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The Future For Nature Foundation is hiring!

Future For Nature currently has two vacancies:


More information about the position and how to apply below!



FFN Communication and project manager

Currently Future For Nature is looking for an enthusiastic and hands-on communication and project manager (24-32h/w). Are you keen to contribute to nature conservation, and do you have a background in or experience with communication? We are looking for you!

The organisation – Future For Nature (FFN) supports young, passionate nature conservationists all over the world. Since 2008, every year three talented conservationists between the ages of 18 – 35 years are selected by our selection committees to win the prestigious Future For Nature Award. At the Award ceremony, they will receive this prize and are added to the FFN Family of winners, which receive unconditional support from FFN. Within the Netherlands, FFN maintains a network of students (FFN Academy) to be inspired by the stories of the winners.
FFN is a small NGO, based in Arnhem with international activities and reach. We consist of a board, a team of 4 people, a volunteer team, and an international network of our laureates. Work is from home most of the time, and once a week (Mondays) we work together in the office in Arnhem. Communication in all layers of the organization is informal, and we maintain close relationships with our sponsors, laureates, and partners.

The role – what are you going to do? As our communication and project manager you will be responsible for internal and external communications. This includes creating content for, managing and actively improving our social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram), writing and distributing our newsletter (3 times a year), monthly internal update and main-taining the website. You stay actively in touch with the FFN network of laureates. FFN facilitates this group of currently 48 international conservationists active in 31 different countries by providing ongoing support in outreach, research, networking, training, and fundraising. You will be in charge of organizing this support. In addition you will manage administrative tasks that come with running a small NGO. Among other things, this includes answering incoming emails, managing contacts and creating the annual report.

We fit together if you…

  • are enthusiastic, pro-active, and hands-on in your approach to work;
  • are at your best if you can work on multiple projects in parallel, are flexible when plans change and good in organizing your own work;
  • have a degree in a relevant field (e.g. communications or biology / natural sciences or related);
  • are available for the required hours, with the flexibility to work outside office hours during the week of the Awards event, board meetings, or application deadlines;
  • have proven experience with social media communication;
  • have strong people skills (you will have to communicate with people with a diversity of back-grounds/cultures/languages);
  • have an excellent command of the English language (fluent in speech and writing) and speaking and understanding Dutch and Spanish is a pré;
  • have experience with graphical design programmes (e.g. Canva, InDesign, Photoshop).

Interested? Are you our new colleague? Rascha Nuijten, director Future For Nature, is happy to tell you more about the position: Apply by sending your CV including any relevant experience, with an accompanying motivation letter of why you think you are fit for the job to before August 31st 2023.

NB: To be eligible to apply, you need to be Dutch citizen or have a working permit for the Netherlands in your possession.

Full position description including application information (in English and Dutch) can be found here.



FFN volunteer

FFN is always open for passionate and dedicated volunteers. Volunteers help with our annual Award Event, our website and social media output and more. FFN is a growing organisation and always looking for new, inspiring ideas from its volunteers, so within this position you can both gain valuable work experience as well as contribute to the organisation with your own skills.

Full position description including application information can be found here.
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