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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. 

Pollution, climate change, and corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to any of these opportunities, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

Available positions:

 

Administrative Associate

We are hiring an Administrative Associate 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 can schedule with your eyes closed care deeply about supporting folks who are taking on corporations and the government to protect people and the planet, and want the option to work from the comfort of your own home, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. We encourage applicants to apply by October 22, 2020. This position is open until filled.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced Administrative Associate to provide primary support for our Human Resources and Operations Department as well as Stand.earth’s senior and general staff. This key role will be vital to our operations by providing excellent assistance, coordination, troubleshooting, and administrative support to the team.

This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. The Administrative Associate will report to the HR & Operations Manager. Salary will be commensurate with experience and location, and will likely be within the range of $45,000 to $65,000 USD or $64,000 to $76,000 CAD. This role will be based in the Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours are 9am-5pm Pacific time).

The role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, there may also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices.

The Position

Operational support, General Office Duties -60% 

  • 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.  
  • Submit requests and resolve online support issues related to our HR partner Trinet.  
  • In partnership with the HR & Operations Manager, provide logistical support for Stand.earth’s annual all-staff retreat (summer) and Campaigners’ Guild meetings (fall and spring). This includes coordinating online aspects, air and ground travel, accommodations, meals, and supplies.  
  • Manage our virtual and terrestrial mailbox systems for our San Francisco, Bellingham and Vancouver offices and all online shipping accounts in collaboration with our Finance team.  
  • Answer general telephone lines, collect and distribute messages as needed.  
  • Maintain office administrative duties, including watering plants, coordinating with the cleaning crew, working closely with security teams, communicating with building managers, and keeping offices and work from home spaces supplied.  
  • Manage inventory and coordinate office supply purchases, outside vendor contracts, and equipment rentals.  
  • Oversee day-to-day office maintenance, office systems/equipment, and general upkeep.  
  • Coordinate, schedule, and serve as notetaker for Stand.earth weekly staff calls, Open Space meetings, and other meetings as assigned by the HR & Operations Manager.  
  • Monitor and update Stand.earth’s organization-wide google calendar ensuring team meetings, holidays, birthdays and other key dates are current and accurate.  
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Senior Staff Support - 40% 

  • Maintain and submit monthly expense reports for the HR & Operations Manager, Executive Director and Director of Digital & Campaign Strategies.
  • Coordinate travel plans, including air, ground and hotel arrangements. 
  • Assist with calendar management and meeting schedules.

Who You Will Be  

  • 2 or more years of administrative/operational support experience (nonprofit preferred).  
  • An adept project manager, who can foster a positive and collaborative team environment while setting and tracking team priorities.  
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, primarily virtual work environment where ideas, experimentation and follow-through are core team values. 
  • Manages 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. 
  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and excited by the thought of working alongside people who convince governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change.  
  • Committed to equity, racial justice, authentic communications, and continual learning. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, Google Products).

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and professional development.

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

  • Experience working or volunteering on issues of climate, environmental protection and/or environmental justice.
  • Experience working on issues or equity and inclusion in the workplace. 
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, human resources best practices, or experience working closely with employees on their payroll or benefit operational needs.

To Apply

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

 

Senior Oil and Gas Campaigner

Stand.earth is seeking a passionate and experienced senior campaigner to develop and implement strategies to raise awareness and build power to stop the expansion of the oil and gas sector.

In October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) described the terrifying impacts of even a 1.5°C rise in global temperatures, and warned the international community about the importance of limiting any further warming beyond this point. The authors of the IPCC report reminded us that a societal transformation of this scale “is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics,” but will require “unprecedented changes” before 2030. One of the clearest steps we need to take to avoid this impending disaster is to stop approving and building new fossil fuel projects now.

Stand has a history of opposing oil and gas infrastructure that poses a threat to our climate, communities and coastline, going all the way back to our campaign against the Northern Gateway pipeline. Our work to reduce the threat that new fossil fuel extraction poses to the climate now stretches from the Arctic Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon.

Today we see liquified natural gas and the associated massive potential increases in fracking in the province of British Columbia as an emerging threat to our collective ability to address the climate crisis. The person who fills this position will help lead the work to make sure BC meets its climate goals by limiting the expansion of this new threat.

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

The Position

Reporting to the Canadian Oil and Gas Programs Director, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our Canadian oil and gas campaign strategy, supporting issue research, conducting government relations, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and executing public actions.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a background in climate and energy policy, public and government relations and a history of working in allyship with Indigenous Peoples.

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 $70,000.00 to 80,000.00 CAD.

This role will be based in British Columbia with a preference for someone working in Vancouver, Canada, (working hours are 9am-5pm Pacific time). At least to start with, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we hope there will also be the option to work out of our Vancouver hub office.

This position will work closely with the development and digital teams, and must have a strong interest and/or commitment to Stand.earth’s values.

Key Responsibilities

  • With direction of our Canadian Oil and Gas Programs Director the successful candidate will help our Canadian Oil and Gas team to develop and implement strategy to stop the growth of the tar sands, and fracking and LNG in British Columbia 
  • Build and manage relationships with elected and government officials  
  • Develop and execute online and offline tactics that support and achieve campaign goals and objectives, including the recruitment of supporters online and offline 
  • Support industry and issue-focused research  
  • Serve as one of Stand.earth’s spokespeople on this campaign and help to develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials 
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations allies and coordinate relevant activities and events  
  • Develop communications that engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media 
  • Support development efforts (grant and report writing, etc.) 
  • Build relationships with and manage relevant interns, and volunteers according to Stand’s guiding principles  
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications  

  • 3-5 years of organization and campaign experience. Direct experience with fossil fuel campaigns is preferred  
  • Clear and deep understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding climate change and the oil and gas sector  
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers, identifying organizational needs, and problem solving with minimal supervision 
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to manage projects, prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment  
  • Independent and self-motivated 
  • Demonstrated success in identifying potential funders, developing funding proposals, and building relationships with individual and foundation supporters.  
  • Top notche writer, editor and communicator; able to adapt your style to work for a variety of audiences, from corporate negotiations to social media  
  • Digital and media savvy, able to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media 
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills  
  • Experience working with Indigenous allies is an asset

Personal Characteristics 

  • Enthusiasm and passion for international 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 
  • Sense of humor

To Apply

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

 

Director of Climate Finance

We are hiring a Director of Climate Finance to help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate polluters to account. The Director of Climate Finance will be responsible for applying a deep understanding of climate finance issues across all of our campaigns.

We encourage applicants to apply by October 9, 2020. This position is open until filled.

The Position

Reporting to the Global Climate Campaigns Director, the Director of Climate Finance will have deep experience in the field of climate finance and experience building and managing campaigns including budgeting, team leadership, strategic planning and coalition building. This position will work closely with the fundraising team, 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.

Stand’s work on climate issues has protected millions of acres of forests from being logged, stopped major pipelines and 20 oil train terminals, and more. Stand is working to build capacity to support the new Climate Safe Pensions Network to catalyze action among pension funds and other institutional investors as a critical new tool in shifting investments away from the further expansion of fossil fuels and accelerate the decarbonization of companies in their portfolios. This missing element of Stand’s portfolio of campaigns will make a major contribution to Stand’s impacts on our global climate.

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 $87,000 to $110,000 CAD.

This role will be based in the US or Canada, in Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours are 9am-5pm Pacific time). At least to start with, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we hope there will also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Coordinate and develop campaign strategies to move industry leaders 
  • Work closely with our development, communications and digital teams on campaign strategies 
  • 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 finance 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 Finance and corporate sectors  
  • 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 
  • Develop campaign strategies that actively grow our online community and build power 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  
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit high level institutional and individual donors  
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online and offline 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 
  • Committed to equity, racial justice, authentic communications, and continual learning 
  • Independent and self-motivated 
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills 
  • 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

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to directorclimatefinance@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on the file name of each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role 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 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 Communications - Contractor

Stand.earth is seeking to contract with a communications professional to help our communications department support the launch of our SAFE Cities campaign. If you care deeply about environmental campaigns that protect our climate by passing local policies to phase out fossil fuel infrastructure, and you enjoy supporting local community organizing through strategic storytelling and media outreach — then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. We will consider applications as they are submitted and encourage interested contractors to reach out by October 2, 2020. The posting will remain open until filled.

The Contract Position

Working with Stand.earth’s Associate Communications Director, the SAFE Cities Communications Contractor will support strategic messaging development and media outreach for Stand’s SAFE Cities campaign. The position will provide communications support to Stand.earth staff, as well as local community organizers and elected officials.

This campaign provides a rare opportunity for individuals who live anywhere along the West Coast, who want to help part-time, and who have an interest in grassroots campaigning with a global impact. This is a great opportunity to support a dynamic, thriving environmental organization as it launches a new campaign.

This is a contract position up to 10 hours per week through December 31, 2020, with the potential for extension, which is dependent on funding. The hourly rate is $30.00 to $40.00 USD per hour. We are looking for a contractor who can start right away.

Deliverables Include:

  • Drafting communications materials such as media advisories, press releases, op-eds, and blogs
  • Crafting strategic messaging documents such as backgrounders and talking points
  • Pitching stories about the SAFE Cities campaign to local, regional, and national media
  • Monitoring relevant climate and energy news and identifying opportunities to tell a broader story that connects the news to the SAFE Cities campaign
  • Providing limited support for virtual events such as press conferences and webinars, and other activities happening in cities that are implementing SAFE policies
  • Providing spokesperson trainings to staff, as well as local elected officials and activists
  • Monitoring campaign media coverage and identifying and managing relationships with key reporters

Qualified contractors will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with environmental campaigns using local policymaking to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the U.S.
  • Experience dealing with the nuances of local politics and national energy policy
  • Familiarity with local media outlets in Washington and California, and national climate and energy media outlets in the U.S. Experience using a press dissemination platform such as Cision or Meltwater
  • Experience working in nonprofit communications with a focus on environmental justice and supporting frontline communities
  • Top-notch writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms and for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and kindly say no to things that are out of the scope of your work
  • Graphic design and social media experience is preferred, but not required

To Express Interest

Please send your resume to safecontractor@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. Please include 3 writing samples of your past work (such as press releases or op-eds), links to 3 articles you have helped land in local or national media outlets, and let us know what is motivating you to apply for this contract 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.

 

Senior Digital Fundraiser

We are hiring a Senior Digital Fundraiser to take on a key role in our community giving and digital teams, and help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate and government polluters to account. Over the past two years, Stand.earth’s online community has grown from 100,000 to 380,000 people strong, and our donor base has grown to more than 8,000 donors. Now we’re looking for someone to take on a newly-created role and bring this fundraising work to the next level. If you can whip up a compelling email appeal with your eyes closed, care deeply about building power online to win campaigns, love optimizing donation pages, and want the option to work from the comfort of your own home, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. We encourage applicants to apply by September 2, 2020. This position is open until filled.

The Position

We are seeking a Senior Digital Fundraiser who is fueled by a passion to build power and win campaigns through small dollar donations, and who’s excited about creating strategic online content & tactics to engage and grow our online community. Reporting to the Digital and Campaign Strategies Director, the Senior Digital Fundraiser will work across highly collaborative teams that include campaigners, organizers, development specialists and other digital staff in Canada and the US.

They will play a leading role in our community giving team and their primary responsibility will be coordinating and growing our online fundraising program. They’ll also play a key role as a digital campaigner on one of our corporate campaigns – for example, helping to transform the shipping industry’s climate impact by accelerating a transition away from toxic fuels.

This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and location, and will likely be within the range of $55,000-75,000 USD or $58,500-87,750 CAD.

This role will be based in the US or Canada, in Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours are 9am-5pm Pacific time). At least to start with, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we hope there will also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the day-to-day work of the community giving team, meeting our fundraising goals, and designing and implementing strategies to increase both one-time and recurring gifts
  • Engaging, retaining and growing our online community of 380,000+ activists, donors and online action-takers
  • Writing compelling fundraising content that mobilizes small donations to power our campaign work
  • Together with our digital team and Donor Services Associate, working to maintain and improve our online fundraising systems and processes, including donation pages, email, social media platforms, and donor communications
  • Training campaigners and organizers to think up smart, effective fundraising tactics and craft compelling email fundraising asks
  • Working as a part of the digital team to develop and execute online mobilization, organizing and fundraising strategies for one of Stand.earth’s corporate campaigns across all digital platforms

Who you'll be:

  • Experienced at online donor engagement, with a proven track record executing online fundraising strategies across email and other platforms
  • An excellent communicator with top-notch writing, copy editing and communications skills
  • An enthusiastic technologist, with your fingers on the pulse of emerging digital tools and a keen interest in testing and optimizing online content
  • An adept project manager, who can foster a positive and collaborative team environment while setting and tracking team priorities
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, primarily virtual work environment where ideas, experimentation and follow-through are core team values
  • Familiar with the Leadnow / MoveOn / Avaaz model of online campaigning and experienced using advocacy tools like Engaging Networks, NewMode, Action Network or similar
  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change
  • Committed to equity, racial justice, authentic communications, and continual learning

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and professional development.

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

  • Experience managing and growing a large email list, either organically or through paid channels
  • Social media management experience
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience using data and experimentation tools like Google Analytics, Share Progress, Optimizely or similar
  • Experience working or volunteering on issues of climate, environmental protection and/or environmental justice
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, community organizing, or experience working closely with communities affected by our campaigning issues, including people at the front lines of extractives mega-projects and in particular Indigenous communities

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to srdigitalfundraiser@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on the file name of each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role, which 2-3 cutting-edge digital tools you think we should be using to reach new donors, 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 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.