Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

Project Maintenance Program Manager

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States (hybrid)
13 days ago


What You Will Be Doing – The Job:

As Manager of MCWD’s Project Maintenance Program, you will understand the function and value of MCWD’s 70+ projects (e.g., stormwater ponds, weirs/dams, wetland and prairie restorations, creek meanders, boardwalks) and lands (1,000+ acres of MCWD owned and conservation easements); and will forecast and implement maintenance activities to maintain and improve the watershed benefit and beautiful places that MCWD’s projects have created.

 Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Management:   

  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain strategic direction for MCWD’s Project Maintenance program.
  • Cultivate a data-driven, predictive approach to maintenance that continuously improves MCWD’s ability to proactively maintain projects and continues to deliver on MCWD’s Balanced Urban Ecology brand.
  • Recommend new policy changes and maintenance strategies that improve MCWD’s ability and capacity to maintain projects.

 Project Maintenance & Land Management:

  • Sustain and build relationships with project partners, including MCWD cities, state, and regional agencies, to ensure MCWD’s project are being maintained to the highest standard.
  • Work with staff, legal, and engineering teams to implement and continuously improve MCWD’s project maintenance program.
  • Build and maintain a data management system, cataloging MCWD’s capital project assets, to assist in the planning and implementation of project operations and maintenance.

Learn, Grow, and Develop New Leaders:

  • Work in a dynamic, innovative environment that allows you to stretch and professionally develop as part of a passionate team working to grow MCWD’s impact.
  • Provide authentic, servant leadership and foster an inspiring, cohesive, high-performing team environment that lives MCWD’s culture and achieves the Project Maintenance program’s strategic objectives.
  • Manage for excellence through clear expectations, effective delegation, shared team responsibility for a common mission, continuous improvement, and high accountability.


What You Will Bring to MCWD:

  • A passion for advancing MCWD’s vision of watershed management
  • 3-5 years of experience in natural resource management, project management, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge on the design, construction, and maintenance processes for stormwater management practices and vegetation restoration projects
  • An ability to spot relevant patterns and issues, and forge new alternative ways forward
  • The capacity to track, digest, and manage detail while maintaining a strategic perspective
  • Proven experience inspiring, leading, developing and managing small teams
  • A drive to stretch, learn, and grow in a high performing environment
  • Flexible thinking, adaptability, and a desire to actively manage change
  • A propensity for interpersonal communications, and the ability to build consensus
  • A drive to build lasting relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders
  • A preference for working in office to support deep collaborative work

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65795199
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
  • Position Title: Project Maintenance Program Manager
  • Job Function: Project-Leader
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $78,200.00 - $93,900.00 (Yearly Salary)
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