Working at the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
The Foundation is an intellectually-rich, nimble, and engaging workplace, offering many opportunities to learn about and contribute to ending one of the great existential crises of our time. Our people come from a variety of backgrounds including philanthropy, science, education, conservation and the corporate sector. We work in partnership every day with leading academic, scientific and government bodies, as well as journalists, activists, and community-leaders so we are guided by a high-level of principles and ethics. Our work impacts countless lives and species and so we foster a culture of sharing and promote accessibility to our data, tools, and programs.
The Half-Earth Project is calling on people everywhere to participate in a “moonshot” to care for our planet. Such efforts require broad collaboration across sectors and geographies and the contributions of diverse voices, perspectives, expertise and experience. At the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, we acknowledge that centuries of racism, violence, discrimination and marginalization have obstructed participation of Black, Latinx, Indigenous and Asian people and communities of color in conservation globally. We acknowledge that barriers persist, despite the importance of these individuals and communities as both stakeholders and stewards, ones from whom the world has much to learn. Further, we recognize that the same people who have been systematically excluded from the process are disproportionately hurt by degraded air, lands and waters, perpetuating a cycle of harm and exclusion.
We commit to be part of breaking this cycle. We commit to prioritizing listening and taking clear steps externally and internally to combat racism and oppression of all types. We commit to working toward justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our leadership, our programs, our strategic planning, our operations, our communications and our fundraising. We commit to creating a culture at the foundation that educates staff and stakeholders on the issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and holds opportunities for traditionally excluded groups to join in processes, activities and decision-making. We welcome and encourage feedback along the way.
We commit to understanding that this body of work IS our work if we are to achieve the goal of Half-Earth and benefit all people and species.
There are no current openings at the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.