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rare wants you!

Every day you can make a difference by addressing global conservation and humanitarian challenges with a team of diverse and driven colleagues. Rare looks for people who are curious about the world, willing to try new things and build their skills to better advance Rare’s mission to inspire change so people and nature thrive.

Rare has multiple openings as well as positions in Fish Forever: an innovative partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to transform near-shore fisheries around the world.

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Rare culture

Though Rare was founded over 40 years ago, it retains an entrepreneurial spirit dedicated to social innovations that inspire our most valuable resource — people — to steward sustainable behaviors at the local level. Rare approaches challenges as opportunities, identifying what already works, sharing knowledge between peers, taking risks, developing a generation of social leaders in the environmental space, and constantly improving as individuals and as an organization.

Rare values

Rare’s core values define the organization as well as the individuals who make it successful. These values support Rare’s mission and culture while reminding people what is truly important when showing up to work every day. The values show that Rare dreams big, holds itself accountable and stays positive even in the face of challenges. 

investments in people

As one of Rare’s core values, the organization believes in the talent and ingenuity of its staff. To best pursue our mission and recruit candidates, Rare commits to making both financial and emotional investments in its staff. There is no higher return on investment. Rare offers a generous and unique benefits and career development package to show appreciation for staff’s generosity, commitment and energy.

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  • Rare offers generous vacation, holidays, personal days, sick leave and a weeklong power-down.
  • Rare’s compensation philosophy is to pay above market level, so salaries are commensurate with experience and include an annual bonus plan tied to the organization’s and individual’s performance.
  • Benefits include generous health plans and a matched retirement savings plan.
  • Staff training opportunities for every staff member to enhance skills and professional growth.
  • Working in a collaborative and motivated environment with smart, diverse and committed colleagues offers a priceless work experience.
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What impresses me most about working at Rare is all the talent and energy of a team dedicated to Rare’s mission to make a difference in remote places around the world.”

Marcia Cota, director Brazil program development

a rare fit?

Do you feel like your accomplishments and interests will help Rare advance our mission? Are you motivated by entrepreneurship, global citizenship, social responsibility and helping people and nature thrive? If you are looking for more than just a job and want to join a team that works hard to inspire change so people and nature thrive, Rare wants to hear from you.

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