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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: Junior Accountant
Organization: Panthera

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.

Qualifications

Panthera is seeking a professional with a Bachelors in Accounting and at least 2 to 3 year of accounting experience, knowledge of QuickBooks, and strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word and Excel to support the organization’s growing financial needs. 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.

Responsibilities

This position will support the finance team while working under the direction of the Controller and Senior Accountant. The Junior Accountant’s responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Banking: Processing bank deposits, including trips to the bank. 
  • Bank Reconciliation : 
    • Reconcile Bank to Ledger on bi-weekly basis. 
    • Verify and validate all incoming checks logged by administrative assistant match the bank deposit by Finance 
    • Entering all bank deposits and clearing checks in the accounting system based on the bank activity; 
    • Monthly bank reconciliations in the accounting system; utilize the month’s activity for the bank account, verify and indicate any outstanding checks and deposits in transit 
    • Monitor and resolve bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences. 
  • Fixed Assets: 
    • Monthly reconciliation of all fixed assets and depreciation schedules. 
    • Capitalization and depreciation of PPE based on Company guidelines 
  • Payroll: 
    • Processing Semi-monthly payroll for US staff and monthly payroll for Contracted staff 
    • Entering any new hires/terminations into the payroll after approval from controller 
    • Maintaining lists of new Hires and Contracted staff. 
    • Maintaining benefits information and forms 
    • Verifying any new deductions for current employees. 
    • Keeping track of 401K and 457 phase out or limits for the current employees. 
    • Entering related payroll entry into the accounting system 
    • Paying Employer contributions on a timely basis to various vendors and Govt. 
    • Preparation and submission of Quarterly 941 reconciliation.
  • Accounts Payable and Other Payables: 
    • Record all wire, and requests into accounting system after approval from controller. 
    • Process all Accounts Payable requests (wires, check, and expense reimbursement) on a bi-weekly basis. 
  • Prepaid/Other Accounts: 
    • Download and enter all Company Credit Card statement expenses into the accounting system’s suspense accounts. 
    • Reconcile company credit card statements to employee credit card expense report and obtaining any supporting documentation needed for the expenses; Follow-up with staff in regards to late submission of the Credit Card expense report. 
    • Interact with staff in regards to timely submission of the Expense and Corporate Card expense reports. 
    • Processing all employee Field Expense and Advance reports, verifying that expenses are within company guidelines with proper receipts, correcting any errors for coding, questioning any abnormal expenses and entering into accounting system. 
  • Monthly and Year End Tasks (as applicable): 
    • Assist in the preparation of certain Financial Statement Schedules. 
    • Reconciling general ledger accounts on a monthly basis where required. 
    • Preparation and maintenance of the 990 Information tax return schedules (monthly) 
    • Filing and record retention. 

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please send resume in confidence to Finance@panthera.org with subject heading: LAST NAME, “Junior Accountant”

No phone calls please.

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

 


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: 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 (careers@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