Restoration Coordinator

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Conservation International

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Arlington, VA, United States

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9 days ago

Restoration Coordinator

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

POSITION SUMMARY - This position is based in Arlington, VA

The position will provide administrative and project support for Conservation International’s Restoration Team, including support to the Global Restoration Lead, and/or staff. This position will establish and maintain administrative, workflow, and program/project monitoring systems related to the growing restoration portfolio and partnerships and act as a liaison with staff and partners. Duties will include organizing conference calls, team/committee meetings, training, workshops, and social events and managing agendas, logistics, minutes, reporting, and the department calendar. They may also be called on to support training and learning events including communications, travel logistics, venue oversight, and processing travel reimbursements and related event expenses. This position will provide project support through developing communications materials such as decks, memos, and presentations; conducting and compiling research and reporting on key findings; and assisting with research, writing, and editing of reports. They will be called on to support overall program communications including drafting memos, and presentations, conducting and compiling research, and maintaining the program SharePoint sites (post documents, fact sheets, FAQ, and related information updates). They will provide administrative support to the Global Restoration Lead and other restoration staff managing engagements with key partnerships and networks, meeting logistics, the program calendar, and expense reporting.

This position will require knowledge of Conservation International’s policies, standard operating procedures, and values. The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels, both internal and external to CI.


  • Provide daily ongoing administrative support to the CI restoration team and their partners, as needed, and ensure that all support tasks are carried out in a timely fashion.
  • Organize conference calls, team meetings, training, workshops, and social events.
  • Manage agendas, logistics, minutes, and reporting for meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Field e-mails and telephone calls from key restoration partners, as appropriate.
  • Organize and coordinate teamwork plans. Maintain an updated summary table of major outcomes for key restoration initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain administrative, workflow, and program/project monitoring systems.
  • Track important dates and deadlines and communicate same to appropriate staff.
  • Conduct and compile research and reporting on key findings, and assist in writing and editing of reports.
  • Prepare correspondence, presentations, and other communications material.
  • Coordinate the restoration team’s communications and gatherings with partners and process expenses in a timely manner. Coordinate meetings and activities as needed.
  • Maintain program websites, managing project documents and files.
  • Assist in the day-to-day, managing of contract deliverables and consultants’ time.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Typical office environment.
  • Limited travel up to 35%.
  • Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.
  • For the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our community, all US-based Conservation International staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandatory vaccine requirement applies to all staff working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site in CI US offices. CI follows CDC recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2-4 years of related work experience in providing administrative and office support.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software especially Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Teams. Power BI and other Microsoft applications are a plus.
  • Experience in Adobe Suite Software and copy editing.
  • Comfortable managing multiple duties and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Interest, experience, and facility in discussing global environmental and restoration issues.
  • Strong organization and communication skills. Ability to prioritize and manage high volume and varied tasks and meet deadlines. Solid attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to tactfully and efficiently communicate with a wide variety of partners, across cultures, languages, and time zones.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work proactively.
  • Service focus. Courteous, tactful, and proven ability to work effectively with others from a variety of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and take initiative to solve problems under supervisor's direction.


  • Masters degree.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

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Conservation International is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) -committed employer. We are proud to have a diverse, global workforce where employment decisions are based on qualifications, experience, position requirements, business needs, market conditions, merit, and other legitimate nondiscriminatory factors.