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Program Director/Conservation

Portland-based nonprofit conducting chimpanzee conservation programs in Cameroon seeks part-time Development Coordinator to conduct a full range of development functions, including grant writing, direct mail appeals, events, etc. Success in obtaining grants for Africa-based wildlife conservation and/or animal welfare strongly preferred.

In Defense of Animals – Africa (IDA-Africa) is a decade-old advocate for chimpanzees in Cameroon, home to the most endangered subspecies of chimpanzee. IDA-Africa’s mission is to provide sanctuary for chimpanzee orphans in Cameroon, and to promote the social and cultural conditions to ensure endangered great apes survive and thrive in their natural habitats.    

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a grant writing sample to [email protected] Organization details at www.ida-africa.org.

Interviews begin immediately; open until filled. EOE        

Job Description:    

Goal:  To support the work of In Defense of Animals – Africa by maintaining website, writing and sending enewsletters, managing chimpanzee sponsorship program, reconciling database with electronic gifts and purchases, coordinating/corresponding with volunteer applicants, promoting volunteer and sponsorship programs internationally, writing stories and articles for publication, managing all aspects of electronic credit card contributions, creating print newsletter, working closely with development coordinator and IDA-Africa director. Reports to: IDA-Africa Founder & Director (Cameroon)        

Qualifications:   Required  Proven experience managing non-profit programs. Ability to work independently, take initiative, self-motivate and self-support. High-level organization and prioritization skills; proven ability to meet deadlines. Computer skills must include excel, access, word, InDesign or other publishing software, database management.. Excellent writing skills with three samples provided.Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Examples of self-motivation and initiative in previous employment.  Preferred: Experience in a small, non-profit organization. Demonstrated understanding of the skills and attributes needed for success. Commitment to growing the organization and position. Intention of making long-term commitment to the organization. Bachelor’s degree    

Work Hours:  Part-time position, 30 hours per week.

TO APPLY:  Send resume (with references) and cover letter to [email protected]   Andrea Kozil IDA-Africa/Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center Bringing Dignity and Hope to Cameroon's Great Apes SPONSOR AN ORPHANED CHIMPANZEE TODAYWWW.IDA-Africa.ORG  ~~~ 503-643-8302