Project Analyst - Job Description
Rolling, position open until filled.
Remote; Northern California preferred
Jeannie Davidson, Director of Project Development
About Blue Forest Conservation:
Blue Forest is an innovative climate finance non-profit that develops financial tools and investment opportunities to address pressing environmental challenges. We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, foresters, finance, and communications professionals committed to the mission of “Financial Innovation for Sustainable Solutions” through our culture of learning, collaboration, diligence, and innovation.
About the Forest Resilience Bond:
In partnership with the US Forest Service and the World Resources Institute, Blue Forest developed our signature environmental product, the Forest Resilience Bond (FRB), to overcome the funding gap for forest management. As a first of it's kind public-private partnership, the FRB enables private capital to catalyze public land management on National Forest land, thereby reducing wildfire risk and promoting ecological sustainability, by valuing the resulting ecosystem services. The FRB model is currently deployed exclusively for forest management interventions, but our successful replication and scaling of this ecosystem services model offers a new solution for financing a wide variety of natural infrastructure climate resilience interventions through public-private-partnerships at scale.
To date, Blue Forest has launched a $4M pilot FRB project on the Tahoe National Forest, has launched a second $25mm FRB project in 2021, and expects to launch $50M+ in FRB projects over the next five years across California and the Pacific Northwest.
The primary responsibility of the Project Analyst at Blue Forest Conservation is to play a core role in developing new projects by supporting FRB project development from conception to implementation. The Project Analyst will achieve this goal by:
Supporting the project development team, including working in-depth on FRB projects
Developing generalizable project management, communication, and analytical tools to support all project development and ensuring projects are developed efficiently and successfully
Supporting the communications team in developing briefs and other communications materials
Assisting in organizational event planning, administration, and operations as needed
Responsibilities & Duties
Project Development & Stakeholder Engagement
Support project development by engaging with stakeholders; scheduling and developing agendas for and attending internal and external meetings; writing project proposals and feasibility assessments; coordinating project contracts, communications needs, and launch plans at the direction of project leads.
Schedule and monitor progress towards project deliverables, milestones and goals.
Maintain a central database and catalog of project information with accurate project documentation and status reports.
Research project components, analyzing data, identifying potential partners, and addressing roadblocks, developing slide decks and writing reports
Support development of up to date, clear, consistent print (2-pager) and digital (deck, website, blog, video, article, etc) communications materials are available and shared with relevant target audiences
Write content and coordinate authors for various reports, briefs, grant applications, marketing materials, etc
Assist with the creation of Blue Forest impact and sustainability reports
Plan virtual and in-person team events and activities
Coordinate logistics for field tours
Support company operations through special projects
100% Employer paid health, dental, and vision coverage
401k retirement plan with 4% employer match
3 weeks paid vacation to start and 17 paid holidays
Long term disability coverage
Health & Wellness Stipend
Explore the Outdoors Stipend
Home Office Stipend or Co-Working Space provided
WFH stipend to cover home internet and cell
Paid family leave
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this position, submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title your e-mail “Project Analyst - First Name Last Name.” Applications without cover letters will not be considered. People from historically underrepresented populations and those with non-traditional career paths are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; those submitted by November 5th will be reviewed in the initial review period.
Blue Forest provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.
1-3 years work experience
BA degree in Business, Economics, Communications/English, Environmental Studies, or related field
Passion for environmental or conservation work
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated powerpoint / google slides / deck development experience
Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
Strong relationship building skills
Self-starter & self-motivated
Ability & interest to work remotely