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 Managing Director, External Affairs

GRADE/STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: President

POSITION SUMMARY:

Have you been in a fast-paced corporate or political environment and are tired of the grind? Are you interested in building a top-notch communications capacity for a top-notch science-based organization with global reach, based in SE Massachusetts? Are you passionate about science and sharing impactful conservation work broadly? Are you committed to broadening the diversity of people who have access to science, nature, and the outdoors? Are you interested in opening peoples’ awareness to the magic of nature? Are you innovatively creative and willing to test new ways of communicating? If so, we are looking for an individual to build on Manomet’s 50+ years of banding birds, shorebird conservation, research, and education, and grow our influence nationally and across the Western Hemisphere.

Manomet, a Center for Conservation Science, is a small, agile, world-class, science-driven organization with 52-years of history working with stakeholders applying science to benefit humans and nature.

This person will be responsible for building Manomet’s name and recognition throughout the Americas. This will include working with Manomet field staff and identifying opportunities to promote our work to local, regional, national, and international audiences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Manomet has just gone through an organization-wide strategic planning process and is poised for significant growth over the next decade. With a $27M endowment, and a $6M budget this year, we are well-positioned to capitalize on our scientific talent and partnerships to take our work to new levels. This person will work hand-in-hand with the President and Leadership Team to promote our work across the Western Hemisphere.

This person will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing all written content for Manomet including social media, newsletters, magazine and press releases;
  • Identifying opportunities to promote earned social and other media to disparate audiences;
  • Developing an annual calendar for external communication focussed on disparate audiences;
  • Identifying opportunities for Manomet to participate in events to promote our work;
  • Collaborating with internal teams to amplify their work;
  • Working with the Director of DEI to identify opportunities to broaden our reach across more diverse audiences;
  • Reimagining any re-branding and design of Manomet collateral.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 10+ years of communications/marketing leadership experience, with an emphasis on brand, communications, and content development;
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; agile and nimble in both leadership and execution;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • A great collaborator and peer in the workplace;
  • Experience with news media as well as knowledge and proficiency in social media platforms from consumer and marketing perspectives;
  • Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Proven ability to understand web analytics and how to use them for decision-making;
  • Hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves, style, willing to dive in.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

Ability and willingness to travel to various locations in the US as necessary to complete job duties. Travel may also be international. Flexible work schedule possible; two days a week at Plymouth HQ preferred.

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. We build diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, and we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the organization.

Competitive salary between 75-120K, commensurate with experience, and with excellent benefits. There is opportunity for growth in this position.

ABOUT MANOMET:

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 is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston.

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. Diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

You can change the world. Join us!

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by September 24, 2021.

Manomet offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive package of benefits. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Manager, Climate Smart Land Network

Would you like to develop and implement new natural systems-based approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation? Work at the intersection of science, policy and economics? Employ creative problem solving in developing multiple-benefit solutions? Manomet has an opening for a Program Manager for the Climate Smart Land Network. For more information about the Climate Smart Land Network, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manomet, Inc. is seeking a program manager to help grow the Climate Smart Land Network (CSLN), a major multi-stakeholder initiative to increase climate change resilience of working forests and maximize opportunities for climate change mitigation. By synthesizing current science on key issues around climate change impacts and management responses for working forests, providing interactive educational opportunities, and promoting a North America-wide community of practice, the CSLN helps land managers integrate climate change into silvicultural decision-making and forest management planning. Existing CSLN members manage over 30 million acres of forest throughout the US and Canada, including many of North America’s largest timberland managers. We are looking for a program manager to help grow the CSLN in exciting new directions, including:

  • Expanding CSLN membership, particularly in western North America and the U.S. southeast.
  • Diversifying programming to include webinar-based online learning opportunities, and content on non-timber ecosystem services and compliance with voluntary climate change reporting requirements.
  • Assisting in expanding the existing CSLN model to include rangeland and agriculture.

The CSLN program manager will also assist in other key natural resource management functions at Manomet. In particular, the program manager will:

  • Develop a manual of best practices for climate-smart harvest operations as part of an ongoing natural climate solutions project for industrial timberlands.
  • Contribute to the integration of climate change considerations across Manomet’s diverse programming.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Support the operation and expansion of the CSLN:

  • Coordinate the CSLN with CSLN members ensure that the CSLN maximizes its potential as an information hub and educational resource.
  • Prepare semi-technical bulletins on topics related to climate change impacts for forestry and other natural resource managers.
  • Revise and expand a climate change management manual aimed at foresters.
  • Develop content on climate change risks to forest management targeted at investors and owners of forestland assets.
  • Organize regular educational webinars by scientists in academia, federal and state agencies, and other institutions for CSLN members.
  • Lead the organization of annual in-person CSLN member gatherings, including research and coordination on venues, guest speakers, and subject matter.
  • Work with Manomet’s Director of Applied Science to recruit new members to the CSLN and prepare grant applications to secure additional funding.
  • Remain abreast of key developments in climate science and forest management for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Prepare ongoing bibliographies of recently-released, peer-reviewed literature on relevant topics for CSLN members.Develop a manual on best practices for climate-smart harvest operations:
  • Draw on existing literature on a variety of topics pertaining to timber harvesting operations to develop guidance on reducing emissions from equipment, vegetation, and soils during the harvesting process. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, forest roads, harvesting methods and equipment, transport of harvested timber, and relationships between key stakeholders in the operations process.
  • Work with a subset of CSLN members to identify best practices for harvest operations currently employed within the forest industry, which could be used in the best practices manual.
  • Work with Manomet’s Director of Applied Science to derive performance metrics for individual elements of the best practices manual, including metrics of relative emissions reduction potential, feasibility, and implementation cost.Support, as time permits, the integration of climate change across Manomet’s programming:
  • Support strategies for growing the CSLN into other arenas.
  • Engage in cross-programming workgroups.
  • Provide feedback to program development and planning across programs.
  • Contribute to grant applications to obtain funding from foundations, government, and corporate sources.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters or Ph.D. in forestry with course work in climate change and environmental or forest economics. Broad-based understanding of forest management issues relating to climate change across a variety of forest ecosystems and land-use categories would be an asset. Knowledge of carbon markets and their accounting protocols would also be a plus.
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex forest system, climate, and economic information to provide insight on regional climate change impacts, appropriate management response, and economic ramifications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work respectfully with a broad range of forest landowners, managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience or proven capacity for program management and organization of meetings, seminars and events.
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to work across disciplines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of current governmental, non-governmental, and private climate change programs and voluntary reporting programs as they relate to managed lands.
  • Computer skills associated with data analysis and word processing. Proficiency with ESRI GIS software for analytical mapping would be a plus.
  • Adaptability and interest in gaining experience of strategic development through the incorporation of climate change considerations into across programs at Manomet.
  • Highly motivated to build a professional reputation and program, and able to work independently and in teams.
  • Ability to create and manage contracts and annual budgets and write successful proposals for growing the climate change program into the future.
  • Establish relationships with the stakeholders in the forestry, agriculture and/or conservation sectors would be an asset, although not essential. More important is the ability to cultivate relationships with new and prospective partners.
  • Ability to build relationships with new NGO partners to improve delivery.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to complete the essential functions of the job successfully): Ability to lift 20 lbs. Some travel may be required. Some weekend and evening events may be required.

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. Diversity, 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 is located in Plymouth, MA on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston. Manomet also has offices in Maine, Vermont, Chile, and Paraguay.

You can change the world. Join us!

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by September 24th, 2021.

Manomet offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive package of benefits.

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, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Development Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: Manomet, Inc. seeks a Development Associate to be part of a small, but dedicated, fundraising team. Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will support cultivation and stewardship efforts for general donors, help craft compelling communications to highlight Manomet’s work and donor impact, and serve as the Department lead for event planning and management. This role will also assist with foundation research and grant proposal development, and as needed, support day-to-day development operations. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with strong writing skills and event planning experience, who works well as part of a team, and has a can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in wherever needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Prospecting, Cultivation, and Stewardship
With the Director of Development, work to cultivate and steward existing donors and identify new donors and fundraising opportunities for the organization. Craft gift acknowledgment letters and fundraising appeals. Research prospective institutional and individual donors and help identify potential connectors within our existing networks to advance relationships. Oversee donor acknowledgment and stewardship for general donors and support stewardship efforts for major gift and planned giving donors. Create compelling content for donors and prospects to highlight the work of Manomet, including magazine and e-newsletter articles, copy for the website and Annual Report, and special stewardship campaign materials.

Event Management
Design, plan, and coordinate events to cultivate and steward donors and prospects. Develop and manage the budget. Create invite lists and track RSVPs. Coordinate with the Communications Department on print and email promotion and other collateral as needed. Manage on-site event logistics. Ensure an appropriate event follow-up.

Grants and Foundations
With the Director of Development, research new institutional funding opportunities and assist with drafting proposals and compiling supporting documents. Support the Senior Manager of Development Operations in tracking the status of grant applications across all program areas.

Development Operations
As needed, assist the Director of Development and Senior Manager of Development Operations with recording donor research, actions, and touchpoints into Raiser’s Edge; printing, assembling, and mailing donor acknowledgment letters and special in-house direct mail campaigns; compiling materials and information for external reports; and frontline donor support.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent practical experience) and at least two years of development/fundraising experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Highly organized with strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google applications (Docs, Sheets, and Forms).
  • Experience developing, planning, and coordinating events a plus.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge/Raiser’s Edge NXT (or another CRM), Classy, or iWave a plus.
  • Possess a strict sense of confidentiality, discretion, and respect for information privacy.
  • Commitment to Manomet’s mission to use science and collaboration to improve the health of flyways, coastal ecosystems, and working lands and seas.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,500 to $54,000 annually plus a competitive benefits package.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to complete the essential functions of the job successfully): Ability to lift 20 lbs. Some travel may be required. Some weekend and evening events may be required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@manomet.org.

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, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Program Assistant, U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program

DEPARTMENT / INITIATIVE: Environmental Education & Outreach, U360

GRADE/STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Lora Babb, Director, U360

POSITION SUMMARY: The role of the U360 Program Assistant is to provide administrative and program support for the Director of U360 and the college students participating in the U360 Business Sustainability Internship at Manomet. U360 is an experiential education and professional development program focused on business sustainability and designed to train the next generation of change-makers to tackle today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges. The two-semester curriculum incorporates applied science, business, and sustainability workshops, career skills training, sustainability assessments of small businesses, and a Capstone project. Under the direction of the U360 Director, the U360 Program Assistant will help process business data, coach and support the U360 students, work with university partners, recruit new students, promote the program publicly, and handle routine administrative tasks in an effective and efficient manner. This full-time position can either be remote or based out of one of Manomet’s offices (Plymouth, MA or Brunswick, ME), depending on the person’s geographic location and preference, and it operates within Eastern Standard Time. The position requires one weekly evening commitment and, due to the nature of working with college students, may also require additional evening work and occasional weekend work.

MISSION CONNECTION: The U360 Program Assistant position advances Manomet’s mission and strategic goals as it enables the U360 Director to enroll and manage a greater number of students in the program, which results in more young adults and small business owners receiving Manomet’s environmental education and increasing their environmental stewardship.

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. Diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Assist the U360 Director with a variety of logistical and administrative tasks in a fast-paced environment.
      Help the U360 Director process, analyze, and report the survey data and results from the students’ interviews and assessments with the participating small businesses.
      Under the guidance and direction of the U360 Director, provide coaching and educational support, as needed, to the U360 students as they go through the 8-month program and engage with small businesses.
      Assist with student recruitment efforts from January through June, which may include corresponding with existing and potential new college partners, scheduling and conducting virtual information sessions, posting the position on college job boards, creating and sending email marketing, attending recruitment events in diverse communities, and more.
      Assist with the student acceptance process during the summer, which may include reviewing and organizing applications, scheduling applicant interviews, checking references, etc.
      In collaboration with Manomet’s Communication Team and the U360 Director, assist with the marketing, communications, and social media for U360 when needed.
      In collaboration with Manomet’s Development Team and the U360 Director, help to coordinate, promote, and execute the annual U360 online giving challenge fundraiser that happens every March.
      In collaboration with Manomet’s Communication Team and the U360 Director, help to coordinate, promote, and execute the Capstone student competition that culminates the U360 program every spring.

Additional tasks may be included in this position depending on the person’s skills and experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum education, experience, skills required to perform the job)

REQUIRED:

  • At least three years of work experience in a professional setting, preferably doing administrative work
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to both follow specific, detailed directions and protocols of established systems and processes and also create their own efficient systems
  • Self-directed individual with proven ability to manage their own responsibilities and consistently produce high-quality work with little supervision
  • Adaptable, flexible, attentive, and communicative
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with proven reliability in meeting deadlines and ability to work on different tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • High proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Office and Google-Suite applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience engaging with external partners while maintaining the utmost professionalism
  • Experience with outreach and comfort communicating professionally via email, phone, and in-person
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as a foundational principle for professional interactions and daily work
  • Demonstrated strength working with others and helping them perform at their best
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to create a safe space where students can feel welcome and respected
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality

DESIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., communications, humanities, science, sustainability, economics, business, etc.)
  • An understanding of the higher education environment and the experiences of college students
  • Experience processing a high volume of data and following QA/QC standards
  • Experience representing an organization publicly
  • Experience working for a supervisor remotely
  • Experience planning, promoting, and executing events
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and experience with social media marketing
  • Strong knowledge of business sustainability and the U360 program

SALARY: $48,000 annual salary with competitive benefits package

ADA SPECIFICATIONS: Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities. This position does require consecutive hours of computer work and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. This position may require some travel.

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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to jobs@manomet.org. The start date for this position is August 23, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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.

 

 

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