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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:

 

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.

 

Digital BC Forests - Contractor

We are seeking to contract with a digital campaigner to help our dynamic and successful digital team create digital content and strategize for campaigns related to the protection of forests in BC. If you care deeply about building power online to win campaigns 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 will consider applications as they are submitted and encourage interested contractors to reach out by September 10th. The position will remain open until filled.

The Contract Position

Working with Stand’s Canadian Digital Campaigner and BC Forests Campaigner, the Digital BC Forests Contractor will support content creation and digital strategy for Stand’s BC Forests campaign. They will also emphasize the needs of impacted communities, while building an impassioned and mobilized network of everyday people ready to fight for forests in BC.

This campaign provides a rare opportunity for individuals who live in British Columbia, want to help part-time, and who have an interest in frontline environmental campaigning with a global impact. This is a great opportunity to support a dynamic, thriving, campaign team.

This is a contract position up to 29 hours per week through December 31, 2020, with the potential for extension depending on funding. The hourly rate is $30.00 to $35.00 CAD per hour. We are looking for a contractor who can start right away.

Deliverables Include:

  • Drafting content to engage existing and new members over email and other online channels about our BC forests campaign
  • Developing compelling video and photo storytelling around the threats that BC's old growth forests are facing
  • When required, assisting the Canadian digital campaigner to develop strategies for growing the supporter base in key areas in BC, using targeted ads and other list building tactics
  • Develop campaign tools and materials, such as digital resources for forests and community activists
  • Write compelling content for online email fundraisers
  • Set up and monitor digital actions, email communications and texting campaigns in Engaging Networks, NewMode, Drupal and ThruText

Qualified contractors will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience using e-campaigning platforms, such as Engaging Networks, Nationbuilder or Action Network, Newmode, and Drupal
  • Top-notch writing, copy editing and communications skills across a variety of platforms and audiences
  • Passion for environmental justice, including upholding Indigenous sovereignty, supporting impacted communities, confronting systemic injustice, and mobilizing networks for action
  • Strong understanding of digital campaigning strategies
  • Skills in photo editing, video editing and graphic design
  • Bonus points if you are also an enthusiastic technologist, with your fingers on the pulse of emerging digital tools and a keen interest in testing and optimizing online content

To Express Interest

Please send your resume to digitalcontractor@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. If possible, include some samples of your past work (such as blast emails you have drafted, blogs you have written, videos you have produced, or social media graphics you have created), 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.