Urban Forestry Project Manager – The Nature Conservancy
The Urban Forestry Project Manager provides technical and operational support to the Connecticut Chapter’s Urban Conservation Program, with a focus on planting trees where they are most needed.
This role will develop, manage, and implement urban forestry projects to advance the Program’s strategies and initiatives including analysis, development, and implementation of local and multi-scale tree planting projects in collaboration with a diverse set of partners. Their work will result in the implementation of tangible place-based tree-planting projects, policies, and practices that incorporate ecological and social co-benefits to improve local and regional water quality, air quality, and quality of life for the benefit of both people and nature in a changing climate.
The Urban Conservation Program builds on the Conservancy’s science-based, collaborative, results-oriented approach, and its record of contributing creative and effective solutions, such as tree planting, to conservation challenges in cities.
We work to improve the quality of life for residents and communities using equitable nature-based solutions (i.e., tree planting) to reduce storm water runoff, reduce urban heat island effect and flooding, improve air quality, and increase access to nature for all residents in cities. Our program operates with an equity-minded approach and a desire for continued learning about socio-historical context of historic underrepresentation, questions assumptions, and makes evidence-based decisions a regular practice.
This position will be a key addition to a highly effective and motivated cross-functional team helping to address urban challenges across local, state, national, and international scales. This position will report to the Connecticut Urban Conservation Director. This is a 1- year term position, with the possibility to extend contingent on performance and available funding.