Land, Water, and Wildlife Project Manager

The Coastal Conservation League (“League”) seeks a full-time project manager for its Charleston, South Carolina office.

The League is a non-profit conservation organization that has been working with communities, elected officials, businesses, and citizen groups since 1989 to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean air and water and quality of life along the South Carolina coast.

Under the direction of the Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director, the Project Manager will work on coastal issues involving rural land uses, compensatory mitigation, land planning and conservation easements, wildlife issues, sustainable agriculture practices, resilience, and water quality.

This job requires extensive grassroots organizing, relationship building, communication with community leaders, and policy analysis and interpretation.

The ideal candidate must be 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.

Conservation League issues oftentimes need addressing after traditional work hours, and the Project Manager must be willing to respond.

The culture of the organization is one that values hard work, initiative, independence, communication, passion, dedication, and getting the job done. These expectations apply to all aspects of the organization, no matter how trivial.

Conservation League employees are opportunistic, hard working, entrepreneurial, tenacious, creative, and results-driven. The candidate must also be a fast and independent learner.

The Project Manager will build and manage networks of citizens, businesses, and public officials to respond to specific threats to environmental resources, or to proactively build support for environmental initiatives. This work requires:

  • Identifying desired outcomes and creating strategies to achieve them
  • Becoming informed experts quickly when new issues arise
  • Monitoring, identifying, and analyzing media, public notices, and permits
  • Attending public meetings and hearings to gather information and/or represent Conservation League interests
  • Exercising flexibility and adapting as new circumstances unfold
  • Initiating, supporting, and leading grassroots efforts
  • Communicating regularly and effectively through oral and written form
  • Working with the media
  • Engaging members of the community
  • Planning strategically and taking initiative
  • Working with the development team on grant proposals
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with Board members, donors, and members
  • An unwavering commitment to the organization’s mission

The successful candidate must demonstrate passion for environmental advocacy work and enjoy working with and meeting people. He/She must also have an appreciation for the Lowcountry.

Required Education and Experience:

  • College degree
  • Four years work experience


  • Masters or equivalent in a related field
  • Experience with rural land use and/or land management planning
  • Grassroots campaign experience

This is a full-time position with benefits located in our Charleston, South Carolina office. The Conservation League offers a competitive salary and an exciting work environment.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to, or via regular mail to Coastal Conservation League, P.O. Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402. No telephone calls, please. EOE.

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