Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust helps protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around vulnerable areas.

Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.

Rainforest Trust Warrenton, VA 20187, USA
Feb 18, 2018
Full time
Rainforest Trust seeks Latin America Conservation Officers to develop and manage land protection projects with our in-country partners across the region. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical habitat for endangered species through local partnership. To date, we have saved over 17 million tropical habitat acres. We are an efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Successful candidates for the Latin America Conservation Officer positions will work under the supervision of the Chief Conservation Officer and the Director of Biodiversity Conservation. Duties Include : Supervising, managing, and tracking the progress of Rainforest Trust protected area projects in Latin America. Identifying prospective partners and projects to create new protected areas. Coordinating closely with in-country partners and staff. Undertaking field visits to identify new projects and partners and to assess progress of ongoing projects. Reviewing and meeting all reporting deadlines. Preparing and submitting timely monthly reports on projects. Participating actively with Development and Communications staff in project fundraising and communication efforts. Organizing donor trips to visit project sites. Qualifications : A degree in biological or environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience. Significant experience in conservation practice, conservation science, or related field essential. Prior experience with conservation and project management in Latin America preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Fluency or proficiency in spoken and written Spanish required; Portuguese a plus. A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission. Involvement with relevant organizations in Latin America (NGOs, government, universities, community organizations, etc.). Efficient, enthusiastic, and self-starting, with excellent organizational and social skills. Ability and willingness to travel internationally. Must be authorized to work in the US. The job will be full-time and based in our office in northern Virginia. How to Apply: Please send applications to   jobs@RainforestTrust.org . Please include a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in working for Rainforest Trust.   Please also provide your salary aspirations and the names of at least three references.
Rainforest Trust Warrenton, VA 20187, USA
Feb 18, 2018
Full time
Rainforest Trust seeks a Latin America Conservation Director   to develop and manage a growing team of conservation officers managing a portfolio of conservation projects with our in-country partners across the region. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical habitat for endangered species through local partnership. To date, we have saved over 18 million tropical habitat acres. We are an efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The successful candidate for the Latin America Conservation Director will work under the supervision of the Chief Conservation Officer. Duties Include : Develop and lead the implementation of a strategic approach to the protection of key sites for threatened fauna and flora throughout Latin America. Supervise a team of Latin America Program Officers and Associates managing a diverse portfolio of protected area projects. Participate in a Conservation Department management team with the Chief Conservation Officer and other regional division directors. Guide priority setting to help identify future project sites. Cultivate inter-institutional relationships to enhance Rainforest Trusts’ effectiveness and to leverage Rainforest Trust resources. Manage and track implementation of Rainforest Trust protected area projects to ensure projects are on track, sustainable and partners are fully engaged. Participate actively with Development and Communications staff in project fundraising and communication efforts. Qualifications : A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission. A degree in biological or environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience. Graduate degree a plus. Proven knowledge and experience of conservation and protected areas creation and management throughout Latin America. A talent for program management. An outgoing, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition for collaboration. Demonstrable success in managing programs, effectively advancing multiple projects at the same time, and completing complex projects. Ability to communicate effectively with the general public, conservationists, scientists, and Rainforest Trust partner organizations, often in cross-cultural situations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish required; Portuguese a plus. Experience managing and administering grants, either as a recipient or grantor. Experience with database management a plus. Experience in fundraising for conservation projects and associated network a plus. Must be authorized to work in the US.   The job will be full-time and based in our offices in Warrenton, VA.   How to Apply: Please send applications to   jobs@RainforestTrust.org . Please include a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in working for Rainforest Trust.   Please also provide your salary aspirations and the names of at least three references. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Rainforest Trust Warrenton, VA 20187, USA
Feb 18, 2018
Full time
Rainforest Trust seeks an   Asia Conservation Director   to develop and manage a growing team of conservation officers managing a portfolio of conservation projects with our in-country partners across the tropical countries of the region. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical habitat for endangered species through local partnerships. To date, we have saved over 18 million tropical habitat acres. We are an efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The successful candidate for the Asia Conservation Director will work under the supervision of the Chief Conservation Officer. Duties for this position include: Develop and lead the implementation of a strategic approach to the protection of key sites for threatened fauna and flora throughout tropical Asia. Supervise a team of Asia Conservation Officers and Associates managing a diverse portfolio of protected area projects. Participate in a Conservation Department management team with the Chief Conservation Officer and other regional conservation directors. Guide priority setting to help identify future project sites. Cultivate inter-institutional relationships to enhance Rainforest Trusts’ effectiveness and to leverage Rainforest Trust resources. Manage and track implementation of Rainforest Trust protected area projects to ensure projects are on track, sustainable and partners are fully engaged. Participate actively with Development and Communications staff in project fundraising and communication efforts. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission. A degree in biological or environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience. Graduate degree a plus. Proven knowledge and experience of conservation and protected areas creation and management in Asia. A talent for program management. An outgoing, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition for collaboration. Demonstrable success in managing programs, effectively advancing multiple projects at the same time, and completing complex projects. Ability to communicate effectively with the general public, conservationists, scientists, and Rainforest Trust partner organizations, often in cross-cultural situations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required. Proficiency in one or more regional languages a plus, but not a requirement. Knowledge of IUCN programs, e.g., Red List and Key Biodiversity Areas a plus. Experience managing and administering grants, either as a recipient or grantor. Experience with Geographic Information Systems a plus. Experience with database management a plus. Experience in fundraising for conservation projects and associated network a plus. Must be authorized to work in the US. This position will be full-time and based in our offices in Warrenton, VA.   How to Apply: Please send applications to   jobs@RainforestTrust.org . Please include a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in working for Rainforest Trust.   Please also provide your salary aspirations and the names of at least three references. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Rainforest Trust Warrenton, VA 20187, USA
Feb 18, 2018
A Taste of Endangered Species Conservation This internship will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to sample various roles in a conservation organization that is working to prevent extinctions across the tropics. The intern will be working collaboratively with Rainforest Trust staff on each of the following subjects below. Depending on the intern’s skills and interests, some activities can receive more of the intern’s time than others. Validating estimates of protected area coverage of threatened species Goals: (1) Study how well range maps characterize species distributions; (2) Develop comprehensive species lists for all Rainforest Trust supported Protected Areas. Tasks: In this project, interns will assist Rainforest Trust staff to refine estimates of how many species Rainforest Trust’s partners are protecting worldwide. We have already completed the first step, which combined maps of species ranges with maps of protected areas in order to estimate the number of species protected in each park or reserve. The next step is to contact Rainforest Trust partner organizations to request verified species lists from their protected areas. The intern will then assist Rainforest Trust staff to: (1) compare the estimates of protected species based on the two different data sources; and (2) refine our list of protected species. Analyzing changes in seasonal abundance of threatened bird species in Ecuador Goals: (1) Identify changes in seasonal abundance of key bird species in Rainforest Trust reserves in Ecuador; (2) contribute high quality data to the project above (Validating estimates of protected area coverage of threatened species). Tasks: Our Ecuadorian conservation partner, Fundación Jocotoco, manages 10 reserves for the conservation of endangered birds and other species. The organization is managing a bird monitoring program in a handful of reserves, where park guards do bird surveys in the same sites each month. Jocotoco sends us the data, but we need to organize it and analyze to find out how species abundance changes over time. The intern will assist with this process and gain an understanding of abundance analysis and the statistical package R. Database Development and Management Goal: To aid in the development and management of a new conservation database for Rainforest Trust. Tasks: Interns will start with basic development and testing activities in the Filemaker Pro platform. Depending on skills they will then be asked to develop specific reports that are generated from the dataset. Interns will be required to select a set of projects and input the data related to the projects. Interns will be expected to identify one current issue or challenge that could be addressed using the database and provide recommendations for a solution. The intern will gain an introductory understanding of database and project management. Spatial conservation planning Goal: Fundamental to Rainforest Trust’s conservation efforts is the process of prioritizing site-based conservation actions. Interns on this program will use various resources to help focus Rainforest Trust efforts in the identification of the most important sites requiring protection globally. Tasks: The primary role of the intern will be the identification of key sites based on GIS analysis and other desk-based research strategies. Working under the remit of Rainforest Trust, the intern will help to identify these key areas that are currently not protected yet will have a significant contribution to species conservation if formally protected. The intern will gain an understanding of biodiversity hotspots and ArcGIS. Please send applications to   jobs@RainforestTrust.org . Include a cover letter stating your interest to intern for Rainforest Trust and duration of the internship you are looking to undertake. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Rainforest Trust Warrenton, VA, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Full time
Rainforest Trust seeks a Latin America Conservation Director   to develop and manage a growing team of conservation officers managing a portfolio of conservation projects with our in-country partners across the region. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical habitat for endangered species through local partnership. To date, we have saved over 18 million tropical habitat acres. We are an efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The successful candidate for the Latin America Conservation Director will work under the supervision of the Chief Conservation Officer. Duties Include : Develop and lead the implementation of a strategic approach to the protection of key sites for threatened fauna and flora throughout Latin America. Supervise a team of Latin America Program Officers and Associates managing a diverse portfolio of protected area projects. Participate in a Conservation Department management team with the Chief Conservation Officer and other regional division directors. Guide priority setting to help identify future project sites. Cultivate inter-institutional relationships to enhance Rainforest Trusts’ effectiveness and to leverage Rainforest Trust resources. Manage and track implementation of Rainforest Trust protected area projects to ensure projects are on track, sustainable and partners are fully engaged. Participate actively with Development and Communications staff in project fundraising and communication efforts. Qualifications : A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission. A degree in biological or environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience. Graduate degree a plus. Proven knowledge and experience of conservation and protected areas creation and management throughout Latin America. A talent for program management. An outgoing, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition for collaboration. Demonstrable success in managing programs, effectively advancing multiple projects at the same time, and completing complex projects. Ability to communicate effectively with the general public, conservationists, scientists, and Rainforest Trust partner organizations, often in cross-cultural situations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish required; Portuguese a plus. Experience managing and administering grants, either as a recipient or grantor. Experience with database management a plus. Experience in fundraising for conservation projects and associated network a plus. Must be authorized to work in the US. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com