Sustainability / Conservation Manager
Our Client is an award-winning collection of luxury lodges and camps located through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Their Foundation is a non-profit focused on conservation, education, and empowerment in the communities close to their Camps.
Located on the borders of vulnerable wildlife areas, they have worked alongside community partners to achieve shared goals through providing or developing tools and knowledge for communities to make informed decisions about their own futures
They are looking for a passionate and highly motivated Foundation Manager to work with managers, employees, customers, communities, donors and shareholders to address the organisations approach to environmental responsibility.
This is a great opportunity for a business minded, future focused, innovative, hard-working individual with a thirst to contribute towards holistic and regenerative conservation and community initiatives.
Supported by a responsible tourism industry-leader, the successful incumbent will have an innate passion for sustainable business as well as an understanding of the interface between such work and the commercial aspects of the business.
Brief description of duties :
Identifies ways in which the company can balance business obligations with the goal of respecting, supporting and improving community and conservation within the local territories in which we operate
Proposes and implements strategies to address community and conservation concerns
Oversees the overall execution, mission, and efficacy of the community and conservation programs with consideration for short term execution as well as long term strategic direction and focus.
Implements and leads processes that support improvements that can be made in accordance with the organisations commitment to conservation and community.
Evaluates efficacy of conservation and community programs; recommending and implementing improvements as necessary.
Monitors and feeds back information on conservation and community concerns, interests, and issues, with appropriate info sharing internally and externally
Provides oversight of conservation and community programs with attention to factors such as cost effectiveness, feasibility, and ease of integration other programs and the business itself
Works closely with Project Committee, Finance Committee and Marketing Committee, ensuring ongoing delivery of the agreed plans as well as appropriate reporting
Works with the EXCO and the Board, preparing the relevant reports, presentations, recommendations and proposals
Oversees and maintains appropriate documentation and records including budgets and other financial information
Responsible to ensure all fundraising opportunities are identified, explored, and communicated
Responsible for all fundraising campaigns (content and channels, including digital and CRM platforms)
Responsible for all fundraising efforts, donor relationship management, communications and reporting requirements
Represents ABCF at partners and donors at meetings as well as at events and in the field
Provides monthly and quarterly reporting on fundraising activities
Maintains current working knowledge of, and ensures compliance with, all applicable local, state, federal, and internal environmental laws and regulations.
The ideal candidate should have :
Bachelors degree in a relevant field, preferably with a conservation / sustainability focus
A minimum of 8 years of corporate, business and management experience
A proven track record of cultivating relationships with key stakeholders
Experience working within a conservation environment
Experience working to uplift communities would be an advantage
Excellent stakeholder management skills
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Good working knowledge of sustainability practices, and applicable laws and regulations.
Ability to analyse and understand relevant and valuable information
Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office and related software
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to build, implement and manage budgets
Excellent presentation skills