Program Manager (STEM Education & Conservation)

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD, or remote from anywhere in the United States
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

WHC works with corporations across the globe, translating corporate sustainability goals and objectives into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. WHC builds collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, local conservation organizations, government agencies, and community members, WHC-led programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities.

At WHC, the Program Manager (STEM Education and Conservation) is a key member of the organization’s Conservation Strategy and Planning Department.

In this role, the Program Manager serves primarily in three key functions:

  1. Serves as relationship holder for assigned clients and provides consulting services in the areas of habitat/species conservation and STEM programs;
  2. Develops corporate-level strategies to maintain and increase member participation in successful conservation and environmental education activities, measured against biodiversity, financial and certification targets;
  3. Grows and diversifies WHC’s engagement in strategic STEM initiatives with clients, foundations, agencies, schools, and NGOs.

 Typical Duties

  • Generation of sustainable consulting revenue streams including corporate-level and site-specific scopes of work, plans, engagement strategies, and other similar approaches;
  • Management of projects, grants, and consulting initiatives with responsibilities for achieving goals, following timelines, and meeting budgets;
  • Utilization of trends in conservation, environmental education, and STEM to deepen engagement and strengthen outcomes with WHC members;
  • Participation in external committees and groups as a WHC representative;
  • Identification of new opportunities for recruitment, retention, and strategic program development; and
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field;
  • 3-5 years of experience in any / combination of the following: community engagement and activism, educational program design, teaching, natural resources management, conservation, environmental practices, engineering, non-profit, youth engagement, consulting services, grant applications and grant management.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication;
  • Excellent technical and non-technical writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and virtually/remotely, be a self-starter, and possess an entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Technology skills including the MS Office Suite; and
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience

  • Prior experience with grant writing;
  • Verbal and written fluency in a language other than English
  • Experience working across different sectors and communities in the USA and beyond

Work Context

Physical demands: This position includes some light physical work. The employee should be able to lift to 20 lbs. and can expect frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. The employee may also be standing, sitting, or walking for prolonged periods of time, and can expect frequent bending, typing, and kneeling, and will complete frequent visual inspections. The employee is occasionally climbing, crouching, crawling, or stooping.

Work Environment

 The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions including the extreme cold (temperatures below 32° F for more than one hour). The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme noise sufficient to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. The employee will be subject to hazards including moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding in high places, exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, oils, solvents, asbestos, or radiation. Safety briefing and/or training will be provided in such cases.


Occasional travel is an expectation with this position.

$40,000 – $50,000 based on relevant experience.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter as one file to LaVerne Dennis at
By applying for this position, you acknowledge the salary range posted.

WHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.