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are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting energy.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

 

Administrative Campaign Coordinator

We are seeking an experienced Administrative Coordinator to support the administrative needs of the organization’s Campaign Director, staff in our Vancouver office, and other locations providing a high level of assistance, coordination, troubleshooting, and administrative and technical support to the staff and board. This is a full time role that reports to the Campaign Director.

Responsibilities

Assist the Campaign Director - 60%

  • Coordinate and prioritize incoming internal and external requests.
  • Facilitate coordination with other departments including Development.
  • Coordinate travel plans, including air, ground and hotel arrangements.
  • Assist with calendar management and meeting schedule.
  • Maintain and submit monthly expense reports.
  • Assist in Grant writing, editing, and review as necessary.

Organizational Support - 30%

  • Coordinate all annual and quarterly, monthly and weekly campaign meetings including locations, agenda creation, notes, follow-up etc.
  • Drive the campaign planning processes in coordination with Director.
  • Update and maintain campaign plans and budgets.

Support the Campaigns - 20%

  • Carry out campaign specific tasks as requested such as setting up coalition meetings, organizing data, etc.
  • Assist campaign staff with travel and logistic requests as needed.
  • Support local Vancouver events such as fundraising events, community events etc.

General Office Duties - 10%

  • Maintain office administrative duties, communicating with the building manager, cleaners, etc.
  • Work with Operations Manager to maintain office supply inventory.
  • Coordinate the weekly staff calls and other meetings between the Vancouver office and stakeholders.
  • Assist in office space planning when staff expands or contracts, including providing office set up and site orientation to new staffers working from the Vancouver office.

Qualifications

  • Some administrative support experience (nonprofit preferred).
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively with team members at all levels.
  • High degree of time management and administrative skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and skills.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, Google Products).

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment.
  • Self-awareness, confidence and creative.
  • Organized!
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Understanding of and interest in supporting Stand.earth’s values.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume, as attachments to  CampaignCoordinator@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.

 

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.