Bioneers Project Manager: Women’s Leadership Media Outreach, Partnerships and Networks

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Date: April 15, 2016 — April 30, 2016
Categories: Opportunities
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Bioneers seeks a qualified candidate for a part-time contract role to help us expand the reach of our critically acclaimed, internationally recognized Women’s Leadership Program. The qualified candidate for this role will be familiar with Bioneers and its mission, deep knowledge of communications strategy, and an in-depth familiarity with women’s leadership issues in a cross-cultural, 21st Century context. This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to help engage and activate the potential of women leaders and build new and diverse models of leadership that are both powerful and accessible.

Roles and Responsibilities

This role serves several key functions:

  • To promote the outreach and distribution and media outreach of Bioneers media content related to Women’s Leadership and Gender Equity in multiple markets and audiences including the general public, relevant groups and educational institutions
  • To develop networks of wild relative organizations and women’s leadership lists
  • To facilitate, manage and help grow networks and working partnerships with aligned groups and leaders working to advance the leadership of women and gender equity
  • To help promote partner and program activities related to defining an emergent paradigm of leadership that emphasizes collaboration, inclusivity and relational intelligence, distinct from existing systems of privilege, control, and domination.
  • To support these programmatic elements at the annual Bioneers conference and to conduct follow-up, documentation and information gathering after the event.
  • To help manage and produce Women’s Leadership podcasts for the Everywoman’s Leadership Program.

Bioneers Women’s Leadership media materials include:

  • Everywoman’s Leadership Media Collections
  • “Moonrise” book and study guide
  • Bioneers’ archive of Women’s Leadership-related media
  • Podcasts


The person will work directly with the Bioneers Communications Director and interface with the Director of Bioneers’ Everywoman’s Leadership Program Director.


This role requires strong communications and writing skills, and expertise in digital media communications. It requires strong interpersonal communications skills, as well as effective project management ability.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Deep familiarity with digital journalism, outreach and engagement
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Database management
  • Excellent computer and research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing, in various formats
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and put it into practice

Working Conditions

The successful candidate for this position will be creative, flexible, open–minded, and excited about working with youth. Being a self–starter is an absolute must for this position, with a strong desire and will to continue learning and improving collaborative team skills.

This position is contract and project based, but will be tied to the Bioneers HQ in The Presidio, San Francisco. We work in a shared and open work environment. Physical Requirements: This role will be expected to play a role at the Bioneers annual conference which takes place October 21-23, 2016.

About Us

Founded in 1990, Bioneers acts as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other to create a revolution from the heart of nature.

Bioneers illuminates the leading edges of transformational change and “the greatest people you’ve never heard of.” Our acclaimed national and local conferences are complemented by media outreach, including our award-winning radio and podcast series: The Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature. We provide a platform for communities of color, indigenous peoples and women leaders whose voices may seldom be heard elsewhere. Now in its 27th year, the Bioneers conference (c. 3,000 people annually) is a perennial wellspring of cutting-edge content and dynamic, diverse voices that supply the primary source for our public education and media outreach a focal point to build community and collaboration.

As a community of leadership, Bioneers acts as a media amplifier for many respected leaders, a hatchery for young and emerging leaders, and a connection point for engaged citizens dedicated to making a difference. As an interdisciplinary network of networks, we span the arc of the human endeavor to reconcile the interdependence of human and natural systems. Learn more at

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV / resume with salary history in order to be considered. Please send applications as PDFs or Word attachments.

Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line, and send applications to: Lucy O’Leary, Special Projects Coordinator, at

NO AGENCIES or CONSULTANTS or THIRD-PARTY SERVICES or INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS. No phone calls or email to the office or principals, please.

Thank you for your time and consideration! We look forward to hearing from you.

Bioneers // Collective Heritage Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.