The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique partnership between leaders in biodiversity conservation research, education, policy and practice from six founding University Departments (Zoology, Plant Sciences, Geography, Land Economy, Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and nine internationally renowned Cambridge-based conservation organisations (BirdLife International, British Trust for Ornithology, Cambridge Conservation Forum, Fauna & Flora International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, RSPB, Traffic International, Tropical Biological Association and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre).
The CCI Strategy and Special Programmes Manager will be responsible for directing and managing the successful creation and delivery of high profile, significant CCI programmes and delivering the implementation of the CCI strategy for the next decade.
This role will lead the strategic direction, governance, development and promotion of both the CCI Strategy 2021¿2030 and significant CCI programmes. These programmes will involve working with high-profile donors and the public. The post holder will foster and catalyse the development and implementation of activities related to these key priorities for CCI working with partners, potential collaborators and potential donors.
Educated to degree level in a relevant subject (or equivalent), you will have experience of developing and managing complex communications, with excellent all-round communication skills, including enthusiastic and efficient oral and writing abilities. The ability to nurture and foster essential relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders is essential, as well as the ability to draft complex documents and write for varied external audiences. You should be familiar with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative partners and their collaborative programmes, and have a good knowledge of international conservation and environmental issues and ideas. Outstanding networking skills, excellent project management skills, and experience of facilitiating strategic planning are also prerequisites for this role. Experience of fundraising processes would be advantageous.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
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