Jobs at JGI

Mission: 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. 



United States Opportunities

Grant Writer

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), located in Vienna, Virginia, is seeking a Grant Writer responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations and other grant-making organizations and governments to support JGI's community centered conservation programs in Africa and its global youth leadership program. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Grant Writer will research, identify, develop, and respond to grant opportunities and actively participate in the retention and stewardship of these funders. The Grant Writer is expected to prepare and edit highly competitive proposals and monitor proposal deadlines, manage proposal submissions, and coordinate post-award reporting.

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International Opportunities

Executive Director, DRC

The Executive Director is a full time position assigned to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The JGI DRC office is located in Goma and currently consists of 15 employees.  The Executive Director will supervise this full-time staff, implement the Institute’s strategy in the DRC, and provide oversight of financial, technical, and administrative systems and processes to achieve our desired results across the portfolio.  This portfolio includes but is not limited to landscape scale ecosystem conservation, chimpanzee conservation, community-centered conservation, and environmental education.  The Executive Director will report directly to the Vice President of Africa Programs, JGI United States of America (USA).

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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.



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