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About Stand

Stand is an environmental advocacy 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 unrelenting determination have yielded extraordinary results: since 2000, we have secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward environmentally responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major US corporations. We are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting fossil fuels. Stand operates in the United States and Canada with hub offices in San Francisco, California, Bellingham, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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 the first and most directly impacted by toxic fossil fuel projects. As such, 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.

Available positions

 

Development Assistant

We're hiring a Development Assistant to complete our dynamic and successful foundation fundraising team. If you’re extremely detail-oriented; if comma splices, split infinitives, and other proofreading errors drive you crazy; if keeping things organized thrills you; and if you want to put your skills to use holding some of the world’s biggest polluters to account, this position might be the perfect role for you.

We would like to fill this position by March 1, so we will review applications as they are received. We are particularly interested in candidates who are looking for a long-term, part-time position.

Reporting to Stand’s Development Director, the Development Assistant is responsible for providing project management and administrative support to Stand’s institutional giving program staff, including Stand’s Development Director and Associate Director of Institutional Giving. The Development Assistant is also responsible for submitting all documents related to the institutional giving program. This task includes proofreading and formatting documents, preparing attachments, and ensuring compliance with funder requirements. The Development Assistant also writes cover letters and composes other types of correspondence to funders.

Stand’s large portfolio of foundation funders and dedicated program staff provide a rare opportunity for individuals who are interested in part-time work and who have an interest in frontline environmental campaigning with a global impact. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic, thriving, international fundraising team.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a high volume, deadline-driven work environment, demonstrate an acute attention to detail, possess strong writing and interpersonal communication skills, and have an interest in promoting innovative, results-driven environmental campaigning. This is a 32-hour, 4 day per week, non-exempt position with prorated benefits. The annual salary range for this part-time position is $31,000-$36,000 (or $19-$21 per hour). This position is located at Stand’s San Francisco office.  

The key responsibilities of the role will include

  • Playing lead role in monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the foundation program’s systems and records
  • Working as a part of Stand’s foundation management team to coordinate all foundation program submissions, including proofreading and formatting of documents, preparing attachments, and ensuring compliance with funder requirements
  • Managing grant and contract administration, including timely submission of invoices to third party vendors
  • Managing gift acknowledgement processes
  • Composing cover letters and other correspondence to funders
  • Supporting foundation prospect research activities and maintaining up-to-date information on Stand’s foundation portfolio
  • Providing administrative and project support to the Development Director, as needed 

Who you’ll be

  • Highly organized individual with acute attention to detail
  • Quick learner, with an ability to digest new information quickly
  • Strong writer with great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent project manager with superb time management skills; demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks with great follow-through
  • Independent, adept at problem-solving, self-motivated with a desire to provide support to advance Stand’s mission and related campaigns with minimal supervision
  • Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel, with the ability to create professional documents for external audiences
  • Sense of humor a plus!

To Apply

Please send cover letter with resume, as attachments, to developmentassistant@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 

 

HR & Operations Manager

We are hiring a Human Resources (HR) & Operations Manager to take on a key role providing support and guidance to our 32-member international team. This position is crucial to Stand’s organizational health and our ability to hold some of the world’s biggest corporations accountable for their environmental impacts.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission and would find purpose and fulfillment in stewarding a culture that promotes clarity and care for a team of innovative, powerful change makers, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by February 15, 2019. This position is open until filled.

The HR & Operations Manager is responsible for Stand’s human resources, operations, and information technology programs and systems. The HR & Operations 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 Chief Operating Officer, this is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range for this position is $62,000-$68,000 USD. Stand offers an excellent package of employee and health benefits. The location for this position is in one of our hub offices in Bellingham, WA, San Francisco, CA, or Vancouver BC for candidates with considerable experience in US human resources practices and regulations.

Essential Functions

Human Resources:

  • Maintain and update HR policies and procedures
  • Manage all payroll and employee benefits programs in partnership with our professional employment organization, TriNet
  • Coordinate and manage all recruitment, hiring, new employee orientation, performance review, and termination/exit processes
  • In partnership with the COO, ensure compliance with applicable Federal labor laws and regulations and in each of our regions (In the United States - WA, CA, MT, OR, NC. In Canada - British Columbia)
  • Review and update employee handbook on a regular basis, based on Executive Team guidance
  • Maintain complete, accurate, and up-to-date personnel files for all employees
  • Draft all hire letters and contracts for new employees and contractors
  • Administer benefits programs, including FSA, health plans, COBRA, vacation and sick accrual program (in partnership with our professional employment organization, TriNet)
  • Act as 401k Plan liaison, including handling all aspects of enrollment, changes and rollovers, and acting as point-of-contact for distribution requests from former staff
  • Administer workers compensation and unemployment claims
  • Prepare employee separation notices and employee status change documentation

Operations:

  • Coordinate all office supply purchases, outside vendor contracts, and equipment rentals and leases
  • Oversee day-to-day office maintenance, office systems/equipment, and general upkeep 
  • 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 and draft and manage contracts for IT and related services
  • Identify and oversee implementation of technology solutions and perform periodic technology needs assessments
  • Ensure Stand's digital security practices are up-to-date, followed by staff, and audited periodically
  • Oversee office setup for remote and hub office-based employees (ergonomic assessments, purchase of supplies for new staff etc)

Qualifications

Required:

  • Three or more years experience in Human Resources and Operations (non-profit preferred)
  • Very high level interpersonal skills and the ability to navigate conflict skillfully
  • 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; and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Strong reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents; ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints; 
  • Computer proficiency in basic computer applications, including spreadsheet, word processing and internet 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

Desireable, but not required:

  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Advance skills with Powerpoint and/or Excel
  • High level of expertise and ability to manage and/or direct Information and Technology systems for an organization, including digital security
  • Trained in conflict resolution and/or feedback & inquiry processes
  • Participation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) trainings or direct experience with DEI programs in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience managing HR needs for remote employees and/or international staff

Personal Characteristics:

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand
  • 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 equity, authentic communication, and inclusiveness
  • A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment and purpose in supporting a dynamic team

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to HRManager@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 communications task and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. 
 

 

Donor Services Associate

We are hiring a Donor Services Associate to take on a key role in our fundraising team, and to help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate polluters to account.

If you miss the days when people picked up the phone instead of sending a text, you're excited to craft emails that motivate people to donate to a good cause, and you love the sight of well-organized information in a spreadsheet, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic, thriving, international team of fundraisers and digital campaigners.

We encourage applicants to apply by February 15, 2019. This position is open until filled.

We are seeking a Donor Services Associate who is fueled by a passion to fund environmental advocacy work by connecting with supporters, retaining and growing a broad base of donors, and supporting events and programming. This position is responsible for providing project management and administrative support to Stand’s individual giving program staff. The Donor Services Associate is also responsible for maintaining regular communication with Stand's growing base of donors in a way that keeps them inspired, connected to our work, and motivated to keep giving. Reporting to the Development Officer, the Donor Services Associate will work on a collaborative team that includes campaigners, organizers, digital team members, and other development staff in the US and Canada. The ideal candidate possesses strong written and interpersonal communication skills, demonstrates an acute attention to detail, and has an interest in promoting innovative, results-driven environmental campaigning.

This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will likely be within the range of $42,000-48,000 USD. 

Essential Functions

  • Respond to donor questions and requests over phone and email
  • Write and send donor gift acknowledgement letters and emails promptly
  • Monitor and track monthly recurring donor activity and reach out to update payment information as needed
  • Monitor and track retention of community donors, and coordinate donor retention strategies including emails and hardcopy mailings with the development and digital teams
  • Coordinate and write engaging donor communications in partnership with the digital and development teams
  • Coordinate third-party donation acquisition campaigns, tracking results, supporter data and contract deliverables
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for fundraising events
  • Manage donor contact information and communication preferences
  • Track and document donor outreach activities in donor database
  • Receive checks and enter gift details into database
  • Ensure accuracy of donor records and individual donation tracking 
  • Assist the Development Officer with prospect research and donor qualification 
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for key department meetings and retreats

Qualifications

  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and excited by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change
  • Strong time management skills
  • High degree of organization
  • An enthusiastic and polished phone manner, with a focus on donor satisfaction
  • A top-notch writer, copy editor and communicator
  • Committed to equity, authentic communications, and continual learning
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities
  • Able to comfortably manage your workload by setting and tracking key priorities
  • Experience with and a strong desire for providing customer service
  • Computer proficiency in basic computer applications, including spreadsheet, word processing and internet

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and mentorship.

In addition, it’s nice but not essential for you to have some of the following skills or experiences:

  • Knowledge of non-profit fundraising strategies and best practices
  • Familiarity with CRMs, specifically Salesforce, EveryAction, or Engaging Networks
  • Experience with complex project management
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Experiencing with email fundraising programs, either doing content creation or program support

This position is based in our hub office in Bellingham, WA.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to donorservices@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 and which of the ‘nice to have’ qualifications you’ve got (we certainly don’t expect you to have them all!). Please let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment process includes two rounds of interviews and a time-bound donor communication test. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.
 

 

Forest Campaigner, Canada

Stand is hiring a Forest Campaigner to play a key role in advancing forest protection efforts in Canada. This position is central to planned efforts to support improved forest conservation policies and new protected areas and will expand our ability to hold some of the world’s biggest corporations accountable for their environmental impacts.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission, like taking on big challenges, have a depth and breadth of experience on Canadian forest issues, and are eager to bring it,  then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by Feb 28, 2019. This position is open until filled and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Forest Campaigner will be responsible for advancing our Canadian forest strategy which involves working in coalition on place-based conservation efforts, improved forest policies, supporting indigenous conservation leadership initiatives, and supporting markets campaign work related to reducing the impacts that the pulp and paper, solid wood, and biomass industries are having on Canadian forests. Our forest campaign also works with stakeholders in Canada to achieve large-scale forest protection agreements. This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits - the salary range is $65,657 - $91,9200 CAD ($50,000 - $70,000 USD) commensurate with experience. Location: This position will be based in British Columbia (Vancouver or Nelson BC preferred and is open to other locations in Canada).

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Forest Programs Director and other team members to develop and execute strategies for expanded forest protection in key provinces (ex: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec) and nationally 
  • Work in collaboration with regional and national organizations in Canada to support place-based conservation efforts in BC and other provinces.
  • Work in collaboration to support First Nations conservation leadership, caribou recovery plans and protected area proposals and/or First Nations’ natural resource extraction bans
  • Support the forest program team’s execution of market-based campaign strategies (focused on tissue and other sectors) that reduce pressure on the Boreal Forest and the primary forests in BC and integrating online and offline tactics to achieve campaign goals.
  • Work with senior staff to support engagement efforts with corporations connected to forest sourcing concerns.
  • Support industry and issue-focused research to be used for crafting campaign strategy.
  • Recruit and engage supporters online and offline.
  • Build relationships and coordinate activities with partner organizations and allies.
  • Work with the team to craft compelling external content and publicly communicate the campaign’s positions to the media.
  • Work with development department on foundation proposals and identifying key fundraising moments during the course of the campaign.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of campaign experience. Direct experience with indigenous conservation initiatives and/or large-scale forest conservation efforts preferred.
  • Knowledge of Canadian forestry issues a must.
  • Strong writing skills - ability to draft compelling messaging for on/off line communications.
  • Social media engagement - understands the role social media plays in successful campaigning.
  • Desire to learn new digital skills and tactics that will engage supporters to achieve campaign goals. 
  • Demonstrated success working within and leading organizing efforts in coalition, managing people, identifying organizational needs, and problem solving.
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment.
  • Independent and motivated. 

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.
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume, as attachments to ForestCampaigner@Stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment.  Failure to apply in the requested format will automatically disqualify you from the process.

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. Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. 

 

Communications Intern

We are hiring a Communications Intern for a 6-month paid internship. Grow your public relations skills by helping to monitor media coverage, create media lists, write and distribute press releases and blogs, and manage a website and social media. The Communications Intern will report to the Press Secretary. 

This part-time internship will run from April to September 2019. Start and end dates are flexible. This position is approximately 10 hours per week at $15/hour. While the preferred location for this position is in our hub office in Bellingham, WA, we will consider outstanding candidates in San Francisco, CA, or Vancouver, BC, and remote locations.

Deadline to apply is March 10, 2019.

Essential Functions

  • Create and manage media lists 
  • Write and distribute press releases, blogs, op-eds, and more
  • Monitor media coverage and create reports
  • Post press releases and blogs on our website and other online platforms
  • Practice pitching reporters by phone, email, and social media
  • Collaborate with digital team to manage the website and social media 
  • Support on-the-ground events, acting as press liaison and/or taking photo and video
  • Other duties as assigned by the Press Secretary

Qualifications
There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and mentorship. Some essential skills we’re looking for:

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand.earth 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Understanding of media outlets in the U.S. and Canada, including environmental outlets
  • Strong copy editing skills and attention to detail 
  • Familiarity with Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Ability to work within dynamic teams 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects

In addition, it’s nice but not essential for you to have some of the following skills or experiences:

  • Basic graphic design and/or video skills
  • Experience in communications or public relations at a nonprofit
  • Experience working on a team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities 
  • Knowledge of community organizing 
  • Experience with a media monitoring database (such as Cision)

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-awareness, confidence and creativity 
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about campaigning and organizing 
  • 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 media@stand.earth with “Communications Intern” in the subject line. In your cover letter, tell us what motivated you to apply for this internship, and what qualifications you have and what you’re hoping to learn. Deadline to apply is March 10, 2019.