Project Coordinator (Part-Time Contract)

The Kiawah Conservancy seeks candidates for the position of Project Coordinator. This position for part-time contract employment is open until filled.

About Kiawah Conservancy: The Kiawah Conservancy (Conservancy) is an accredited and well-respected local land trust, having protected 2,273 acres on and around Kiawah Island, South Carolina. For over 20 years, the Conservancy has worked to protect important natural habitats for plants and wildlife, to research the ecological components that contribute to the sustainability of Kiawah Island’s unique flora and fauna, to implement habitat restoration programs, and to connect people with nature. The Kiawah Conservancy maintains an office with a full-time staff of four at Kiawah Island, and is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds in the workplace. Visit for more information.

About the Position: This position reports to the Executive Director and will coordinate with the Land Preservation Coordinator to provide support and coordination for a project awarded under the Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2019 (ECRF) through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). This position is funded by the Conservancy through the ECRF project between November 2020 and February 2022. The person in this position will work up to 29 hours per week and will work primarily from our main office on Kiawah Island. Intelligence, attention to detail, organizational skills, teamwork, flexibility, and good judgment will be critical to success. In addition to working with our staff, you will also have frequent interaction with the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees, project partners, community partners, and volunteers. The position will require a mix of office and administrative work, as well as substantial fieldwork across Kiawah Island working with community entities and residents.

Key Responsibilities of the Project Coordinator:

  • Work closely with Conservancy staff to provide coordination and assistance for the ECRF project and other resilience related projects
  • Coordinate and organize planning meetings and events with the Conservancy, project partners, community partners, and other resilience professionals
  • Assist in the development of publications and documents for the ECRF project
  • Contribute to communications work (e.g. write newsletter articles, social media posts)  

Other Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Conservancy’s ongoing environmental monitoring and research projects
  • Attend Conservancy staff and committee meetings
  • Attend the Town of Kiawah Island’s Environmental Committee and Town Council meetings
  • Actively engage with residents and community partners
  • Other work with the Conservancy, as needed

Required Attributes, Expectations, Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Working towards a Master’s degree in natural resources, ecology, environmental sciences, public policy, public administration, non-profit administration, and/or other conservation or policy related field
  • Basic knowledge of social science methods, science communication, sea-level rise, climate resilience, natural hazards, and local ecology
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of land conservation, land trusts, or similar conservation organizations or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work outside
  • Experience using advanced mapping programs (i.e., ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro) a plus

Compensation and benefits: $15/hour; no benefits

How to apply: Please email a single PDF with your cover letter and resume to: and

Candidate applications will start to be reviewed beginning November 3, 2020 with a tentative start date of November 23, 2020.  No phone calls please.

The Kiawah Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate becasue of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.