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, Roots & Shoots, the Manager, Roots & Shoots Network supervises and supports contracted regional hub coordinators based in 4-6 U.S. cities representing key locations for Roots & Shoots advancement. As the national lead for this activity, the Manager establishes benchmarks and success criteria in the areas of educator recruitment, institutional relationships, National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) recruitment, and event management. The Manager works closely with the Roots & Shoots Director, Partnerships in these key locations. Additionally, the Manager administers the mini-grant program (nationally and through the regional hubs, oversees the NYLC, and collaborates with the Office of the Founder on Jane Goodall tours and webcasts. The manager also oversees regular video conferences with students and educators across the U.S., manages “at large” member registrations and handles educator inquiries.
Regular business travel is required.
Knowledge & Skills
The Manager has rich, hands-on experience working with nationally distributed field offices. They possess sharp operational skills and are able to track and support sets of activity in multiple locations. They possess an efficiency mindset as well as a mission mindset centered on educating young people as planetary stewards.
Additionally, the Manager 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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