Head of Project Management

In-Office – Bozeman, MT

Who we are

Adventure Scientists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that designs, builds, and manages field data collection projects at scale, which accelerates solutions to urgent conservation challenges. Our model engages a broad audience in the STEM fields, as we engage and train outdoor enthusiasts and communities to collect high-quality data. Our mission is to ensure the availability of critical field data that accelerates conservation and climate solutions.

We envision a world in which science-based decision-making, policies, and technology allow people to live in balance with nature. 

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Our Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (EIJ)

Adventure Scientists strives to create an environment where everyone feels included, valued, and safe engaging with our work, regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, age, past or current military service, marital status, parental status, religion, socio-economic status, immigration status, or other identity.

Organizational Highlights 

  • Our annual budget is ~$3.1M and growing. This is sourced from a combination of fee-for-service revenue, partnerships, and philanthropic donors.

  • Our partners span international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, academia, and the private sector and include National Geographic, the World Economic Forum, TED, the US Forest Service, Harvard Medical School, and many more.

  • Our work has helped prevent illegal timber harvest, supported restoring extirpated species to their home ranges, gathered the largest dataset on Earth for microplastics, and advanced the identification of the genes responsible for antibiotic resistance. You can learn more about our work here.

  • We focus on aspects of climate, biodiversity, freshwater, and forests.

The Head of Project Management Opportunity

The Head of Project Management will oversee our project execution to ensure that we are providing our partners around the world with the field data they need to most effectively legislate, create, manage, and/or advocate.  

You will develop our strategy, provide quality control oversight, and innovate to ensure that Adventure Scientists is the most efficient and effective data collector at scale on the planet.  

The Head of Project Management will oversee a growing team currently at five and report directly to the Executive Director. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Grow, manage, and inspire a world class team to ensure that we over-deliver on each of our project commitments

  • Share our innovations and progress with our board, partners, donors, and the general public

  • Collaborate with our partners, staff, and advisors to elevate our scientific and leadership profiles in citizen science as well as our impact areas (forests, biodiversity, freshwater, climate)

  • Lead and oversee our project management strategy both internationally and domestically and inspire collaboration with international communities through locally adapted approaches

  • Elevate teammates across the organization as a member of our Senior Leadership Team 

We are looking for you if you are

  • A logistics expert who has at least 10 years of work experience in field data collection projects domestically and internationally. You have a strong track record of collaboration to build, implement, and/or oversee projects with multiple stakeholders. We are especially interested in experiences collaborating with local and indigenous communities.

  • A motivator who leverages individuals’ strengths and fosters teamwork. You have experience in building, coaching, and mentoring strong teams for high performance and accountability. You set an example for how to give and receive feedback. You are comfortable leading by influence and thrive in a lean nonprofit setting with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of growth, change, and uncertainty.

  • A passionate practitioner of citizen science who wishes to elevate the field. You see yourself as a thought leader and are looking for a platform to share the opportunity that crowdsourcing and the democratization of science provides to effect lasting change.  

  • A “big picture” audacious thinker with the ability to implement tactically. You approach challenges and opportunities through an entrepreneurial lens and take a hands-on approach to translating strategy into tangible activities and goals. You bring a creative mindset to field work and do not shy away from trying out new approaches and ways of thinking. 

Personal Attributes and Values

  • Direct communicator with entrepreneurial vision, growth mindset, and a strong bias towards action

  • Creative thinker that works cross-functionally to navigate and overcome complex obstacles while being collaborative, open, direct, and transparent with colleagues

  • High degree of integrity and trustworthiness

  • Strong sense of personal ownership and responsibility with immense care for details

  • Strong desire to join and assist in the growth of a fast-paced, dynamic nonprofit organization

  • Willingness to operate with a team mentality and step outside of their role as requested

Location and Compensation

This is a full-time position that will be based at our offices in Bozeman, MT. This position will be expected to occasionally travel and work non-traditional hours.

Salary for this role ranges from $100,000.00 to $120,000.00 depending on experience. We offer a generous and flexible benefits package, including healthcare, retirement plan with employer matching, personal and professional development fund opportunities, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, student loan relief, and paid powder days. Additional perks include part-time work-from-home opportunities, sabbaticals for long-tenured employees, and access to pro deals. Plus, we have a dog-friendly office, so you are invited to bring your best friend to work!

To Apply

CEA Recruiting is assisting Adventure Scientists with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must complete the application on the next page to submit a resume and cover letter. Please direct all applications and inquiries to Eileen Ashton, Search Lead (eileen@ceaconsulting.com). This position will remain open until filled.

We are committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all applicants. If you need accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.


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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Information (Completion is Voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Adventure Scientists are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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As set forth in Adventure Scientists Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

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