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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are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting fossil fuels.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 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, 2018. 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


  • 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)



  • 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 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.