Re:wild protects and restores the wild. We have a singular and powerful focus: the wild as the most effective solution to the interconnected climate, biodiversity and human health crises. Founded by a group of renowned conservation scientists together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Re:wild is a force multiplier that brings together Indigenous peoples, local communities, influential leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies and the public to protect and rewild at the scale and speed we need.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The role of the Exploration Project Officer is to develop and manage the Lost Species program and develop a wider exploration program for Re:wild. The Exploration Project Officer will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
Manage the Lost Species program
Maintain, manage and regularly update the list of Lost Species in partnership with the IUCN Species Survival Commission.
Maintain open communication and collaboration internally around the Lost Species program.
Manage funds and grants associated with the Lost Species program.
Implement global outreach to find people and organizations excited to search for specific Lost Species.
Develop academic partnerships around research on Lost Species.
Manage partnerships for Lost Species
Identify partners to undertake lost species searches.
Support partners in planning and implementing searches.
Support partners in fundraising for searches.
Manage partners through all stages of searches.
Support communications around Lost Species searches and other expeditions
Assist the Re:wild communications and marketing team on Lost Species communications, including press releases, blog posts, video scripts, social media, newsletters, website content and updates, lost species profiles, etc.
Help source photos and illustrations for new lost species lists.
Work with communications team on logistics for reporters and videographers/photographers to go out on expeditions.
Create a management system for all Lost Species communications collateral.
Support partners in sourcing communications collateral during searches.
Conduct media interviews as required.
Develop a wider exploration program for Re:wild
Strategize internally on how Re:wild could further develop an exploration program.
Create and develop an exploration program beyond Lost Species that supports Re:wild’s place-based and strategy-based programs.
Fundraise for Re:wild’s exploration work
Develop fundraising proposals.
Collaborate with other parts of Re:wild to approach potential funders.
Commitment to and passion for Re:wild’s mission, vision, and values
5+ years of experience in conservation
Extensive experience organizing and implementing expeditions
Demonstrated corporate and individual fundraising ability
Strong communications and storytelling skills, including writing, correspondence, and public speaking
Visual media (video, photography, editing) expertise
Demonstrated ability to work with and develop local partners
Ability and interest to travel to remote field sites
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
Strong knowledge of current wildlife conservation issues and trends
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in a relevant field preferred
Ability to speak other languages preferred
Salary Salary based on experience Position Full-time Date Posted January 2022 About Us At Re:wild, we work with partners, Indigenous people and communities in more than 90 countries to protect and restore the diversity of life on Earth. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and are taking steps to meet that commitment. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. Apply Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Exploration Project Officer."