The Jane Goodall Institute’s mission is to inspire and empower people to take informed, compassionate action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Who We Seek

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) seeks exceptional team members who are committed to our mission and our vision of what the world can be when we all stand up to do our part. Being a member of the JGI staff is not for everyone – we seek people who are energized by challenges and who like to work hard for the things that inspire them. It is not just a job, but an all-in commitment to making the world a better place for all living things on the planet we all share. At JGI, you will know that your work contributes to the protection and understanding of great apes and to inspiring young people of all ages to take action to make a difference.

If you care deeply and demonstrate your passion through both your professional work, the way you treat others as well as safeguard animals and the environment, JGI could the place for you to grow and bloom.

JGI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of all races, ages and genders to apply.

International Opportunities

Controller, Finance

The Controller directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. The Controller is responsible for the company’s accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports. The position involves supervision over general accounting, external auditing, cost accounting, and corporate budgetary controls.

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Junior Accountant, Finance

JGI seeks a Junior Accountant for a high profile role in a busy international accounting team

The Junior Accountant role requires excellent accounting skills, and a detail-oriented professional who wants to continue their career growth in an exciting, international organization. Responsibilities include monthly and year-end closing activities, cash account analysis/reconciliation, accruals and fixed asset inventories.

In addition, the Junior Accountant will take on a broad range of responsibilities with a focus on the accounts payable processes while working as an integral part of the finance team.  This position would also support the head of the finance department.

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Grants Manager, Finance

The Grants Manager provides leadership to the grants function and integrates its work with the other departments of JGI and all field locations, ultimately resulting in the continued funding and successful operation of the organization. The Grants Manager monitors the contracts and grants management operations to ensure the high quality of contracts and grants administration and compliance with legal and donor requirements across programs. This role will be responsible for leading and managing effective and efficient operations in the areas of procurement, solicitation, budget preparation, contracting, and award administration (grants, cooperative agreements and contracts) to include financial monitoring. The Grants Manager will serve as the main point of contact between JGI and client contract/grants officials and review and approve contracts and grants documents.

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Full-time and part-time internships are available with JGI in our USA headquarters office in Vienna, VA (Washington-Metro area) and on occasion elsewhere around the United States for specific projects. More here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Support the work of the Jane Goodall Institute through volunteer opportunities in Tanzania and Uganda. More here.

You can also volunteer to become a fundraiser for JGI through Team Jane. Learn more and start fundraising today!

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