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Conservation Coordinator

Vint Hill VA

Rainforest Trust seeks a Conservation Coordinator to join its Conservation Team. Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has been safeguarding imperiled tropical habitats and saving endangered species by establishing protected areas in partnership with local organizations and communities. With our partners, we have protected more than 24.5 million acres of vital habitat across Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Rainforest Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies upon the generous support of the public to successfully implement conservation action.

The Conservation Coordinator will be responsible for helping to maintain conservation project records, prepare internal reports, and complete other activities to build the Conservation Department’s projects.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Create maps for internal and external communications using ArcGIS

Assist with vetting of new partners and projects, coordination of internal and external reviews for project proposals, and prepare application materials for board review and fundraising purposes

Assist with conservation database management and ensure accuracy of information

Assist with compilation and review of funding agreements

Act as a liaison between the Conservation Team and the Philanthropy Team in the creation of communication materials such as newsletters, social media posts, and other conservation highlights

Work with the Conservation Team to identify potential funding opportunities, resources, and strategic partnerships



Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related work experience

Specialized knowledge or comprehensive understanding of conservation program projects and partnerships

Proficient GIS/mapping skills

Strong IT skills, Google Suite, Databases, MS Office

Detail-oriented, organized

Exceptional analytical and writing skills

Ability to react effectively and efficiently to time-sensitive matters as well as manage complex, longer-term initiatives

Strong communication and interpersonal skills



Northern Virginia / Metro DC – fully remote through the end of 2020 at least, but core work hours will be 10am-3pm EST regardless of location.



Salary is commensurate with experience.


How to Apply:

Please send applications to Include a cover letter stating your interest in working for Rainforest Trust and your CV/résumé.

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Posted October 7, 2020

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