Project Manager

About EarthCorps

EarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking young adults from the US and countries around the world, for a yearlong environmental leadership training program in Seattle, Washington. Our participants learn leadership skills by working collaboratively, leading nearly 10,000 community volunteers each year, and executing technical environmental restoration projects including salmon stream restoration, native tree plantings, invasive plant removal, wetland and shoreline restoration, and trail construction.

EarthCorps envisions a world where people and nature thrive together. Our philosophy is that the act of environmental restoration strengthens our relationship to the earth, ourselves, and to each other, and should benefit all people.

Position Summary

The Project Manager (PM) is a full-time, exempt position at EarthCorps. The PM position is responsible for project development and coordination between EarthCorps and partner agencies/organizations; contract management; field leadership of crews; supervision of crew leaders and responsibility for maintaining safety standards and organizational goals of EarthCorps in all endeavors. The PM reports to the Field Operations Manager. You do not need experience in all job responsibilities to apply.

Candidates should be excited to become a part of our efforts to build a race equity culture – both at EarthCorps and how we partner externally.

We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and functional limitations to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Project Management (60%)

·        Secures and develops projects in conjunction with the Project Management Team and agency partners. Projects may include invasive plant removal, native revegetation, stream restoration, erosion control, site stewardship, trail maintenance/construction, and volunteer management

·        Coordinates and schedules projects with the Project Management Team

·        Develops and maintains exceptional relationships with clients

·        Ensures all projects meet quality and quantity expectations along with budget and timeline agreed upon with client. Serves as on-site project manager for EarthCorps.

·        Manages purchasing of materials and invoicing for field projects

·        Prepares oral and written reports

Supervision (20%)

·        Actively creates and supports an equitable and inclusive culture at EarthCorps

·        Establishes clear goals & objectives with crews including quality/quantity of work, timeline, and safety standards

·        Supports leadership development of the leadership cohort and corps members

·        Enforces the standards of behavior as well as policies and procedures of EarthCorps and ensures adherence to program goals and mission

·        Leads by example, working alongside corps members and crew leaders

·        Counsels, motivates, disciplines individual corps members and crew leaders as needed


Logistics (5%)

·        Assist in the management and maintenance of field infrastructure including vehicles, tools, power equipment, camping gear, herbicide equipment and storage facilities in coordination with Logistics Manager and other field staff.

Training and Instruction (5%)

·        With a culturally responsive lens, Project Manager fosters and encourages quality work and interaction among corps members.

·        Plans and implements training and presentations in such areas as: project orientation, proper use of tools and equipment, workplace safety, restoration ecology, best management practices in restoration techniques, natural resource management, leadership/management skills, and community service


Communication: (5%)

·        Ensures inclusive language in all communications.

·        Prepares oral and written reports including project summaries, equipment use and maintenance logs, performance evaluations, and incident reports.

·        Oversees contract compliance and grant deliverables.

·        Conduct GIS mapping and photo documentation of projects when required

·        Maintains project files, including documentation of work, receipts, and contract compliance

·        Represents EarthCorps at public events.


 Organizational Engagement (5%)

·        Actively participates in all staff retreats, meetings, committees and workshops.

·        Coordinates with EarthCorps’ People of Color Resource Group according to need.

Required Qualifications

·        A Commitment to racial equity and environmental justice

·        Affinity for EarthCorps’ mission and commitment to the development of young adults.

·        Minimum of 2 years of experience (may include a combination of education and employment) in applied ecological restoration with understanding of wetland, riparian, and upland habitats.

·        Demonstrated ability to manage projects successfully including those that are complex whether technical, client relations, logistics or financial

·        Ability to coach/ mentor young adults

·        Experience in using or ability to learn Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS) equipment and programs

·        Proficient with Microsoft Office programs

·        Ability to travel regionally including car and ferry trips.

·        Ability to work occasional weekend and overnight programs, including camping

·        Ability to work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather

·        Ability to walk, lift 50 pounds, and operate hand and power tools and other mechanical equipment

·        Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

Desired Qualifications

·        Experience working with communities of color and managing diverse teams 

·        Ecological restoration experience in the Pacific Northwest

·        Wilderness First Responder certification

·        Washington State Pesticide Applicator license

·        Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills


Benefits package includes:

  • employer provided medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) matching program
  • paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • subsidized transit pass
  • staff training.


SALARY of $43,000-48,000/year, dependent on experience

Deadlines and Start Dates

Priority consideration deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications will be reviewed as received and we will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Please submit requested materials before the priority deadline to ensure your application is considered.

To Apply

Please submit your Resume and a Cover Letter by clicking the 'APPLY NOW' button below.

In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications including your personal and/or professional experience with issues surrounding racial equity and how you believe this position could contribute to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at EarthCorps.