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Interesting Jobs of the Week

UC Berkeley Law and the Human Rights Center (HRC): Technology Program Research Director

The Human Rights Center is looking for a Technology Program Research Director to lead and oversee their newly launched Tech Program. This includes research, reports, fundraising, and managing all aspects of the program as well as overseeing the technology fellows program. The position will require domestic and international travel for research purposes.

Long Now Foundation: Project Coordinator – Genetic Rescue for Endangered & Extinct Species

Revive & Restore (a project of The Long Now Foundation, non-profit based in San Francisco) is seeking an entrepreneurial Project Coordinator to help us expand this bold initiative—to bring back extinct species and to apply genomic solutions to help endangered species. The ideal candidate will be interested in an innovative approach to conservation working with cutting edge scientists. A passion and/or background in genetics, biology and related sciences would be advantageous.

We are looking for someone with a wide range of project, administrative and communications skills and the ability to learn and grow with the job. Successfully supporting a dynamic Executive Director requires a pro-active approach, excellent planning and expert management of multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment. Interaction with international partners and scientists necessitates confidence, professionalism and grace.

Wikimedia Foundation: Chief Technology Officer

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Wikipedia and other Wiki projects. We operate one of the world’s top ten trafficked websites and have global reach and impact. Technology and innovation is critical in our quest to support every human in sharing knowledge. We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead Wikimedia’s technical vision and to connect with our incredible communities of volunteers, researchers, and users.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) must have the ability to understand and synthesize a vast amount of data, opinions and emerging technologies. He or she will have experience directly contributing to, founding or shepherding a global open source project, creating community-centric technology innovation, and engaging open source contributors to produce high-quality, widely adopted software.

As a senior technology executive, this individual will inspire and empower the team to rapidly evolve our technical architecture and ultimately be responsible for, anticipating and proactively addressing Wikimedia’s technological needs. The CTO will embody and evangelise the Wikimedia mission and commitment to freely-available knowledge for all.

Thrive Networks: Vice President, Thrive Health

Thrive Networks is building an innovation network for social change. Our mission is to help the world’s most disadvantaged people move from survival to potential. We support pioneering programs around the world in health, water and sanitation, and education that give people the resources they need to transform their lives.

The first five years are the most important developmental period in a child’s life. Thrive Health programs target those crucial first days, months, and years: improving newborn care quality, providing early access to oral hygiene treatment and education, and supporting deworming in preschools. Early health interventions—whether in a hospital, at school, or through community education— have the greatest impact, and offer the best chance for a healthy start in life and a productive future.

Thrive Networks is seeking a highly-qualified expert in global public health to lead our health department, Thrive Health. The successful candidate will be able to develop an overall strategy for Thrive Health, support and direct the field staff in specific programs, identify and engage funders, and prepare reports for publication in leading journals. International and domestic travel is required, approximately 20-25%.

New Island Capital: Associate

New Island Capital Management is a San Francisco-based private investment firm. Our investment mandate and resources place our firm among a handful of institutional-scale, mission-focused investors that target attractive risk-adjusted returns while striving to accomplish environmental and social good. We have a long-term investment horizon, invest globally, and select investments across multiple asset classes.

New Island Capital’s mission is to help its clients deploy capital – at scale – to generate appropriate, risk-adjusted financial returns and to transform the way natural resources are used, businesses are built and communities thrive.

New Island Capital Management seeks an Associate to join a small team focused primarily on direct investing across private equity, project finance, private debt and real assets. Typical investments are focused in the following sectors: socially responsible businesses, renewable energy & efficiency, sustainable food & agriculture, and sustainable forestry. The Associate would participate in deal sourcing, market research, due diligence, and portfolio management activities in support of a deeply mission-focused investment practice. The successful candidate will be highly motivated in service of the firm’s financial and impact goals.



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