Exploration Project Officer

Re:wild Published: January 19, 2022
Location is flexible
Skill Level
Senior Level
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Project Management

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Re:wild protects and restores the wild. We have a singular and powerful focus: the wild as the most effective solution to the interconnected climate, biodiversity and human health crises.

Founded by a group of renowned conservation scientists together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Re:wild is a force multiplier that brings together Indigenous peoples, local communities, influential leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies and the public to protect and rewild at the scale and speed we need.


The role of the Exploration Project Officer is to develop and manage the Lost Species program and develop a wider exploration program for Re:wild.

  • Location: Flexible
  • Position: Full-time
  • Date Posted: January 2022

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Exploration Project Officer will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

Manage the Lost Species program:

  • Maintain, manage and regularly update the list of Lost Species in partnership with the IUCN Species Survival Commission.
  • Maintain open communication and collaboration internally around the Lost Species program.
  • Manage funds and grants associated with the Lost Species program.
  • Implement global outreach to find people and organizations excited to search for specific Lost Species.
  • Develop academic partnerships around research on Lost Species.

Manage partnerships for Lost Species:

  • Identify partners to undertake lost species searches.
  • Support partners in planning and implementing searches.
  • Support partners in fundraising for searches.
  • Manage partners through all stages of searches.

Support communications around Lost Species searches and other expeditions:

  • Assist the Re:wild communications and marketing team on Lost Species communications, including press releases, blog posts, video scripts, social media, newsletters, website content and updates, lost species profiles, etc.
  • Help source photos and illustrations for new lost species lists.
  • Work with communications team on logistics for reporters and videographers/photographers to go out on expeditions.
  • Create a management system for all Lost Species communications collateral.
  • Support partners in sourcing communications collateral during searches.
  • Conduct media interviews as required.

Develop a wider exploration program for Re:wild:

  • Strategize internally on how Re:wild could further develop an exploration program.
  • Create and develop an exploration program beyond Lost Species that supports Re:wild’s place-based and strategy-based programs.

Fundraise for Re:wild’s exploration work:

  • Develop fundraising proposals.
  • Collaborate with other parts of Re:wild to approach potential funders.



  • Commitment to and passion for Re:wild’s mission, vision, and values
  • 5+ years of experience in conservation
  • Extensive experience organizing and implementing expeditions
  • Demonstrated corporate and individual fundraising ability
  • Strong communications and storytelling skills, including writing, correspondence, and public speaking
  • Visual media (video, photography, editing) expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and develop local partners
  • Ability and interest to travel to remote field sites
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Strong knowledge of current wildlife conservation issues and trends
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Ability to speak other languages preferred


  • Salary based on experience

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email your resume and cover letter, with subject line "Exploration Project Officer."

At Re:wild, we work with partners, Indigenous people and communities in more than 90 countries to protect and restore the diversity of life on Earth. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and are taking steps to meet that commitment.  We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

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