Arlington, Virginia, USA
Our headquarters is in Arlington, VA. The location for this position is flexible within the United States.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
We're rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we'll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it's career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there's lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
Although you'll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.
All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason will be considered.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
Are you a highly organized, strategic, experienced project manager looking to join a team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers? Do you have a background in and a passion for global marketing and communications work, and do you excel when managing multiple priorities, projects, and tasks?
We are looking for a Global Marketing and Communications Senior Project Manager who will lead the successful execution of priority campaigns and initiatives of the Global Marketing and Communications (GMAC) Team through high-caliber project management, and who will serve as an expert resource on project and process management for staff across the GMAC Team.
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of complex, global campaigns and initiatives that will drive forward the GMAC Team's strategic priorities. They are responsible for working with stakeholders to develop clear and effective project plans, including defining strategic goals, objectives, and key performance indicators; developing and tracking/managing to budgets; developing timelines and ensuring that deliverables are executed on time; assembling and managing project teams with clear roles; and reporting at various milestones throughout the project. They will work in close collaboration with the Associate Director, Operations and Business Process and other project managers throughout the GMAC Team to ensure that projects and initiatives are coordinated around strategic priorities and milestones.
Additionally, they play a lead role in the GMAC Team's Project Management Collective, helping to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of project management across the team by supporting the design, development, and continuous improvement of project management processes, templates, and other materials, and serving as an expert resource for GMAC Team staff on project management principles and execution.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Provide expert project management for the full life cycle of multiple priority projects simultaneously, including: working with stakeholders to define scope, goals, and key performance indicators; assembling and leading project teams; developing and managing budgets; developing and managing timelines; reporting results; problem solving and taking corrective actions when needed.
Support the design, development, implementation and continuous improvement of business processes related to project management and other areas
Implement and manage contracts in compliance with TNC SOPs.
Manage external contractors and/or partners as part of project teams.
Ability to work effectively across multiple complex, strategic projects simultaneously.
Ability to effectively work collaboratively and build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues at various levels of seniority
Ability to act independently to lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, develop complex processes, project outcomes, and initiate solutions to improve effectiveness.
Possess very strong communication skills.
Well-versed in industry best practices, and an ability to adapt them to TNC's organization and culture.
Responsibility and accountability for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
May manage one or more professional staff, intern, or contractor.
Opportunity to act independently within specific program or project goals.
Bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 8 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience supervising staff and teams. Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
Experience in project management, developing marketing strategies and measuring results.
Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
Current PMP certification
Management experience that includes ability to lead, motivate, set objectives, and manage performance and conflict resolution.
Experience leading in a team-based environment with internal and/or external partners.
Deep expertise in strategic marketing planning, and particularly in setting and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) on projects or campaigns.
Critical thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and upward management skills, including the ability to negotiate, influence, and persuade.
Ability and comfort working in partnership with all levels of staff in a collaborative or advisory role.
Strategic, motivated self-starter capable of working both independently and collaboratively.
Informed, engaged, and enthusiastic about current and evolving trends in marketing and communications and cross disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
Demonstrated ability in managing the fiduciary aspects of planning and delivery of budgets.
Experience developing visual-forward, well-designed briefings, reports, or other materials.
Strong and persuasive verbal and written communication and presentation skills with ability to articulate ideas in a compelling manner.
Strong writing skills with the ability to write clearly for various audiences and stakeholders.
Experience using Smartsheet and/or other project management software.
Experience in meeting facilitation and/or meeting management.
Experience managing a project team and the schedule and financial aspects of large, highly complex projects
Positive, solution-oriented outlook.
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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. We employee approximately 4,000 employees in 40 countries, including more than 600 scientists, and are working to impact conservation in 69 countries.