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About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is a 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’ve 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. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

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

Pollution, climate change, and corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to any of these opportunities, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

Available positions:

 

Research Assistant

Are you a Sherlock Holmes? Do you want to apply your skills in the battle to save planet Earth?

Stand Research Group, a department of Stand.earth, is seeking a research assistant to play a supporting role in projects we undertake on behalf of Stand.earth and other NGOs around the world.

If you are passionate about Stand.earth’s mission, like taking on big challenges, and are looking to hone your skills as a research assistant, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. This position is open until filled and applicants are encouraged to apply by April 9, 2021.

About Stand Research Group

Stand Research Group (SRG) specializes in chain of custody research, identifying and tracking raw materials as they move through complex supply chains and eventually become consumer products. We trace environmental destruction and human rights violations all the way from source to end use. Armed with this powerful data, our clients are able to hold corporate actors accountable and, ultimately, change corporate practices. Our work has helped to shift the practices or procurement policies of some of the biggest forest products companies in the world, including Kimberly-Clark, Limited Brands, Staples, Disney and Nestlé. These shifts have led towards improved forest protection initiatives in critical ecosystems around the world, including in Canada, the US, Russia, and the tropical rainforests of South America and Indonesia.

The Position

The Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting research and reporting on a variety of issues. A team-player with an attention to detail who loves challenges, learning new things, and having a positive impact on the planet is the ideal candidate. The position focuses on helping apply analytical approaches to research questions that underpin SRG’s projects for internal and external NGO clients. This is a remote position, with a preference for locations on the West Coast of North America. This position reports to the Director of Research and Investigations.

This is an exempt full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of $40,000 - $50,000 USD or $52,000 - $60,000 CAD.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Support research projects with data analysis and clear, elegant visualizations
  • Support scalable research methodologies that create efficiencies across projects
  • Contribute to project and fundraising proposals
  • Contribute to project deliverables, communicate results, and support SRG outreach and research extension efforts

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in a field related to environmental research (preferred) or undergraduate degree with related experience
  • Demonstrated experience conducting analytical research, managing data, using statistics, creating models, and/or developing methodologies
  • A top-notch writer, editor and communicator with fluency in English
  • A natural inclination for innovation and lateral thinking
  • A quick learner who can adapt their skillset to new research challenges
  • Highly organized, flexible, and creative
  • Committed to Stand.earth’s principles of equity, authentic communication, and continual learning
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Ability and willingness to travel once the threat of Covid is over

The following additional qualifications are considered assets, though not mandatory, for this position:

  • Familiarity with some of SRG’s key focus areas e.g. deforestation-driver commodities, oil and gas, supply chains, financial markets, and the environmental and social impacts of natural resources extraction
  • Training and experience using GIS and other data visualization technologies
  • Experience working in/with an NGO (paid or volunteer)
  • Skills or interest in any of the following: data science, data visualization, data mining, distributed computing, and big data analysis, mathematics, statistics, familiarity with data analysis software (e.g. OpenRefine, Tableau, R, Google BigQuery, and so on)
  • Experience in investigative journalism or data driven journalism
  • Fluency in e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to researchassistant@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply, what skills or expertise you have that will be most important in this role, and which of the “desired, but not required” qualifications you possess (Of course, we don’t expect you to have them all). Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound anonymous task and three rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Senior Forests Campaigner

Stand.earth is hiring a passionate senior forest campaigner to play a key role in restricting growth of the Canadian wood pellet export sector and logging companies that are accelerating climate change and impacting primary and old growth forests, communities, and key species in Canada and the U.S..

If you love developing creative campaign strategies, have a knack organizing and corporate engagement, enjoy a well-timed headquarters protest, and thrive in front of a camera or behind an email action alert, this might be the perfect role for you! We encourage applicants to apply by April 16, 2021. This position is open until filled.

The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Forests Campaigner to be a key member of the forests team as we work to support the expansion of our work to protect primary forests and restrict the growth of the forests-to-electricity wood pellet export sector in Canada.

Reporting to the Forest Programs Director, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our forest campaign strategy, supporting issue research, leading negotiations, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and helping to design creative high-impact actions. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will likely be within the range of $54,000 to $65,000 USD or $70,000 to $85,000 CAD.

This role will be based in the Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours will be during normal business hours - 9am-5pm Pacific time). Ideal locations are in British Columbia and/or Ottawa. The role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, there may also be the option to work out of our Vancouver hub office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Stand.earth team and coalition partners to develop and implement strong campaign strategies to expose impacts, mobilize citizens, push for policy change and build finance and marketplace power
  • Build local leadership through coalition building
  • Support industry and issue-focused research
  • Serve as one of Stand.earth’s spokespeople on this campaign for international media and develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials with support from senior campaign advisors
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations allies and coordinate relevant activities and events
  • Develop and execute online and offline organizing tactics that support and achieve campaign goals and objectives, including the recruitment of supporters online and offline
  • Develop communications that engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media
  • Build relationships with and manage relevant staff, interns, and volunteers according to Stand’s guiding principles
  • Participate in the management of campaign budgets and monitor both revenue and expenses to ensure financial health of the campaign
  • Participate in foundation and major donor briefings, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation, as well as writing and editing funding proposals and reports as identified by the development department

Who you'll be:

  • 5-7 years of working in the environmental and/or social justice campaigns sector
  • Deep understanding of forest and/or climate issues
  • Demonstrated success leading online and offline corporate campaigning and citizen mobilizing strategies and tactics
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Experience working with Indigenous leadership and impacted communities
  • Digital and media savvy – familiar enough with this campaigning landscape to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for 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

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to srforestcampaigner@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role. Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound anonymous task and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Communications Director

We are hiring a Communications Director to lead our communications department, and help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate and government polluters to account. Over the past two years, Stand.earth’s campaigns to shift polluting industries, protect biodiversity hotspots, and transition communities off fossil fuels have grown in size and scope – and we’re looking for someone who can help us significantly scale up our reach and impact across both traditional and digital media. 

If you’re just as comfortable developing a big vision for strategic communications and pitching stories, you love leading teams and mentoring other staff, and you’re passionate about large-scale transformative solutions to the climate crisis, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by February 28, 2021 This position is open until filled.

About Stand.earth
Stand.earth is a 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 upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted by environmental pollution and climate change, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions. 

Pollution, climate change, and corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

The Position
The Communications Director is a new position at Stand. They will be an expert in their field, fueled by a passion to win campaigns by engaging a variety of audiences through traditional and digital media. Reporting to a member of Stand’s executive leadership team, the International Communications Director will play a key role leading our communications department. They will also be embedded within a few highly collaborative campaign teams that include campaigners, organizers, digital staff and other communications staff.

This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and location, and will likely be within the range of $85,000 to $110,000 USD.  

Ideally this role will be based in the US but we are open to international candidates who are comfortable working Pacific, Mountain or Eastern time zones.  To start, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, there may also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices in San Francisco; Bellingham; or Vancouver.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of our international communication strategy to build corporate, political and societal influence 
  • Lead and manage a highly collaborative Communications Department (currently two full-time communications managers, and a portfolio of contractors), holding responsibility for its budget and planning process.
  • Manage the development of media strategies for our suite of campaigns with a focus on our emerging campaign work on stopping global oil and gas expansion (ie: the SAFE Cities and Amazon Sacred Headwaters campaigns)
  • Oversee external strategic communications efforts targeted at increasing Stand.earth's media profile and impact through storytelling, long-form pitching and other proactive and reactive media tactics
  • Work closely with our brand expert to ensure Stand’s public communications across all channels are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and are consistent with building Stand.earth’s brand.
  • Build long-term relationships with reporters relevant to your campaign work — including media outlets in the US and internationally, with a focus on Europe and South America —and train and support other communications staff and campaigners to do the same
  • Manage organizational risks in the communications realm — including crisis communications, training staff on media interactions and social media expectations, developing and implementing communications approval processes, and weighing in on organizational decisions that may impact communications
  • Act as an ambassador on behalf of Stand.earth by representing the organization at key events, both internally and externally, and serving as one of Stand.earth’s primary storytellers
  • Monitor media coverage and analyze media trends, regularly reporting back to staff on press related to our work and organization
  • Lead on creating compelling campaign content for our media across your portfolio of campaigns, and support the department on other campaigns — including press releases, blogs, op-eds, and talking points
  • Work with the Digital Director of Campaign Strategies to shape the digital storytelling for the organization across all our social media accounts

Who you’ll be 

  • Experienced in communications or public relations, with a proven track record of at least 8 years of identifying and pursuing opportunities that land high-profile media coverage. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture strong professional relationships across the organization as well as with external stakeholders and journalists.
  • A great written and verbal communicator and strong copy editor with experience succinctly conveying complex messages, and supporting teams to develop creative and strategic content that meets campaign goals.
  • Familiar with the international and US media landscape, with relationships with journalists from key outlets that cover political, environment, corporate, climate change and Indigenous issues. 
  • An effective and supportive manager, who can foster a positive and collaborative team environment while helping manage your team’s workload by setting and tracking key priorities.
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, and primarily virtual, work environment where ideas, rapid response, and follow-through are core team values.
  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change.
  • Committed to equity, racial justice, authentic communications, and continual learning.
  • Once the threat of COVID has passed, you’ll need to be able to travel up to 20% of the time.

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and professional development. In addition, it’s nice but not essential for you to have some of the following skills or experiences:

  • Experienced at developing targeted communication strategies for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets. 
  • Deep familiarity with the media landscape and reporter relationships in California. 
  • Familiarity with the media landscape and reporter relationships in Ecuador and Peru.
  • Strong skills in graphic design, photography and/or video editing.
  • Experienced using Meltwater, Cision or a similar media monitoring platform. 
  • HTML and web editing experience. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Experience working or volunteering on issues of climate, environmental protection and/or environmental justice, corporate accountability and in particular working on campaigns to stop fossil fuel projects.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, community organizing, or experience working closely with communities affected by our campaigning issues, including people at the front lines of extractives mega-projects and in particular Indigenous communities.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to commsdirector@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on the file name of each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role, which reporter relationships you would bring with you to our work, and which of the ‘nice to have’ qualifications you’ve got (we certainly don’t expect you to have them all!). Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound anonymous skills assessment and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.