Project Analyst, Blue Forest Conservation, Remote

Agency
Blue Forest Conservation
Location
Remote
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$45-$55,000 DOE
Start Date
01/03/2022
Last Date to Apply
11/14/2021
Website
https://www.blueforest.org/about-us
Description
Project Analyst - Job Description Application deadline: Rolling, position open until filled. Location: Remote; Northern California preferred Reports to: 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. Summary 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 Communications 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 Operations 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 Benefits: 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 hiring@blueforest.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.
Qualifications
Qualifications 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
Contact Person
Chief of Staff, Abby Gritter
Contact eMail
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