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Manager, Great Lakes Program- Bloomington, Minnesota

Organization: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Position Title: Manager, Great Lakes Program

Location: 8011 34th Avenue S, Suite 444, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425, United States

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: not given



Working out of Bloomington, Minnesota, the Manager, Great Lakes Program, will have programmatic, communications, and administrative responsibilities for the Foundation’s grantmaking programs focused in the current and historic Great Lakes basin (including, but not necessarily limited to, Sustain Our Great Lakes and the Chi–Cal River Fund). Specifically, the Manager will assist the Program Director, Great Lakes Program (Director) in the management of these grant programs, support existing federal, corporate and foundation partnerships and assist with the development of partnerships for new initiatives, as appropriate. S/he will help coordinate the day-to-day management of the Foundation’s grant-making programs and partnerships as determined by the Director.


  • Assist the Director in the day-to-day management of the grant-making processes, including assistance in issue research, strategic planning and evaluation, development of grant application materials, overseeing individual project administration and project identification and development.
  • Work with the Science and Evaluation team to capture relevant key metrics associated with environmental and conservation outcomes derived from program grants.
  • In coordination with the Communications Department, manage the web content on the applicable program landing page of the NFWF site and other program websites and social media, ensuring information is up-to-date and informative.
  • Assist the Director and others in donor services and development including preparing financial and programmatic reports and fundraising proposals for donors and conservation partners.
  • Manage the proposal review process; prepare review committee materials and other programmatic and financial materials and administration and coordination of review committee meetings.
  • Monitor active grants/contracts in coordination with the grants administration team.
  • Assist the Director and others with developing program communications materials (e.g., power point presentations, fact sheets, progress reports).
  • Assist the Director in planning and coordinating information sharing events (e.g., webinars, conference calls) for grantees and program partners.
  • Assist the Director in the preparation of briefing materials and recommendations to support decision making by the Foundation’s staff and Board.
  • Serve as a Foundation representative on occasion for various constituencies including partner meetings and conferences as requested by the Director.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree; biology, ecology, environmental science or policy major preferred.
  • Minimum two to five years experience in grants management and/or conservation field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Knowledge of community-based conservation.
  • Computer proficiency, including databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and graphics.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at [email protected]. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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