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2022-054 Information Systems Project Manager


Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.


The Information Systems Project Manager, under the direction of the Director, Data Analytics & Business Intelligence and working closely with the IT and Operations teams, will establish and implement a comprehensive project plan for all information system projects.  By acting as the liaison between the business and technical aspects of information system projects, this people-oriented leader will partner with staff in identifying needs, system selection, implementation, testing and training as well as post-implementation follow-up activities.  With an eye on budget the project manager will provide a comprehensive project timeline, taking into consideration institutional and departmental calendars, effectively communicating project milestones through status updates as well as roles and responsibilities of the team.  Contributing to the organizations ongoing success, the Information Systems Project Manager will identify needs for process improvement involving all impacted employees and envision an enhanced solution.


  • Act as project manager and point of contact for information system initiatives, responsible for compiling requirements, establishing timeline, budget and scope.
  • Establish and document milestones with clear ownership of responsibilities, providing ongoing reporting of progress and holding people accountable to deadlines.
  • Manage resources for projects including equipment, sourcing of technology components and people.
  • Ensure thorough project team collaboration and provides analysis of deliverables, determining they meet the quality standards necessary for acceptance.
  • Determine communication plan that keeps the project on track, facilitating meetings when necessary, using other communication methods as appropriate so that communication is meaningful and perpetual.
  • Manage vendor relationships ensuring they are held accountable for the success of our project, managing scope and deliverables.
  • Use project management tools to track progress and schedule adherence, training staff on the use of such tools as appropriate.
  • Conduct risk assessments for projects including impact on internal and external collaborators, budget, schedule, policies, etc., and provides options to mitigate such risks.
  • Determine need for policy development, providing recommendations based on industry standard and institutional impact.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by networking with colleagues in the same space, attending conferences and workshops.
  • Serve as the Information System’s subject matter expert to colleagues to ensure consistency with organizational initiatives and operating principles.
  • Provide input and guidance on the educational curriculum for information systems for new and ongoing employee development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in technology solution role.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures and methods used in information systems and design.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Exemplary problem-solving skills with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Customer-service oriented with the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with cross functional individuals.
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising environment, team player that is conservation minded and excels in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in highly desired.
  • Ability to assess risk and make recommendations on technology decisions based on risk analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying key technology challenges and determine opportunities for improvement through process or systems.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to diverse employees and vendors with sense of humor a plus.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Science, Computer Science, or Bachelor’s and appropriate substantial professional experience.
  • PMP or Project Management Certification a plus.


Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts expected hiring ranges for each of its positions. Salary minimum is $91,361; salary midpoint is $114,124. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s specialty skills, years of experience, location, and unique background.  We would welcome the opportunity to connect with potential candidates whose salary requirements may be outside of the expected hiring range.

If you think you’d be a great fit for the job and are interested in joining Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.


You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status or submit to regular masking and testing as a condition of employment at Ocean Conservancy’s meetings, gatherings, and offices. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Ocean Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We encourage applicants who have a diverse level and range of relevant skills and experiences to apply. A 100% match is not required. We want to support employees’ career growth and in return, our employees help Ocean Conservancy grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Washington, DC
  • Operations
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  • Director, Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Full Time

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