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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 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
  • 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.

 

SAFE Cities Field Organizer

Stand.earth is looking for a Washington State-based field organizer to join our SAFE Cities team, and help scale up our work passing local laws to phase out fossil fuel expansion across the state and beyond. If you love living room meetings and doorstep conversations, believe fiercely in the power of community leadership, and can’t get enough of city council policy documents, this might be the perfect job for you. 

We encourage applicants to apply by January 24, 2020. This position is open until filled.

SAFE, which translates to communities Standing Against Fossil Fuel Expansion, is a growing international movement of cities and regions deploying land use powers to block fossil fuel infrastructure projects before they're even proposed. By organizing to get local elected officials to pass SAFE commitments and policies, community members and local groups can systematically prevent fossil fuel companies from acquiring the local permits they need to build any bulk fossil fuel project and play a crucial leadership role in keeping fossil fuels in the ground, while protecting local air and water quality at the same time. Our SAFE movement is sharing stories of how communities are using this strategy to stand up to Big Oil and win, especially communities most impacted by toxic fossil fuel projects. Together we’re building a clean energy future.

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Digital and Campaign Strategies, the SAFE Cities Field Organizer will support, connect and grow a grassroots movement starting with Washington State that’s helping local governments pass policies to stop fossil fuel industry expansion. The organizer will also be part of a growing global movement by supporting SAFE Cities’ decentralized digital organizing platform. This position is based in the Seattle area (remote) or in our Bellingham, WA office, but exceptional candidates in other parts of Washington state will also be considered. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and is within the range of $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 USD.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit, engage and support hundreds of local activists and community leaders as they convince key local governments in Washington State to implement successful policies that halt or limit fossil fuel infrastructure expansion.
  • Provide resources, tools and training to individuals and groups who want to build support for SAFE policies in their communities.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with existing local stakeholders in key communities including environmental organizations, social equity organizations, labor, faith-based organizations, and Indigenous Nations and Tribes.
  • Plan and recruit for events and community education forums.
  • Engage the SAFE Cities community in online and offline actions to maximize our impact: coordinate with team members to schedule, draft and send calls to action via email, text and social media.
  • Coordinate with the Press Secretary to draft media advisories, pitch journalists and coordinate media interviews.
  • Support SAFE policy development in local governments, especially as it relates to limits on gas connection into new neighbourhoods / electrification of new homes, zero emission zones, and limits on bulk fossil fuel infrastructure expansion.

Required qualifications: 

  • Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand.earth.
  • Some experience (paid or volunteer) with political or environmental issue field organizing including volunteer recruitment, phone canvassing, and door to door canvassing.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, community-based organizing.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Comfortable working in a virtual office space and experienced using collaborative communication platforms like video conference calls, Asana, Slack, Google Drive, etc.
  • Proficient in word, excel and other general productivity software.

Nice to have qualifications:

  • In depth understanding of the oil and gas industry, environmental law or policy, and/or climate campaigning.
  • In depth understanding of local governments in Washington State, including key issues and important actors.
  • Some experience managing large email or phone lists, and working with campaigning software like MailChimp or Nation Builder.
  • Strong writer and copy editor.
  • Relationships with either grassroots campaigning groups in Washington State or elected local government officials.
  • Familiar with the Move On / Credo model of digital-first organizing.
  • Personal Characteristics Self-awareness, confidence, and creativity.
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility with community members.
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration.
  • A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment in engaging with a dynamic team.

To Apply

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