Land, Water & Wildlife Project Manager – Grant Funded2


The Coastal Conservation League is a nonprofit conservation organization that works with communities, elected officials, businesses, and citizen groups to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean air and water, and quality of life along the South Carolina coast. We are a group of 36 passionate individuals and tackle issues such as flooding, offshore drilling, improving transportation, and smart growth along the coast of South Carolina. We have offices in Charleston, Georgetown, Beaufort, and Columbia as well as operating a food hub in the Charleston area called GrowFood Carolina.

The Coastal Conservation League is searching for a full-time Land, Water & Wildlife Project Manager who will be based in the Charleston office. The Project Manager will work on an array of coastal resource issues involving wildlife and habitat, water quality and withdrawal, sustainable agriculture, land use, resilience, marshes, wetlands, and beaches. This job requires extensive grassroots organizing, relationship and coalition building, communication with community leaders, engaging with the media, and policy analysis and interpretation. Issues addressed in this position oftentimes need attention after traditional work hours, and the Project Manager must be willing to respond.

The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and a team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced, social, dynamic work environment and managing diverse projects in an intense high-pressure setting. He/she must demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and constant attention to detail. This position reports to the Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties

  • Build and manage networks with citizens, businesses, and public officials
  • Identify desired outcomes and create strategies to achieve them
  • Become subject-matter expert quickly when new issues arise
  • Monitor, identify, and analyze media, public notices, and permits
  • Attend public meetings and hearings to gather information and/or represent Coastal Conservation League interests
  • Initiate, support, and lead grassroots efforts to accomplish desired outcomes
  • Communicate regularly and effectively through oral and written form
  • Work with media outlets to convey news about projects, goals, and outcomes
  • Engage with members of the community to participate in our work
  • Work with the development team on grant proposals and reports
  • Develop and nurture relationships with Board members, donors, and members
  • Complete other duties as assigned or needed


  • Written and oral communication proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise flexibility and adapt quickly to changing situations
  • Ability to plan strategically and take initiative
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to act in a professional and friendly manner
  • Ability to complete tasks individually and function as part of a team
  • An unwavering commitment to the organization’s mission

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors’ degree

Demonstrated passion for environmental advocacy

Demonstrated appreciation for the Lowcountry

Preferred Education and Experience

College degree with work/internship experience

Master’s degree or equivalent in a related field

Experience with environmental education/interpretation and/or knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations

Grassroots campaign experience

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Land, Water & Wildlife Project Manager” in the subject line. Only candidates who submit cover letters along with resumes will be considered for this position. The deadline for applying for this position is January 5, 2020.


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[email protected] · 843.723.8035

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