Posted: May 27, 2022

Project Manager - Farmers Taking Action to Protect Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin II

Salary: $20,000.00 Negotiable
Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2022

The Project Manager is a collaborative leadership position, working closely with project teams to accomplish the goals set forth within the Farmers Taking Action II grant project.  Grant subrecipients consist of the River Raisin Watershed Council, the Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw Conservation Districts, and designated farmer leaders from within River Raisin Watershed specifically, with acceptance of farmer participants and farmer leaders from throughout Michigan’s portion of the Western Lake Erie Basin. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage long- and short-term grant project plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • In collaboration with the Farmer Led Leadership Team, the Project Manager makes decisions and monitors the progress of the project to keep it on schedule
  • Lead the Farmer Led Leadership Team monthly meetings and facilitate communications amongst farmer leaders, project subrecipients and subcontractors
  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team, make effective decisions to continue forward progress with the project
  • Delegate project tasks to subrecipients and subcontractors
  • Serve as the point of contact for project teams to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Manage project financials, including authorization of subcontractor and subrecipient invoices for payment
  • In collaboration with the Farmer Led Leadership Team, adjust schedules and targets on the project as needs or financing for the project change
  • Communicate with Erb Family Foundation grants manager and the MACD Executive Director to keep the project aligned with their goals

Desired Skillset and Experience:

  • Self-Starter who works well independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Project Management
  • Grant Reporting
  • Proficient in MS Office / Google Docs
  • Knowledge of the Western Lake Erie Basin and Nutrient Loading Issues
  • Experience farming or working with farmers a plus!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Relevant Experience
  • Current Drivers’ License
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to lift 30lbs
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Reliable Internet

Work Setting:

  • Primarily Remote, with some in-person meetings in Western Lake Erie Basin.
  • Occasional field days and on-farm visits, during summer months.
  • Flexible work schedule with occasional/rare weekend events.
  • Reports directly to Michigan Association of Conservation Districts Executive Director

Compensation Structure:

  • Part-Time
  • Contract
  • Compensation Negotiated