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Job Opportunity: Education Director – Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC) LogoEducation Director
Organization: Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Address: Portland, OR
Website: Columbia Slough Employment Page

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Activities: Develop and present hands-on science activities to students.
  • Field Studies: Plan, prepare and lead student field studies, service learning, and restoration activities at sites such as Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, Smith & Bybee Lakes, Big Four Corners, Johnson Lake and Kelley Point Park.  Provide direction and supervision to students, teachers, education interns, and volunteers during field studies, service learning, and restoration activities.
  • Watershed & Community Action Projects:  Organize plantings, service projects, canoe trips, and watershed education events for students and watershed residents
  • Summer Programming: Offer several one day programs and partner with summer camp providers where youth will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor field experience
  • Professional Development for Teachers: Invite teachers participating in Slough School activities to professional development workshops and training sessions offered by the Council and others
  • Adult Workshops: Work with the Outreach Director to coordinate workshops for community members, including arrangements for speakers, location, and topics

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services and Water Bureau, City of Gresham watershed/stormwater education, Metro, MCDD, Portland Parks and Recreation, and other partners’ staff to provide educational programs and activities.
  • Lead canoe and kayak tours of the Columbia Slough with adults and youth
  • Research, develop and use science education materials and activities
  • Develop written materials such as newsletter articles, reports, and education resources
  • Represent Slough School and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council at public and Council events to promote watershed education
  • Attend and participate in staff and council meetings and events.
  • Collect and organize photos and records of Slough School and other education activities
  • Maintain equipment, including maintenance of canoes and kayaks
  • Responsible for program budget management, fundraising, grant writing, and grant reporting
  • Responsible for organizing and working with the Slough School Advisory Committee.
  • Create measurements for program evaluation to evaluate program effectiveness and meet grant requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

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Job Opportunity: Benefactor Relations Coordinator – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LogoType: Regular Full-Time
Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: US-WA-Seattle

The Benefactor Relations Coordinator, Scientific Programming serves as part of the Benefactor Relations program within the Development department and reports to the Senior Manager, Events (cultivation). The Benefactor Relations program is responsible for cultivation and stewardship activities for Fred Hutch prospects and supporters, including all cultivation and fundraising events. The Benefactor Relations Coordinator works in tandem with the Benefactor Relations Manager, Scientific Programming to secure and prepare speakers for Development events, as well as develop audience appropriate content for Development events, visits, and communications, with an emphasis on telling both targeted and broad scientific stories. The Coordinator must understand general biomedical concepts, event production, and have the ability to translate complex science into dynamic lay language. Must exhibit dependability and willingness to work as an integral member of the Development team and be capable of working well within all levels of the organization. The Benefactor Relations Coordinator is expected to take initiative, be a self-starter, and be able to work independently of others. Must maintain professionalism, show flexibility, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, and remain composed under pressure of deadlines. The Benefactor Relations Coordinator must be able to effectively communicate the mission, values, and scope of the institution.

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work in partnership with the Benefactor Relations Manager, Scientific Programming to ensure successful execution of tasks related to scientific programming for Development events – ensuring excellent customer service for internal and external stakeholders.
  • In conjunction with Benefactor Relations Manager, Scientific Programming, strengthen the scientific speaker pool by growing relationships with researchers willing to participate in Development events. Secure speakers for cultivation events, 3-4 months in advance when possible.
  • Prepare scientists for donor-facing engagements: review presentation content, discuss presentation timing, and advise, if necessary, on appropriate depth of information for lay audiences.
  • Assist with coaching sessions for researchers beginning to work with Development or speaking on a new topic, and offer personalized help for those taking on their first Development-related presentations.
  • Act as liaison day of event for scientific speakers; includes obtaining slides, any necessary editing of slides/power point materials, and functionality prior to start of event.
  • Provide feedback to speakers, when appropriate, after events.
  • Work in collaboration with Event Managers to:
    • Pre-event: draft scientific content for event collateral; develop Hutch/scientific messaging in context of the event flow; co-write scripts; coordinate incorporation of key stakeholders; develop slide presentations (as needed); communicate speaker-related logistical needs
    • Day-of-event: assist with event set-up; support speakers/researchers; oversee A/V details (as needed); oversee programmatic flow (as needed); greet and steward scientists and guests; provide event support (as needed); assist Development staff and guests in need of attention; clean up
  • Assist Philanthropic Gifts Advisors with securing scientists/lab tours for benefactor visits.
  • Maintain a list of appropriate event emcees and serve as coordinator with this role when needed. Provide appropriate scripting, logistics, and relationship support for emcees.
  • Assist with securing patient speakers for events and handle coaching, logistics, and relationship support for these speakers.
  • Ensure Raiser’s Edge records are created and maintained for all speakers; manage documentation of all requests and event participation.
  • Liaison with Communications team to secure speakers and manage prioritization of faculty time. Participate in weekly scientific writer meetings and occasional interdepartmental meetings as well as maintain regular communication flow to ensure that no speakers are overly tapped.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested.

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Job Opportunity: Executive Director – Texas Brigades Conservation Education & Youth Leadership Development (Application Deadline: 09/02/15)

Texas Brigades LogoLocation: San Antonio, Texas
Website: http://www.texasbrigades.org
Apply to: hholdsworth@texas-wildlife.org

General Position Description: This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Texas Brigades by working with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. S/he has knowledge of youth leadership development, the Brigades’ core programs, volunteer management, and non-profit operations, business plans, fundraising and grant writing.

Organization Description: The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and empower youths with leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sustained natural resource legacy.

The Texas Brigades is a combination of five educational programs: Bobwhite Brigade (quail), Buckskin Brigade (deer), Bass Brigade, Waterfowl Brigade (ducks and geese), and Ranch Brigade (cattle). An understanding of the importance of this program is represented by its cooperating partners, including Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The Texas Brigades program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Duties and Responsibilities, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance (budget development, administration, and monitoring for Texas Brigades, and all accounting for Brigades headquarters and all camps), administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommends timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Provides leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of the Brigades are put into practice
  • Provide cooperative presence within the structure of the Texas Wildlife Association’s Conservation Legacy program
  • Uses external presence and relationship to garner new financial opportunities for the Brigades; expands revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and planned growth
  • Actively engages and energizes Texas Brigades’ cadet candidates, cadets’ parents, volunteers, board members, Camp Coordinators and Committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders/donorsDevelops, maintains, and supports a strong Board of Directors; serves as ex-officio on each Camp Committee, seeks and builds board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing headquarters operations as well as Camp Committees
  • Interviews, hires, and trains employees (and/or oversees delegated training); plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems
  • Deepens, refines, and oversees all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations
  • Ensures camps and volunteers meet all requirements to maintain State of Texas Youth Camp License

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Job Opportunity: Science Writer/Editor (Development Focus) – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LogoJob Summary
The Science Writer/Editor will work on a team of health reporters, science writers and editors on the Communications department’s Content and Platform team, reporting to the Deputy Editor. The Writer/Editor will collaborate with the Development and Communications & Marketing departments to execute the most effective benefactor-facing and stewardship content, translating complex science for a lay audience. The Writer/Editor will also help to seek out and tell the dynamic stories of the Hutch across all of the department’s communications channels – including the public website, the quarterly glossy and digital magazine, the Intranet, the suite of digital newsletters and all social channels – as well as occasionally help with press releases for the Media Relations team and marketing materials. The Science Writer/Editor will collaborate with designers, producers and web developers to ensure alignment for content and execution, as well as across the department with the Communications and Marketing teams. The Science Writer/Editor must be an efficient, elegant writer with deep experience in science writing, be a stickler for style and spelling, and have a passion for discovering and telling the stories of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, particularly for the private donor audience.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate as part of a proactive team of writer/editors who are responsible for the foundational content for all publishing channels as well as for the Communications and Marketing teams.
  • Develop, write and edit compelling copy, particularly proposals for Fred Hutch initiatives and special research projects to be presented to major gift benefactors and family foundations; benefactor-specific progress reports; and other benefactor-focused communications.
  • Design and lay out proposals, progress reports and other materials.
  • Execute on an integrated content strategy that elevates and illuminates Fred Hutch’s stories.
  • Produce and edit web pages.
  • Maintain content and style guidelines.
  • Develop collaborative relationships across Fred Hutch, including the scientific divisions, Development and other Administrative functions.
  • Stay current on research and health science relevant to Fred Hutch.
  • Set the bar for excellent client/customer service.

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Job Opportunity: River Education Coordinator – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) LogoJob Title: River Education Coordinator
Reports To: River Science Manager
Company: South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
Location: Nevada City, CA
Website: http://www.yubariver.org
Apply to: rachel@syrcl.org
Job Type: Paid Job
Job Status: Part-time, Variable

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a watershed conservation organization, is located in Nevada City, CA. Founded in 1983, SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. With more than 3,500 active members, donors, and volunteers, SYRCL implements our River Science, River People, River Advocacy, River Education, and Wild & Scenic Film Festival programs with substantial community support and involvement.

SYRCL’s River Education Program aims to educate people of all ages to be informed and passionate stewards and lifelong advocates of the Yuba River watershed. The program primarily targets K-12 students, with additional opportunities for life-long learners. The River Education Coordinator will be responsible for implementing all of SYRCL’s current education programs, developing new programs, and assisting with fundraising to sustain the education program.

SYRCL’s active education programs include: water conservation school programs and assemblies; Salmon Tours rafting and walking trips; a science-based summer field program; and school programs associated with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

The program aims to align all of its curricula and programs with current California and national science standards. The River Education Coordinator will develop curricula, work collaboratively with local teachers and the SYRCL River Education Committee, and work with part-time contractors to implement education programs.

The River Education Coordinator will be supervised by SYRCL’s River Science Manager. The position requires a flexible schedule due to the seasonal nature of education programs. The required number of hours per week will vary. The term of employment is one year, with possible extension subject to funding.

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Internship Opportunity: Grants Management and Development Internship – International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Deadline: 05/01/15)

 International Union for Conservation of Nature LogoPosition – Grants Management and Development Internship, International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Washington, DC

Expected start date: May 15, 2015

Type of contract: Fixed-term (3 month commitment)

• Open to a recent university graduate or graduate student
• Summer (3-month commitment requested)
• Part and Full-Time (approximately 20-40 hours/week)

Salary: Stipend

The Grants Management and Development Intern will work in the IUCN Washington, D.C. Office, and provide support to both the Grants Coordinator and Development and Partnerships Officer. He/she will gain experience in grants management and analysis, research, fundraising, donor stewardship, and will help to coordinate project deliverables for IUCN and partner organizations. This position will require professional interaction with a wide variety of conservation professionals around the world. It is a unique opportunity to learn the mechanics of a 501c3 charitable organization and an internationally renowned public international organization.

• File Organization: Learn how to organize, arrange, and track a diverse assemblage of
funding sources and projects through electronic and paper grant file systems.
• Deliverable Coordination: Maintain a calendar of grant deadlines and the specifics
requirements of deliverables along with contact information for programme staff. And
interact with programme staff regarding the submission of project deliverables.
• Proposal and Grant Evaluation Learn how to prepare and review grant agreements and
project deliverables with internal and external donors and colleagues, including revision
and editing of technical reports for a wide field of national and international
environmental/ecological projects.
• Working with a Board of Directors. Learn the administrative and technical support
required for arranging bi-annual board meetings
• Outreach: Support IUCN’s fundraising and outreach efforts, and attend events and
meetings on behalf of IUCN, as needed.
• Research: Conduct prospect research and write (or edit) summary papers on
corporations, foundations, and individuals, using internet, print and electronic sources,
as well as in-house files and documents.
• Database Management and Analysis: Access and update funder database as needed.
Provide analysis of current donors lists. Assist in helping to input data into a new ERP
data system.
• Communications/Social Media: Research and engage in new social media tools for
• Program Support: Review and edit grant proposals. The intern will have the opportunity
to learn about IUCN programs housed in the IUCN office, and may have the ability to work
substantively on specific projects.

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Job Opportunity: Proposal Writer – World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute LogoOverview

The World Resources Institute’s Forests Program is seeking a full-time, independent, well-organized, and detail oriented Proposal Writer to provide research and writing support to the Global Director of the Forests Program. The Proposal Writer will be responsible for supporting the development of fundraising materials primarily for U.S. and foreign government agencies as well as providing additional research support for the program. The position provides a valuable growth opportunity to learn about environment and US and international development policy, institutional and fundraising strategy, and donor cultivation and stewardship. The ideal candidate will have strong multi-tasking and project management skills, and a proven ability to deliver under pressure against tight deadlines. S/he will be very detail-oriented, a quick study and a self-starter, and possess excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.


Primary responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Draft and edit compelling fundraising materials including proposals, letters of inquiry, donor reports and presentations, etc.;
  • Research and track fundraising opportunities with foundations, US and foreign government agencies
  • Track and report on political developments relevant to major donor countries and agencies;
  • Coordinate fundraising activities with other programs and with WRI’s development department;
  • Perform web-based research and literature reviews;
  • Provide additional targeted research support to the Global Director of Forests as needed.

The position requires a detail-oriented, highly organized individual with at least 2-3 years of experience in fundraising and proposal writing. Additional qualifications and skills include:

  • Prior experience in proposal development and grants/contract management, specifically with U.S. and foreign government funders;
  • The ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Highly motivated, proactive work style;
  • Superior writing and editing skills with written and spoken fluency in a second language such as French, Indonesian, Spanish, or Portuguese also considered a plus.
  • Undergraduate degree in environmental policy, natural resource management, sustainable development, geography, or other relevant field required;
  • Proficiency in MS Office required;
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of forest science and policy a plus.

Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample.

Final candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

Location: Washington, DC

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org/wri) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI’s policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.