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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 that 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are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climatepolluting energy.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:

Campaign Director

Campaigner

Operations & HR Manager

 

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR

Stand is seeking a seasoned corporate/markets campaign expert to lead the strategic development, management, and execution of a new campaign to reign in the unregulated climate impacts of the shipping industry.

Shipping is not covered in any international climate agreement and emissions currently account for 5% of global GHG emissions; emissions are predicted to rise to 17% by 2050, making this is a critical sector in the work towards a climate safe future. We will work with an initial focus on cruise ships.  

This person must have deep experience in corporate/markets campaigning, and experience with building a campaign from the ground up, including budgeting and hiring. This position will be based in Bellingham, WA; Seattle, WA; or Vancouver, BC. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. While our work is dynamic and fast-paced, we have a strong commitment to building a culture of mindfulness, support and respect. We seek someone who shares those values.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement a strong corporate/markets campaign strategy to move leaders in the cruise ship industry
  • Work closely with our development, communications and digital teams on campaign implementation
  • Be an influential spokesperson on the subject of the climate and related impacts of shipping industry amongst press and opinion leaders
  • Apply deep understanding of climate issues to this campaign
  • Create strong relationships with key stakeholders in the NGO and corporate sectors
  • Create and manage a campaign budget and monitor both revenue and expenses to ensure financial health of the campaign
  • Actively seek out new funding sources via personal and professional networks and manage a significant portfolio of individual and foundation funders
  • Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of working in the corporate/markets campaign sector
  • Understanding of the politics, science and social drivers of climate change
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a robust campaign strategy and managing staff
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Experience working with mainstream and social media to achieve campaign goals
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • While not required, expertise in foundation and major donor fundraising with a track record of successful cultivation and solicitation of major gifts/grants is highly valued.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Love of campaigning
  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment
  • Self-awareness, confidence, and creativity
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, Board members, colleagues, and peer organizations
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration
  • A sense of humor
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting Stands’ values

To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: CampaignDirector@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.

 

CAMPAIGNER

Stand is seeking a campaigner with corporate/markets campaign experience to help Stand reign in the unregulated climate impact of the shipping industry. Shipping is not covered in any international climate agreement and emissions currently account for 5% of global GHG emissions; emissions are predicted to rise to 17% by 2050, making this is a critical sector in the work towards a climate safe future.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing the campaign, working with media and supporters online, recruiting and engaging activists, coordinating with allies, and executing actions. 

This position will be based in Bellingham, WA; Seattle, WA; or Vancouver, BC. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. While our work is dynamic and fast-paced, we have a strong commitment to building a culture of mindfulness, support and respect. We seek someone who shares those values.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):

  • Develop and execute campaign strategy
  • Recruit and engage supporters
  • Develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials
  • Work closely with development, communications and digital teams
  • Coordinate activities and events with partner organizations and allies
  • Develop and execute online and offline tactics that support and achieve campaign goals and objectives
  • And other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-5 years of organizing and campaigning experience. Direct experience with corporate/markets campaigns strongly preferred
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers, identifying organizational needs, and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Able to generate and respond to media inquiries
  • Proven social media experience
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and social media communication skills

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Love of campaigning
  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment
  • Self-awareness, confidence, and creativity
  • Enthusiasm and passion for campaigning and organizing
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration
  • Sense of humor
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting Stands’ values

To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: Campaigner@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.

 

OPERATIONS & HR MANAGER

The Operations & HR Manager works closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to manage Stand’s human resources, operations and information technology programs and systems. The Operations & HR Manager will coordinate and implement organization wide policies and procedures that align with best practices in the field and fully support the organizational culture of Stand.

Reporting to the COO, this is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent package of employee and health benefits. This position provides an exciting opportunity to join a world-class team of environmental leaders. While our work is dynamic and fast-paced, we have a strong commitment to building a culture of mindfulness, support and respect. We seek someone who shares these values.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):

Human Resources

  • Maintain and update HR policies and procedures to align with and support Stand’s culture of feedback and authentic communication
  • Coordinate and manage all recruitment, hiring, termination, and performance review processes
  • Understand applicable labor laws in each of our regions and ensure compliance
  • Review and update employee handbook on a regular basis
  • In consultation with the COO, ensure that all HR matters are handled appropriately and in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations and laws
  • Responsible for ensuring all employee personnel files are complete, accurate and up to date
  • Draft and approve all hire letters and contracts for new employees and contractors
  • Administer benefits programs, including FSA, health plans, COBRA, pension plans, vacation and sick accrual program (in partnership with our professional employment organization, TriNet)
  • Coordinate new hire orientation processes
  • Act as 401k Plan representative, including handling all aspects of enrollment, changes and rollovers, and acting as point-of-contact for distribution requests from former staff
  • Administer worker’s compensation and unemployment claims
  • Prepare employee separation notices and related employee status change paperwork

Operations

  • Coordinate part-time administrative staff
  • Facilitate all office purchases, outside vendor contracts, equipment, rentals and leases
  • Oversee day-to-day office maintenance, office systems/equipment and general up keep
  • Monitor and assist with the negotiation of leases for all offices
  • Manage and track departmental budget
  • Oversee all logistics and travel planning for the Stand’ annual staff retreat (transportation, accommodations, food, staff readiness, retreat budget)
  • Negotiate and secure insurance coverage, including certificates of insurance, keeping inventory of covered assets, processing all requests for insurance coverage changes, and securing annual property, D&O, and liability insurance
  • Direct Information Technology (IT) service providers; draft and manage contracts for IT and related services
  • Assist the COO in identifying and overseeing implementation of technology solutions and performing periodic technology needs assessments

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand
  • 3 or more years experience with Human Resources and/or Operations (non-profit preferred)
  • Very high level interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to navigate and negotiate nuanced and complicated situations with confidence and authority
  • Demonstrated ability to manage highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Proven ability to think strategically and tactically while also managing details
  • Strong time management skills
  • High degree of organization
  • Basic understanding of information technology including networking, tech support coordination, phone and email systems, as well as familiarity with PC and Mac software
  • Ability and willingness to operate across a continuum of activities, from the strategic to the routine
  • Intermediate math skills as demonstrated by the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Very high reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Highest language skills as demonstrated by the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents; ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints; ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Computer proficiency in basic computer applications, including spreadsheet, word processing and internet
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Confidence and creativity

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Confidence and creativity
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management team members, staff members, and peer organizations
  • 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
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting Stands’ values

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to OpsHrManager@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.