Osa Conservation is seeking a Restoration & Rewilding Coordinator for a leading role to connect restoration efforts with our community partners in the Osa.
The Restoration & Rewilding Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing restoration and rewilding efforts on our properties and specifically within areas of key community partners (eco-lodges, private landowners and citizen science network partners). Key duties include leading and carrying out science-led conservation initiatives, fundraising, building institutional partnerships, mentoring, and managing staff in a team-based system. This high-energy position reports to the Conservation Science Director. The organization is in a growth phase, has a strong science-base and pursues data-driven conservation solutions and program designs. The ability to multi-task by organizing and managing a complex set of operations and facilities is essential. The base of operations is the Osa Peninsula and an enthusiasm for living in the humid tropics is a must. Travel regionally is required.
The salary will be commensurate with other professional non-profit salaries paid in Costa Rica.
General responsibilities include:
- Project Implementation: lead innovative rewilding and restoration efforts, and introduce this to the regional community in Osa.
- Responsible for leading rewilding approaches on OC land and partnering collaborators land.
- Develop relationships within local communities to promote and create opportunities for restoration and rewilding within the peninsula.
- Financial Performance and Viability: Develops and manages resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the restoration and rewilding program.
- Responsible for ongoing fundraising and managing the resources necessary to support the program goals, including assisting both the Conservation Science Director and other project staff in these efforts.
- Education and Outreach Strategy:
- Works with directors and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled
- Responsible for OC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
- Program Operations:
- Responsible effective administration of operations.
- Responsible for the retention of competent, qualified staff.
- Willingness to live in the Osa
- A graduate degree in a relevant discipline – Restoration Ecology, Conservation, Wildlife Ecology, Rewilding, Tropical Ecology, etc.
- Experience working with local tropical communities, preferably in Latin America.
- Evidence of scientific and popular writings (scientific papers, social media and blogs included)
- Statistical skills and experience using R, GIS and spatial statistics skills.
- The ability to communicate and collaborate with scientists, policy professionals and decision makers
- Transparent, charismatic and high integrity leadership
- 12 months or more nonprofit experience
- Experience of and compatibility with field conditions in the wet tropics
- Willingness to participate in budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
- Ability to convey the strategic vision to staff, volunteers and donors
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate donors and staff
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to meet reporting and submission deadlines
- Ability to interface and engage diverse stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to mentor, manage and collaborate with staff
- Strong public speaking ability
- Bilingual command of English and Spanish
Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Planning and operation of project budget.
- Producing scientifically-based conservation impacts of innovative tropical rewilding techniques
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships strategically
- Report to and work closely with the Conservation Science Director to seek their involvement in fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization, and related projects
- Contribute to maintaining a high-performance field team with excellent morale and commitment
- Oversee and participate in weekly operations and science team meetings.
Please contact Dr. Andrew Whitworth (Science Director) email@example.com with a current CV/Resume and short 1-2 page cover letter. Successful applicants will be contacted for interview.