This position is based at the JGI U.S. headquarters in Washington, DC.
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering animal research and global conservation mission. The breadth of the Jane Goodall Institute’s work reflects Dr. Goodall’s personal philosophy that the survival of all species depends upon collaboration, community, and valuing individuals’ contributions.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Roots & Shoots, the Director, Roots & Shoots Partnerships cultivates and manages key relationships with informal education organizations, including zoos, aquariums, gardens, museums, universities, after school networks, and more. With a focus on key markets across the U.S., the Director has primary responsibility for identifying strategically advantageous partnerships with like-minded organizations, cultivating and formalizing mutually beneficial partnerships with those organizations, and supporting them for maximum and mutual benefit. The Director works closely with the Roots & Shoots Network Manager in key markets. Increasing Roots & Shoots participation across the U.S. is the primary driver, as well as diversifying the participant pool. The Director also supports Roots & Shoots in four African countries, managing grant application process and reporting functions, reviewing materials, and acting as the point of contact at JGI U.S. Additionally, the Director is responsible for gathering and reporting Roots & Shoots U.S. program participation data.
Regular business travel is required.
Knowledge & Skills
The Director will have existing knowledge of informal education institutions in large U.S. cities. They possess a mission mindset centered on educating young people as planetary stewards. They also possess a business mindset that can identify, shape, and articulate fruitful relationships that will yield greater numbers of program participants.
Additionally, the Director will have:
Additional Characteristics and Attributes
At the Jane Goodall Institute we believe that when we can bring our authentic selves to work on a day-to-day basis, we become happier, more comfortable, more confident, and more excited to do great things for our organization, each other, and our world.
The Jane Goodall Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being an organization and a community where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day. We value attracting diverse talent and we cultivate an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We strive to be a diverse workforce and believe that forming teams in which everyone can be their authentic selves from all different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is key to our success.
Come join the Jane Goodall Institute and be a part of a global organization where we are all proud to belong.
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