Rare is a $25 million fast-growing, international conservation organization. We believe conservation comes down to people—their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. Rare’s culture is results-oriented and entrepreneurial.
We are working toward ambitious goals and creating measurable social change. With initiatives such as Fish Forever, Watersheds Protection, Sustainable Agriculture, Blended Finance, Meloy Fund, and Center for Behavior & the Environment, Rare is on a mission to “inspire change so people and nature thrive”.
Fish Forever is an ambitious marine program which seeks to prove and then promulgate the combination of rights-based fisheries management and human behavior change principles to shift nearshore fisheries toward sustainability while preserving marine habitats and biodiversity. The program is currently operating in Brazil, Indonesia, Mozambique and the Philippines with plans for further expansion in the next two to three years.
Rare is four years into developing and piloting Fish Forever and now needs to develop the global systems and processes to manage the program efficiently and effectively.
The Senior Director, Fish Forever Program will play a critical role in achieving these goals by working closely with the Fish Forever team and ensuring staff are well equipped to implement the strategy. S/he is heavily involved in financial planning, resource allocation, talent management, and project supervision. The Senior Director, Fish Forever Program leads the strategy and operations component of the global program management team that ensures all programmatic and financial commitments are met for Rare’s Fish Forever program.
Rare is seeking a nature-loving and experienced business leader who will provide strong management and operational oversight for the global Fish Forever program. S/he must be an inspirational leader who can facilitate global team building and staff development. S/he must also be able to work across functions and countries; sometimes through influence rather than authority to drive change.
The Senior Director will demonstrate an entrepreneurial penchant for taking on new projects and motivating staff with a positive, proactive attitude towards all tasks for new program start up. The position requires strategic thinking, an execution mindset, and well-honed teambuilding and communications skills. The successful candidate is adept at problem solving and collaborating with different teams in a fast-paced environment. Other qualifications include:
Reporting to Rare’s Senior Vice President, Fish Forever, the Senior Director will partner with both central and in-country program, finance, and human resource teams to ensure smooth program implementation. In close collaboration with the country leaders, s/he will build the systems and processes to manage this global program. The Senior Director will manage a three-person strategy and operations team who support these efforts.
For at least the first year, the Senior Director will also manage the central technical team. The Senior Director doesn’t need to be a technical expert, but s/he should have experience managing technical subject matter experts to ensure delivery against the program needs.
The Senior Director will exercise independent judgment regarding the following areas of significance:
Program Management & Implementation:
Budgeting & Reporting:
Experience & Education
Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V