Local recruitment: Program Manager

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸

Our Mission

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 inequality; fiscally healthy communities and regions; sustainably managed land and water resources; and functional land markets and reduced informality.

Position Overview

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is looking for a Program Manager to join the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy 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.  This position will also be expected to take a leadership role on a number of 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 serve as facilitator for 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 Center by participating in direction-setting; by establishing and maintaining strong relationships with practitioners, policy makers and researchers; by building the credibility and relevance of the Center; and by representing the Center at professional meetings
  • Serve on Lincoln Institute staff committees
  • Performs other ad hoc tasks as requested
  • Position requires periodic travel throughout the western US with occasional national and international travel up to 10%

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in natural resources management, planning, geography, public policy or related field preferred.
  • 3-5 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
  • Sensitivity to 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills 

Our Values

We support a culture of forthright feedback, initiative, cooperation and teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accepting responsibility.
Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), ancestry, citizenship status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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