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Posted on December 28, 2012
Goldman Environmental Foundation
Goldman Environmental Foundation - Program Officer
The Goldman Environmental Foundation was established by Richard & Rhoda
Goldman in 1990. The GEF administers the Goldman Environmental Prize, the
world’s largest prize for grassroots environmentalists. The Goldman Prize
is given each year to environmental heroes from six geographic regions: Africa,
Asia, Europe, Australia & the Pacific, North America, and South &
Central America. Since 1990, the Prize has been awarded to 151 extraordinary
activists from 81 countries. The Prize ceremony is held each April at the War
Memorial Opera House in San Francisco and is repeated two days later in
- Support Prize winner selection process by researching candidates from
South and Central America and Africa as well as other candidates as assigned.
This includes conducting in-depth telephone interviews in Spanish, and writing
evaluations used by the Prize jury in its decision making process. Participate
in the production and editing of the annual docket and attend the annual jury
- Provide input on media planning for public announcement of Prize;
work with video and PR consultants.
- Assist in the planning of a 10-day promotional tour for Prize
recipients, including coordination of media interviews and meetings with NGOs
and high-level policymakers.
- After Prize recipients are chosen, act as a primary contact person
for at least two of the six winners in coordinating logistics to San Francisco
and Washington, D.C., as well as helping to secure in-country photographers and
- Promote the Prize and the work of its recipients.
- Act as a liaison for former Prize recipients on an ongoing basis.
Assist with providing resources, including in times of emergency. Assist with
events that may arise with former Prize recipients.
- Assume additional Prize program responsibilities as requested by the
- Provide Spanish-language translation and interpretation for Prize
recipient(s) during April award activities and other times throughout the year
- Research and develop new nominators from South and Central America
- College degree and eight years experience in a relevant field
required. Candidates should have an understanding of current, major global
environmental issues, especially in South and Central America and Africa and
have demonstrated cross-cultural understanding.
- Spoken and written fluency in Spanish required; Portuguese strongly
- Other foreign language skills desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to summarize complex ideas in written reports
and for presentation to Board and Jury members.
- Outstanding research, writing, analytical and communications
- Ability to provide creative input and ideas to expand the influence
of the Prize program.
- Must be flexible and have the ability to handle multiple priorities
and be comfortable working for a family-run foundation.
- Must be able to work cooperatively with a small staff, work well
under pressure, pay strong attention to detail and have a sense of humor.
- Minimum of a two year commitment preferred.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits
package commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Program Officer Job Search:
Goldman Environmental Foundation
160 Pacific, #200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Fax: (415) 772-9137
Please note that the Foundation does not pay travel expenses to San
Francisco for interviews, and there is no relocation allowance. Applications are due by December 17, 2012. No phone calls or in-person