Freshwater Health Index Coordinator

Conservation International (CI)

Seattle, WA, US

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. 


CI’s Freshwater Health Index (FHI) team works to implement and refine the FHI tool in freshwater basins around the world, working with staff and partners across multiple geographies. FHI team staff often juggle more than one project at a time and have significant travel for events and presentations. Most of the team works remotely, and regular and clear communication is critical for maintaining an effective team.

The Program Coordinator position is provides support to the FHI team by developing clear and organized internal systems for documenting, storing and archiving project information; developing and managing project communications; providing administrative support for meetings, presentations and travel; and liaising with other colleagues and partners as needed to keep project activities on track.

This is a 1-year fixed term position.


Support the work of the FHI team. Specific duties include

  • Maintaining the communications plan, including generating regular communications outputs such as blog posts/ stories on FHI basins, One CI posts, LinkedIn posts, CICO posts, brown bags, etc.
  • Schedule calls, solicit agenda items, circulate pertinent information among the FHI team as needed.
  • Manage FHI calendar of events/travel.
  • Assist with meeting and travel logistics, including assistance developing agendas, meeting submission deadlines, assisting with presentations and other meeting materials.
  • Work with contractor to maintain FHI website, ensuring that resources and information are kept up to date.
  • Organize and manage FHI One Drive folders, create naming convention.
  • Create FHI image bank, including uploading FHI images into CI’s Vault with metadata.
  • Track FHI stats
  • Monitor FHI email Inbox.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


The duties of this position are carried out in a normal office environment. Individual frequently (once weekly) needs to be available during non-standard business hours and/or weekends, to accommodate multiple international time zones and conference calls. Overnight travel, both domestic and international, including in developing country conditions, approximately 10% time.



  • 2-4 years of related work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Adobe InDesign and content management systems.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and communication skills.
  • Ability to keep track of documents and track progress of project activity.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize several tasks and work cooperatively with others.


  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in nature conservation and human development.

Please submit resume and cover letter. Deadline to submit application is February 7, 2020.

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Conservation International Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

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