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Environmental Incentives
Mauricio Castillo Ferri

3351 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 2
South Lake Tahoe California United States 96150


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Communications Specialist

Job ID: 3372
Job Views: 504
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20005
Job Category: Corporate Publications/Newsletters
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 08.25.2020

Job Description


Environmental Incentives’ mission is to enhance the environment that sustains resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. Our work improves the effectiveness of conservation and development programs worldwide. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor to natural resource and development program managers across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries.

  • Western Office (headquarters) – South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Eastern Office – Washington, DC 
  • Mountain Office – Denver, CO 
  • Southern California Office – San Diego, CA
  • Kenya Field Office – Nairobi, Kenya


Environmental Incentives is seeking to hire a communications specialist to join our team working in the Washington, DC area. The successful candidate will be a highly productive person who will support a wide range of ongoing communications and knowledge management activities including but not limited to writing, editing, data analytics, website maintenance, and webinar support. They will work with a high-performing team of technical specialists to enhance the impact of environment and learning programs through improved knowledge, sharing, evidence-based programming, and adaptive management.

This position will primarily support USAID-funded activities across the globe. EI provides a suite of communications and knowledge management services to support engagement and knowledge sharing in the environment sector, including biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, infrastructure, energy, and water. The Communications Associate will help ensure that USAID maximizes its information and knowledge assets, supports its partners and beneficiaries, and enhances its efforts to improve effectiveness and impact and become a recognized contributor to environment and international development efforts around the world.

The ideal candidates will be highly productive, with exceptional writing and copyediting skills, including the ability to quickly summarize complex material in short, accessible formats, an eye for design, and a problem-solving orientation. They will also be able to manage project and communications data and visualize and present this information in engaging formats. The position is full-time.


  • Support the Team Lead as they work with client teams to develop fact sheets, case studies, success stories, blogs, and social media that meet the technical needs of their audiences.
  • Disseminate products through trusted communications channels that reach target audiences.
  • Manage and contribute website content, including blog posts.
  • Prepare newsletters and announcements using e-mail marketing software. 
  • Copyedit written materials including reports, briefs, and presentations.
  • Contribute to company-wide communications and marketing efforts and other projects.


This position will be full-time and based in EI’s Washington, D.C office, with a few days per week in Ballston, VA. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the position will begin remotely.


Environmental Incentives also offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous annual leave, holiday and sick time, retirement plan options, professional development opportunities and health coverage. Salaries depend on qualifications and location.


Please submit your application no later than September 12, 2020. On a rolling basis throughout the application period, we will review applications and contact qualified candidates to request additional information. We will invite the top candidates to interview and may also request they complete a short written or analytical skills assessment.


We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Requirements


Environmental Incentives seeks talented, creative, and inspired professionals who can provide technical support in a growing practice while being flexible enough to fit into a strong culture. We differentiate carefully our minimum qualifications and preferred skills.


These qualifications are considered the minimum necessary and we expect successful candidates will bring more than the minimum listed.

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in communications with work in international development
  • U.S. Government contracting experience
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Degree in communications, journalism, organizational learning, international development, environmental science, or another related sector.


  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in communications with work in the environment
  • USAID contracting experience
  • Ability to manage and contribute to website content, including blogs
  • Proven experience working well in a small team environment
  • Familiarity with the fields of environment, biodiversity conservation, or energy
  • Advanced capabilities in graphic design (Adobe Illustrator) and desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign)

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