Do you want to make a difference for our planet and get hands-on work experience at an international conservation NGO? Rainforest Partnership (RP) is a non-profit based in Austin, Texas, with team members in the US and Peru. We conserve and restore tropical rainforests by working with communities to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.
RP is looking for a World Rainforest Day Coordinator to help plan and prepare World Rainforest Day (WRD) 2021. The expected time commitment is 10-20 hours per week.
The World Rainforest Day Coordinator will work to develop online content and communications, manage partner relationships, and support the overall preparation leading up to and execution of World Rainforest Day on June 22nd 2021. Coordinator is serving as the global convener of this annual celebration of rainforests, providing leadership both internally and externally.
Entrepreneurial: resourceful, innovative, and action oriented.
Efficient: organized and process/procedure driven.
Empathetic: respect and understanding toward other’s perspectives
Authentic: genuine and self-aware.
Positive: focused on moving us toward desired results.
Event coordination and preparation
Working with the RP Leadership team on WRD strategies for WRD events and planning.
Preparing and organizing an online event
Researching organizations - finding new prospective partners
Leading and participating in meetings
Outreach and communications
Developing and creating content for digital communications about rainforests and WRD (social media, website, webinars etc.)
Creating and delivering presentations for prospective partners
Communicating with partners and other parties relevant to WRD coordination, contacting new prospective partners and maintaining relationships with existing partners
Punctual and deadline driven
Can adapt to shifting priorities
Interest in development - finding funding and sponsorships
Interest in Marketing, Public Relations, and Communication
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Interest in building relationships with partners
Able to compose compelling narratives and stories. Ability to deliver the message in an engaging and inspiring way, good presentation skills
Tech savvy, ability to learn new software applications easily
Availability during weekdays, possibility to check your email daily, flexibility with the times working because you would be dealing internationally
Knowledge and experience in environmental causes preferred
Rainforest Partnership is an international nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature. We envision thriving tropical rainforests that support a healthy, vibrant planet.
Our central objectives are to:
- Protect tropical rainforests and mitigate local drivers of deforestation by making it more profitable for the rainforest communities to keep the forests standing;
- Improve local livelihoods by helping communities establish and manage economically and ecologically sustainable businesses that flourish long after our work with the community is over;
- Make community members key players in the protection and monitoring of the forests where they live;
- Achieve added beneficial objectives alongside the key goal of rainforest protection including biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and;
- Create enduring, replicable models in regions where we work and beyond.
We are currently working with communities in the Amazon rainforest region in Peru and Ecuador, developing businesses specific to each project area, including biodiversity potential; land management practices, socio-economic conditions; cultural diversity etc.
We believe the time we invest to establish trust with partner communities, identify appropriate businesses, and form strategic partnerships are the building blocks for our project success. Each of our projects become an important site for understanding the synergy between environmentally sustainable economic development and rainforest conservation.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.