Institute for Ecological Civilization
  • CA, USA
  • 25-28 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Contract

401k, paid time off, flexible schedule, remote work

The Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv) works with partners around the world to bring about the transition to a sustainable form of human life on this planet. Our vision of ecological and economic wellbeing is global; it includes values, institutions, beliefs, cultures, and actions. To live ecologically is to recognize that all living things are members of ecosystems, and then to act to "to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community" (Aldo Leopold). In promoting ecological civilization, EcoCiv works toward the development of human societies that are structured to promote a cooperative relationship between the planet's human inhabitants and the biosphere they inhabit.

The Institute for Ecological Civilization is a rapidly growing international nonprofit, having carried out projects in ten countries to date and with others on the horizon. Its projects consistently focus on long-term and multi-sector solutions for food, water, and economies. By combining model programs on the ground with global dissemination, EcoCiv takes concrete steps towards replicating and scaling the kinds of systems and structures that will make possible sustainable human societies on this planet ― an ecological civilization.

The Position

EcoCiv is hiring a temporary Project Manager for contracted work with the City of Pomona. This is a half-time (20 hour a week) position, reporting to the Managing Director directly and to the President indirectly. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Although successful work will require some face-to-face meetings in Pomona, this is primarily a remote position. The position will be in place through EcoCiv's contracted period with the City of Pomona.

EcoCiv has contracted with the City of Pomona to provide services to the city for a California Violence Intervention and Prevention grant that EcoCiv helped the city to receive. EcoCiv's work with the city will continue until the Chief Administrator for the new Office of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood Wellbeing has been hired and on-boarded. EcoCiv seeks a skilled and experienced project manager to oversee and manage EcoCiv's role in the grant project per its contract with the city.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:

  • Maintain a high-level overview of the project and EcoCiv's contracted responsibilities
  • Manage communication with and coordinate across various parties, including city staff, Pomona Police Department staff, contracted consultants, and community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Ensure that the project remains on track by drafting a work plan that includes timelines, deadlines, and responsibilities assigned to various parties working on the grant project
  • Assist with gathering information and best practices for the city related to establishing an Office of Violence Prevention, using both online research and Zoom interviews with Violence Prevention staff in other California cities
  • Be comfortable with one-on-one meetings with the Chief of Police and very senior staff in City Hall
  • Assist city staff with the hiring process for the Chief Administrator of the Office of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood Wellbeing, insofar as the city requests EcoCiv's assistance
  • Support the process of Pomona's grant reporting and monitoring with the State of California

Sample List of Activities

  • Scheduling and leading meetings with staff in the City Manager's office, the Chief of Police, contracted consultants, and Pomona CBOs.
  • Researching other California cities who have received CalVIP grants or gone through successful violence prevention strategies
  • Interviewing officials from other cities that have gone through successful violence prevention strategies
  • Managing timelines and reminding city staff, consultants, and police department designees of deadlines
  • Assisting with grant reporting requirements and tracking progress on the grant

Education and Experience

  • College graduate;
  • Prior project management experience. It is highly desirable that the individual have managed projects with city or local government officials and/or have knowledge of or experience with violence prevention;
  • Flexible hours (sometimes outside normal working hours due to time zones and the fast pace of this initial phase of the grant project);
  • Ability to travel as necessary for face-to-face meetings in Pomona; for this position EcoCiv seeks a candidate who lives within a 75 mile drive of Pomona, California;
  • Strong and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong time management and self-motivation skills;


This position is only open to those legally able to work in the United States of America.

Compensation: $25-$28/hour, accrued PTO and sick time, 401(k)

How to Apply

Submit your application via the link with 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications, 2) resume/c.v., and 3) list of 3 professional references.

Applications will be reviewed as received, and the job will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply soon in order to be fully considered.

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