World Resource Institute is hiring an
This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position. About the Program:
Land & Carbon Lab (LCL) is WRI’s hub for geospatial data, analysis, and monitoring of the world’s land and its natural assets. It powers data innovation and monitoring solutions across WRI’s work on landscape restoration, ecosystem protection, food system transformation, and natural infrastructure, including the world-renown Global Forest Watch platform. Our 2023 Summit is a three-day conference held in Brussels (June 27 – 29) uniting two communities: (1) scientists and technologists behind the latest innovations in monitoring the world’s land, and (2) decision-makers and practitioners working to deploy these cutting-edge monitoring tools to accelerate implementation and financing of nature-based solutions. The Summit aims to foster connections and collaborations that drive better data for bigger impacts. The Land & Carbon Lab Summit expands the Global Forest Watch Summit, which held its last gathering in 2019 and welcomed 300 international participants. https://www.landcarbonlab.org/ https://www.globalforestwatch.org/
Land & Carbon Lab is recruiting a full-time Event Program Manager for a six-month term. You will work with diverse internal and external partners to design and execute an event program that delivers engaging and inspiring content for participants. You will be responsible for overall event planning, helping coordinate the activities of staff and external contractors responsible for various aspects, including logistics, marketing and communications, budgeting, participant management, and more. You will report to and work closely with the Director of Land & Carbon Lab on overall strategy and program design. You will be supported by an external event planning firm and internal event planning committee, including Land & Carbon Lab’s Senior Communications Manager, Senior Engagement Manager, Operations Manager, etc. This position is fully remote. Some travel to Brussels will be required.
What will you do:
Overall Event Planning and Management (50% time):
**Event Program Design & Delivery (50% time):
What will you need:
Education: You have a completed Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) degree in related fields such as international development, environmental policy, etc.
Experience: You have a minimum of 7+ years of relevant professional experience
You have managed large events in a collaborative and accountable environment with demonstrable outcomes
You have conceptualized and delivered on capacity building and knowledge exchange workshops
You have knowledge and experience working on topics related to sustainable development (e.g., nature, climate, equity), preferably in an international setting
You have working knowledge of project management software solutions, tools and approaches and experience applying these solutions across large and complex programs.
You have experience communicating effectively across large, complex teams with international colleagues
You have experience setting priorities and working independently with minimal supervision
Languages: You have written and oral fluency in English. Knowledge of additional languages such as French, German, and Dutch are a plus.
Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of 30 January. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer
About Us: Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
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