Conservation International is working to transform the fashion sector to sustainable production and to mainstream biodiversity conservation into raw material supply chains by working in collaboration with corporate, government, and NGO partners.
The Sustainable Fashion Coordinator will provide administrative, research, and project support for the Sustainable Fashion program within the Center for Sustainable Lands and Waters. Establish and maintain administrative, workflow, and program/project monitoring systems. Perform research and analyze and summarize key findings. Act as liaison with staff and partners. Support program learning events including managing communications, travel logistics, venue oversight, travel reimbursements, and related event expenses. Develop program communications including drafting memos, presentations, maintaining relevant websites and FAQs, and related communication efforts. Provide administrative support to key staff and manage travel arrangements and the department calendar. Organize conference calls and team/committee meetings; manage agendas, logistics, minutes, and reporting.
- Support communication and engagement of the Sustainable Fashion program by scheduling meetings, coordinating events, coordinating working groups, ensuring participant lists are up to date, managing process for responding to inquiries, assisting in the development of meeting materials, etc.
- Conduct research and analysis reports, presentations, and other communications materials in support of our partnerships with the fashion sector, including companies and NGOs.
- Coordinate monitoring and reporting across the sustainable fashion portfolio and compile results for input into donor reports
- Develop communications materials on the sustainable fashion program of work and administer webinars and virtual meetings for the fashion program
- Support the administration, financial management, annual planning, and overall coordination of the Sustainable Fashion program
PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- Does not manage staff but assists peers and may direct the work of interns, volunteers, contractors, and others.
- This position is based in Arlington, VA. (currently remote)
- May need to work extended hours as needed.
- High School or Secondary School education.
- 2 - 4 years of related work experience, preferably in the conservation, NGO, or advocacy arena.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills. Solid attention to detail and strong research and proofreading skills.
- Ability to function well in a multicultural, diverse, and fast-paced work team environment.
- Comfortable managing multiple duties and adapting to changing priorities.
- Service focus. Courteous, tactful, and proven ability to work effectively with others.
- Ability to work under general supervision and take initiative to solve problems under supervisor direction.
- Experience hosting meetings and webinars using Microsoft Teams, GoTo Meeting, and Zoom.
- Proficiency in data analysis using Microsoft Excel.
- Bachelors degree or up to four years of college-level work in a relevant field such as international development, sustainable agriculture, corporate sustainability.
- Experience in grants management and reporting.
- Ability to coordinate projects across a wide range of stakeholders.
- Knowledge of best practices for monitoring and evaluating projects.