Conservation International

  • Arlington, VA, USA

<p>Conservation International works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Since our inception, we’ve helped to protect more than 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) of land and sea across more than 70 countries. Currently with offices in 29 countries and 2,000 partners worldwide, our reach is truly global.</p>
<p>Your contributions support our science, policy work and partnerships as we seek to solve the climate crisis and create a cleaner, healthier planet.</p>
<h3>Our Mission</h3>
<p>Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.</p>
<h3>Our Vision</h3>
<p>We imagine a healthy, prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth.</p>
<h2>WE NEED NATURE</h2>
<p>Nature is life: Every breath you take, every drop you drink, every bite you eat — it all comes from nature. Here’s how Conservation International works to protect it.</p>
<h3>Protecting nature for climate</h3>
<p>We protect forests that absorb and store critical carbon by working with businesses and governments to account for their impacts on forests; enabling private investment in forest protection initiatives; and helping local and indigenous communities protect forests on their lands.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.conservation.org/climate" rel="noopener noreferrer">More about climate change</a></p>
<h3>Conserving our oceans</h3>
<p>We seek to double the world’s ocean area under protection while innovating new ways to sustain marine fisheries. We do this by helping countries secure and monitor their waters; enabling the inclusion of coastal habitats in climate policies; and disrupting damaging practices in the seafood sector.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.conservation.org/ocean" rel="noopener noreferrer">More about oceans</a></p>
<h3>Nature-based development</h3>
<p>We promote self-sustaining, conservation-based economies in areas with the most importance for people and nature. We do this by creating new conservation funding models and production models for commodities, balancing demand with protection of essential natural resources.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.conservation.org/seascapes" rel="noopener noreferrer">More about sustainable development</a></p>
<h3>Innovation in science and finance</h3>
<p>We produce and apply science-based evidence to promote nature-based development, while working to make nature a viable and attractive investment. We do this by creating conservation tools that decision-makers need; publishing policy-relevant research; and attracting private capital for protecting nature.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.conservation.org/science" rel="noopener noreferrer">More about science and innovation</a></p>

Conservation International Arlington, VA, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Internship
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. POSITION SUMMARY Conservation International (Cl) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, Cl is helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and productive planet. As part of the Internal Communications team, this intern will help to share information and connect staff across teams, divisions, offices and continents. In doing so, they will support staff at all levels of Conservation International and foster a sense of community. They will have the opportunity to learn about the environmental non-profit sector and gain first-hand knowledge of Conservation lnternational's projects and programs. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the environment and our planet and is excited by the opportunity to interact with staff from every corner of our organization, and around the world. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is curious, who is looking to learn new things both about Conservation International and the field of communications. RESPONSIBILITIES The intern will assist their supervisor in: Editing and publishing posts to Conservation lnternational's internal blog, as well as drafting posts, when necessary. Compiling a weekly newsletter of organizational news for all staff Ensuring quality control of Cl's internal Intranet Managing Cl's internal Facebook group Helping produce All Staff Meetings and Town Hall Discussions WORKING CONDITIONS This position is based in Conservation lnternational's office in Crystal City, VA. Work is performed in a typical office environment. No travel is expected or required. QUALIFICATIONS Required A related background, or coursework/experience in communications or environmental science is helpful but not mandatory. Strong writing and editing skills Interest in storytelling Great attention to detail and organizational abilities Strong work ethic Mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Fluency in English. Preferred Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Indonesian is a plus. View all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE This is a paid Spring 2020 internship position. Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample. Conservation International Values We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization. Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences. Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions. Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results. Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges. Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled
Conservation International Arlington, VA, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full Time
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. POSITION SUMMARY People need nature. Food, water, livelihoods, a stable climate — these are just some of the essentials that nature provides. At Conservation International (CI), we protect nature so that humanity can thrive. Blending innovative science, policy expertise and a worldwide network of partnerships, CI empowers communities, countries and companies to sustainably care for nature. Working at every level of society, from remote villages to the offices of CEOs and heads of state, CI’s staff of over 1000 people in 30 countries strives to protect nature where it is most crucial for people. Our ultimate goal: a healthy planet that enables all people to prosper. The Lead for U.S. Policy & Government Affairs (GPGA) is a leader for CI, with primary responsibility for the organization’s involvement on influencing the development and implementation of U.S. Government policies (at the national and sub-national levels) important to the achievement of CI’s mission and strategic objectives with an emphasis on nature-based climate solutions, and sustainable seascapes and landscapes. The position reports to CI’s SVP for GPGA and is a leader on the GPGA Team. Based at CI’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the Lead for GPGR will lead the development and implementation of a strategy for CI to influence nationally and globally important policies (climate, sustainable development, freshwater, biodiversity, wildlife trafficking), including funding appropriations and programming of key public donors. This position will spearhead CI’s outreach to high-level U.S. officials and staff with the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch and also participate in CI’s high-level engagement with other sub-national governments in the United States, as well as other organizations, the business community and other stakeholders with whom CI may partner on specific issues. The Lead will coordinate closely with other CI teams (i.e., CI’s Center for Oceans) to ensure coherence of CI’s policy efforts as well as alignment with the CI strategies. The Lead will shape and oversee CI’s vision and strategy for important U.S. policies, with emphasis on mobilizing government action and funding as a positive force for nature-based climate solutions, and sustainable seascapes and landscapes. He or she will represent CI with the Congress and Executive Branch, work with the SVP for GPGA on managing policy engagement by members of CI’s Executive Team and Board of Directors, and framing the content of CI communications on policy matters. RESPONSIBILITIES Program Strategy and Management: Articulate an institutional vision for U.S. public policy, consistent with CI’s mission, strategies, and signature focal areas. Working with the SVP to define and implement CI’s strategic priorities for development and implementation of U.S. public policy related to nature-based climate solutions, and sustainable seascapes and landscapes, and implement a strategy to achieve objectives. Assist in timely preparation and monitoring of program budgets, outputs, deliverables, indicators, work plans, and progress reports, consistent with CI’s annual planning process. Coordinate with teams across CI to ensure coherence with U.S. policy objectives and strategies, and to leverage CI’s presence in Africa, Americas, and Asia-Pacific. Assist the SVP for GPGA in liaising with the CI Board of Directors on policy matters. ​Policy Engagement: Represent CI in meetings with government officials from the United States, as well as with senior officials from other environmental/conservation NGOs. Advise team on direction and content of U.S. policy materials (internal briefing memos, letters to government officials, comments on Federal Register notices, congressional testimony, policy position papers etc.) on policy and legislative initiatives related to CI priorities. Facilitate and manage high-level policy engagement by members of CI’s Executive Team and Board of Directors. Assist CI communications team in framing the content of CI communications on policy matters. Fundraising: Assist in developing a fundraising strategy in collaboration with CI’s Development team and field programs. Develop grant proposals to cover program expenses and to enable strategic growth over time. Build and sustain strong relationships with current and potential donors interested in providing support to CI’s policy efforts. Assist in delivering timely submission of high-quality reports to donors. WORKING CONDITIONS This position is based in CI-Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Up to 20% domestic travel. QUALIFICATIONS Required 7+ years of relevant experience and with 5+ professional experience involving strategic leadership and program delivery. Substantive knowledge of policy and public funding issues related to conservation and development, e.g., climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, ocean health, wildlife trafficking, sustainable agriculture, sustainable forest practices. Strong familiarity with Congressional Committees and Executive Branch agencies relevant to international conservation policy, e.g., State Department, House and Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs, USAID, State Department, etc. Track record of working effectively at senior-levels with the legislative and executive branches of government. Experience with inter-governmental policy development on policy related to CI priority topics. Understanding of developing country context, preferably from living or working abroad, and knowledge of conservation policy innovations, trends, and challenges in developing countries. Extensive Congressional network of key policymakers and thought leaders. Fundraising experience. Collaborative spirit, with a strong commitment to teamwork with internal colleagues and external partners. Ability to oversee project management and budgeting. Outstanding oral and written communications skills. Proven ability to work with a wide variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and political contexts. Preferred Experience in formation and implementation of public-private alliances. Experience supervising team of U.S. policy experts. Authority to convene internal meetings with CI staff at all levels as necessary for development and implementation of government policy strategy and program activities. Authority to convene meetings with senior officials from governments, inter-governmental organizations, foundations, and NGOs. Spanish or French as a preferred additional language View all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE Conservation International Values We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization. Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences. Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions. Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results. Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges. Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled
Conservation International Arlington, VA, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full Time
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. POSITION SUMMARY Conservation International’s Brand + Communications division is looking for a creative and passionate Design Associate to join our small and collaborative team of designers. The design team is responsible for leading the effort to build and evolve Conservation International’s brand identity and visual vocabulary through thoughtful and impactful design solutions. With environmental issues at the forefront of today’s media we produce a wide variety of print and digital content to support the organization. This role reports to the Design Director and will help in developing products for internal and external audiences that will range in scale from short fact sheets to institutional campaigns. You should have a passion for branding, design and the role it plays in effective communication. You will interact with colleagues around the world of various levels so strong communication skills are required as projects and timelines will often be self-managed. RESPONSIBILITIES Design + Production The Design Associate designs and produces smart, thoughtful, and compelling concepts for all aspects of the organization under the direction of the Design Director, including fact sheets, brochures, reports, event materials, displays, infographics and other products. The Design Associate will work directly with internal clients to be sure that all edits and changes are incorporated accurately. The Design Associate will prepare digital files for efficient delivery to print/production vendors. The Design Associate will review proofs and be sure that the Design Director reviews all creative work before it is approved for final production. The Design Associate should have a strong understanding of the Conservation International brand style and standards. Digital Design The Design Associate will assist with digital and social media to produce email, web and social media graphics as well as assist with any video or motion graphics. Presentations The Design Associate designs presentations that follow Conservation International branding and design guidelines under the direction of the Design Director. The Design Associate works directly with various staff to establish the content of presentations, and work through edits. Presentations are needed for events that occur internally and externally and play an integral part in representing Conservation International’s brand over many audiences. Administrative The Design Associate will help to manage the maintenance and displaying of Conservation International marketing materials, responding to staff requests for marketing materials; organizing and maintaining the Conservation International design archive. The Design Associate maintains creative services intranet presence. WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions are in a normal office environment. QUALIFICATIONS Required 1-3 years of experience in a design studio, agency or in-house creative department Strong understanding of modern design requirements and best practices across all digital and mobile channels. Expert knowledge of major design applications, especially Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Experience in Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple keynote A strong portfolio demonstrating conceptual work and a refined eye for design in both print and digital Technical knowledge of printing production and prepress processes Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously while providing high quality work Team player with exceptional verbal and customer service skills Strong organization and prioritization skills Exceptional creativity, organization, enthusiasm, team spirit, commitment, and professionalism Flexibility and willingness to work in dynamic, fast-paced environment Desire to learn about and support Conservation International’s mission Preferred Bachelor’s degree or higher in graphic design or related field Digital photography experience and photo retouching Other This person must be organized and skilled at time management. Tasks will range from graphic design and digital asset management to administrative. The ideal candidate will also share our passion for environmental conservation, photography and design. View all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE Conservation International Values We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization. Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences. Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions. Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results. Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges. Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled