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About Stand

Stand (formerly ForestEthics) is nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate we depend upon.

Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: since 1999, we have secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and changed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. We are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting energy. 

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of indigenous people and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions. 

Stand is an equal opportunity employer; we have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and value the leadership and skills of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and people from other historically marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Stand operates in the United States and Canada.

Open positions:

Digital Director

This position joins Stand.earth at a unique moment after the successful transition to a new name in 2016, the completion of a new website, the implementation of new digital infrastructure and technologies, and after a surge in digital engagement including a 20-fold increase in Facebook supporters in less than four years.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Digital Director will work closely with our campaign and development teams as well as our executive team to lead the strategy and engagement of Stand.earth’s formidable digital community with a focus on developing an online community giving program and building power through campaign engagement. This leadership position supports the organization across all departments advancing campaigns, driving online revenue growth,  and promoting organizational identity. The Digital Director will oversee all components of the organization’s digital presence and manage a team of dedicated digital program staff. This is a full time exempt position and includes excellent benefits including: full health coverage for the employee and their immediate family, vision and dental insurance, and a generous personal time off (PTO) package with three weeks of vacation in the first year, (increases with seniority) and additional PTO benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.   The most compelling candidate will have a passion for digital campaigning and movement-building, strong organizational and team management skills, and extensive knowledge of innovations in digital and offline supporter engagement, particularly in the nonprofit sector. Knowledge of climate issues, environmental justice, corporate accountability, human rights and/or nonviolent direct action strategies, are also valued. While the preferred location for this position is in one of our hub offices in Bellingham, WA, San Francisco, CA, or Vancouver, BC, we will consider outstanding candidates in remote locations.

Responsibilities

  • Increase Stand.earth’s current digital community’s engagement and impact while also developing strategies to expand our community
  • Lead Stand.earth’s digital fundraising program - develop strategies, design tactics, implement programs, and track results in close coordination with our development team
  • Integrate digital strategy more fully across all departments at Stand.earth
  • Manage a 5-person digital department by providing strong leadership, cohesion, capacity building, professional development
  • Drive the evolution of the digital department by identifying/pursuing new and innovative digital tools and strategies, while maintaining a balanced sustainable workload for the digital team
  • Lead highly coordinated engagement meetings for development, campaigns, and senior staff that maximizes and leverage all engagement opportunities
  • Lead the department and organization in implementing a data-driven culture. Develop performance metrics and strategies ensuring data-driven decisions across all digital channels that further Stand.earth’s mission
  • Collaborate with program-based forest, climate, and corporate accountability campaigns to provide guidance on organizational goals and strategies for digital engagement
  • Manage digital department’s budget and vendors
  • Oversees all components of Stand.earth’s digital presence including, but not limited to, website, blog, social media accounts, online advocacy tools, CRM and email program
  • Encourage and support Stand.earth’s efforts to partner with key audiences and move them up the engagement pyramid

Qualifications

  • Passion for building movements that empower people to engage and take action, online and off
  • 3-5 years of proven experience managing non-profit/advocacy digital teams 
  • Demonstrated results in building & growing digital fundraising programs that deliver consistent and increasing revenue over time
  • The ability to lead organization-wide initiatives and collaborate with diverse teams
  • Proven experience developing campaigns that integrate online and offline strategies/engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to support staff in curating creative, effective multimedia content for web, mobile and social media platforms
  • Ability to work fast and smart, with exceptional time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong grasp of social movement theory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with storytelling-based strategy experience
  • Strong decision-making skills with an ability to manage both the big picture and the details required in a data-driven department
  • Proven experience overseeing websites, digital data management, campaign tools, and outreach initiatives
  • Experience managing content management systems, eCRM, Drupal, SalesForce, Engaging Networks, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CSS
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Personal Characteristics

  • An energetic, entrepreneurial nature
  • Curious and creative with a learning attitude 
  • Keen eye for details
  • Natural leader who has the ability to be cooperative and flexible
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, Board members, partners, and supporters 
  • Committed to the values of diversity, open communication, and inclusiveness
  • A sense of humor and ability to find joy in engaging with a dynamic team

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to DigitalDirector@Stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 


British Columbia Field Organizer

Stand.earth is seeking a passionate and dynamic part-time temporary Organizer to play a leading role in raising the profile of important environmental issues across British Columbia in the spring of 2017. This person will lead our day-to-day outreach to the public and to Stand.earth supporters by building up and working with an incredible team of volunteers. The successful applicant will work with our Canadian campaign team out of our Vancouver office.

Responsibilities​ (including, but not limited to)

  • Recruiting, training, retaining, coordinating, and providing leadership to volunteers
  • Coordinating phone banks, tabling, canvassing and other outreach activities
  • Ensuring that data from outreach activities is input and uploaded to Stand.earth's database in a timely fashion
  • Working with Stand staff to cut and target lists for outreach activities
  • Preparing training materials such as drafting scripts and canvassing packages

Qualifications

  • Has experience working with and leading teams of volunteers
  • Has experience conducting public outreach including door to door canvassing
  • Familiarity with environmental and political issues in the province of British Columbia
  • Has experience using computer software like Excel and Google Docs
  • Experience with contact management and auto dialing software is a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • Comfortable working with the public
  • Ready to lead a team of committed volunteers
  • A passion for protecting the climate, our natural environment and making social change
  • The ability to problem-solve and work in a fast paced environment

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to BCFieldCamp@Stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.


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Administrative Associate

We are seeking an experienced Administrative Associate to support the administrative needs of the organization’s Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff in our Bellingham office, and other locations as need. This key staff member will be vital to the operations of the Bellingham office by providing a high-level of assistance, coordination, troubleshooting, and administrative and technical support to the staff and board. This is regular part time (20 hours/week) role that reports to the Operations & Human Resources Manager.

Responsibilities

Administrative Support, General Office Duties - 30%

  • Manage and distribute incoming and outgoing USPS mail and shipments, as needed
  • Answer general telephone line, collect and distribute messages as needed
  • Maintain office administrative duties, including watering plants, coordinating with the cleaning crew, communicating with the building manager and keeping the conference room organized
  • Work with Operations Manager to maintain office supply inventory, including snacks
  • Coordinate the weekly staff calls and other meetings between the Bellingham office and stakeholders

Assist the Executive Director - 40%

  • Maintain and submit monthly expense reports
  • Coordinate travel plans, including air, ground and hotel arrangements
  • Assist with calendar management and meeting schedule

Assist the Board of Directors - 30%

  • Provide the Board with logistical support for its meetings including locations, agenda creation,travel suggestions, audio visual, and other tasks
  • Assist in coordinating Board communications and record keeping
  • Update and maintain Stand.earth’s corporate binder

Qualifications

  • 3 solid years of administrative support experience (nonprofit preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with highest degree of integrity
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively with team members at all levels of seniority both Board of Directors and staff
  • High degree of time management and administrative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and skills. This includes grammar.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, Google Products)

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment
  • Self-awareness, confidence and creative
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration
  • A sense of humor
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting Stand.earth’s values

To Apply

Please submit a 1-page cover letter and resume to: AdminAssociate@stand.earth. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Communications Associate

The Communications Associate will report to the Deputy Director. The ideal candidate is a strategic, critical thinker and communicator who is familiar with environmental issues affecting local and global communities. You should be fueled by a passion to win campaigns by engaging a variety of audiences, including traditional and digital press.  While full-time status is preferable, candidates desiring to be part-time (minimum .75%) will be considered. This position is nonexempt with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

While the preferred location for this position is in one of our hub offices in Bellingham, WA, San Francisco, CA, or Vancouver, BC, we will consider outstanding candidates in remote locations.

Media Outreach

  • Draft campaign materials including: press releases, blogs, talking points and other documents as required
  • Create press lists and distribute releases 
  • Communicate directly with reporters by phone and social media, building long-term relationships as a trusted source
  • Operate as press liaison during on-the-ground activities and events, serving as spokesperson when needed, as well as ensuring documentation of events through still and video photography
  • Monitor press on our issues and regularly report back to staff on press related to our work and organization
  • Track newsworthy events, campaigns and milestones 

Brand Outreach

  • Build the organization’s brand through writing and managing the production of materials including but not limited to: brochures, fact sheets, annual report and online messaging
  • Secure speaking opportunities for Stand.earth at events and conferences that will further our mission and work in the world

Digital Outreach 

  • Collaborate with digital team to develop and manage content for the website and social media accounts
  • Post releases and blogs on various online platforms (Medium, Huffpo, etc.) 
  • Have working knowledge of Twitter and experience communicating to reporters/new outlets through it
  • Basic understanding of digital operations
  • Create digital media and blogger lists
  • Provide on-the-ground support during actions, including press, photo and video if/when possible
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director

Qualifications

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand.earth
  • 3+ years of experience in communications, public relations, or in a related field at an advocacy organization
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with experience in: pitching stories and actions to reporters, succinctly conveying complex messages and communicating design and content needs
  • A detailed understanding of the media landscape, including key publications and outlets for environmental and climate change related news
  • Strong copy editing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within dynamic teams
  • Bachelor’s degree 

Desirable, but not required

  • Basic graphic design skills and/or experience working with designers and artists to craft effective, evocative advocacy images
  • Experience working on a team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, community organizing
  • Experience with Meltwater or similar service

Personal Characteristics​

  • Self-awareness, confidence and creativity
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about campaigning and organizing, especially grassroots digital organizing
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration
  • Sense of humor

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter, resume and writing sample to CommsAssociate@Stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment.  No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. ​

Digital Climate Campaigner

Stand.earth is seeking a Digital Climate Campaigner who is fueled by a passion to win campaigns by creating strategic online content that engages our current supporters and inspires new people to join and take action. This position will focus specifically on developing and executing the digital strategy for two new climate campaigns: one aimed to rein in the rogue shipping industry, which, if left unchecked, will account for 20% of climate emissions by 2050, and the other focused on bringing accountability and transparency to the climate impact of manufacturing in the fashion and apparel industry.
 
Reporting to the Digital Director, the Digital Climate Campaigner will work on a highly collaborative team that includes online campaigners in Canada and the US, as well as an online associate, and the campaigners leading our shipping and fashion work. This position will also work in close collaboration with Stand.earth’s development department. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

While the preferred location for this position is in one of our hub offices in Bellingham, WA, San Francisco, CA, or Vancouver, BC, we will consider outstanding candidates in remote locations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute digital communications, organizing and fundraising strategies for our shipping and filthy fashion campaigns across all digital platforms
  • Build our US online community through strong strategy and through the creation of engaging advocacy and fundraising emails, as well as social media content
  • Take a leadership role on our rapid response team, consistently monitoring news media and social media to identify campaign opportunities
  • Work with Digital Director to hone and implement Stand.earth’s voice and digital brand

Qualifications

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand.earth
  • Three+ years experience as a digital campaigner or equivalent experience
  • Passion for creating and growing an engaged online community
  • Great writing and copyediting skills and the ability to create content in a timely fashion
  • Technical and analytical proficiency for testing and optimizing online content
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience growing email lists organically and/or through paid channels
  • Demonstrates success with online donor engagement, as well as the successful execution of online fundraising strategies
  • Experience creating emails, petitions, events, and campaigns using advocacy tools such as Action Network or comparable
  • Experience creating donation campaigns using platforms such as Classy or comparable
  • Established success in social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with designers and artists to craft effective, evocative advocacy images
  • Experience working in a team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, community organizing, including commitment to work with partner or allied organizations

Desired but not required

  • Familiarity with basic video editing software
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite​

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for campaigning
  • Self-awareness, confidence and creativity
  • Committed to values of equity, authentic communications, and collaboration
  • A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment in engaging with a dynamic team​

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter, writing sample and  resume to DigitalClimateCampaigner@Stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment.  No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.