Program Manager

Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
Organization Summary

Lead a team of dedicated professionals as the YES! Program Manager. This is a great opportunity to share your expertise and passion for the environment with youth across Minnesota. Responsibilities include program management, communications, building partnerships, along with grant seeking and reporting.

YES! is a program of Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, a nonprofit organization located near Spicer, Minnesota, provides outstanding environmental education and outdoor experiences to people of all ages. The YES! program empowers teams of youth to partner with their community in hands-on learning and meaningful projects related to water conservation and quality, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, recycling, composting, local foods, and more. Please visit to learn more about YES! and the tremendous work being accomplished by YES! teams throughout our region and the state.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
West Central
Job type

Competitive salary with good benefits package


Hours are mostly M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours can be flexible and some can be worked remotely. 

Primary Duties
  • Provide program management including staff hiring, training and support
  • Budget management and data tracking
  • Build relationships with government, nonprofit and business entities
  • Seek and write grants along with oversight of grants and reporting
  • Create a plan for long-term program funding
  • Ensure major events are designed and implemented with the mission and vision of the program in mind
  • Coordinate youth-led teams as needed
  • Oversee communication efforts
  • Passion for environmental stewardship and experiential education
  • College degree preferred
  • Successful history of grant writing and reporting
  • Management experience
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships within a network of organizations, businesses, communities, and individuals
  • Sound understanding of sustainability topics including water quality and conservation, renewable energy, local foods, and waste reduction preferred
How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter and references to

Position open until filled.


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