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Vice President, Youth Programs

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Virginia - America North
Salary Additional Information JGI offers a very competitive salary and a generous benefits package
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 13/10/2008
Company Name Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)
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Email jobs@janegoodall.org
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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is currently seeking a full-time Vice President of Youth Programs to lead the Institute's youth initiatives. 

JGI works to protect Great Apes and their habitats by combining conservation, research and education with assistance to local communities.  Its youth programs are designed to build a worldwide network of young people who are taking action to care for the environment, animals and human communities. 

The Vice President of Youth Programs will be responsible for the development and growth of the Institute's Roots & Shoots program.  Roots & Shoots engages young people in projects in their local communities that help people, animals and the environment, and connects them with similarly engaged young people worldwide.   The VP Youth Programs will also oversee the implementation of the Jane Goodall Global Youth Summit, an annual gathering of committed young people from many countries.  With a US staff of 20, and a budget of $2.3 million, JGI's youth programs link groups in more than 90 countries, and are poised to continue their rapid expansion.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Love for animals and the natural world
  • A passionate belief that young people can change the world for the better
  • At least eight years of leadership experience with programs involving youth
  • A record of fundraising success, including cultivation of major donors
  • The ability to develop and execute strategic initiatives
  • Experience managing large budgets
  • The ability to lead a diverse team of staff and volunteers
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Comfort with rapid change
  • A sense of humor

JGI offers a very competitive salary and a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, disability and 401K, and a flexible, collegial work environment.

To apply, please send an email describing your skills and qualifications to: jobs@janegoodall.org       Subject: VP, Youth Programs    

Send resume and cover letter to:
Carol Irwin
4245 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22203

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