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About Stand.earth

Stand.earth 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are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting fossil fuels.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

 

Global Climate Campaigns Director

The Position:

Stand.earth is seeking a seasoned campaign expert to lead the strategic development, management and execution of our global campaigns and hold the rogue shipping and fashion industries accountable for their climate emissions.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission and would find purpose and fulfillment in leading campaign teams focused on transforming the shipping and fashion industries, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by August 26, 2019. This position is open until filled.

Reporting to the International Programs Director, the Campaigns Director will have deep experience in global climate campaigning/policy, and experience building and managing campaigns including budgeting, team leadership, strategic planning and coalition building. This position will work closely with the fundraising and digital teams, and must have a strong interest and/or commitment to Stand.earth’s values. Stand.earth 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.

Stand.earth​ ​is​ ​leading​ ​campaign​s ​focused​ ​on​ ​transforming​ ​the​ apparel and ​shipping​ ​industries.​ ​These industries combined​ ​currently​ ​account​ ​for​ ​13%​ ​of international​ ​greenhouse gas ​emissions,​ ​and that​ ​share​ ​is projected to ​grow​ ​to​ 25%​ ​of​ ​international​ ​greenhouse​ ​gas​ ​emissions​ ​by​ ​2050.​ These are critical​ ​sectors​ ​in​ ​the​ ​work​ ​towards​ ​a​ ​climate​ ​safe​ ​future.​ While these campaigns are scaling up, we are seeking a highly motivated International Climate Campaigns Director who is passionate about managing these campaigns and potentially others as we attempt to reverse the trend of greenhouse gas emissions.

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 $75,000 to 90,000 USD or $85,000 to $95,000 CAN.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Develop​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​strong​ ​campaign​ ​strategies​ ​to​ ​move​ ​industry leaders
  • Work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​our​ ​development,​ ​communications​ ​and​ ​digital​ ​teams​ ​on​ ​campaign implementation
  • Be​ ​an​ ​influential​ ​spokesperson​ ​on​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​of​ ​​climate​ ​and​ ​related​ ​impacts​ ​of​ industry ​amongst​ ​press​ ​and​ ​opinion​ ​leaders
  • Articulate the visions and goals for our campaigns in an understandable, compelling, and inspiring manner to Stand.earth staff, Board, partner organizations, funders, and the press
  • Apply​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​climate​ ​issues​ ​to​ ​​campaigns
  • Strong project leadership including the ability to dive into international climate policy, build relationships with stakeholders, and build Stand.earth’s reputation internationally
  • Manage campaigns to identify and foster relationships with partner organizations and possible allies
  • Working with managers to create ​strong​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​key​ ​stakeholders​ ​in​ ​the​ ​NGO​ ​and​ ​corporate​ ​sectors
  • Oversee the manage​ment of​ ​campaign​ ​budget​s ​and​ ​monitor​ ​both​ ​revenue​ ​and​ ​expenses​ ​to​ ​ensure financial​ ​health​ ​of​ ​the​ ​campaigns
  • Actively​ ​seek​ ​out​ ​new​ ​funding​ ​sources​ ​via​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​networks​ ​and​ ​manage​ ​a significant​ ​portfolio​ ​of​ ​individual​ ​and​ ​foundation​ ​funders​ ​with​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​our​ ​industry-leading fundraising​ ​team
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 7+​ ​years​ ​of​ ​working​ ​in​ ​the​​ ​campaigns​ ​sector
  • A great developer and manager of ​staff
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, 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
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills
  • Experience working with Indigenous leadership and impacted communities
  • Ability​ ​and​ ​willingness​ ​to​ ​travel

Desirable, but not required:

  • Expertise​ ​in​ ​foundation​ ​and​ ​major​ ​donor​ ​fundraising​ ​with​ ​a​ ​track​ ​record​ ​of successful​ ​cultivation​ ​and​ ​solicitation​ ​of​ ​major​ ​gifts/grants​ ​
  • Decolonization and equity training
  • Experience working with large email lists and fluent in digital campaign tactics

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
  • Sense of humor

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic

To Apply:

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to campaigndirector@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what interests you in our campaigns and the work we do, 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.

 

Climate Campaigner - Fashion

The Position:

Stand.earth is hiring a passionate markets campaigner to play a key role in holding the rogue apparel industry to account for its massive climate footprint, and convince some of fashion’s biggest brands to transition their global supply chains away from dirty coal 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 August 26, 2019. This position is open until filled.

The apparel industry is responsible for more than 8% of global climate emissions. And the vast majority of its pollution comes from its global supply chains, where manufacturers haven’t been held responsible for their emissions – at least not until Stand.earth launched our Filthy Fashion campaign in 2017. Last summer, we secured our first major victory when denim giant Levi’s committed to reduce its global climate pollution by 40% over the next 6 years. Now the campaign is ready to scale up, and we are seeking a highly motivated Climate Campaigner to be the driving force behind this next phase as we work to transform the entire apparel industry.

This position is ideally based at one of our hub offices in Vancouver, BC; Bellingham WA; or San Francisco, CA; but we will consider outstanding remote candidates in Pacific or Mountain time zone.

Reporting to the Director of Digital and Campaign Strategies, the Climate Campaigner will work on a small, highly collaborative team that includes actions, communications and digital staff in Canada and the US. They will also work with researchers and allied organizations all around the world, particularly in Southeast Asia. This person will be responsible for refining and implementing the “Filthy Fashion” campaign strategy, conducting corporate and issue research, communicating with key audiences through traditional and digital channels, recruiting and engaging volunteer activists, coordinating with allies, and executing creative high-impact actions. 

This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of $55,000-65,000 USD or $60,000-70,000 CAD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and executing the Filthy Fashion campaign strategy, including online and offline tactics that support and achieve campaign goals
  • Skillfully coordinating a team of 3-5 other staff and external contractors
  • Acting as the main public face of the campaign with allies/ partners and in the media
  • Leading direct corporate communication with the biggest fashion brands in the world
  • Conducting industry and issue-focused research as needed
  • Developing communication materials to engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media
  • Building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations, allies and volunteers, and coordinating activities and events together
  • Providing support on Stand’s other climate campaigns as needed

Who you'll be:

  • Have a track record of building power and achieving campaign success
  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative and comfortable working in a fast-paced team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities
  • Able to not only comfortably manage your own workload by setting and tracking key priorities, but also support your teammates to manage their priorities and workloads
  • Reflective and self aware; committed to Stand’s principles of equity, authentic communication, and continual learning
  • A great project and people manager
  • A top notch writer, editor and communicator; able to adapt your style to work for a variety of audiences, from corporate negotiations to social media 
  • Able to recruit, support and manage teams of volunteers with minimal supervision 
  • Digital and media savvy – familiar enough with this campaigning landscape to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and mentorship within the campaigns team in everything from budgeting to international climate policy. 

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

  • Demonstrated experience with successful corporate or markets campaigning 
  • A love of fashion or deep knowledge of the apparel sector (fashionistas of all genders and gender identifications are definitely encouraged to apply)
  • Knowledge of the global coal campaigning landscape and an understanding of the newest coal threats
  • Enthusiastic about creating short videos, graphics for sharing on social media and other storytelling content
  • Deep relationships with partner or allied organizations working on sustainable fashion or coal, and an extensive network of community organizers, non-profit organizations and other advocacy groups
  • A proven track record executing fundraising strategies and programs
  • Familiar with the Leadnow / MoveOn / Avaaz model of online campaigning

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic

To Apply:

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to fashioncampaigner@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, what fashion brand you’d absolutely love to see us shift through our Filthy Fashion campaign (and why), 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 time-bound campaigning task and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Information Technology Security Specialist

The Position:

Stand.earth is seeking an Information Technology Security Specialist to play a key role in supporting Stand staff across North America with all of their technology and information security needs. This position is central to sustaining a safe and secure cyber presence for our staff, funders, and donors. 

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

We encourage applicants to apply by August 26, 2019. This position is open until filled.

The Information Technology Security Specialist will be responsible for assessing and addressing IT risks including information security and cyber security risks, along with related IT safety and soundness risks. They will research, learn, implement, document and train users on technologies and products. This is an exempt, full-time role based in San Francisco, CA; Bellingham, WA; Vancouver, BC; or Nelson, BC, and reporting to the HR & Operations Manager based in San Francisco, CA. 

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 $75,000 - $90,000 USD or  $85,000 - $95,000 CAD. 

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Serve as primary tech support point person for Stand staff in the US and Canada, responding to all inquiries within 24 hours or less, depending on the urgency level
  • Research, analyze and report on technical security risks institution-wide
  • Develop a digital security plan to protect our data and assets org-wide
  • Understand how staff utilizes technology to achieve their goals and take action to support them including trainings and other tools
  • Manage the domain level apps, security and management
  • Working with manager, develop document retention and destruction policies
  • Manage, acquire and recommend products for hardware and software systems org-wide
  • Evaluate requirements and purchase all computers and other hardware
  • Set up new computers with all required software before issuing to employees
  • Inventory and track all computers and software
  • Design and conduct a technology and security orientation for all new staff members
  • Interact with various team members to solve broader organization-wide technology issues
  • Explore technological approaches to advance Stand’s campaigns and investigative research projects
  • Other tasks as agreed

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Data Science, Business Information Systems or a related field
  • 2-4 years work experience in a technical support team, supporting and troubleshooting MacOS and/or Microsoft Windows
  • Strong IT security skills, ability to research and report on operational risks
  • An understanding of the rationale behind the various technological elements of digital security, including end-to-end encryption (E2EE), VPNs, Tor, open-source software, self-hosting, and the pros and cons of each
  • Digital security (or related) training or teaching experience
  • Desire to learn new skills that will educate team members and keep our IT services current and managed safely
  • Ability to deal tactfully, professionally, and politely in stressful situations with end-users and teammates
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment
  • Independent and motivated

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

  • Experience in working with environmental organizations or other NGOs
  • Skills or interest in data science, data visualization, data mining, distributed computing, and big data analysis
  • Familiarity with data analysis software (e.g. OpenRefine, Tableau, R, Google BigQuery, and so on) familiarity with virtualization technologies/environments (e.g.Docker, VirtualBox, Xen, etc.)
  • Understanding of statistics and mathematics
  • Ability to administer servers running Linux (Debian, BSD)
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS)
  • Familiarity with Linux Desktop Environments
  • Familiarity with using/supporting Qubes OS
  • Familiarity with the educational and advocacy work of digital rights organizations such as the Civil Liberties Defense Center, EFF, EDRi, and others, and the digital security software that they recommend
  • Familiarity with specific secure communications software solutions such as Signal, Wire, GPG, ProtonMail, and so onTor, Keybase, and Matrix/Riot
  • Familiarity with digital privacy laws (data protection laws) in different jurisdictions (e.g. EU GDPR, Swiss Federal Data Protection Act)
  • Skills or interest in blockchain and other emerging cryptographic technologies
  • Coding and software design skills (e.g. Python, SQL, Javascript, Google Apps Script)
  • Experience with mobile app development
  • Familiarity with Mobile Device Management (MDM) concepts and delivery options
  • Knowledge of local networking concepts

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for Stand.earth’s work
  • 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
  • Sense of humor

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic

To Apply:

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

 

Canadian Climate Campaigner - Shipping and Oceans

The Position:

Stand.earth is hiring a passionate climate campaigner to play a key role in holding the rogue shipping industry to account for its massive climate footprint, and build public support for legislation to protect Canada's oceans.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission and love developing creative campaign strategies, have a knack for deep public and stakeholder engagement, 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 August 26, 2019. This position is open until filled.

Reporting to the Global Climate Campaigns Director, the Canadian Climate Campaigner - Shipping and Oceans will be responsible for carrying out key foundation deliverables for our shipping campaign which is aimed at transforming the climate impact of the rogue and unregulated cruise and shipping industry. Our shipping campaign focuses on Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, and also works with stakeholders to shift the environmental standards of the whole shipping industry. 

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​ ​will​ ​grow​ ​to​ ​17%​ ​of​ ​global​ ​greenhouse​ ​gas​ ​emissions​ ​by​ ​2050.​ T​his​ ​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.  

This position is based in Vancouver, BC.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and will likely be within the range of $60,000 to $70,000 CAD.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Develop and execute the Canadian oceans campaign strategy, including online and offline tactics that support and achieve campaign goals 
  • Develop a power map of decision makers and influencers relative to 1) the use and phase out of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic and 2) the dumping of sewage in the Canadian Arctic and the Great Bear Rainforest Sea
  • Develop policy recommendations for changes in HFO usage and dumping of sewage
  • In partnership with staff team develop strategies for implementation of the above
  • Participate in meetings of key influencers re above
  • Develop relationships and a plan to engage and support First Nations leadership
  • Skillfully work within a team of 3-5 other staff and external contractors
  • Provide support on Stand’s other climate campaigns as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Have a track record of building power and achieving campaign success
  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative and comfortable working in a fast-paced team that spans multiple offices in multiple cities
  • Able to not only comfortably manage your own workload by setting and tracking key priorities, but also support your teammates to manage their priorities and workloads
  • Reflective and self aware; committed to Stand’s principles of equity, authentic communication, and continual learning
  • A great project and people manager
  • A top notch writer, editor and communicator; able to adapt your style to work for a variety of audiences, from corporate negotiations to social media 
  • Able to recruit, support and manage teams of volunteers with minimal supervision 
  • Digital and media savvy – familiar enough with this campaigning landscape to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media 
  • Ability​ ​and​ ​willingness​ ​to​ ​travel

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

  • Demonstrated experience with successful corporate or markets campaigning
  • Deep relationships with partner or allied organizations working on shipping and an extensive network of community organizers, non-profit organizations and other advocacy groups
  • A proven track record executing fundraising strategies and programs
  • Decolonization training
  • Work with Indigenous communities or leadership

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
  • Sense of humor

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic

To Apply:

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

 

Prospect Researcher - Contract Position

Stand.earth is seeking to contract with a prospect researcher to research institutional giving prospects to help Stand.earth find new sources of revenue to support and expand upon on our campaigns. This position will be conducted remotely.

We encourage interested researchers  to apply by September 3, 2019.

The Contract Position:

  • Qualified researchers will possess the following skills and experience:
  • 3+ years experience researching institutional funding prospects for nonprofit organizations
  • Detail-orientated and thorough
  • Dependable with a strong track record of meeting deadlines and producing deliverables
  • Independent and motivated

To Express Interest:

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to contractresearchers@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, and 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. The recruitment and interview process includes one round of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Investigative Researcher

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 an investigative researcher to play a key 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 have a depth and breadth of experience in investigative research, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

This position is open until filled and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Investigative Researcher will be responsible for conducting research and writing reports on a variety of issues.  The preferred location is in Vancouver or Nelson, BC or any of our other hub offices in San Francisco, CA and Bellingham, WA. For experienced candidates it is also possible to work from other remote locations.  This position reports to the Director of Research and Investigations  based in Nelson, BC.

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 $55,000 - $65,000 USD or $60,000 - $70,000 CAD.

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.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Conduct complex research and investigations and related tasks
  • Clearly articulate research findings in written and visual format
  • In partnership with staff team develop strategic recommendations based on the above research
  • Manage research projects as required
  • Develop research methodologies
  • Explore new innovative ways to conduct research and investigations
  • Communicate with clients, partners and allies
  • Assist with client and funding proposals as needed

Qualifications:

  • 5 plus years demonstrated experience in research and investigations
  • A natural inclination for innovation and lateral thinking
  • Passion for learning new things
  • The ideal candidate will have some  environmental campaigning experience
  • Highly organized, flexible, and creative
  • Committed to Stand.earth’s principles of equity, authentic communication, and continual learning
  • A top notch writer, editor and communicator
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Ability​ ​and​ ​willingness​ ​to​ ​travel

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

  • 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)
  • Background in investigative journalism or data driven journalism
  • An understanding of finance and investments
  • Fluency in multiple languages (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French)

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for Stand.earth’s work and climate justice and environmental protection in general
  • Independent and motivated
  • Sense of humor

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit or stand at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic

To Apply:

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