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Manager, Finance, Moore Center for Science an

Conservation International Arlington, VA

include creation of complex proposal budgets including multiple divisions within CI, including the Africa Field Division, and multiple sub-grantees… Glassdoor


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Technical Advisor, Project Design and Managem

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1. CI-GEF Project Development • Work with key stakeholders to develop and review Project Identification Forms (PIF). • Guide and coordinate… Glassdoor


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Postdoctoral Researcher, Freshwater Health

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Conservation International (CI) helps societies sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the benefit of humanity. An abundanceof… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Manager, Foundation Relations

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• Raise revenue from a portfolio of strategic donors by supporting, and typically leading, the development and implementation of donor fundraising… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Chief People Officer

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S/he will lead the effort to achieve the vision set forth in Conservation International’s (CI’s) “Our People” priority. That vision is to ensure that… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Director, International Outreach, Ocean Healt

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The Ocean Health Index is a relatively new scientific framework developed to inform decisions in policy and business. We have enjoyed success… Glassdoor


25 days ago

Executive Director/Vice President, Critical E

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CEPF is a global partnership that grants funding to provide strategic assistance to nongovernmental and private sector organizations for the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Specialist, HR Systems and Processes

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are to maintain and provide accurate information related to employee data and HR policies using ADP HRB, Agresso HR, Taleo, CI’s intranet, and to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Manager, Finance, Donor Reporting & Billing

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Reporting to the Sr. Director for Grants Policy and Management in the Finance and Administration Division, the Finance Manager for Donor Reporting… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Coordinator, Development

Conservation International Arlington, VA

Information Management: • Ensure that all relevant information about donors and prospects within thedevelopment portfolios is entered and updated… Glassdoor


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Conservation International Chairman and CEO Peter A. Seligmann
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    Look for another place to work or if you get an offer there and take it... do not stop your job search!

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Conservation International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting global projects, some cool trips to field projects, huge organization so you "could" meet a lot of people (however CI is not a friendly environment). They have conferences at lunch time "brown-bags" where you could learn about different topics. CI looks good on your resume for future job search. Money? some salaries at the middle level are good, higher level are great. Nice green offices, casual dress code everyday, flexible hours, easy commute, very few happy-hours (those are so boring, so this is definitively a pro), some other perks like showers if you bike to work, etc.

    Cons

    Frequent massive reorganizations accompanied by lack of transparency, clarity and communication, excessive pressure to adapt and re-adapt under lack of vision and stability... you have to play nice, don't show that you are questioning company's (Peter & friends) decisions. Excessive layoffs based on "market conditions"- high level prostitution for green washing. A lot of turnover... also because brilliant people quit, i.e. look at how many jobs are posted considering the company is not growing. It is not growing! there is a lot of struggle to: get funding, keep good employees, redefining strengths/priorities and approaches, huge struggle to resolve executives rivalries, keep corporate image, manage field offices, etc. In the chaos of layoffs and quitting, many got promoted to higher management positions and 90% of current leadership team lacks basic management (and human) qualities. So much money goes to few pockets... go to the website and count the amount of Vice Presidents for the same departments or similar areas. It's a shark place!! others steal your ideas, so they can present them to the CEO and his inner circle... if you have something good be careful, copyright it, no kidding! I saw many ideas, documents stolen and the original author's name never got to Peter's ears. Why is this important? because same colleges compete/fight for protects/funding/professional recognition. CI is not a place to collaborate, but to survive. How to survive: act very polite, artificially smile- zombie like, never say hi (no body cares), go to all meetings and show how much you are working, reply emails at odd hours so they see you are a slave, praise your immediate boss... everybody is having a hard time there and morale is low, so even though your immediate boss could act like a dumb, he/she is also being bullied from high up. Sadly, CI used to be a great BINGO (Big Int. NGO), but it is very well-know among the rest of NGOs in D.C. that CI is not a good place to work anymore.
    So why the CEO, Peter S. has such a good rating? because he is a great businessman, knows how to play the game inside and out, very charismatic, and a fantastic public speaker.... there is a lot of brainwashing at the all-staff meetings and Peter is the orchestra director "CI is the best, we are the global leaders, we are the cream of the crop, etc"... "subtle" messages from him and the executives, and if you don't have a high power job or are new at the job, you may just see that side, believe it, and well, ignorance is a bliss. If you are high on the ladder, you know, Peter choose people that follow him and he can manipulate into what he wants/thinks, you become a marionette, you really have to follow the doctrine, but if you can't do that... well, you will become miserable working there, many are very aware of that and believe me everybody is looking for a better job while they are there.

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    You know what to do. I could write a book in this section, but higher management is probably not aware of this website... some even don't know how to solve basic computer/email problems, so I am not expecting them to keep up with technology and websites like this. I am writing, hopefully, to help some of the new people that are exploring a job at CI.

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