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Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.

Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partners with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that runs the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.


We currently have the following positions available.


Online Marketing Lead

January 22, 2015

This primary goal of this key marketing position is to help Earthwatch Institute launch a new loyalty and referral marketing program. The Online Marketing Lead will work with other key staff to create a shared vision for the program, and will be responsible for executing its launch in 2015. There are additional online marketing / web duties as well, and the position requires a solid understanding of online loyalty programs, website design, and Microsoft CRM. This position is directly responsible for delivering results that positively affect the bottom line, and is best-suited for a driven, collaborative, creative leader with an integrated marketing / IT skillset. The position is new to our organization and will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to work on a powerful new initiative with professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference in the world. Earthwatch provides a working environment where innovation and creativity are encouraged.


Expedition Advisor

January 09, 2015

This role is focused on Earthwatch’s public program of volunteers. The position will primarily be responsible for the development activities of volunteers from the Americas, United Kingdom and Europe. As such, experience and/or knowledge of the UK/European travel market is a valuable asset. Overall, activities focus on serving as the front line ambassador for the organization, responsible for the recruitment and stewardship of potential public volunteers onto scientific research expeditions. The role will be accountable for delivery of an outstanding level of volunteer and donor relations and ensuring ongoing stewardship of participants by phone, email and occasionally in person. Additionally, the Expedition Advisor will be responsible for working collegially with other departments including support of marketing efforts.


Major Gifts Officer

January 05, 2015

Reporting to the interim chief development officer, the major gifts officer will lead a compelling major gift program (inclusive of planned giving strategy) by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a major giving portfolio of approx. 120 individual donors and prospects at the $1,000-9,999+ level, and supporting the chief development officer and CEO in managing their portfolio of donors and prospects at the $10,000+ level. The major gifts officer is responsible for leading and managing a full range of community based donor cultivation activities that include individual donor visits, fundraising events, and cultivation events in targeted geographic areas. A key goal of this position is to expand Earthwatch’s major gifts pipeline through personal outreach, creating and implementing strategies that will involve prospects and donors in a wide range of activities, and for identifying new major gift opportunities for the organization..


Education and Corporate Sustainability Intern

December 22, 2014

Assist in a variety of tasks that aim to engage and inspire confident ambassadors who are passionate about supporting sustainability within their organization and their community.


Research Associate Intern

December 11, 2014

Assist with a variety of tasks relating to the development of and impacts of research projects Earthwatch supports across climate change, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, marine biology, and archaeology and culture.


Environmental Volunteering Intern

October 01, 2014

Assist with a variety of tasks relating to preparing volunteers to participate in citizen science, focused on customer service and evaluation of volunteer experience.


Customer Service Intern

September 10, 2014

Assist with a variety of tasks relating to preparing volunteers to participate in citizen science, focused on customer service and evaluation of volunteer experience.


Earthwatch is an equal opportunity employer.

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