Conservation Campus Coordinator

 

Location: Osa Conservation Campus, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Status: Full-time

About Osa Conservation: 

Osa Conservation’s mission is to conserve the globally significant terrestrial and marine biological diversity of the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica by implementing ecosystem stewardship, enhancing scientific understanding, providing education and training, and creating sustainable economic opportunities. 

We believe in a holistic approach to conservation, one grounded in a systematic understanding of the ecological, social, and economic relationships that shape environmental problems. Our work is founded in science and supported by strategic partnerships, well-informed decision-making processes, and a strong commitment to improving lives through protecting nature. We recognize that in order for conservation to succeed, it must be coupled with science, community engagement, and strong systems of support upon which to collaboratively build a more sustainable future.

Summary: 

The Conservation Campus Coordinator will generate an inclusive audience of visitors and run the daily operations of the Osa Conservation Campus to ensure an immersed conservation experience. 

This role requires the ability to manage multiple work streams to coordinate and lead operations and logistics in a 2600 ha Conservation campus. The candidate must be highly organized, a good team player, motivated, able to complete work tasks in an effective and timely manner, and must be solution-oriented to solve problems. In addition, an innovative and creative mind to design and implement marketing and communication strategies to increase campus visitors and revenue and ensure a unique conservation experience.  

This person should have an entrepreneurial spirit and must be prepared for the associated challenges of working in a remote tropical rainforest field setting (one hour away from the nearest town). This role provides a unique opportunity to strengthen and contribute to a quickly-growing conservation organization whose mission is to protect one of Earth’s last wild places. 

Objectives of this Role: 

Operations

  • Manage, plan, and oversee visitors travel to OC properties by creating itineraries and coordinating with Field Operations Manager
  • Manage reservations and follow up on previous guests.
  • Supervise hospitality services offered in the OC campus and constantly seek ways to improve  visitor’s experiences (volunteers, researchers, tourists, etc.)
  • Assist with OC campus operations including but not limited to cleaning, kitchen and maintenance. 
  • Tasks as assigned 
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results

Promotion and development

  • Design, implement and lead a promotion and marketing plan for each of the Osa Conservation campus properties.
  • Develop a plan to increase revenue linked to the number of visitors in each of OC’s properties.
  • Create a database of universities, tour operators, tourists and researchers to exchange information and coordinate visits.
  • Develop marketing strategies to improve communication with tour operators, companies and universities in order to promote and arrange visits to the OC campus
  • Coordinate personal and individualized contact (calls, photos, videos, cards, etc.) to increase the number of visitors of the Osa Conservation campus.
  • Produce social media material to actively promote the Osa conservation campus.
  • Design and develop travel itineraries to increase the number of visitors
  • Work closely with Field operations manager and finance director to identify needs and priorities of OC properties and tackle arising problems

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in tourism, administration, marketing, hospitality or a related field is a must
  • Experience in marketing preferred but not required
  • Sufficiency in English and Spanish required 
  • Exceptional ability in cross-functional collaboration
  • Strong communications skills 
  • Ability to engage effectively with staff and partners at all levels
  • Close attention to detail and quick turnaround time for work products 
  • Ability to live and work in a challenging remote field setting 
  • Must be solutions oriented, able to diagnose problems quickly, and have foresight into potential issues
  • Ability to foster culture of teamwork and contribute to different issue areas across organization as needed 
  • Microsoft office and Google programs knowledge.
  • Driver’s license required

 

To apply, send the CV with the subject “Conservation Campus coordinator 2021″ to the Field Operations manager [email protected] until October 15th, 2021.