Position Title: Conservation
Location: Variable - Remote USA
Salary: Commensurate with skills &
Status: Full-time, salaried,
Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has been safeguarding imperiled
tropical habitats and saving threatened species by establishing
protected areas, broadly defined, in partnership with local
organizations and communities. With our external partners, we have
protected more than 37 million acres of vital habitat across Latin
America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Rainforest
Trust is a US 501c3 nonprofit organization that relies upon the
generous support of the public to implement conservation
Rainforest Trust is seeking a Conservation Grants Associate to
join its Grants Management Team.
The Conservation Grants Associate coordinates operational
activities for the grants program at Rainforest Trust. The position
is responsible for reviewing grant applications, distributing
grants and awards, requesting and reviewing reports from grantees,
researching, gathering and maintaining information about the
grantees, and developing internal and external reports.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Communicate regularly with external
project implementers to ensure delivery of key project objectives
and adaptively manage projects as necessary.
Review and approve grantee reports
and other documents and request payments.
Generate appropriate reports for
internal use by maintaining accurate project portfolios
Draft grant agreements for
Collate and share information from
regular communications and quarterly reports in a timely manner to
support outreach and fundraising efforts.
Ensure agreement activities are
implemented as stated in an application’s objectives and
Identify potential problems with
project implementation and seek solutions.
Identify any gaps in partner capacity
and seek solutions.
Maintain complete project
Distribute grants and awards.
Encourage grant proposals from
existing partners that further programmatic goals.
Ensure regular updates are presented
to the rest of the organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &
Strong IT skills, G Suite, Databases,
Fluency in Spanish, French or
Portuguese (written and spoken) language skills desirable.
Basic GIS/mapping skills
Ability to maintain professionalism
and positivity, work independently and as part of a team with
excellent attention to detail.
Ability to react effectively and
efficiently to time-sensitive matters as well as manage complex,
Strong communication and
Proven ability to succeed through
positive influence, persuasion and tact.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and
Commitment and enthusiasm for
Rainforest Trust’s mission and respect for our core values: Nature
& People; Efficiency; Transparency; Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion; Partnerships & Collaboration; Science &
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
and 1-3 years related work experience, or an equivalent combination
of education and/or experience.
Minimum of one year of experience in
grant management a plus.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Additional duties and/or responsibilities may be required. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Rainforest Trust is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to the principles of diversity. Our organization
recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals, as well as
administers any and all personnel actions, without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age,
personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran
status, political affiliation, genetic information or any other
characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local
Working Conditions and Travel Requirements
The Conservation Grants Associate may choose to work from home,
at our office in Warrenton, VA or mix the two. Remote work requires
reliable internet access.
The physical requirements described here are representative of
those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Ability to remain in a stationary position at a computer
terminal for an extended period. The person in this position
frequently communicates with colleagues both verbally and in
writing and must be able to exchange accurate, neat and thorough