Rare is a fast-growing international conservation organization whose mission is to inspire change so people and nature thrive. With more than 170 staff operating in 10 countries, Rare advances this mission through innovative grassroots marketing strategies that boost the adoption of proven environmental solutions. Recently, Rare has been building a team that develops products and services to drive investment to natural resource management in underserved sectors. Such products include impact investing funds, such as the Meloy Fund for Sustainable Community Fisheries, and blended finance programs working with banks, governments, and multi-lateral institutions to finance coastal fisheries management or climate-smart sustainable agriculture. Through this work Rare aims to think differently about achieving impact at scale – harnessing the private and public sectors in new, creative ways, and tapping into the expanding desire of capital markets to finance sustainability.
The Manager, External Relations is a critical position that sits at the intersection of two fast-paced and innovative units: Marketing & Communications and Sustainable Markets & Innovative Finance.
The Marketing & Communications group is a fast-paced, creative, and results-oriented team. Together, we are responsible for enhancing Rare’s reputation as a leading global conservation organization. The Sustainable Markets group is focused on innovative approaches to dramatically scaling conservation solutions. These approaches include market-facing initiatives, strategic partnerships, and financial products and funds to catalyze the adoption of sustainable behaviors in our major focal areas of coastal fisheries, water, and agriculture.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Communications Manager’s primary role is to develop and manage communications and donor and investor relations for the Sustainable Markets team. The position will be a content expert on all Markets-related initiatives and will work closely with external partners, senior leadership, and the Development team.
Experience and Education
The ideal candidate will be dynamic, entrepreneurial, and high-energy, with the ability to work productively with both Wall Street top level financiers as well as a diverse group of donors. S/he should be able to demonstrate prior success in a variety of high-impact initiatives that includes experience managing from conception through completion with explicit outcomes. Experience creating and managing communications with high-priority external partners, and project management skills are prerequisite. S/he will be a quick learner, driven and self-directed, creative and analytical, organized and a strong communicator, with impeccable writing skills. Familiarity with the impact investing field is preferred. Other qualifications include:
*Please note a cover letter and writing sample are required along with your submisison of application and resume
Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V