Depending on experience. Position could also be hired at a mid or senior level (with salary at middle or upper end of salary range)
The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy is looking for a Program Manager in Phoenix, Arizona. The individual in this position is expected to conduct research, develop and support partnerships and networks, manage contracts with partners, and disseminate the results of Babbitt Center work. The Program Manger will also be expected to take a leadership role on several Babbitt Center initiatives and to provide other support as assigned for both the Babbitt Center and for the larger Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
This is a full-time position that reports to Director of Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy.
What You’ll Do:
Conduct research independently
Serve as lead author and editor on Lincoln Policy Focus Reports, working papers and other publications, including technical reports and public information documents
Manage contracts for research, training, or demonstration projects
Establish and run advisory groups and facilitate workshops and meetings
Regularly give conference and workshop presentations on research results and more generally on behalf of the Babbitt Center
Represent the Babbitt Center on regional and national groups
Regularly attend conferences, workshops, and meetings to represent the Babbitt Center
Contribute to the overall success of the Babbitt Center by participating in strategy sessions; establishing and maintaining strong relationships with practitioners, policy makers, and researchers; building the credibility and relevance of the Babbitt Center; and representing the Babbitt Center at professional meetings
Serve on Lincoln Institute staff committees
Perform other ad hoc tasks as requested
Position requires up to 10% travel, primarily throughout the western U.S. with occasional national and international travel
What You’ll Need:
Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in natural resources management, planning, geography, public policy or related field preferred.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working on land or water policy and management or related fields. Public agency/practitioner experience preferred.
Understanding of water policy and land use integration
Demonstrated outstanding writing, research, and presentation skills
Highly organized; strong project management and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of the needs of practitioners and elected officials
Ability to discern and communicate important knowledge in useful formats
Self-starter; able to work independently, prioritize and multi-task; focus on delivering results
The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, a center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, seeks to advance the integration of land and water management to meet the current and future water needs of Colorado River Basin communities, economies, and the environment. We develop tools and best practices to guide decisions through research, training, and partnerships for sustainable management of land and water resources in the Colorado Basin and beyond.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. With locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Phoenix; and Beijing, we organize our work around the achievement of six goals: low-carbon, climate-resilient communities and regions; efficient and equitable tax systems; reduced poverty and spatial inequ...ality; fiscally healthy communities and regions; sustainably managed land and water resources; and functional land markets and reduced informality.