Careers

the Jane Goodall Institute’s mission is to inspire and empower people to take informed, compassionate action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Who We Seek

the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) seeks exceptional team members who are committed to our mission and our vision of what the world can be when we all stand up to do our part. Being a member of the JGI staff is not for everyone – we seek people who are energized by challenges and who like to work hard for the things that inspire them. It is not just a job, but an all-in commitment to making the world a better place for all living things on the planet we all share. At JGI, you will know that your work contributes to the protection and understanding of great apes and to inspiring young people of all ages to take action to make a difference.

If you care deeply and demonstrate your passion through both your professional work, the way you treat others as well as safeguard animals and the environment, JGI could the place for you to grow and bloom.

JGI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of all races, ages and genders to apply.

United States Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Interim Youth Program Message Platform

The Jane Goodall is currently seeking a vendor or consortium of vendors who can support the development of an interim messaging platform for the Jane Goodall Institute’s international youth program, Roots & Shoots. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a youth service program for young people of all ages. The aim of Roots & Shoots is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire everyone to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.

Review the full request for proposals.

Budget Manager
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is searching for an experienced Budget Manager to be based in the Vienna, VA HQ. The Budget Manager will work in close coordination with the Finance Department in JGI Headquarters in Virginia, USA.. The Budget Manager will also closely work with the Regional Accountant for Africa and field staff to support the work of Africa Programs (AP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Review the full position description and apply here.

IT Support Specialist
The Information Technology Support Specialist is a key, entry-level position for JGI as we modernize the organization’s basic IT infrastructure, including migration to a new operating system (Office 365), financial management system (Navision), and communications platform.  Under the immediate supervision of the Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources, the Specialist will primarily be responsible for (a) the installation, configuration, servicing, and maintenance of information technology systems; (b) maintenance of hardware and software for network services; and (c) evaluation and resolution of user/client problems in order to support JGI’s overall mission and maintain operational effectiveness. Approximately 70% of the Specialist level of effort will be devoted to these critical areas.

The Specialist will also provide specific support to our Science Team in the configuration and maintenance of JGI’s GIS Enterprise system using Esri’s ArcGIS software deployments in Microsoft Azure.  JGI, through Esri, will provide on-the-job training regarding specific configuration and deployments GIS Enterprise. This work will substantively occur within the first 6 months of the Specialist’s entry into JGI.  Approximately 30% of the Specialist’s level of effort will be devoted to GIS-based configurations.

Review the full position description and apply here.

Staff Accountant
Entry level position to work in the finance department.  The Staff Accountant role is to support the accounting function in the HQ office.  He/She is specifically responsible for assisting and supporting the reconciliation of accounts.  Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; verifying data.  Assist with automation of the accounting process moving to a paperless environment.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.  Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.  Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.

Entry level position to work in the finance department. The Staff Accountant role is to support the accounting function in the HQ office. He/She is specifically responsible for assisting and supporting the reconciliation of accounts. Maintains and balances an automated consolidation system by inputting data; verifying data. Assist with automation of the accounting process moving to a paperless environment. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options. Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.

Review the full position description and apply here.


International Opportunities

Behavior Change Campaign Manager

Gestionaire de Campagne de Changement de Comportement
Working under the Program Director, in close collaboration with the JGI-DRC programme team and, supervising the Behavior Change Officer, the Manager will ensure the successful design and implementation of the behavior change campaign, including piloting activities. This is a one-year contract position with JGI DRC, with the potential for renewal up to three years based on current funding.

Travaillant sous la Directrice des Programmes, en étroite collaboration avec l’équipe du programme JGI-RDC et supervisant l’agent de changement de comportement, le gestionnaire assurera la conception et la mise en œuvre réussies de la campagne de changement de comportement, y compris les activités de pilotage. Ceci est un contrat d’un an avec JGI-RDC, avec un potentiel de renouvellement jusqu’à trois ans basé sur le financement actuel.

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Internships

Full-time and part-time internships are available with JGI in our USA headquarters office in Vienna, VA (Washington-Metro area) and on occasion elsewhere around the United States for specific projects. More here.


Volunteer Opportunities

Support the work of the Jane Goodall Institute through volunteer opportunities in Tanzania and Uganda. More here.

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