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 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project Management:
  • 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 field work 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
  • Establishes clear goals & objectives with crews including quality/quantity of work, timeline, and safety standards
  • Supports leadership development of the crew leaders 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 
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Prepares oral and written reports including project summaries, equipment use and maintenance logs, performance evaluations, and incident reports
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • College degree and/or hands-on experience with field work such as wetland, riparian, and upland habitat restoration
  • Demonstrated ability to complete simultaneous complex projects in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team setting working with staff, volunteers, agency personnel, resource user groups, and others to accomplish conservation or restoration objectives
  • Demonstrated management skills including staff supervision and development
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in an office and field setting, maintain self- motivation and persist in the face of obstacles.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion in all interactions and communications
  • Interest in community service, environment and youth development
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Highly motivated, organized, creative self-directed and flexible
  • 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
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

Desired Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Responder or higher certification
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS equipment and programs
  • Washington State Pesticide Applicator license
  • Experience in walking/hiking trail construction and maintenance

Terms of Employment

EarthCorps is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and members of other underrepresented groups. EarthCorps is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.


  • This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary of $40,000 - $48,000 DOE.
  • Competitive benefits package includes: employer provided health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, 403(b) retirement plan, subsidized transit pass and staff training.

Deadlines and Start Dates

Application deadline for priority consideration July 7, 2017 with closing date on July 20, 2017.