Job Announcement: Butterfly Conservation Initiative Program Coordinator (apologies for cross-posts)

Ruth Allard RAllard at
Wed Jan 11 11:02:06 EST 2006

(please feel free to circulate this announcement widely)
Position Title:  Program Coordinator, Butterfly Conservation Initiative
Organization: The Butterfly House, a Division of the Missouri Botanical
Location: St. Louis, MO 

The BFCI Program Coordinator is the primary staff person responsible for
developing, managing and implementing BFCI programs, including local,
regional, statewide and national initiatives. The Program Coordinator
works cooperatively with the BFCI Steering Committee, members, and
partners to implement the Initiative's conservation goals and programs.
The Program Coordinator is also responsible for program and overhead
fundraising and grant administration, member and partner recruitment and
retention, providing oversight of project deliverables, and establishing
and maintaining good working relationships with member and partner
institutions, including government agencies and non-governmental

Key Responsibilities
*	Planning and Managing Fundraising Efforts: Working with the
Steering Committee and host institution, plans and manages all
fundraising efforts on behalf of the Initiative, including grant
writing, budget management, and other administrative responsibilities. 

*	Planning and Managing Conservation Programs: Working with the
Steering Committee, coordinates and manages all aspects of conservation
programs, including strategic planning, program development, and
member/partner relations. 

*	Managing and Promoting Program Membership: Responsible for
managing member/partner recruitment and retention, including researching
new partnership opportunities and relationships, conducting member
surveys, managing member files and related financial records. 

*	Managing and Expanding Communications Networks: Responsible for
building and maintaining program listservs, newsletters, and annual and
periodic reports, including maintenance of BFCI Web site. 

*	Representing BFCI in Public Fora: Conduct outreach and education
activities, including public presentations, written articles for
appropriate publications, and outreach to the media. Represent BFCI in
interactions with government agencies and other environmental
organizations and travel to butterfly recovery-related meetings to
provide support for networking among BFCI members, partners, and related

A successful candidate must possess:
*	A bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field; Master's
degree and three years related experience preferred. 

*	Demonstrated success in developing, guiding, and implementing
fundraising initiatives and strategic plans. 

*	Demonstrated skills in program management and working actively
with volunteers. 

*	Enthusiasm for butterflies and habitat conservation. Expertise
in butterfly conservation, habitat management or land conservation a
plus. Excellent writing, public speaking and facilitation skills. 

*	A sense of humor and the ability to work flexibly and
productively in an independent environment. Must also be a dedicated
team player. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Health benefits provided.

Send application form <>, resume (not
to exceed two pages), cover letter, and writing sample to:

The Butterfly House, a Division of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Human Resource Management 
2345 Tower Grove Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63110. 

Application may also be emailed to jobs at

No phone calls, please. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. 
An Equal Opportunity Employer


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