Wood Foundation

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Intern Opportunity
The Dorothy Marcille Wood Foundation is an independent 501C(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting
public and private entities in the conservation of Texas natural resources. Our work has mostly been in the
northwest region of Texas – from Fort Worth north to the Panhandle, and has focused largely on outreach work
surrounding imperiled species such as the Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Other efforts include consulting, marketing and
branding for other entities such as groundwater conservation districts and nature centers. We partner with state
and federal agencies, industry, private individuals and other nonprofits, in an effort to engage all stakeholders in
pursuit of tangible “on the ground” results.
The Wood Foundation currently consists of Laura Wood as Executive Director, and a wildlife biologist and
communication designer on contract. The office is at 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 305, overlooking the Trinity River.
The ideal team member would be interested in a future career in sales, marketing, nonprofit fundraising and
management and/or conservation - as all of these skill sets play important roles in the work of the Foundation.
Current projects for the Fall will include:
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Assistance with grant writing
Taking notes in meetings with clients
Working with museums across northwest TX to coordinate a travelling exhibit on imperiled species
Assistance in planning and executing a landowner event in the Texas Panhandle
Assistance in the planning and development of additional revenue streams for the Foundation
Assistance in overall strategic planning for developing mitigation and offset models for imperiled species
allowing industry to participate in meaningful compensation for industry impacts (i.e. wind farms,
transmission lines etc...)
This team member will develop these skills:
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Grant writing
Client management including invoicing
Basic knowledge of the Endangered Species Act, and associated issues as well as habitat needs and other
species requirements for either recovery or mitigation
Event planning
Networking with community leaders, various board of directors and seasoned conservation professionals
This team member will need to be:
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Outgoing and comfortable on the phone
Able to present him or herself professionally in meetings
Willingness to learn and apply new skills
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Comfortable with administrative tasks such as managing mail, email, and schedules for executive director
Some travel would be possible and paid for, but not required
P: 817.716.3963 F: 817.719.9064 [email protected]
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