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Job Opportunities with Amazon Conservation

There are currently three job opportunities open with Amazon Conservation. All positions are based in Washington, DC. Come join our growing family to help protect the greatest wild forest on Earth!

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Communications Associate

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an organized, dynamic, and detail‐oriented professional to serve as a Communications Associate within Amazon Conservation’s growing DC team.

Reporting to the Communications and Development Manager, this position will help leverage Amazon Conservation’s work to a wide variety of audiences by developing effective and well‐written communications materials, extending the organization’s reach, influence, and impact. The position will also support basic development and fundraising operations in the organization.

Responsibilities

Communications Support and Content Management (80%)

  • Writing: Write, edit, and proofread print and digital content, including but not limited to website content, blog posts, reports, fact sheets, program overviews, donor reports, brochures, annual reports, and media materials. Manage the distribution of all materials across appropriate channels and platforms internally and externally.
  • Website/Social Media: Help lead content strategy and engagement for Amazon Conservation’s website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn). Develop and implement editorial calendar on Monday.com; post and update content on amazonconservation.org; coordinate multi‐country postings on sister organization’s website (acca.org.pe and conservacionamazonica.bo) and track and report on analytics on traffic, engagement, referrals, popular content, etc.
  • Manage and organize the organization’s collaterals, including image and video galleries (Flickr), dropbox, and google drives.
  • Media: Build and maintain press lists, monitor and compile weekly press clips.
  • Paid Advertising/Marketing: Contribute to strategic planning for paid campaigns to improve engagement, improve SEO results, drive web traffic, and promote programs to target audiences. Create content for advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • Project Management: Develop and implement editorial calendars for web and social media content. Oversee vendors and consultants, including communications agencies, digital consultants, website developers, photographers, videographers, and others. Coordinate content acquisition, translation, and distribution with sister organizations.
  • Creative Development and Technical Tasks: Create graphics for print, web, and social media.
  • Oversee the organization’s branding guidelines (logo, color, fonts, style, and messaging).

Development Support (20%)

  • Develop project updates, proposals, and reports to be used for cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects.
  • Support the organization’s 20th‐anniversary fundraising campaign through material creation, list management, and event management.
  • Support data entry and list management in Mailchimp and Salesforce.
  • Support fundraising appeal efforts, including developing and publishing content across all channels during appeal season, processing donor acknowledgments and requests, and managing mailings.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field
  • 2‐5 years of relevant experience (internships can be counted towards this requirement);
  • Superior written communications and storytelling skills;
  • Ability to edit and rewrite technical documents to convey complex ideas in a clear and direct style while preserving intricacies of complex content;
  • Possesses full command of English grammar, punctuation, technical terminology, style, and usage. Understands varying language requirements and nuances pitched at a variety of audiences that range from the lay to the technical and professional;
  • Strong understanding of digital media such as websites, blogs, social media, and collaborative spaces. Previous experience in building and maintaining websites on supported content management systems a plus;
  • Strong basic computer skills; proven ability to use standard technology packages, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe CC suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.);
  • Self‐motivated with strong organizational skills, problem‐solver, and high accountability;
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience managing databases;
  • Strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Previous experience working in a nonprofit environment;
  • Graphic design experience including image and video editing a plus;
  • Interest in environmental protection and Latin America a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience. Amazon Conservation offers a competitive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, as well as a matching pension plan, and 25 vacation days. EOE

Application Guidelines

Email your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to applications@amazonconservation.org with the subject line “Communications Associate Application.” Applications without all required materials will not be reviewed. Download full job description here.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are accepted through February 29, 2020.

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Finance/ Accounting Associate

Position Overview

We are seeking a Finance/ Accounting Associate to support the financial functions of our organization from our Washington, DC office. The position reports to the Finance Director and coordinates closely with staff in Peru and Bolivia as well as with DC staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced accountant to support Amazon Conservation in carrying out our new strategy to help us grow and achieve greater impact at scale in the Western Amazon. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of relevant work experience, and excellent oral, written, and organizational skills. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Handle month-end closings including processing recurring entries, utilizing our Quickbooks for Non-Profit accounting software.
  • Handle data entry of monthly journal entries (AP, AR, GL).
  • Ensure reconciliation and monitoring of accuracy of various balance sheet accounts, including cash and bank account reconciliations.
  • Manage the active grants tracking document to update accounting system with expenses, releases and revenue recognition
  • Enter and process Vendor payments via Bill.com
  • Review and coordinate completion of expense reports via our Tallie System
  • Prepare schedules for annual audit
  • Provide thorough, accurate and timely budget vs. actual reports for different projects
  • Work closely with the programs team, communicating clearly and collaboratively to resolve financial issues, improve procedures and processes in a timely, accurate and effective manner. 
  • Ensure all accounting duties are completed in an effective, accurate and timely manner.
  • Proactively communicate status and flag relevant issues, suggesting improvements as possible.
  • Participate in new system implementations as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with team members in different countries in regards to financial/accounting matters
  • Other duties and areas of responsibility as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional level experience in the non-profit accounting field (internships can be counted towards this requirement)
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks or Quickbooks Online
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Highest ethical standards and values
  • Attention to detail and follow through is a must
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Self-starter
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.

Salary commensurate with experience. Amazon Conservation offers a competitive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, as well as a matching pension plan, and 25 vacation days. EOE

Application Guidelines

Email your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to applications@amazonconservation.org with the subject line “Finance Associate Application.” Applications without all required materials will not be reviewed. Download full job description here.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed weekly and are accepted through February 14, 2020.

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Grants/ Program Associate

Position Overview

We are seeking a Grants/ Program Associate to support grant-based fundraising along with grant and project management based in its Washington, DC office. The position will be focused on research and writing to develop competitive grant proposals, identifying and following up on funding opportunities, and coordinating closely with our sister organizations in Peru (Conservación Amazónica-ACCA) and Bolivia (Conservación Amazónica-ACEAA). The Conservation Program Associate will also be responsible for program management, including grant reporting, financial reporting, maintaining donor relations, and oversight of implementation and grant products. The position also includes assisting the Program Manager and other DC staff members in daily program management operations, strategic planning, and contributing to communications materials.

Responsibilities

Grant writing (45%)

  • Write grant proposals and prepare and submit grant applications, including budget development
  • Assist in the formulation of project concepts and proposals in English and Spanish
  • Seek, research, and evaluate appropriate grant opportunities. 
  • Identify grant funding opportunities. This includes developing a grant application plan at the beginning of each year
  • Create, manage and update grants applications calendar (including cultivation activities) on a quarterly basis, and track progress of submitted proposals

Grant Management (40%)

  • Support Amazon Conservation in providing grant management support and technical backstopping
  • Help draft and review narrative and financial reports for donors
  • Support management of Amazon Conservation grant budgets, including management of sub-agreements, disbursement requests, and changes to grant implementation deliverables
  • Assist ACA in maintaining strong relationships with funders, partners, advisors and others
  • Support Programs to translate grant reports and other materials 

Other duties (15%)

  • Raise Amazon Conservation's profile by attending or presenting at events, conferences and other venues as needed
  • Contribute writing & editing to annual report, quarterly newsletter, and other institutional communications.
  • Coordination with colleagues in the Amazon Conservation DC office via weekly meetings and quarterly reports.
  • Support preparation and execution of meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Support Internship Program

Required Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) and 3-5 years of experience and PROVEN record of excellent grant writing/fundraising in biodiversity conservation sector
  • MUST have professional competency in Conservation, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, International Development or related field
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with coordinating fundraising strategies and activities
  • Ability to perform well in fast-paced, cross-cultural team environment
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 4-6 times annually
  • Proven experience using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is a plus

Salary commensurate with experience

Amazon Conservation offers a competitive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, as well as a matching pension plan, and 25 vacation days. EOE

Application Guidelines

Email your resume, cover letter, 2 short writing samples, and a list of 3 references to applications@amazonconservation.org with the subject line “Program Associate Application.” Applications without all required materials will not be reviewed. Download full job description here.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed weekly and are accepted through February 14, 2020.

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