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Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
About Rare:   Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. For over 45 years, across 60 countries, we have inspired and empowered millions of people and communities to shift their behaviors and practices to protect our shared planet. Rare’s organizational culture is results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and defined by our five core values: Courage to Take Risks, Commitment to Accountability, Mindset of Solutionology, Investments in People, and Spirit of Celebration.   Position Overview:   The Associate will play an important role in ensuring that the administration of the Executive Office runs smoothly. The Associate will report to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will work closely with Rare’s Chief of Staff, the CEO, and the President.   Key Responsibilities:   - Provide a wide range of administrative and project management support to the Executive Assistant, Chief of Staff, and other members of the Executive Office - Assist in the preparation of meetings; take detailed minutes of meetings and note all follow-up actions that are required - Prepare communications as requested, including memos, emails, invoices, reports, and other correspondence - Process expense reports and timesheets, ensuring that they are submitted on time and are compliant with current policies - Create and maintain filing systems - Manage and coordinate special projects as assigned   Qualifications:   - Superb attention to detail and the proven ability to execute highly detailed tasks - Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters in a responsible manner - Exceptional time management and organizational skills - High level of proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel - Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills - Willingness and ability to work flexible hours on an as-needed basis to serve the needs of a global organization operating across several time zones - Initiative to take on new projects and continually exhibit a proactive attitude towards all tasks - Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in other languages preferred but not required - Enthusiasm for Rare’s mission and respect for its values, culture, and people - Experience working in a non-profit organization is preferred - Experience supporting board meetings and events is preferred - Prior experience working or living in an international, cross-cultural environment is preferred Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V
Job ID
2022-1529
Employment Type
Employee (Full-Time)
Job Locations PH-Cebu
Rare Overview: Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. For over 45 years, across 60 countries, we have inspired and empowered millions of people and communities to shift their behaviors and practices to protect our shared planet. Rare’s organizational culture is results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and defined by our five core values: Courage to Take Risks, Commitment to Accountability, Mindset of Solutionology, Investments in People, and Spirit of Celebration.   Position Overview: The Behavior Adoption Communications Manager will provide in-country (Philippines) support to the Fish Forever program through development, planning, and implementation support of behavior adoption strategies at the sub-national and local level. He/she/they will also assist in the training of internal and external stakeholders on behavior adoption, social marketing, and in monitoring and reporting on the progress of on-going behavior adoption strategies being implemented on-site.   Responsibilities: - In collaboration with the Senior Director for Shared Services (Philippines) and Director for Behavior Adoption (Global Hub), develop appropriate behavior adoption strategies and corresponding implementation plans (which may include social marketing communication plans) in support of the work plans of the Philippines Program Implementation Cluster teams and the Shared Services Philippines team - Adapt Global Fish Forever behavior adoption strategies into local strategies for implementation on-site - Participate as the Philippine behavior adoption representative in the Global meetings and activities, along with the Director for Behavior Adoption (Philippines) - Liaise and maintain regular contact with Implementation Clusters teams and Shared Services team to ensure smooth/effective communication between internal stakeholders - Assist in various capacity building activities for behavior adoption and social marketing - Take lead in preparing and monitoring the behavior adoption budget - Take lead in preparing terms of reference for contractors, monitoring deliverables, and managing billings and other requirements for successful completion of third-party activities related to executing behavior adoption strategies - Monitor the progress and effectiveness of behavior adoption strategies implemented by recording and reporting behavior adoption indicators and Most Significant Stories - Travel to the sites (upon the request of internal stakeholders) to co-deliver behavior adoption and/or social marketing training, support behavior adoption strategy implementation, and other related services within scope - Work closely with the behavior adoption Strategy Visualizer during the ideation and creative execution of BA strategies when needed Experience & Education: - A degree in Psychology or Marketing Communication - 3 years’ experience in behavior change communication and community engagement in the health or environment sector - Experience in an advertising agency, marketing department, or similar industry is a plus - Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills - Superior integrity, organization, and interpersonal skills; effective team-working skills; - Ability to work under pressure and assimilate large quantities of information quickly, while maintaining attention to detail - Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.   Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply: M/F/D/V
Job ID
2022-1525
Employment Type
Employee (Full-Time)
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
*This position will report to the Rare, Arlington Office with the possibility for remote work   Are you inspired to use your institutional fundraising experience to support impactful conservation work? Do you have a passion for building philanthropic partnerships across global programs?  Rare has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Manager, Foundation Relations to join our exceptional Development team supporting Rare’s mission of inspiring change so that people and nature thrive.   About Rare: For over 45 years, across 60 countries, Rare has inspired and empowered millions of people and communities to shift their behaviors and practices to protect our shared planet. Rare’s global programs cover the thematic areas of climate change, fisheries and marine conservation, sustainable agriculture food security, and Green Recovery. Rare’s organizational culture is results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and defined by our five core values: Courage to Take Risks, Commitment to Accountability, Mindset of Solutionology, Investments in People, and Spirit of Celebration.   Position Overview: As Senior Manager, you will join our Foundations Relations team and become an important thought partner to the Vice President, Foundation Relations, working to advance Rare’s development strategy as it relates to institutional partners. The Sr. Manager has responsibilities within the following two areas:   Institutional Fundraising and Donor Stewardship - Identify and cultivate foundation donors to support Rare’s programs by conducting independent research and/ or building existing relationships and insights - Develop donor specific engagement and fundraising strategies by creating and implementing donor account strategies for foundation donors - Build a strong and strategic pipeline by co-developing and writing compelling project proposals and managing the corresponding processes and coordination - Focus on converting the pipeline into actual awards to meet the fundraising goals - Develop and deliver events, reports, and other donor/prospect communications tactics (both written and oral) to complement the engagement strategy contributing to existing projects and Rare’s Global Engagement Plan - Assist the program and country teams with the preparation of progress and final reports, by compiling necessary information from program, country, and finance staff and drafting written reports as well as submitting reports in a timely manner - Brief colleagues and senior staff members for meetings/ workshops with prospects and donors. If appropriate, lead those meetings and introduce Rare to new donors/ partners and ensure appropriate follow-up Management of External Communication and Relationships - Build Rare’s profile around locally led, behavior-informed solutions by identifying, cultivating, and managing key foundation relations and partnerships, including the coordination of representation at key events or partner meetings for Rare’s leadership and program staff - Support the communication and country teams by developing compelling communication materials for existing and new donors and partners - Attend necessary donor meetings and grant workshops and interact with and respond to questions from foundation representatives Target Skills & Experience: - 5 years professional fundraising and partnerships experience, including 2-3 years foundation focused exposure - Proven success leading the procurement of funds from discovery to award - Demonstrated experience in working with the philanthropic foundation community - Excellent writer with track record of developing and managing communications with high-priority external partners - Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in other languages preferred - Willingness to travel frequently within the USA, and internationally - Prior experience in an international, cross-cultural work environment is preferred Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V
Job ID
2022-1522
Employment Type
Employee (Full-Time)
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
About Rare: Rare’s mission is to inspire change, so people and nature thrive. For more than three decades, Rare has partnered with local organizations to run more than 400 conservation projects in nearly 60 countries all of which rely on humans changing behaviors through community-led solutions such as coastal fishery recovery, regenerative agriculture, and now climate mitigation.   Our people-centered approach is rooted in behavioral science and design thinking. We partner with local leaders and their communities to identify and break down barriers to adopting sustainable environmental practices and make change easier to adopt. We spotlight local solutions that enable communities to develop ownership, responsibility, capacity, and pride in conserving their natural resources and protecting the environment. And together, we shift social norms to make sustainability the default and ensure lasting change. Change is what we do. That’s what makes us Rare.   Position Overview: The Manager, HR Operations & U.S. Benefits is an exciting role for someone with exceptional organizational, execution, and project management skills. A natural problem solver, coupled with a passion to learn, this is a hands on, individual contributor role where you will be the point of contact for all things related to US benefits, Talent operations, policies, and procedures.   Key Responsibilities: The Manager, HR Operations & U.S. Benefits will focus on the following key areas within the Talent team:   Benefits Management - Manage benefits program to include open enrollment, benefits education, compliance, disability, and worker’s comp claims, assist employees with medical claims resolution, benefits broker relationship, change reporting, invoicing, and budget management. - Serve as liaison between the Talent and Payroll/Finance teams (ensuring deductions are updated), manages the HRIS, supports leave tracking process, communicates changes and adjustments to employees as needed. - Oversee leave administration including FMLA, STD, LTD, and other Leave of Absence programs. - Audit administration of the 401(k) benefit, including enrollment of new employees and 401(k) loan or withdrawal processing. Assists with the annual Plan audit and discrimination testing. Provides operations and management support to the 401(k) committee, to include working with Rare’s external financial advisor. - Manage preparation of reports and filings required by federal and state agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners and other regulatory agencies. - Manage certain fiduciary obligations and delegations; researches, evaluates, and drafts responses to ERISA benefit claims and participant inquiries on behalf of the plan fiduciaries; assists in the completion of regulatory reporting and filings (such as Forms 5500, etc.) - Review organizational reports (e.g., benefit metrics, flexible spending usage) from benefit providers and benefits and provide Vice President with overview. - Ensure legal compliance with HIPAA, ERISA, FMLA, COBRA, ACA, OSHA, and other applicable IRS, DOL, federal and state laws as related to health, wellness, and retirement plans including applicable notices to employees. - Interface directly with employees on areas of expertise. Identifies, monitors and escalates issues to Vice President as needed. - Responsible for vendor relationship management and project management oversight. Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. - Manage configuration of benefit plans and reporting, self-service options, accompanying process guides, and oversee election changes in the HRIS system - Evaluate, revise, and improve internal processes and programs to reduce costs and increase efficiency Manage international institutional benefit plans (e.g., such as life insurance, travel healthcare and global EAP plans) General Policy & Compliance - Maintain HR policies, procedures, handbooks, and guides. Communicate changes and interpret new policies to employees and managers. - Monitor and ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, multiple state, and local employment laws and regulations, complete the filing of employment-related compliance reports, manage compliance with Dept of Labor and Affordable Care Act regulations - Support compliance with any applicable employment and labor laws in the execution of government contracts. - Ensure all EEOC and other statutory reports are completed and submitted. - Manage special projects as needed.  Targeted Experience and Education: - Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience. - 4 years or more experience in benefit program administration. - Working knowledge of ADP HRIS system. - Working knowledge of 401(k) plan administration, preferably Fidelity - Knowledge of FMLA, HIPAA, ERISA, Title VII protections, ACA, and COBRA regulations. - Experience with benefits administration and plan management. - Knowledge of federal contract compliance and regulations, especially USAID. - Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. - Ability to influence and drive results in a fast-paced environment - Related HR certifications preferred (PHR/SPHR, SHRM CP etc.) - Experience with development and application of of human resource policies and procedures, global experience in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia, a plus. - Ability to prioritize workload, must be highly organized, detail-oriented, manage various tasks simultaneously and work independently within limited time constraints with limited supervision. - Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings. - Must be comfortable using data and technology to increase efficiency, enhance decision-making and better support our organizational goals. - Demonstrate awareness, cultural competency, and focus on inclusivity to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds globally. Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V
Job ID
2022-1516
Employment Type
Employee (Full-Time)