Program Manager – Ecosystem Marketplace

 Ecosystem Marketplace, a project of the non-profit Forest Trends, is a comprehensive source of information and analysis on environmental markets and payment schemes for ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration, water quality, and biodiversity. We are seeking a talented individual to manage the launch, operations, and network of partners in our upcoming website for Spanish speakers.  

Position is a one year long contract.  
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
 
Support and expand Ecosystem Marketplace’s presence in Latin America  
Manage, build and promote  Ecosystem Marketplace’s upcoming website for Spanish speakers
Guide the growth and development of  and directly contribute to Ecosystem Marketplace’s content for Latin America
Contribute to the program media strategy and news coverage
Manage a team of writers, consultants, interns, and partners
Coordinate with other Forest Trends initiatives, such as Watershedconnect.com  
Represent Ecosystem Marketplace at relevant conferences and contribute to our international capacity building workshops
Work as a part of a team to raise funds for program activities  
 
Qualifications:  We’re seeking candidates with:  
 
Expertise in payments for ecosystem services and environmental markets
Fluent in Spanish and English
Excellent analytical, writing, information management and research skills
A strong interest in internet based outreach, media and ability to clearly communicate information  
Management experience
A graduate degree or equivalent experience
The ability to work independently and with a team in a dynamic, fast paced organization
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel  
 
Location: Preferably Washington, D.C.
Qualified applicants please send a resume and cover letter to CV@forest-trends.org by October 15, 2012.  No phone calls please.
 
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