Project Manager, Intl Conservation and Community Development

Job Title

Project Manager, Intl Conservation and Community Development

Job Description

Are you a Project Manager who seeks to make a positive impact on the world around you? At ZOMALAB, we provide you that opportunity. We see Project Managers as the glue that keeps projects and people together and we are currently seeking a skilled and highly motivated individual to join the team. The project scope may vary but the ideal individual will have experience deploying traditional project management principles in complex projects that require creativity and adaptation along the way.


About the Organization

ZOMALAB seeks to catalyze systemic, scalable solutions with the goal of supporting resilient, thriving communities that will endure for generations to come.

The Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) model* is currently one of the most promising strategies for achieving durable protection of protected areas at scale while also benefiting the local communities that rely on them. ZOMALAB is part of a new, innovative collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, Pew Charitable Trusts, and World Wildlife Fund to accelerate the use of the PFP model around the world. The four institutions are working together to develop, manage, and close a portfolio of PFP deals over the next 10 years.

*The Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) model employs project finance principles from the private sector to ensure entire systems of protected areas are effectively managed and sustainably financed. More Information


About the Position

You’ll join a top-notch team and innovative partnership committed to community economic development and the durable protection of millions of hectares of land and ocean. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, managing the completion of large-scale conservation deals following the Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) model.


What you will do

• Project Management (~85%):
o Develop and oversee project plans that result in the successful completion of large-scale, multi-stakeholder conservation deals around the world. Activities include but are not limited to:
o Lead project planning sessions and workshops
o Develop workplans and budgets
o Coordinate staff and internal resources
o Manage large and diverse teams
o Ensure the project meets its deadlines
o Ensure clear communication with external stakeholders
o Report out to leadership

• Facilitation & Advisory (~10%):
o Be a thought partner to advise & support the design of facilitation services for the PFP partnership
o Convene and own the design, administration and execution of group discussions, brainstorms and/or workshops (often virtually)

• Knowledge Management (~5%):
o Develop and maintain standardized tools and processes that can support the project management of future deals
o Identify, administer and/or support communication mechanisms to share information on common areas of interest
o Coordinate knowledge management efforts with the Managing Director of the partnership


Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success:

• 5 to 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects
• Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships and facilitate collaboration across multiple partners, institutions, and international cultures to achieve shared goals
• An ability to learn new information, synthesize that information, identify key themes, and convert to action-oriented tasks
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, specifically including active listening
• Strong time management and organizational skills including experience managing multiple project flows
• Experience with multi-party deals (analysis, development, negotiation, etc.)
• Experience working with PowerPoint, Excel, and project management software
• Experience in a consulting and/or investment firm, multi-lateral agency, or a global development contractor

Characteristics for success:

• A trusted team member, who exhibits integrity, discretion, and good judgment every day.
• Committed to serving others and collaborating to achieve the results that define team success.
• Acts humbly, listens actively, and engages in open and constructive dialogue to find the best ideas and solutions.
• Passion to do high-quality work, continuously learn and achieve results.
• Brings a great attitude and positive energy, is resourceful to advance projects independently and flexible and adaptable when priorities change.


Benefits Information*

Compensation Range: $90,000-120,000

Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan and paid time off.

*This information is provided to comply with Colorado Law


ZomaLAB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Basic Qualifications

• 5 to 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects
• Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships and facilitate collaboration across multiple partners, institutions, and international cultures to achieve shared goals
• An ability to learn new information, synthesize that information, identify key themes, and convert to action-oriented tasks
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, specifically including active listening
• Strong time management and organizational skills including experience managing multiple project flows
• Experience with multi-party deals (analysis, development, negotiation, etc.)
• Experience working with PowerPoint, Excel, and project management software
• Experience in a consulting and/or investment firm, multi-lateral agency, or a global development contractor