual.’
  • Investigate discrepancies with budget manager and business office staff, as needed.
  • Report on and pursue outstanding payments (receivables) from funding sources.
  • Conduct monthly reviews that positively determine proper submission of all revenue claims, invoices, and required reports.

Analysis:

  • Provide analytical support in planning and organizing annual and multi-year budget development for programs and assist in budget planning and position control matters.
  • Analyze a variety of financial information (e.g. revenues, expenditures, cost projections, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget.
  • Respond to budget-related requests from budget managers and other constituent groups.
  • Perform complex analyses and financial projections for both planned and ad hoc purposes.
  • Assist in the quarterly forecasting process; support budget managers to ensure forecast data is complete and accurate, and analyze and report on the results.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership by directing and/or performing budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis/modeling which informs strategic planning and allows for timely financial analysis, reporting of key business metrics, and forecasting of results.
  • Oversee individual program audits and report on status/results.
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Significant Project Management experience a must, including developing project workplans, mapping workflows, and documenting approach/outcomes.
  • Strong communicator, able to effectively partner with others to ensure the Planning and Reporting team is meeting the needs of the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and streamlining financial reporting, which has resulted in increased efficiency and availability of useful financial information for organizational decision-making.
  • Strong acumen in maintaining accurate financial records and preparing clear and accurate reports for operational use.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance with 10+ years’ accounting experience, including at least 5 in a leadership position within a $2M+ organization.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of government and state grant reporting; Medicaid, federal, state, and local laws, codes and strongly preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
  • Close work (paperwork, visual examination).
  • Occasional walking, standing, and bending.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • A hybrid (remote and on-site) work arrangement is possible.
  • Salary Range: 90k-120k.
How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@manomet.org by July 15, 2022.

ABOUT MANOMET

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. DEI, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

With an annual budget of $6 million, Manomet has more than 30 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA, on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston.

Manomet is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

You can change the world. Join us!

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. 

U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program (REMOTE)

Date: June 2022

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

U360 is an innovative experiential education and professional development program for college students, focused on environmental and business sustainability. The two-semester program incorporates applied science, business, and sustainability workshops, career skills training, sustainability assessments of small businesses, and a Capstone project. U360 is offered by Manomet, a science and conservation nonprofit doing research from the Arctic to Patagonia, as part of its efforts to develop the next generation of changemakers.

U360 students build their knowledge of environmental issues, the “triple-bottom line” of business sustainability (environmental, social, and governance), and business management through workshops and through direct interactions with industry practitioners and small business owners. U360 offers real-world experience in three vital areas that are critical to effective change-making and career preparation: applying knowledge of practical sustainability, engaging people with different viewpoints, and professional skills, including soft skills highly prioritized by employers. U360 students benefit from intensive professional training and mentoring as they develop their communication, professionalism, teamwork, creative problem solving, and strategic thinking skills. Then, they put those skills into practice as they interview up to 20 small business owners about their current sustainability practices and administer Manomet’s Root360 assessment of their triple-bottom line sustainability. At the end of the program, U360 students select one of the businesses they assessed and create a Sustainability Action Plan for that real business, presenting the plan to a panel of business and sustainability professionals as a Capstone project in a final competition.

U360 empowers college students to take action on the environmental, social, and economic challenges that will disproportionately impact their generation, and gives them skills and knowledge they can bring to any job or industry. U360 alumni stand out from their peers when entering the workforce for their exceptional communication skills, their confidence, their professional networks, and their working understanding of small business operations. U360 is more than a class or an internship: it’s a community and a professional network that supports students both during their U360 year and afterwards through our active alumni network.

At Manomet, we believe that addressing today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges requires bringing together individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.  We are committed to working with people who are underrepresented in the field of sustainability and to enrolling U360 classes that have geographic, academic, racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, and age diversity. Participating students have the unique opportunity to meet and work closely with students from other colleges throughout the east coast; becoming part of a network of peers who also want to make a difference in the world. More information can be found at: https://www.manomet.org/project/u360/

JOB DESCRIPTION

Details:

  • U360 is designed for students enrolled in business, economics, science, environmental, sustainability and/or liberal arts programs, but all majors are welcome to apply.
  • This is a team program, and each year, up to 40 students are enrolled from different colleges and divided into teams of no more than eight.
  • In order to increase access to this program for students, U360 is (and always has been) an entirely virtual program with a high level of mentorship, support, and engagement between the students and U360 staff. Students participate from their own campuses, and travel is not required.
  • The program is an average of 10 hours/week, which includes team trainings, workshops and weekly meetings, and independent research, outreach, and interviews with businesses. Students create their own schedule and work remotely outside of group meetings. (The workshops and team meetings will be scheduled once the teams are formed, in order to accommodate every student’s schedule.)
  • Students are required to attend all workshops and the weekly team meeting from their campus via live video conference.
  • U360 is like a hybrid between a course and an internship. It is unpaid, and students can often earn university credit for participation (depending on university policies, major requirements, etc.), while also including it on their resume as internship experience. Ideally, U360 takes the place of a class in the student’s schedule and is not being done on top of a full course load.

 Timeframe:

  • U360 is a two-semester program; it starts the first week of the fall semester and concludes on the last day of the spring term; excluding all university holidays and breaks

 Experience required:

  • Sophomore and higher undergraduate students are eligible
  • Interest in business and/or sustainability
  • Basic computer skills (specifically Microsoft Office and Google programs)

Additional skills and experience preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing)
  • A willingness to contact and interact with professionals (in person, over the phone, and via email) and some degree of comfort with doing so
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Instructions for applying:

  • The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is 11:59pm on June 30th
  • Submit your current resume with a cover letter and three references (include each reference’s name, relationship to you, email address, and phone number) as one PDF to U360@manomet.org. NOTE: at least one reference must be a professional reference and no direct relatives can be listed as a reference.
  • Complete this online questionnaire: https://forms.gle/adpwhdsithASJnUX8

For more information and to view testimonials from previous U360 interns, visit https://www.manomet.org/project/u360-internship/

 

Communications Intern

Date: May 2022

Reports To: Marketing and Digital Content Manager

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY

Join Manomet’s dedicated communications team and gain hands-on marketing experience in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere as a Communications Intern!

The Communications Intern will assist with content planning, storytelling, increasing visibility, and improving engagement across Manomet’s communications vehicles. This role will work closely with the Marketing and Digital Content Manager and Senior Managing Director of External Affairs to research and provide recommendations for content strategies to be applied across Manomet’s communications channels. This role will also be part of Manomet’s writing team, regularly contributing ideas and writing stories and blurbs for Manomet’s social media platforms and website. the Communications Intern will help ensure that communications run smoothly internally and provide essential assistance to the communications and development teams.

This position offers a base pay rate of $17/hour and is commensurate with experience. Candidates should be available to work at least 20 hours/week with the possibility of working up to 40. It is preferred that this person can intermittently travel to Manomet’s headquarters in Plymouth, MA, for in-person meetings and events, but all candidates able to work remote/hybrid in-person and remote within the Greater Boston area will be considered.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Assist with development of content and marketing strategies to promote Manomet’s work to a diverse audience
  • Assist with development and management of a social media calendar for Manomet’s social media platforms (specifically Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram)
  • Write blurbs and stories for Manomet’s website and social media platforms that are consistent with Manomet’s mission and values, particularly those focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles
  • Provide in-person and events support at, and near, Manomet’s headquarters in Plymouth, MA
  • Research inclusive social media trends and develop ideas on how to apply this information to Manomet’s work to maximize visibility
  • Help integrate paid search into Manomet’s communications strategies through Google Ads training
  • Provide administrative support and help manage in-house projects
  • Help edit content for distribution (especially photo and video content)
  • Perform content audits to ensure Manomet’s communications output is balanced and representative of all program work, and is aligned with organizational goals
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform miscellaneous duties, as assigned
PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Interest in data analysis and reporting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience using Google Analytics, social media insights tools, or similar
  • Willingness to learn and receive feedback
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience using WordPress and Constant Contact is a plus
  • Some experience using Adobe Creative Cloud apps (Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro) is desired but not essential
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Normal office, business environment
  • Close work (paperwork, and visual examination)
  • Occasional walking, standing, and bending
  • Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time
  • Remote work possible
HOW TO APPLY

Please email a resume and cover letter, which should clearly describe your interest in the position, to jobs@manomet.org by June 30, 2022.

ABOUT MANOMET

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. DEI, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

With an annual budget of $6 million, Manomet has more than 30 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA, on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston.

Manomet is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

You can change the world. Join us!

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. 

 

Managing Director, Flyways Program

Reports To: Vice President, Flyways

Grade/status: Full time, exempt

Department: Flyways Program

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you passionate about the conservation of migratory birds, and have significant experience working at local, national, and international scales? Are you interested in joining a science-based organization focused on delivering full lifecycle conservation, resilient coastal ecosystems, and science education? If so, Manomet is looking for an individual to build on the 35+ years of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) and help lead shorebird conservation throughout the Americas. Manomet, Inc., is a 51-year-old non-profit based in Plymouth, Mass. committed to science-based decisions for humans and nature. Manomet’s Flyways program houses the WHSRN Executive Office and has done for most of the history of the initiative.

The Managing Director of Flyways will play a lead role in Manomet’s efforts to catalyze and coordinate full lifecycle conservation of shorebird populations in the Western Hemisphere. The position has two major foci: 1. Facilitating the delivery of the conservation investment strategies of the shorebird flyway conservation initiatives in the Americas (Atlantic, Midcontinent, Pacific, and Arctic); and, 2. Supporting partners at Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) sites in Canada and the U.S., helping to facilitate site conservation action and sharing of experiences. There is a tremendous opportunity for creativity in this portfolio, but the key to success will be an ability to build effective partnerships where all participants succeed. The Managing Director of Flyways will supervise Flyways program staff running projects under the framework of the shorebird flyway conservation initiatives and will be responsible for seeing that there are clear goals and outcomes annually across the Flyways program and for tracking measures of success. The position will work closely with colleagues across Manomet, but particularly from the Resilient Habitats and Science programs.

The position is intended to be based in the U.S., but consideration will be made for exceptional candidates based outside of the U.S.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Lead, in coordination with the VP of Flyways, Manomet’s efforts to catalyze and coordinate full lifecycle conservation to restore shorebird populations across the Americas.
  • Build effective partnerships to help deliver the goals of the shorebird conservation initiatives in the Americas (including WHSRN). Identify and engage with new partners, especially from non-traditional stakeholder groups (e.g. business sector, sustainable development, and human welfare agencies and organizations).
  • Lead Executive Office work at WHSRN sites in Canada and the U.S. through collaborations with site partners, facilitating site conservation planning, project management, technical support, conservation advocacy, and measures of success. Lead coordination with the WHSRN-U.S. Committee. Work with Environment and Climate Change Canada to develop a stronger WHSRN presence in Canada.
  • Work closely with the VP of Flyways and the Flyways team to ensure delivery of the goals of the Flyways program and monitor and evaluate progress towards targets.
  • Supervise staff of the Flyways program to ensure the quality and timely delivery of project results, build links and ensure efficiencies across areas of work, and facilitate the provision of support to local partner organizations.
  • Support Executive Office coordination with the WHSRN Hemispheric Council and relevant working groups and task forces.
  • Lead WHSRN Executive Office’s information management systems including site, contact, project, GIS, and Site Assessment Tool (SAT) databases. Support team implementation of SAT.
  • Lead WHSRN Executive Office’s efforts to improve access to training and information for underserved communities.
  • Work closely with staff in the Resilient Habitats and Science programs to coordinate shorebird conservation efforts across the organization.
  • Work closely with development and communications staff and the VP for Flyways to maintain relationships with key donors, and the media. Undertake site visits, provide presentations, and meet with supporters and others to build institutional resources and expand support for WHSRN and Manomet.
  • Help identify funding opportunities and lead or support the development of proposals.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in a relevant discipline. Advanced degree preferable, but not required.
  • At least 10 years of experience in migratory bird conservation, ideally with extensive international experience. Familiarity with existing voluntary and regulatory mechanisms for international migratory bird conservation is desirable.
  • Significant staff supervisory and project management experience (5+ years).
  • Excellent writing, communications, and interpersonal skills in English with diverse audiences. Conversational-level Spanish is highly desirable, as the Flyways team is primarily Spanish-speaking. Other languages (Portuguese, French) are a plus.
  • Skills in mainstream computer programs are a must, and proficiency in databases and ESRI mapping would be helpful.
  • A key aspect of the position is the ability to work effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures and professions, bringing organizations together in a collaborative approach towards achieving shared goals. Candidates should be able to give examples of how they have motivated people toward a common end.
  • The position will require the ability to work effectively and productively alone much of the time, but also be skillful working collaboratively with other Manomet staff and partner organizations.
  • Skills and experiences in fundraising will be a valuable asset for candidates applying for this position.
ADA SPECIFICATIONS

Must be able to travel (as COVID-19 restrictions allow), sometimes extensively on flights and ground transportation. Ability to walk long distances on a variety of potentially difficult surfaces (e.g. sand, mud, marsh) is ideal (but not essential).

Manomet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Competitive salary with excellent benefits and travel opportunities, commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by March 31, though the position will remain open until filled.

 

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