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Current Employment Opportunities with Panthera

Panthera's Background
Unlike any other conservation organization in the world, Panthera’s sole mission is the range-wide conservation of the world’s 38 species of wild cats. We are the largest wild cat conservation organization in the world in terms of global outreach, funding to the field, and staff expertise. Panthera is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2006.

Panthera’s core strategies are grounded in rigorous scientific research, political engagement with heads of state and national land-use agencies, and education and outreach activities for local communities living in areas with big cats. Our large-scale initiatives with tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards currently involve more than 50 countries and span three continents. We not only fund cat conservation initiatives, but act as a conservation think-tank that supports innovative people, programs, and ideas across the conservation spectrum. Much of Panthera's work is based in a spatial context and the Landscape Analysis Lab is central to Panthera's overall goals and day-to-day operations.

Current Openings:

 


Position: Digital Marketing Manager
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Communications Manager
Location: NYC, Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Panthera, a not-for-profit conservation organization that conserves the world’s 38 species of wild cats, seeks a full-time Digital Marketing Manager to be based in the New York City office. This position, available immediately, is an exciting opportunity to work with the world’s leading big cat conservation organization, and to join Panthera’s new Communications team, tasked with a sharp focus on transitioning and broadening the organization’s marketing activities.

Panthera is looking for a creative and engaging individual to highlight the organization’s dynamic conservation work by developing and managing Panthera’s digital and social media marketing strategies in order to grow upon and engage new communities, increase awareness about big cats and Panthera, grow Panthera’s support-base by number of individuals, and to assist with fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Panthera’s digital and social media marketing strategies.
  • Manage Panthera’s social media platforms and generate creative written and visual content for Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest and other sites multiple times a day.
  • Grow Panthera’s existing social media communities and build communities on new social media platforms, such as Instagram.
  • Engage in interactive conservations with Panthera’s social media followers by consistently initiating and responding to dialogue regarding Panthera’s wild cat conservation work and related issues.
  • Monitor the latest news in wild cat and overall wildlife conservation to seed conversations with Panthera’s social media followers.
  • Coordinate with field staff, grantees, and other partners to research and aggregate stories, videos and photos from Panthera’s global wild cat conservation projects.
  • Communicate in a professional but unique social media ‘voice,’ representing the face of Panthera on social media.
  • Coordinate with Panthera staff to build and manage country or regional-based social media communities.
  • Conceptualize and direct Panthera’s social media campaigns.
  • Monitor activity on Panthera’s social media sites and traffic to Panthera’s website from social media platforms to enhance marketing efforts and target new demographics.
  • Manage Panthera’s social media advertisements, including Facebook Ads.
  • Promote Panthera’s fundraising campaigns, media features, public events, book and scientific publications and more on the organization’s social media channels.
  • Engage with influential bloggers, world-wide, to grow Panthera’s social media communities.
  • Monitor the latest trends in digital and social media marketing and propose adoption of new tools and sites in line with Panthera’s marketing strategies.
  • Educate and support Panthera’s global staff on the importance of social media, as well as the implementation of new technologies and campaigns.
  • Work closely with Panthera’s digital and social media consulting team on all of the above.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience in digital and social media marketing, with demonstrated professional success managing social media platforms via Facebook, Twitter, and other outlets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications English or a related field preferred
  • Master’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications English or a related field preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Experience in conservation preferred

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to careers@panthera.org with subject heading: LAST NAME, Digital Marketing Manager position.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Copywriter/Content Writer
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Communications Manager
Location: NYC, Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Panthera, a not-for-profit conservation organization that conserves the world’s 38 species of wild cats, seeks a full-time Copywriter to be based in the New York City office. This position, available immediately, is an exciting opportunity to work with the world’s leading big cat conservation organization, and to join Panthera’s new Communications team, tasked with a sharp focus on transitioning and broadening the organization’s marketing activities.

Panthera is looking for a creative, eloquent and personable storyteller to highlight the organization’s dynamic conservation work through original and creative written content for Panthera’s various audiences and outlets.

Responsibilities

  • Generate engaging and original written content for Panthera’s numerous outlets and audiences, including:
    • Website content, ranging from daily blog posts, event pages,
      field stories, to program page updates, and more
    • Monthly newsletters
    • Press releases
    • Email blasts
    • Online fundraising campaigns and email appeals
    • Unique conservation articles (grey literature, online or print)
    • Public and internal presentations and speeches
    • Social media platforms, as needed
    • Other new and emerging outlets
  • Research and generate written content for Panthera’s marketing materials, including program brochures, posters, fact sheets, infographics, and more.
  • Coordinate with field staff, grantees, and other partners to research and aggregate stories, often to accompany videos and photos, from Panthera’s global wild cat conservation projects and grantees.
  • Work closely with multiple Departments internally to share and consolidate information for use in Communications and Development materials.
  • Coordinate with Digital Marketing Manager to share content and media for Panthera’s social media platforms.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience as a copywriter/content creator, preferably with experience in the conservation, science, wildlife, animal, and / or nonprofit sectors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field preferred
  • Master’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a related field strongly preferred
  • Exceptional writing and emotive story-telling skills. Ability to communicate complex, science-based information to the general public
  • Some experience in writing online fundraising appeals preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required
  • Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to careers@panthera.org with subject heading: LAST NAME, Copywriter position.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Donor Communications Lead
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Deputy Director of Philanthropy
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Organization

Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action. Identifying the key challenges facing wild cat conservation globally, we work with strategic partners to quickly and efficiently channel the financial and intellectual capital to effectively address those threats.

Panthera's Donor Communications Lead

Panthera is seeking an experienced communications professional to support the organization’s growing fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities

The Donor Communications Lead will be a key member of the team developing an organization-wide framework to articulate Panthera’s mission and programs to donors and prospects, with components that include a vision narrative for the organization and a long-term strategic plan to be developed over the next 18-24 months. S/he will be responsible for creating and updating all related donor communications materials, including (but not limited to) grant proposals and reports. As part of this role, the Donor Communications Lead will:

  • Develop and create a variety of donor communication products to engage, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective and existing principal and major gift donors, including drafting template proposals and reports for programs across the organization and establishing a process to update those documents over time;
  • Proactively solicit and integrate information from fundraising, conservation and finance colleagues to ensure accuracy in reporting to donors and to inform the fundability of specific programmatic areas as well as the appropriateness of developing additional program-specific content;
  • Be involved in the development of partnership proposals and the structuring of other complex agreements to ensure proper reporting and stewardship;
  • Be responsible for producing project timelines, product outlines, and final products for donors and fundraisers, transforming raw content into compelling and inspirational donor communications;
  • Be a resource to and work with colleagues across the organization to ensure consistency in donor communications and broader platforms that affect donors (e.g. Panthera’s website); and
  • Develop a robust network of conservation, finance, communications, and philanthropy colleagues to achieve all required outcomes.

The position reports to the Deputy Director of Development and is based out of Panthera’s New York City office.

Qualifications

The successful candidate is a strong writer and storyteller with proven ability to craft donor-centered content; is a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; is organized and detail-oriented; and is capable of juggling multiple projects while still meeting deadlines. S/he has the ability to work both independently and as part of a flexible team. S/he must be able to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity. The ideal candidate has an interest in the mission and work of Panthera, and is interested in being an integral member of the development team at a dynamic, growing organization.

Qualified candidates have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience. Fundraising experience or relevant coursework is a bonus, but not required.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest along with a resume and writing sample to Evelyn Chen at echen@panthera.org. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, with the position to be filled immediately.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Media & Communications Intern
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Web & Media Coordinator
Salary: College Credit Required* w/ Travel Stipend
Time Period: Summer/Fall 2014

The Organization

Panthera, founded in 2006, is the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the most imperiled large cats – tigers, lions, jaguars, cheetahs and snow leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera works in partnership with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities and governments around the world.

Panthera’s Media & Communications Internship

Panthera seeks a Media & Communications Intern in our New York City based headquarter office. This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience within an international conservation non-profit organization. Panthera’s Media and Communications intern will assist with tasks ranging from media management to public relations. The position will also support administrative tasks, and allow participants to get an inside look at coordination within Panthera’s international conservation programs. The intern will report to the Web & Media Coordinator and help meet the communications needs of Panthera’s global staff.

Essential duties include:

  • Assist with the organization of Panthera’s Internal Image Database.
  • Assist with updating Panthera’s website with current popular articles, press releases, and events
  • Assist with management of Panthera’s press contacts worldwide
  • Assist with maintaining Panthera’s social media platforms
  • Provide day to day administrative support, including creating Press Kits, researching inquiries, & maintaining office inventories

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a 4 year accredited university. Applicants must be able to provide an Internship for Credit Eligibility Letter to be considered
  • All majors welcome to apply, although preference given to Communications, Media Studies, Environmental Science and related majors
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, verbal skills, written skills, and judgment
  • Must be computer savvy and comfortable using both Mac & PC
  • Interest in wildlife conservation
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (or other image editing software)
  • Knowledge of Apple’s Aperture highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Drupal preferred
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, is desirable

Compensation

*This is an unpaid internship, course credit is required. Panthera offers subsidized travel.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter by email to Rebekah Bailey, Office Manager (rbailey@panthera.org) with subject heading: LAST NAME, Media & Comms Intern position

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Development Intern – Fall/Winter 2014
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Development Information Manager
Salary: $10/hour

The Organization

Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action. Identifying the key challenges facing wild cat conservation globally, we work with strategic partners to quickly and efficiently channel the financial and intellectual capital to effectively address those threats.

Panthera is seeking a Development Intern to support the organization’s growing fundraising efforts, through a meaningful, structured internship opportunity in the headquarters of a rapidly growing conservation organization.

Responsibilities:

The Development Intern will be involved with both ongoing development activities as well as special projects, including:

  • Providing support to Chief Development Officer and Deputy Director of Development on special projects;
  • Conducting prospect research;
  • Supporting donor outreach and engagement activities;
  • Writing donor communications (including letters and emails to funders);
  • Analyzing reports and synthesizing the information to support fundraising efforts; and
  • Providing administrative support as needed.

Qualifications

The successful candidate is a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills; organized and detail-oriented; has clear and polished writing skills; and is capable of juggling multiple projects while still meeting deadlines. S/he has the ability to initiate and complete long-term projects as well as manage ongoing activities, and the flexibility to work as part of a collaborative office environment. S/he must be able to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity. The ideal candidate has an interest in the mission and work of Panthera, and a proven interest in pursuing a career in development.

Qualified candidates have a bachelor’s degree, experience working in an office setting, and should be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Fundraising experience or relevant coursework is a bonus, but not required. Knowledge of GiftWorks or Salesforce is a plus.

This is a minimum six-month paid, part-time internship beginning September 2014 and concluding in March 2015. The position requires three days of work per week. Compensation for the internship is $10/hour.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Erin Adams, Development Information Manager, at eadams@panthera.org. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, with the position to be filled immediately.

No phone calls please.

Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V