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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: Development Officer
Organization: Panthera
Reports to: Deputy Director of Development
Location: NYC, Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Panthera is seeking a fundraiser with experience securing six-figures gifts from individuals, to be based in the Tri-State area. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development, this position will be a key member of the organization’s development team and manage a portfolio of individual donors and prospects and cultivate new relationships.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize Moves Management to identify, cultivate, and solicit both existing and prospective Panthera supporters to build a portfolio of approximately 100 individual donors (some of whom give through foundation vehicles) capable of giving between $100,000 and $1,000,000 to the organization, ideally through multi-year commitments;
  • Accurately track stewardship needs for individual donors in his/her portfolio, working with Panthera’s Donor Communications Lead as well as leveraging existing resources to provide timely and consistent reports on progress and to solicit ongoing support for programmatic priorities;
  • Attend donor meetings and implement cultivation activities, either personally or by providing appropriate support to Panthera executives and scientists, targeting four ‘touches’ per donor each year to qualify donors, renew gifts, increase giving, steward donors, and secure first time gifts;
  • Contribute to fundraising strategy discussions, including annual development plans, events, campaigns, and new development tools such as prospect research and development tracking databases;
  • Travel locally and regionally up to 50%, and work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • May lead teams and manage project timelines for select projects deemed relevant to this role;
  • Help develop written and other materials as needed to attract and maintain support;
  • Develop a robust network of conservation, finance, communications, and philanthropy colleagues to achieve all required outcomes; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Three or more years of fundraising experience focused on securing support from high-capacity individuals and a proven track record of closing gifts of $100K-$1M+;
  • Proven track record of accomplishment in achieving fundraising and/or business goals;
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn and utilize) Moves Management;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Entrepreneurial, results-oriented, highly organized;
  • Respect for diversity and ability to function well in multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of SalesForce, Microsoft office and donor research techniques preferred; and
  • Bachelor's degree required.

To Apply

A cover letter is required, If applying through indeed, please place your cover letter in the optional Message field or attached your cover letter and resume as a single document.

No phone calls please.
Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


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

Panthera is looking for a creative and analytically savvy designer to join its new Communications team as we overhaul the organization’s visual identity and develop new communications platforms, including a new website. The Graphic Designer will serve as the lead for organizational creative production.

Comfort with print design is a must, but applicants with diverse creative skills, including digital (design for web, email, social media, infographics, etc.) will be the most likely to succeed. Panthera’s designer must be able to use cutting edge design tools to tell complex stories across many platforms.

The job may entail designing layout for organizational reports, designing web and print ads, social media graphics, infographics, invitations, proposals, HTML emails, annual reports, and possible basic editing of short videos.

The Graphic Design position falls within the Development and Engagement Division of Panthera, playing a lead role in shaping the organization’s global external face through production of print and digital assets.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the organization’s design expert and lead development of most, if not all, creative assets
  • Work with outside design firm to help develop and overhaul Panthera’s visual identity.
  • Help develop and enforce a visual style guide to be used in all channels organization-wide
  • Design and produce images and graphics to be used by Panthera’s social media channels, website, emails, brochures, invitations, proposals, reports, fact sheets, case studies, advertisements, info-graphics, presentations and all other promotional materials
  • Ensure brand consistency through entire organization

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design/Multimedia Production
  • At least 2 years' professional experience in the field
  • Experience with print design (reports, one sheets, invitations)
  • Experience with digital design for social media, web, etc.
  • Analytical skills necessary to transform scientific data into visually appealing content (i.e. infographics)
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Create Suite – in particular InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong portfolio showing both print and digital design proficiency
  • Capable of working independently and acting as design expert while working with diverse team
  • Ability to manage a variety of on-going projects at once
  • Video, photography, and interactive design skills a big plus
  • HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript skills are a plus
  • Bonus: Experience working in a non-profit environment
  • Creativity, motivation, and a positive attitude

To Apply

A cover letter is required, If applying through indeed, please place your cover letter in the optional Message field or attached your cover letter and resume as a single document.

No phone calls please.
Panthera is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V

 


Position: Social Media and 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 Social Media and 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.
  • Create plan for clear, quantifiable growth of social media followers across channels
  • Collect and analyze data from social and web traffic to inform social media strategy
  • Engage in interactive conversations 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
  • Experience in conservation preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Experience with Google Analytics (or other analytics software)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Bonus: Technical experience with Drupal/Wordpress, HTML, SEO, etc.

To Apply

A cover letter is required, If applying through indeed, please place your cover letter in the optional Message field or attached your cover letter and resume as a single document.

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 Social Media and 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
  • Ability to adapt writing for a variety of voices and audiences ranging from general public to scientific community
  • Some experience in writing online fundraising appeals preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with AP Style
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Ability to work well within a team and accept constructive criticism
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated, creative, highly flexible and adaptable to change

To Apply

A cover letter is required, If applying through indeed, please place your cover letter in the optional Message field or attached your cover letter and resume as a single document.

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