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Position: Project Manager
Organization: Taking Root
Location: Vancouver, BC

Start date: July 5, 2021
Application end date: June 18, 2021

Taking Root is looking for a project manager to lead the day-to-day management of Taking Root’s reforestation projects, ensuring that they are successfully delivered on time and on budget. The project manager will be supporting farmer initiatives in the tropics (e.g. farmer cooperatives and NGOs) to adopt Taking Root’s technology-based approach to grow trees to sequester carbon and improve livelihoods on behalf of brands and institutional funders.

Reporting to the Reforestation Director, you will be the primary point person for Taking Root’s projects, facilitating efforts to overcome challenges for the successful delivery of project objectives. This includes scoping project timelines, onboarding farmer initiatives to Taking Root’s FARM-TRACE software platform, and reporting on project progress internally and to clients. You will play an instrumental role in making our processes more efficient and effective including supporting the development of onboarding materials and incorporating client feedback into product development. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who loves the challenge of working with a complex network of internal and external stakeholders to deliver high-impact climate change solutions.

This is a full-time position working with the head office in Vancouver. Work is currently remote but will involve working in-person with the Vancouver team when conditions allow. Salary is competitive and based on experience.

About Taking Root and FARM-TRACE

Taking Root is an international social enterprise on a mission to regenerate the worlds tropical forests. We do this by developing highly impactful reforestation projects on behalf of brands to help them meet their climate commitments. Taking Root’s unique impact comes from our use of technology to direct companies’ climate investments into verified forest impacts with farmer groups. Our innovative technology platform, FARM-TRACE, provides third party forest and carbon reporting by combining local and satellite data with machine learning assessments. This means companies have the information they need to invest in reforestation with confidence, while ensuring farmers get paid for the trees they grow. Taking Root is driving reforestation with leading multi-national and environmental brands in 9 countries across all 3 tropical continents. Find out more about Taking Root and our technology platform, FARM-TRACE.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage project timelines and deliverables
    • Ensure the satisfaction and expectations of our diverse stakeholders, including farmer initiatives, brands, and institutional funders
    • Work with the other Taking Root departments to scope and plan project timelines and activities
    • Set up processes to track and communicate project progress and results internally and to project stakeholders
    • Identify and report client issues to the Reforestation Director, and proactively troubleshoot and resolve problems with the support of other departments
    • Manage multiple accounts, deadlines and milestones
    • Collaborate with our technology, data science, reforestation, and commercialization teams to successfully deliver on contract obligations
  • Ensure a successful experience for farmer initiatives with FARM-TRACE
    • Onboard and train farmer initiatives’ successful use of the FARM-TRACE platform
    • Configure FARM-TRACE software solutions to satisfy client-specific business processes, rules, and other functional requirements
    • Gather requirements for client needs and map them to our existing and future products and services to the technology department

Qualifications required:

  • 2-5 years’ experience working with multinational businesses or nonprofits
  • Demonstrated project management experience – ability to coordinate complex projects across multiple internal stakeholders
  • Experience using project management software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for client-facing work
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, French language skills are a plus
  • Experience working within developing countries is a plus
  • Experience working in a forestry, agricultural, or environmental organization is a plus
  • Experience working in a technology implementation or customer service is a plus

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • Are passionate about sustainability and want to help Taking Root be a global leader in reforestation and carbon removal
  • Are always thinking one step ahead to plan and solve problems
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Enjoy working with cutting edge technology
  • Are a powerful storyteller who knows how to relate to their audience

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to info@takingroot.org by June 18, 2021. Please include "Project Manager Job Posting" in the subject line. We value your interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 31 2021    ID: 60060