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Latin America Conservation Officer

Warrenton VA

Rainforest Trust seeks Latin America Conservation Officers to develop and manage land protection projects with our in-country partners across the region. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the protection of critical habitat for endangered species through local partnership. To date, we have saved over 17 million tropical habitat acres. We are an efficient organization, earning the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Successful candidates for the Latin America Conservation Officer positions will work under the supervision of the Chief Conservation Officer and the Director of Biodiversity Conservation.


Duties Include:

Supervising, managing, and tracking the progress of Rainforest Trust protected area projects in Latin America.

Identifying prospective partners and projects to create new protected areas.

Coordinating closely with in-country partners and staff.

Undertaking field visits to identify new projects and partners and to assess progress of ongoing projects.

Reviewing and meeting all reporting deadlines.

Preparing and submitting timely monthly reports on projects.

Participating actively with Development and Communications staff in project fundraising and communication efforts.

Organizing donor trips to visit project sites.



A degree in biological or environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience.

Significant experience in conservation practice, conservation science, or related field essential.

Prior experience with conservation and project management in Latin America preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Fluency or proficiency in spoken and written Spanish required; Portuguese a plus.

A personal passion for biodiversity conservation and belief in Rainforest Trust’s conservation mission.

Involvement with relevant organizations in Latin America (NGOs, government, universities, community organizations, etc.).

Efficient, enthusiastic, and self-starting, with excellent organizational and social skills.

Ability and willingness to travel internationally.

Must be authorized to work in the US.


The job will be full-time and based in our office in northern Virginia.


How to Apply:

Please send applications to Please include a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in working for Rainforest Trust. Please also provide your salary aspirations and the names of at least three references.

Posted November 29, 2017

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