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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. 

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. If you require assistance applying to any of our opportunities, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

Available positions

 

Executive Assistant and Operations Associate

Stand.earth is seeking a talented administrative and operations professional to play a key role in supporting Stand.earth’s team across North America. From senior executive support to administrative and operational coordination,  this position is central to ensuring our Executive Director and the entire Stand.earth team are well prepared and equipped to meet the formidable challenges of our climate crisis. 

If you are passionate about Stand.earth’s mission, like taking on big challenges, and have a depth and breadth of experience providing executive and operational support then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by October 8,  2019. This position is open until filled.

We are seeking an experienced Executive Assistant and Operations 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 needed. This key staff member will be vital to the operations of the Bellingham and our other hub offices by providing a high level of assistance, coordination, troubleshooting, and administrative and technical support to the staff and board. This is regular full time role with excellent benefits, reports to the Human Resources and Operations Manager and is based in our Bellingham, WA office. Salary is commensurate with experience and will likely be within the range of $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 USD.

Responsibilities:

Operational support, General Office Duties -50%:

  • 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, working closely with Guardian security, communicating with the building manager, and keeping the conference room organized
  • Work with HR & Operations Manager to maintain office supply inventory for all offices
  • Coordinate and schedule Stand.earth weekly staff calls, Open Space meetings, and other meetings as assigned by the HR & Operations Manager and Executive Director
  • Assist with hiring processes including posting job announcements, managing the anonymous flow of incoming applications, and scheduling interviews
  • Assist in office space planning when staff expands or contracts, including providing site orientation to new staffers working from the Bellingham office
  • In partnership with the HR & Operations Manager, provide logistical support for Stand.earth’s annual all-staff retreat (summer) and Campaigners’ Guild meeting (fall). This includes coordinating air and ground travel, accommodations, meals, and supplies

Assist the Executive Director - 50%:

  • Maintain and submit monthly the Executive Director’s expense reports
  • Coordinate travel plans, including air, ground and hotel arrangements
  • Assist with calendar management and meeting schedule
  • Recommending new technologies or strategies that reduce the administrative burden for the Executive Director
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and HR & Operations Manager to provide the Board of Directors with logistical support for its meetings including venue selection, agenda creation, materials, travel suggestions, audio visual, and other tasks
  • Assist in coordinating Board communications and record-keeping
  • Update and maintain Stand.earth’s Board of Directors contact information and tenure roster and Board orientation binder

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to execassistant@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 where you might be challenged. 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.

 

Senior Oil and Gas Campaigner

Stand.earth is seeking a passionate and experienced campaigner to develop and implement strategies to raise awareness and build power to stop the expansion of the oil and gas sector.

In October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) described the terrifying impacts of even a 1.5°C rise in global temperatures and warned the international community about the importance of limiting any further warming beyond this point. The authors of the IPCC report reminded us that a societal transformation of this scale “is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics,” but will require “unprecedented changes” before 2030. One of the clearest steps we need to take to avoid this impending disaster is to stop approving and building new fossil fuel projects now.

To this end, Stand’s Canadian climate and energy campaigns have focused on raising the ambition of climate policy and stopping new tar sands projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline and the Teck Frontier Mine. In the coming months, we will expand the scope of our work to include working to stop the growth of fracking and LNG in British Columbia. We encourage applicants to apply by February 21, 2020. This position is open until filled.

Reporting to the Canadian Oil and Gas Programs Manager, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our Canadian oil and gas campaign strategy, supporting issue research, conducting government relations, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and executing public actions. Successful candidates will demonstrate a background in climate and energy policy, public and government relations and a history of working in allyship with Indigenous Peoples.  This position is based in British Columbia with a preference for candidates in our Vancouver hub office. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of $70,000.00 to 85,000.00 CAD. This position will work closely with the development and digital teams and must have a strong interest and/or commitment to Stand.earth’s values.

Key Responsibilities

  • With the direction of our Canadian Oil and Gas Programs Manager the successful candidate will help our Canadian Oil and Gas team to develop and implement a strategy to stop the growth of the tar sands, and fracking and LNG in British Columbia
  • Build and manage relationships with elected and government officials
  • Develop and execute online and offline tactics that support and achieve campaign goals and objectives, including the recruitment of supporters online and offline
  • Support industry and issue-focused research
  • Serve as one of Stand.earth’s spokespeople on this campaign and help to develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations allies and coordinate relevant activities and events
  • Develop communications that engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media
  • Support development efforts (grant and report writing, etc.)
  • Build relationships with and manage relevant interns, and volunteers according to Stand’s guiding principles
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of organization and campaign experience. Direct experience with fossil fuel campaigns is preferred
  • Clear and deep understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding climate change and the oil and gas sector
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers, identifying organizational needs, and problem-solving with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to manage projects, prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated success in identifying potential funders, developing funding proposals, and building relationships with individual and foundation supporters.
  • Top-notch writer, editor, and communicator; able to adapt your style to work for a variety of audiences, from corporate negotiations to social media
  • Digital and media savvy, able to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills
  • Experience working with Indigenous allies is an assetPersonal Characteristics
  • Enthusiasm and passion for international campaigning and organizing
  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment
  • Self-awareness, confidence, and creativity
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration
  • Sense​ of humor

To Apply:

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to oilgascampaigner@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and each one as an 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 where you might be challenged. Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes time-bound anonymous tasks and three rounds of interviews.No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

 

Forests Campaigner | Limited-Term - Part-time

Stand.earth is hiring a passionate markets campaigner to play a key role in holding the toilet tissue industry to account for its massive climate footprint and convince some of its biggest brands to transition their global supply chains away from forests to renewables. If you love developing creative campaign strategies, have a knack for deep corporate research and 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 February 21, 2020. This position is open until filled.

We are seeking a highly motivated Forests Campaigner to be the driving force behind this next phase as we work to transform the toilet tissue industry. This position is ideally based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reporting to the Senior Campaigner and Actions Manager, the Forests Campaigner will work on a small, highly collaborative team that includes actions, communications, and digital staff in the US.

This is a part-time (29 hours per week), a non-exempt, limited-term position through June 30, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of$34 US per hour.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Work with Stand.earth team, NRDC, and Cincinnati leadership to develop and implement strong campaign strategies to move industry leaders
  • Build local leadership through coalition building
  • Centralize impacted frontline communities in climate justice campaigns
  • Manage campaign to identify and foster relationships with partner organizations and potential allies of impacted communities and the campaign
  • Help design and implement powerful and innovative campaign strategies and field tactics in the greater Cincinnati region such as protests, petitions, rallies, canvasses, and educational events
  • Create compelling reports on-field activities in the form of social media content.
  • Work closely with the development, communications and digital teams on campaign implementation
  • Be an influential spokesperson on the subject of corporate accountability, forest degradation and climate impacts of industry amongst press and opinion leaders
  • Articulate the visions and goals for the campaign in an understandable, compelling, and inspiring manner to Stand.earth staff, Board, partner organizations, funders, and the press
  • Work with managers to create strong relationships with key stakeholders in the NGO and corporate sectors
  • Oversee the management of campaign budgets and monitor both revenue and expenses to ensure the 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
  • Work with the digital team, to ensure that the campaign plan works to actively recruit and engage supporters online and offline
  • Nurture and build strong teams so that employees are engaged and involved
  • Other related duties as assigned

Who you’ll be:

  • 2-4 years of working in the campaigns sector
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquiries, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online and offline corporate campaigning strategies and tactics
  • 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 with media 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for campaigning and organizing
  • 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

Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to forestscampaigner@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. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be considered will be contacted.