Program Specialist position

Program Specialist 

The Program Specialist will assist the Executive Director, Founder/President, and BeaverCorps Program Director in administering and stewarding our programs nationally. This position will be working on the highly granular aspects of the organization – calendars, scheduling, program support, research, bookkeeping, and database entry, among other activities. This is a remote office position and will not require any fieldwork.

About Beaver Institute

The Beaver Institute works at the intersection of wetland and beaver restoration, providing technical and financial assistance to public and private landowners to mitigate and navigate human-beaver conflicts, supporting scientific research, training professional mitigation, and increasing public awareness and appreciation of the beaver’s critical role in creating climate resilient ecosystems. We are building a national grassroots movement for beaver coexistence for the benefit of all living things.

To achieve our goals and impact, Beaver Institute strategically facilitates exchanges between landowners, transportation departments, government entities, non-profits, scientists, educators, and policymakers to advance nature-based restoration through nonlethal beaver management. The multiplex of exchanges occur through our programs  (BeaverCorps, BeaverCON, the National Beaver Working Groups) which comprehensively promote the sharing of scientific, sociological, and technical knowledge, as well as boots-on-the-ground response to beaver-related issues. By providing educational and technical resources to the general public we create the capacity for individuals to collaborate locally with their community to realize beaver-related restoration. Our ultimate vision is to have beaver wetland professionals trained throughout North America within hours of any potential beaver-human conflict that could occur.

Application deadline: August 16

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Hours: 20 hours per week thru December 31, 2023; 40 hours per/week in 2024 contingent on financial capacity

Pay: $30 per hour initially; transition to Full Time will include benefits including vacation/sick days, health care stipend, and possible pay increase

Schedule: 10-4pm Eastern Time

Location: Remote (United States) 

Qualities & skills: Excellent organizational skills, collaborative spirit, good team player, strong communication skills, cherishes a spreadsheet, social media savvy, Quickbooks a plus but not necessary, respects deadlines, eager to gain new skills, software competency (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Slack, WordPress, Zoom, Canva, MailChimp, Adobe, Paypal, Little Green Light), ability and eagerness to effectively and professionally communicate with a diverse group of partners and collaborators ranging from passionate individuals, tribal members, government officials, and academics, an interest in the environment and doing good by the natural world

Duties:

Coordination: Intra-organizational communications, organize and manage organizational calendars, schedule meetings, follow-up communications

Point of contact: Extra-organizational communications, screen general inquiries by email, phone for organization, direct inquiries to appropriate staff

Development/Outreach: Grant prospecting & research, corporate donor research, individual donor research, partner & networking research, reporting deadlines, organizing documents, maintaining database, support the drafting of reports, review ED’s grant proposal drafts, ensure timely submission

Bookkeeping: Work with bookkeeper, Donor entry in database software (Little Green Light), experience with QuickBooks nice but not required

Manage: Government filings, Volunteer scheduling, Google Drive folder management

Clerk: Take board meeting minutes, disseminate and archive minutes, schedule meetings  

Communications: Collaborate with ED on social media/newsletters, graphic design, and other creative projects

Additional responsibilities to be determined by the executive director.

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We are looking for someone dedicated to our mission and vision and are eager for applicants to describe their alignment to these, as well as their experience delivering the duties above in previous professional roles, in their cover letter.

Please send a 1 page cover letter and resume (2 pages maximum) AS ONE SINGLE FILE saved as YourName_BI_Program Specialist, addressed to Adam Burnett, executive director at adam@beaverinstitute.org.

The presence of beavers benefits an entire ecosystem, providing living creatures with safety and the opportunity to flourish. Beaver Institute emulates this interdependence in our relations with all living things, creating space where everyone is treated with compassion and respect. Looking to beaver, we intend that our activities and actions create dams of knowledge, serving as a bridge for those who need it, as well as creating intentional channelized networks of community, empowering and supporting each other toward the collective goal: the protection of beavers for the benefit of all. Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristics.