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Published 13 days ago

Associate, Conservation Solutions Program

Hybrid, Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Start Date:July 31, 2024
Salary:USD $48,600 - $65,760 / year
Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Description

RESOLVE, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Associate to support our Conservation Solutions Program. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a passion for working on complex social, conservation, and/or sustainability challenges and who understand the interplay between these issues. Familiarity with and interest in environmental dispute resolution, consensus building, and landscape-level adaptive management programs is a plus.

Organization Overview

RESOLVE is an independent organization focused on forging sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed. We are a team of collaborative leaders, mediators, policy experts, strategists, scientists, and facilitators. We bring a unique combination of expertise to our work: mediation and process design; solutions-focused strategies and programs; and a capacity to create and launch self-sustaining social enterprise. As a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization (NGO), we work across sectors, borders, and political lines to engage with business, government, foundation, NGO, and community leaders. Our projects focus on healthy communities, conservation, and sustainable resources.

Our headquarters are in Washington, D.C., with staff and partners across North America, Africa, and Europe. We work on local, regional, national, and global projects.

Program Overview

The Conservation Solutions Program designs and supports collaborative solutions needed to establish and sustain conservation efforts. We work to protect and connect biologically and culturally important landscapes, restore and rewild critical habitats and species, and establish and demonstrate how we can meet ambitious global targets. We recognize that a resilient and thriving planet is only possible if people from across the globe have the motivation and capacity to work towards this vision. As such, our initiatives focus on ensuring people have the tools, resources, and capacity to work together to protect and restore nature to ensure better outcomes for biodiversity, climate, and people.

Position Overview

The Associate position holds a comprehensive role in RESOLVE’s program management framework, assisting in planning, executing, and assessing various initiatives. The Associate works with project leadership to ensure smooth and successful completion of various projects. This position supports project planning and management, fundraising and communications, research and analysis, writing, as well as general administrative activities for projects and the overall program.  

As a member of the Conservation Solutions Program, the Associate will work across program-specific projects. An initial, primary role is on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) project, a multi-stakeholder collaborative effort to implement an adaptive management plan that balances the needs of endangered species and the social, cultural, and economic needs of basin stakeholders. As a member of the RESOLVE team, the Associate will provide a wide range of support across the organization, working with other programs and to help meet organizational needs.

Position Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and plans specific project and program components.
  • Collaborates with team members to develop and refine project and program strategies.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of program data and contributes to evaluation reports.
  • Manages relationships with key stakeholders, including partners and beneficiaries.
  • Mentors Program Coordinators and guides program-related tasks.
  • Assists in the development of funding proposals and grant applications.
  • For calls and meetings, schedules and communicates with participants, organizes and implements technology and other collaborative requirements, facilitates room reservations, oversees room set-up and catering, and oversees any related contracts or obligations. 
  • Provides support for budgeting, invoicing, financial reporting, and other financial activities related to the program.
  • Assists with donor tracking and preparing donor acknowledgment letters and provides input into organizational communications, including the preparation of the annual report. 
  • Performs recordkeeping, file management, and other administrative duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Personnel Management  

No management responsibilities 

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field
  • 1-2 years of related experience
  • Previous experience as program coordinator
  • Bilingual preferred, especially French or Spanish

 Travel

This position requires approximately 25% international and domestic travel.

 Technical Competencies

  • Strong writing and editing skills; ability to integrate policy, technical issues, and/or stakeholder views
  • Ability to use Outlook, Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Slack, Adobe, Smartsheet and Dropbox

 Behavioral Competencies:

  • Judgment and intuition
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Time management
  • Facilitation of conversations and presentations 
  • High quality of work and standards for excellence  
  • Self-motivation
  • Curiosity and flexibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to convey complex ideas
  • Cross-cultural competency and mindset; the ability to communicate with various people of different backgrounds

Inclusion

Inclusion is fundamental to RESOLVE’s mission. In all our work, we strive to promote respectful engagement across diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our 45+ year record demonstrates that diversity of voices – and inclusion of those who have often been excluded – drives innovation and development of lasting and equitable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges.

RESOLVE takes a broad view of diversity, recognizing that our differences – whether visible or not –contribute to strength. We are also conscious of gaps in our own composition, and we are resolute in our commitment to actively and intentionally cultivating an environment where equal opportunities for employment, advancement, and influence are available to all.

 

RESOLVE, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Associate to support our Conservation Solutions Program. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a passion for working on complex social…

Benefits

RESOLVE offers excellent benefits, including: medical and dental insurance; retirement contributions (after 1 year, RESOLVE contributes 6% of salary, with an additional 3% employee matching option); generous family, vacation, and sick leave; and long-term disability.

RESOLVE offers excellent benefits, including: medical and dental insurance; retirement contributions (after 1 year, RESOLVE contributes 6% of salary, with an additional 3% employee…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@resolve.ngo with “Conservation Solutions Program Associate” in the subject line. Please do not email staff or inquire about opportunities by phone. Applications sent via other means or platforms will not be evaluated.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@resolve.ngo with “Conservation Solutions Program Associate” in the subject line. Please do not email staff or inquire about…

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