Habitat Restoration Project Manager

The American Littoral Society (www.LittoralSociety.org) is seeking a fullĀ­ time Habitat Restoration Project Manager to manage several of its coastal and estuarine habitat restoration projects.

The American Littoral Society is a national, nonprofit coastal conservation organization dedicated to promoting the study and conservation of aquatic life and its habitat. The Society is headquartered at Sandy Hook, in Highlands, New Jersey, and is a founding member of Restore America's Estuaries (www.estuaries.org).

Our habitat restoration program is currently growing and we are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized and experienced individual to support the Habitat Restoration Program Director in managing a number of multi-disciplinary restoration projects. The habitat restoration program currently has projects in New Jersey, New York, and Florida, including salt marsh restoration, living shorelines, marine debris removal, oyster reef restoration, aquatic connectivity, coastal resiliency, and beach habitat restoration.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage various projects and project teams within the Habitat Restoration Program.
  • Work closely with the Habitat Restoration Program Director on budget and project tracking to ensure project deliverables and grant milestones are met.
  • Prepare project reports as required by grant and prepare contracts, agreements, invoices, schedules, and other project documentation to ensure project cohesiveness and transparency.
  • Work directly with the Habitat Restoration Program Director relative to habitat conservation and ecological restoration project related issues to ensure mission focus.
  • Promote and communicate project objectives to the project team, associated community, funders and governmental partners.
  • Work with other Society technical programs, staff and partners, local, state and federal environmental agency staff, volunteers and members of the public to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Prepare monitoring protocol for science-based restoration projects and manage technical teams to ensure integrity of data and future replication.
  • Work with the Habitat Restoration Program Director and Outreach staff to develop and coordinate signature project volunteer tasks as outlined in each restoration project and actively engage the public and other communities in each project to promote connectivity to future restoration projects and maximize project and outreach benefits.
  • Manage, where applicable, assigned project staff, interns, and contractors and provide logistical planning and scopes of work to ensure milestones and deliverables are on-time.
  • Prepare project-specific Health and Safety Plans.


  • BS or MS in related environmental field including an emphasis on marine/estuarine, landscape architecture, and restoration ecology.
  • 4-7 years' experience in project management with focus on habitat restoration and/or marine/estuarine ecology with understanding of conservation biology, functional ecology and restoration science.
  • Experience with science-based monitoring and surveying.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale, multi-disciplinary projects and project teams.
  • Demonstrated ability in project logistical planning, budgeting and task management.
  • Demonstrated ability in project, grants and/or contract management.
  • Strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage effective work teams.
  • Experience in coordinating volunteers and project related events.
  • Computer knowledge (word processing, database management). Familiarity with MS Excel, Projects, and Access. Use of CADD and ArcView/Arclnfo GIS software a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with environmental permitting (local, state, Federal).
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with varying deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated and have willingness to travel.


  • Position reports to the Habitat Restoration Program Director
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes generous health insurance contribution and other fringe benefits.

How to Apply
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Closing Date
September 17, 2014

Notice of Equal Employment Opportunity
The American Littoral Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the American Littoral Society complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or works.

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