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, Peru, and Ecuador. We conserve and restore tropical rainforests by working with communities to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.
RP is currently looking for an Engagement Coordinator to support our external communications and supporter engagement. The expected time commitment is 10-15 hours per week.
The Engagement Coordinator will work with the Director of Engagement to continually connect our supporters with the impact they are making and coordinate engagement with all our partners.
An ideal candidate will share our values
Impact Centered and Data-driven
Entrepreneurial, Resilient and Nimble
Innovative and Forward-looking
Collaborative and Inclusive
Powered by Hope and Optimism
Drafting and scheduling email, social media, telephone, and website communications
Creating email and phone scripts for outreach
Analyzing data on supporters to draw insight for engagement
Tracking and maintaining relationships with our donors and partners
Supporting processes for donation tracking
Coordinating RP’s involvement in partner events such as fundraisers or info sessions
Meet once a week with the Director of Engagement to assist in engagement-related projects
Strong written and oral communications skills
Able to compose compelling narratives and stories under time constraint (i.e. distilling text into concise + impactful statements.)
Adaptable and able to learn new concepts and processes quickly
Willing to learn how to use the various platforms Rainforest Partnership uses to work remotely
Previous Development, Account Management, Data, or Communications experience ia a plus
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.