Coordinator, Corporate Climate Solutions

Conservation International (CI)
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 02

Position description

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

POSITION SUMMARY

Amid growing consensus that the protection, restoration, and improved management of ecosystems can provide at least 30% of the climate mitigation needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, Conservation International (CI) has set ambitious targets to realize the potential of natural climate solutions (NCS) worldwide.

The Coordinator position is responsible for supporting the Corporate Climate Solutions Team (CCS) within CI’s Center for Natural Climate Solutions. The CCS team works to accelerate business investment in NCS, coordinate CI’s portfolio of partner NCS commitments, guide business climate strategy, and steward NCS-focused corporate relationships. The position reports to the Manager, Corporate Climate Solutions.

The Coordinator provides support to the Center for Natural Climate Solutions with the implementation of CI’s Principles for Investment in Natural Climate Solutions. The position manages research and provides support to the Corporate Climate Solutions team with information management related to the implementation of the Principles and CI’s NCS-focused corporate engagements. The position also supports CI’s internal greenhouse gas footprint data collection and related communication.     

This position will manage and ensure the confidentiality of corporate partner-related information. This is a two-year position with the potential to extend. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compile corporate research reports using public environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information, to evaluate CI’s corporate NCS-focused partnerships against CI’s Principles for Investment in NCS and integrate information with CI’s due diligence analysis.
  • Manage corporate information entry into CI’s impact tracking and contact management databases, to support corporate partnership impact reporting.
  • Support data collection and communication efforts related to measuring and reporting on CI’s greenhouse gas footprint and internal climate action plan.
  • Provided support to the CCS team as directed in administrative tasks related to the above, including but not limited to developing and maintaining team knowledge systems, scheduling and logistics planning, and execution of meetings.

 Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position is based in Arlington, VA.
  • Typical office environment.
  • Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate time differences with field programs may be necessary.
  • Occasional travel may be required to support corporate partnership leads.
  • Our Arlington, VA office is officially open. Guidance on hybrid or remote work schedules will be discussed during the interview process. 
  • For the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our community, all US-based Conservation International staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandatory vaccine requirement applies to all staff working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site in CI US offices. Effective January 4, 2022, new hires will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a government-approved vaccine as a condition for employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.

Qualifications

Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Solid attention to detail and strong research, analysis, and proofreading abilities.
  • 2-4 years of experience working in international development or business sustainability or advocacy arena.
  • Highly developed ability to synthesize and communicate information to a variety of audiences.
  • MS Office suite fluency with strong knowledge of Share Point and Excel, Microsoft teams, and other collaboration office tools.
  • Service-oriented and proven ability to courteously and tactfully in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and take initiative to solve problems under the supervisor's direction.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (environmental studies, business, and sustainability, international relations, or development, etc.).
  • Friendly and diplomatic demeanor and appreciation for multicultural, diverse, and fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience in research of private sector players and development of synthesized memos.
  • Experience handling confidential partner information and financial records.
  • Experience assisting in the development of and management of program budgets.
  • Working knowledge of French, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, or Portuguese is a plus.

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