Capital Project Manager

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at

About This Position

Mass Audubon is seeking a project manager to join the Department of Capital Assets & Planning (DCAP). DCAP supports all departments and leads Mass Audubon’s efforts in developing, protecting, and maintaining our capital assets. DCAP manages projects aimed at creating new facilities, and implementing significant renovations, improvements, and capital repairs to existing facilities. The department also manages a number of special Mass Audubon-wide capital and maintenance projects and funds. 

Mass Audubon owns and operates 21 staffed wildlife sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts. We manage and maintain a wide range of natural and built landscapes, a variety of building types, an extensive trail network, and infrastructure that supports our facilities and our education programs. 

Mass Audubon is fully committed to environmental sustainability, and has incorporated green building approaches and technologies into its building projects since the mid-1980s. Our green building standards policy guides the development of new buildings, additions, and renovations. We have worked to reduce our carbon footprint for over 20 years, implementing energy conservation measures in many of our buildings. Complementing that effort, Mass Audubon has established an extensive portfolio of renewable energy systems across our sanctuary network.

Mass Audubon is an acknowledged leader in accessibility, and has worked to create a network of sanctuaries that welcomes visitors of all abilities. Our facilities are carefully designed or upgraded to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for key program areas. Our accessible trails have established a high standard for outdoor accessibility, and have become a model for many other organizations.

Mass Audubon is seeking an experienced and effective project manager who will work closely with the Director of Capital Assets & Planning, other Mass Audubon staff, consultants, contractors, regulatory officials, and others to advance a wide range of projects in support of our educational mission.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Capital Project Manager will be responsible for a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Working closely with staff to plan, prioritize, and implement key projects for Mass Audubon buildings, site features, utilities, and other infrastructure,
  • Interviewing, selecting, engaging and managing consultants and contractors to provide needed services,
  • Managing project budgets and schedules in order to finish projects on time and on budget,
  • Identifying permit requirements, ensuring timely application for permits, and engaging with regulatory officials as needed,
  • Site observation /construction administration,
  • Reviewing and processing invoices,
  • Communication and collaboration with staff, consultants, contractors, regulatory officials, donors, and others as necessary to ensure key information is shared in a timely manner.


At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications: 

Must Have’s: 

  • Candidates must have Bachelor's degree in one of the following:
    •  architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering or construction management, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in managing design and/or construction projects
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Massachusetts as needed to attend meetings and observe project progress

Nice to Have’s: 

  • Green building/sustainability concepts and technology
  • Energy efficiency and building science
  • Knowledge of building systems, construction techniques and methods
  • ADA regulations and compliance
  • Skills with Adobe programs and GIS
  • Sustainable site development, natural resource protection, ecological principles

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $85,000; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.  

Benefits and Perks:
Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12.5 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Additional Information

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon 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.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Liz Stetson, Director of Capital Assets & Planning
Job# 3552