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are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting energy.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

 

California Climate Campaigner

Reporting to the Extreme Oil Campaign Director, the California Climate Campaigner will help develop and implement Stand.earth’s campaign to stop the expansion of extreme oil infrastructure like oil train and tanker terminals and promote clean energy at the local and state level.

While the preferred location for this position is in our San Francisco office, we will consider outstanding candidates in the Los Angeles area. This is a full-time job with full benefits. Salary range is between $55-65K, depending on experience.

Responsibilities

  • Help design and implement powerful, innovative and effective campaign strategies and field tactics in California such as protests, petitions, rallies, and educational events.
  • Track and understand public policy processes, including environmental impact reviews and state legislation, follow key decision makers, and identify leverage points for change.
  • Represent the campaign and act as on-the-ground spokesperson at conferences, coalition meetings, events, trainings etc.
  • Assist in the creation of campaign materials such as fact sheets, blogs, social media and activist toolkits.
  • Work with relevant departments to effectively recruit online support for the campaign.
  • Create compelling reports on field activities in the form of blog posts and other social media content.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years organizing/campaigning experience.
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Independent, self-motivated with a desire to advance Stand.earth’s mission.
  • Passion for environmental policy issues and climate justice.
  • Experience working with environmental justice and racially diverse communities is essential.
  • Knowledge of fossil fuel and/or clean energy issues a plus.
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers and problem solving.
  • Committed to the values of diversity, open communication and inclusiveness.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.
  • Able to write compelling content for supporters.
  • Eager to learn setting emails up & running reports (aka not be scared of html or data) and interested in new digital campaigning tactics.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to CAClimateCampaigner@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.

 

Forest Campaigner

The Forest Campaigner will be responsible for carrying out our forestry campaign which pressures some of North America’s largest brands to change their paper procurement policies and champion forest protection with their suppliers. 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 55,000 - 65,000 CAD. 

This position will be based in Vancouver, BC.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute market-based campaign strategies  that support forest protection, integrating online and offline tactics to achieve campaign goals.
  • Work with senior staff to lead direct communications and negotiations with corporate targets.
  • Conduct, direct or 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 teammates 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 corporate/markets campaigns strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of 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 managing volunteers, 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 for 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.

 

Shipping Campaigner

Stand.earth is leading a campaign focused on transforming the shipping industry. The industry is not covered in any international climate agreement, and while its emissions currently account for 5% of global GHG emissions, that share is predicted to grow to 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This is a critical sector in the work towards a climate safe future.

Our campaign launched in 2016, with a focus on the cruise ship industry leader, Carnival Cruise Lines. In 2018, we will be working with indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the arctic and on the pacific coast to further understand the local impacts of the shipping industry and attempts to mitigate them. We will be working to advance federal policies to protect sensitive marine environments along our coasts and enact controls on the shipping industry. Stand.earth is working closely with other NGOs to ban the dirtiest of fuels, heavy fuel oil, from use in the arctic via work at the UN International Maritime Organization.

Stand.earth is seeking a seasoned corporate/markets campaign expert to lead the strategic development, management, and execution of campaigns focused on reining in the climate pollution of rogue industries and corporations. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

This position is based in Vancouver, BC.

The ideal candidate for this position will have deep experience in climate, corporate, and/or political campaigning. While our work is dynamic and fast-paced, we have a strong commitment to building a culture of mindfulness, support, and respect. We seek a new teammate who shares those values.

Essential Functions (including, but not limited to)

  • Develop and implement strong corporate and political campaign strategies to move leaders in the shipping industry, as well as initiate and support local, national, and international policy initiatives.
  • Work closely with our development, communications and digital teams on campaign implementation.
  • Maintain strong collaborative relationships with First Nations.
  • Be an influential spokesperson on the subject of the climate and related impacts of shipping 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.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of working in the corporate/markets or political campaign sectors.
  • Understanding of the politics, science and social drivers of climate change.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a robust campaign.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience working with First Nations, with a focus on developing and nurturing strong relationships.
  • Demonstrated lobbying and government relations experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Experience working with mainstream and social media to achieve campaign goals.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25-30% of the time.
  • Experience or willingness to learn the effective use of digital campaigning tools and integrate digital tools into campaign strategy.

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.
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration.
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting Stands' values.

To Apply

Please submit your resume, 1-page cover letter and a writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to  ClimateShippingCampaign@stand.earth. Please include your first and last name in the title of all attached documents, including writing samples. 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 for 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.

 

Data Analyst

We are seeking a Data Analyst who will be working closely with Stand.earth’s Fundraising and Digital departments as well as outside consultants. The ideal candidate will have foundational experience in migrating and analyzing large data sets, thrive in a demanding, deadline-driven work environment, and demonstrate an interest in learning new tools and platforms. The Data Analyst will be reporting to the Digital Campaigns Manager and will be responsible for designing and maintaining the data feedback loop to critical organizational functions like digital campaigning and offline/ online fundraising. 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-$51,000 USD or $55,000 to $65,000 CAD.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Regularly and accurately move data between various platforms like Every Action, Salesforce,Classy, PayPal, and other third parties apps, or establish process automation that achieves the same objectives.
  • Supervise and ensure the accuracy and smooth operations of gift intake and reporting procedures and supervise the delivery of consistent, accurate revenue and reconciliation reports for international fundraising and finance teams.
  • Design and implement table structures, relationships and processes that capture and produce information to enable accurate decision making in our fundraising and digital engagement teams.
  • Create, maintain and upload lists for various direct marketing efforts like tele calling, direct mail, list swaps and online ads.
  • Produce fast and accurate data that feed into a six-monthly budgeting, forecasting and planning process.
  • Rethink and redesign our entire online fundraising systems to bring in process efficiency and accuracy.
  • Spot data anomalies and inaccuracies and take corrective and preventive measures and ensure process compliance with all stakeholders. Maintain our in-house data compliance tools and continually improve on their user experience.
  • Design, deliver and monitor consistent and accurate supporter engagement and fundraising dashboards in consultation with executive, development, and campaign leadership.
  • Conduct regular deep dive into data to observe and unravel insights and therefore make strategic recommendations

Who you'll be:

The ideal candidate in this role will be excited to take on a challenge, self-motivated with oodles of initiative and persistence, and have the following experiences and skills sets.

  • Has at minimum 2 years’ experience working with data related to fundraising or digital
  • engagement.
  • Has at least two years’ in-depth experience working with E-campaigning tools like NGP/VAN, ActionKit, Engaging Networks or with large nonprofit databases like Salesforce NPSP or Raiser’s
  • edge.
  • Is ready to upgrade their MS excel skills to master macros, pivot tables and other amazing Excel secrets
  • Demonstrates the curiosity to research/learn new tools and professional skills and stay on top of trends in data analytics.
  • Has the ability to understand how an application is configured and its various downstream and upstream dependencies.
  • Demonstrates excellent presentation and documentation skills
  • Possesses strong analytical and communication skills
  • Is passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change
  • We have no formal education requirements – if you take on the role and are willing to learn, that’s all that matters

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

  • Google Analytics or/and Google Tag Manager
  • Using A/B testing platforms like Optimizely or Google Optimize have the willingness to learn
  • Experience with keeping a cool head as a part of data platform migration process

While the preferred location for this position is in our hub office in Vancouver, Canada, we will consider candidates who are able to work out of one of our other hub locations in San Francisco, CA or Bellingham, WA. We may also consider outstanding​ candidates in remote locations either in Canada or the US in Pacific, Central or Mountain time zones.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume, as an attachment, to digitaljobs@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. Those who do not follow instructions on how to apply will not be considered. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role, what is the coolest feature you know of in MS excel/ Google sheets that is great for analysing large data sets, 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 process includes a data skills test and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Part-time Grant Writer

Stand’s part-time grant writer is responsible for leading and managing the creation of all narrative content for an active portfolio of 100+ foundations relationships. Stand’s foundation portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most influential environmental funders, as well as smaller, regionally-focused family foundations. Reporting to the Associate Director of Institutional Giving, the grant writer is a core member of our foundation management team and works in close collaboration with our development team and campaign staff to generate proposals and reports that speak directly to the unique needs of each of our foundation relationships and are finalized and approved in advance of all internal and published deadlines. Regular interviews with senior-level, international campaign staff will be required to maintain active and lively content.

The ideal candidate will have excellent professional writing experience, a demonstrated track record in writing proposals, will thrive in a demanding, high-volume, deadline-driven work environment, and will demonstrate an interest in and a talent for communicating about innovative, results-driven environmental campaigning. This is a half-time (20 hours/week), non-exempt position with excellent benefits. Although the hub of development operations are located in Stands’ San Francisco office, remote applicants who work in Pacific and Mountain time zones are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions:

  • Work in close collaboration with Stand’s foundation management team to lead the creation of final, approved narrative content for all grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports
  • Conduct interviews with campaign staff and executive team (as necessary) to update and create new content related to organization-wide and campaign-specific activities
  • Update boilerplates (i.e. executive summaries, organization history, theories of change, etc) for use by development staff

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years professional grant writing experience
  • Superb writing skills
  • Ability to digest new information quickly and to think critically about what information is needed to craft a compelling case for support
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills
  • High reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Independent, self-motivated with a desire to provide support to advance Stand’s mission and related campaigns
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; sense of humor a plus

Compensation

This is a part-time non-exempt salaried position with a salary of $32,500. This role also includes full medical, dental and vision benefits for the EMPLOYEE ONLY.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and two samples of grant proposals to grantwriter@stand.earth with “Grant Writer” in the subject line by April 15th. No phone calls please.