Revive & Restore is a California-based nonprofit with a mission to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species. To accomplish this, Revive & Restore is building a conservation toolkit for the 21st century by applying new genetic technologies to biodiversity challenges: refining conservation through genomic insights, enhancing genetic diversity, helping to build disease resistance, developing synthetic alternatives, and facilitating adaptation to a changing climate.
However, a key barrier to the development, deployment, and widespread adoption of genomic solutions by the conservation community stems from spotty and incremental development of innovations targeted at biodiversity challenges. Put simply, the many transformative advances in biotechnology that have transformed human health and disease treatments have yet to be applied to conservation.
In order to expedite the development of new tools for conservation, Revive & Restore has established a Catalyst Science Fund to enable innovative solutions for otherwise intractable conservation problems through early-stage grants in transformative bio-science and bio-technologies that can be applied towards high value, high impact conservation challenges.
The Catalyst Science Fund Program Manager
Revive & Restore is seeking an energetic, curious, and entrepreneurial-minded Program Manager to lead the development and execution of the Catalyst Fund. As the first manager of the Fund, the position will work closely with Revive & Restore leadership and the Catalyst Fund Advisory Council to develop an overarching investment and grant strategy aimed at achieving the goals of the Fund. This includes selecting focus areas and specific investments that have the potential to greatly expand conservation options.
The Program Manager will be responsible for crafting the Fund’s programmatic focus and management, including ideation, strategy, opportunity identification, proposal evaluation, establishing scientific milestones, contracting, technical management, and Advisory Council engagement and coordination.
Additionally, the Program Manager will conduct a mix of analysis, innovation, business sector engagement, public-private partnerships, and building public support for catalyzing innovation in the genetic rescue of species and ecosystems.
The role will have a significant outward-facing public component and will include frequent interactions with prominent leaders across policy, government, academia, industry and the conservation community.