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Student Programs Assistant

Summary:

We are seeking a dynamic and versatile Student Programs Assistant to join our team at Round River Conservation Studies, a conservation organization dedicated to working with local and indigenous communities to protect large intact landscapes. In this multifaceted role, you will support our Student Programs team by assisting with social media management, recruitment efforts, and essential administrative tasks. This position is remote and requires some domestic travel. You will work closely with the Student Program Co-Directors, collaborating to enhance our outreach, engagement, and program success. As an integral member of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to impactful initiatives while gaining valuable experience in the intersection of conservation, education, and administration.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Social Media Management:
    1. Create and curate engaging content for Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Linkedin and YouTube.
    2. Develop creative and inclusive social media campaigns that showcase our conservation work and student experiences while maintaining the organization’s brand identity.
    3. Schedule and publish posts across various platforms, ensuring consistency and relevance.
  2. Recruiting and Outreach:
    1. Plan and execute recruiting trips to multiple university campuses, organizing tabling events and information sessions.
    2. Engage with prospective students to provide information about our programs and guide them through the application process.
    3. Conduct continued outreach to prospective students via email and text, addressing inquiries and providing support.
    4. Manage campus representatives, providing guidance and support in their outreach efforts to promote our programs effectively.
  3. Administrative Tasks:
    1. Enter student information into the organization’s database accurately and in a timely manner.
    2. Complete application form information, ensuring all required fields are accurately filled out and submitted.
    3. Maintain organized records of student data and application materials for easy access and reference.
  4. Student Blog Oversight:
    1. Review and edit student blogs from all active programs.
    2. Coordinate with students to ensure timely submission of blog posts.
    3. Post approved blogs on the organization’s website and social media channels.
  5. Collaboration with Outreach Team:
    1. Work closely with the outreach team to coordinate Mailchimp campaigns, newsletter content, and social media posts.
    2. Ensure alignment between outreach efforts and organizational goals and messaging.
  6. Communication and Collaboration:
    1. Maintain open communication with the Student Program Co-Directors and other team members to ensure alignment of efforts and goals.
    2. Collaborate with internal teams to integrate recruitment and outreach strategies with broader organizational initiatives.

Qualifications

Required

  • Strong Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences through written and verbal channels. Proficiency in crafting engaging social media content, drafting emails, and conducting informative presentations.
  • Organizational Skills: Demonstrated capability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously. Experience with task prioritization, time management, and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creativity and Brand Awareness: Creative mindset with the ability to develop original and inclusive social media campaigns that reflect the organization’s conservation mission and resonate with target audiences. Understanding of brand identity and the importance of maintaining brand consistency across all communications.
  • Recruitment and Outreach Experience: Ability to engage with prospective students, convey program benefits effectively, and guide them through the application process.
  • Administrative Proficiency: Strong attention to detail and accuracy in administrative tasks such as entering student information, completing application forms, and maintaining records. Experience with database management systems and familiarity with application software (e.g., Google Forms, Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Team Collaboration: Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Passion for Conservation and Education: Genuine interest in conservation issues and a commitment to promoting environmental stewardship through education and outreach initiatives. Alignment with the organization’s mission and values.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A bachelor’s degree in a related field such as communications, marketing or environmental studies is preferred, but not required. Relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Preference will be given to an applicant with prior knowledge of Round River Conservation Studies.
  • Recruitment and Outreach Experience: Previous experience in student recruitment, outreach, or admissions is preferred.
  • Social Media Expertise: Proven experience in managing social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube) for organizational or professional purposes. Familiarity with social media analytics and tools for scheduling and analyzing performance metrics.

Salary and benefits:

TBD upon experience

Equal opportunity statement:

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and promotes equity. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, etc.

Contact information:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume in an email addressed to Student Program Co-directors Sara Grillo and Benjamin Szydlowski at studyabroad@roundriver.org

Program Instructor/Leader Position – Chilean Patagonia

Summary:

Round River Conservation Studies is dedicated to conserving large intact landscapes in collaboration with local communities. We’re hiring a committed Program Instructor/Leader for our Chilean Patagonia team. This role involves field research, academic program planning, student support, logistics management, and teaching undergraduate courses. We seek candidates with a background in conservation science, field research, teaching, and leadership.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Program Leadership: Develop and lead program activities, ensuring alignment with objectives and safety protocols.
  • Collaboration and Research: Design and conduct field research projects in collaboration with local partners and senior staff.
  • Logistics and Safety Management: Oversee program logistics and ensure safety protocols are followed, including driving program vehicles.
  • Teaching Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses and engage students in discussions on conservation issues.
  • Student Support: Guide students in project analysis and foster their academic and personal growth.
  • Communication and Coordination: Maintain communication with headquarters and local partners to coordinate activities.
  • Budget Management: Manage program budgets and financial transactions in accordance with organizational policies.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of program activities and student evaluations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: Master’s degree or higher in conservation biology, ecology, or related fields.
  • Field Research Skills: Proficiency in planning, conducting, and analyzing biological field research projects.
  • Teaching Experience: Experience teaching undergraduate courses related to conservation biology or ecology.
  • Leadership and Program Management: Proven leadership abilities in scheduling and leading program activities.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, proficiency in Spanish preferred.
  • Student Support and Mentorship: Experience providing mentorship to undergraduate students.
  • Certifications and Technical Skills: Certification in wilderness first aid, proficiency in driving 4WD vehicles.
  • Budget Management: Ability to develop and manage program budgets.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Ability to thrive in challenging environments and respond to unforeseen challenges.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive compensation ranges per spring/fall semester, with travel costs, lodging, and meals covered. Competitive health benefits. Salary and benefits may increase after one year of satisfactory performance.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and promotes equity. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, etc.

 

Contact Information:

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Student Program Co-directors Sara Grillo and Benjamin Szydlowski at studyabroad@roundriver.org.

Program Instructor/Leader Position – Botswana

Summary:

Round River Conservation Studies is dedicated to conserving large intact landscapes in collaboration with local communities. We’re hiring a committed Program Instructor/Leader for our Botswana team. This role involves field research, academic program planning, student support, logistics management, and teaching undergraduate courses. We seek candidates with a background in conservation science, field research, teaching, and leadership.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Program Leadership: Develop and lead program activities, ensuring alignment with objectives and safety protocols.
  • Collaboration and Research: Design and conduct field research projects in collaboration with local partners and senior staff.
  • Logistics and Safety Management: Oversee program logistics and ensure safety protocols are followed, including driving program vehicles.
  • Teaching Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses and engage students in discussions on conservation issues.
  • Student Support: Guide students in project analysis and foster their academic and personal growth.
  • Communication and Coordination: Maintain communication with headquarters and local partners to coordinate activities.
  • Budget Management: Manage program budgets and financial transactions in accordance with organizational policies.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of program activities and student evaluations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: Master’s degree or higher in conservation biology, ecology, or related fields.
  • Field Research Skills: Proficiency in planning, conducting, and analyzing biological field research projects.
  • Teaching Experience: Experience teaching undergraduate courses related to conservation biology or natural history.
  • Leadership and Program Management: Proven leadership abilities in scheduling and leading program activities.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Student Support and Mentorship: Experience providing mentorship to undergraduate students.
  • Certifications and Technical Skills: Certification in wilderness first aid, proficiency in driving manual transmission 4WD vehicles is a must.
  • Budget Management: Ability to develop and manage program budgets.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Ability to thrive in challenging environments and respond to unforeseen challenges.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive compensation ranges per spring/fall semester, with travel costs, lodging, and meals covered. Competitive health benefits. Salary and benefits may increase after one year of satisfactory performance.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and promotes equity. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, etc.

 

Contact Information:

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Student Program Co-directors Sara Grillo and Benjamin Szydlowski at studyabroad@roundriver.org.