Fields: environment, sustainability, communications, Brazil, Latin America
About the Organization: For the past thirty years, the National Wildlife Federation has worked internationally to protect wildlife habitat in key regions of the tropics. The goal of the International Wildlife Conservation team at NWF is to eliminate tropical deforestation and human rights challenges driven by the production of globally traded agricultural commodities (soy, beef, leather, palm oil, pulp and paper) – the leading drivers of forest loss and habitat conversion in Latin America and Southeast Asia. We work with other leading conservation organizations through coalitions and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance support for deforestation-free agriculture production, sourcing and financing.
About the Position: We are seeking a Communications Coordinator to join the International Wildlife Conservation team at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in Washington, DC to provide communications support for projects focused on advancing more sustainable business practices among major international companies involved in the production, sourcing, and financing of agricultural products. In this role you will work alongside NWF staff in fostering support for multi-stakeholder efforts that help eliminate deforestation and habitat loss from beef, leather, palm oil, soy, cacao, and pulp and paper supply chains… [see link for more]. Occasional travel may be required, including internationally (sometimes to remote locations).
Special Requirements/Qualifications: We are committed to building a complementary team and strongly support candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application.
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, marketing, public relations, environmental issues or related field.
- Professional proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese. Experience translating correspondences and documents between English and Brazilian Portuguese.
- At least one year of professional experience.
- Ability to synthesize technical information for non-technical audiences. Experience helping draft communications and outreach materials, including factsheets and reports for general audiences and/or policy-makers. Experience helping produce and disseminate electronic newsletters for large mailing lists.
- Experience organizing and/or coordinating calls, meetings, workshops, conferences and/or events. Experience taking notes during calls and meetings.
- Experience generating and posting content, and helping manage social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Good research skills.
- Ability to work with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds.
- Language skills in Spanish, Chinese and/or French.
- Experience producing data-driven graphics and visuals.
- Experience with web design and development.
- Experience using HTML and CSS, Adobe Creative Suite or other design software, Cision or other media tracking and contact systems, email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact and MailChimp, web conferencing tools, such as Zoom and Webex.
- Experience working in South America (or internationally).
Estimated Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 (commensurate with experience and skill set). Excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.
National Wildlife Federation