Senior Coordinator, Long-term Finance and Innovation

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Conservation International

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Arlington, VA, United States

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19 days ago

Senior Coordinator, Long-term Finance and Innovation

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 provides coordination and project management support for the Long Term Finance Program and for the Innovation & Replication Program as needed, both within the Conservation Finance Division (CFD). CFD is the division at Conservation International (CI) that provides financing to support field-level conservation and ensure economic benefits to local communities. The Long-Term Finance (LTF) Program collaborates closely with CI programs and partners to identify, design, and deploy long-term financing solutions to support CI’s nature protection goals. The Innovation and Replication Program leads CI’s work in building more pipeline of transactions that deliver a material increase in private, return-seeking investment in conservation.


  • Contribute to key documents needed to engage with stakeholders and manage the relationship with our technical partners.
  • Provides support and input into new funding proposals and requests. Coordinates technical reporting and deliverables for key projects.
  • Contributes to the production of fact sheets, and other communications products for donors and other stakeholders.
  • Supports engagement with internal and external stakeholders including donors, government and NGOs, technical colleagues, consultants, and others important to program success.
  • Conducts research on various conservation finance topics.
  • Supports fundraising efforts for the program and drafts proposals and memoranda.
  • Provides administrative and programmatic support for projects.
  • Conducts diligence on grantees, investees, and related projects and provides support in the retention of consultants (researching consulting firms, and drafting requests for proposal charts to compare the various firms).
  • Schedules and organizes meetings and takes accurate minutes of meetings as needed.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • 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.



  • High School or Secondary School education.
  • 2 to 4 years of related work experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to keep track of documents and track the progress of project activity.
  • Outstanding teamwork and project management skills to carry out team goals effectively.
  • Ability to function well in a multicultural, diverse, and fast-paced work team environment.
  • Comfortable managing multiple duties and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and work directly with immediate supervisor to solve problems.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond in support of team goals and programmatic objectives.
  • Eager to learn, willing to ask many questions, communicative about the status of projects, and very responsive to emails.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university.
  • Spanish proficiency (speaking and writing) is desirable.
  • Experience with fundraising and grant writing is a plus.

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

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023 (11:49 PM EST)

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled