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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:

 

Grant Writer/Researcher

Stand.earth is hiring a full-time Grant Writer/Researcher to develop compelling content and conduct prospect research for an active portfolio of 100+ international foundations, which include some of the largest and most influential environmental funders in the world. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned grant writer who will thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment and who will demonstrate an interest in and a talent for communicating about innovative, results-driven environmental campaigning. In addition to grant writing, we are looking for a candidate who will lead and steward the growth of prospect research to provide a steady stream of prospective funders for established and emerging campaigns.

The Grant Writer/Researcher will join a growing, industry-leading institutional giving team that is charged with raising more than $7M USD in foundation revenue annually, aiming to grow to $10M+ USD within the next two years. Stand.earth’s grants team consists of two Part-Time Grant Writers, a Development Assistant, Associate Director of Institutional Giving, and Director of Development, all of whom work in partnership with an Individual giving team and a dynamic group of environmental campaign strategists and program staff. If persuasive writing comes naturally to you; you enjoy sleuthing for prime funding suspects; and you have a deep-seated fear of boredom, then read on! This might be the perfect job for you. We encourage applicants to apply by January 31, 2021. This position is open until filled.

The Position

Grant Writing (50%)

The grant writer works in close collaboration with campaign staff to develop compelling cases of support in the form of inquiry letters, proposals, grant reports and other narratives that are tailored to the audience and are finalized and approved in advance of all deadlines. Regular interviews with senior-level, international campaign staff will be required to ensure you are telling the most current and persuasive narratives for external audiences.

Prospect Research (50%)

This position will lead the generation of a steady pipeline of new prospects to support a wide range of international campaigns. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to think creatively and analytically in identifying and qualifying prospective funders. Additionally, this position will prepare detailed funder briefings for senior staff in advance of meetings with foundations and individual donors. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits reporting to the Associate Director of Institutional Giving. 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.

Responsibilities 

  • Work in close collaboration with Stand’s institutional giving and campaign teams to develop approved narrative content
  • Conduct interviews with campaign staff and executive team members (as necessary) to update and create new content related to organization-wide and campaign-specific activities
  • Update boilerplates (i.e. executive summaries, organization history, theories of change, etc) for use by development staff
  • Track campaign developments and newsworthy events and articles that are relevant to work of grants team  
  • Conduct prospect research to identify and qualify new funders for the institutional giving team
  • Produce reports on prospective funders based on a combination of data from Salesforce, iWave, Foundation Directory Online, and internet research. 
  • Produce detailed meeting briefings on funders to support solicitor meetings with foundations and individual donors

Qualifications 

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional grant writing experience and 2 years of prospect research experience  
  • Superb writing skills 
  • Acute attention to detail 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Proficiency with databases  
  • Ability to digest new information quickly and think critically about what information is needed to craft compelling cases for support 
  • Ability to think creatively about how to find new sources of support by marketing campaigns in new ways to a variety of funders  
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data in a succinct format  
  • Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills 
  • Adaptability and flexibility in shifting gears to address time sensitive projects

Personal Characteristics  

  • Enthusiasm and passion for Stand.earth’s mission 
  • Thrives in a rapid response environment and enjoys working with a dynamic team  
  • Independent and self-motivated with a desire to provide support to advance Stand’s mission  
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration  
  • Sense of humor a plus!

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter, sample grant proposal, sample grant report, sample letter of inquiry, and resume to grantwriter@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 skills assessment and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Finance Assistant

We are hiring a Finance Assistant to play a key role in supporting Stand.earth’s team across North America. From accounts payable to administrative support and coordination, this position is central to ensuring the Finance Department and the entire Stand.earth team are well prepared and equipped to meet the formidable challenges of our climate crisis. If you are super detail-oriented, excellent with numbers, and have a passion for supporting a team who are taking on corporations and the government to protect people and the planet, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you. We encourage applicants to apply by January 31, 2021. This position is open until filled.

The Position

The Finance Assistant is responsible for managing Stand.earth’s accounts payable functions, payment processing systems, and administrative support for Finance projects and activities. This is a part-time non-exempt position. The Finance Assistant will report to the Finance Manager. Salary will be commensurate with experience and location, and will likely be within the range of $20,625 to $29,250 USD at .5 FTE (20 hours per week). This role will be based in the Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours will be half time and during normal business hours - 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 US hub offices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Accounts Payable

  • Complete payments and control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices  
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances 
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries
  • Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, verifying federal id numbers, scheduling and preparing checks, and resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation
  • Ensure credit is received for outstanding memos
  • Issue stop-payments or purchase order amendments
  • Receive and verify expense reports; works with Finance Manager to process payments
    Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Maintain historical records by filing documents electronically
  • Disburse petty cash by recording entry and verifying documentation
  • Report sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices
  • Prepare and process cash, journal vouchers and record in accounting software Support & Administrative Duties
  • Provide administrative and technical support for annual budget creation, mid-year budget reforecast, and annual financial audit processes
  • Maintain contracts and process invoices for vendors
  • Process documents and reports in a timely manner and maintain accurate and up to date filing system
  • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 2 years related experience
  • Interest in or passion for the mission of Stand.earth
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Excel and Word
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Online accounting software (or similar program) Strong attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Basic reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; and deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Strong language skills as demonstrated by the ability to read and interpret documents such as operating instructions or procedure manuals, ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and ability to communicate effectively
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: FinanceAssistant@stand.earth. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role and your favorite accounting software and why. Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process will include a time-bound anonymous skills assessment and two rounds of interviews. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Senior Climate Campaigner - Fashion

Stand.earth is hiring a passionate senior markets campaigner to play a key role in catalyzing action by the fashion industry to address its massive climate footprint, leading to a transformation shift among the fashion industry’s biggest brands to transition their global supply chains away from dirty coal to renewables, and ultimately to become fossil fuel free.

If you love developing creative campaign strategies, have a knack for deep corporate research and engagement, and thrive in front of a camera or behind an email action alert, this might be the perfect role for you!

We encourage applicants to apply by December 16, 2020. This position is open until filled.

The Position

Reporting to the Global Climate Campaigns Director, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our fashion campaign strategy, supporting issue research, leading corporate negotiations, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and helping to design creative high-impact actions.

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 $80,000 to $95,000 USD or $85,000.00 to 100,000.00 CAD.

This role will be based in the US or Canada, in Pacific or Mountain time zones (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.

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 Global Climate Campaigns Director the successful candidate will help our Fashion team to develop and implement strategy to hold the fashion industry accountable for their climate footprint
  • Build and manage relationships with companies, coalition partners, and other industry leaders 
  • 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 

  • 5 -7 years of organization and campaign experience. Direct experience with corporate campaigns is preferred  
  • Clear and deep understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding climate change and the fashion 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 partners 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 srfashioncampaigner@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.

 

Senior Forests Campaigner

Stand.earth is hiring a highly motivated Senior Forests Campaigner to be a key member of the forests team as we expand our work to leverage financial and market power to protect primary forests and address the climate, biodiversity and human rights implications of the growing forests-to-electricity wood pellet export sector in Canada and internationally. If you love developing creative campaign strategies, have a knack for organizing and corporate engagement, enjoy a well-timed headquarters protest, and thrive in front of a camera or behind an email action alert, this might be the perfect role for you! We encourage applicants to apply by February 12, 2021. This position is open until filled.

The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Forests Campaigner to be a key member of the forests team as we work to support the expansion of our work to leverage financial and market power to protect primary forests and and address the climate, biodiversity and human rights implications of the growing forests-to-electricity wood pellet export sector in Canada and internationally.

Reporting to the Forest Programs Director, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our forest campaign strategy (with specific focus on biomass and climate change), supporting issue research, corporate engagement, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and helping to design creative high-impact actions. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will likely be within the range of $54,000 to $65,000 USD or $70,000 to $85,000 CAD.

Ideal locations are in British Columbia and/or Ottawa (but other locations including other countries will be considered). 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 our Vancouver or other hub offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Stand.earth team and coalition partners to develop and implement strong campaign strategies to expose impacts, mobilize citizens, push for policy change andbuild finance and marketplace power
  • Develop policy recommendations on key biomass, forest policy and climate issues
  • Build local leadership through coalition building
  • Support industry and issue-focused research
  • Serve as one of Stand.earth’s spokespeople on this campaign for international media and develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials with support from senior campaign advisors
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations allies and coordinate relevant activities and events
  • Develop and execute online and offline organizing tactics that support and achieve campaign goals and objectives, including the recruitment of supporters online and offline
  • Develop communications that engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media
  • Build relationships with and manage relevant staff, interns, and volunteers according to Stand’s guiding principles
  • Participate in the management of campaign budgets and monitor both revenue and expenses to ensure financial health of the campaign
  • 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

Who you'll be:

  • 5-7 years of working in the environmental and/or social justice campaigns sector
  • Deep understanding of forest and/or climate issues
  • Demonstrated success leading online and offline corporate campaigning and citizen mobilizing strategies and tactics
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications
  • 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
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Experience working with Indigenous leadership and impacted communities
  • Digital and media savvy – familiar enough with this campaigning landscape to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for campaigning
  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment
  • Self-awareness, confidence and creativity
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, board members, colleagues and peer organizations
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to srforestcampaigner@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. 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 Intern (part-time, fixed term)

We are hiring a part-time fixed term Digital Intern to help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate polluters to account for a fixed term beginning some time in February 2021 and continuing through for 12 months from the start of employment. If you find the mechanisms that help build movements fascinating, are passionate about grassroots digital organizing, are obsessive about process, efficiency and precision, 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 February 5, 2021. This position is open until filled.

The Position

Reporting to a Senior Digital Campaigner and working closely with Stand.earth’s Digital and Campaign departments as well as outside consultants, the Digital Intern is responsible for setting up and spot checking the mass communications that are important for critical organizational functions like digital campaigning and online fundraising. The ideal candidate will have a high attention to detail, thrive in a demanding, mission-driven work environment, and demonstrate an interest in learning new tools and platforms.

This is a part-time, 10 hour per week, exempt position. Salary will be $8,500 USD or $10,400 CAD. This role will be based in the US or Canada, ideally in Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours are 10 hours per week weekdays 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:

  • Working closely with the Digital team to set up and check mass email and text communications.
  • Working closely with the Digital team to set up and check petition, email to target, click to call, and other digital organizing tools.
  • Moderation and management of our social media communities and their comments on various platforms.
  • Carrying out routine data management tasks under the supervision of our Data Analyst.
  • Miscellaneous tasks related to the optimizing and maintaining the effectiveness of our digital organizing programs and tools.

Qualifications:

  • A basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS code.
  • A willingness to learn new tools and technologies.

There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and mentorship within our digital team.

Nice to have or willing to learn:

  • Experience working or volunteering on issues of climate, environmental protection and/or environmental justice.
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML and CSS code.
  • Experience working within CRMs such as Engaging Networks, Action Network, Salsa, etc.
  • Experience moderating or managing social media comments and communities.
  • Experience with digital organizing principles and/or tools.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate about climate justice and environmental protection, and juiced up by the thought of convincing governments and corporations to make meaningful and lasting change.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Curious to research/learn new tools, develop new professional skills, and stay on top of trends in digital organizing.
  • Self-motivated and able to operate independently with minimal supervision in a remote work environment.
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, staff members, and peer organizations.
  • 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 digitalintern@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, include a listicle of your top five data management tools. 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 one round of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 

Cities Campaign Lead (Contractor)

Stand.earth is seeking to contract with a professional to engage with our 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 love working in different political contexts, — 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 February 23, 2021. The posting will remain open until filled.

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 upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed 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 by environmental pollution and climate change, 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 this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

The Contract Position
Working with Stand.earth’s International Programs Director, the Cities Campaign Lead Contractor will have relationships and networks to draw on in different geographies to advance this work. You will be comfortable working with groups and people in different political contexts, including many partners in the Global South. With a strong understanding of cities and municipal government you will help create campaigns to impact them.

This is a contract position up to 40 hours per week through December 31, 2021, with the potential for extension. We are looking for a contractor who can start right away.

Deliverables Include:

  • Engage with the International Support Team and Campaign Working Group on developing and implementing the Treaty Initiative’s cities campaign strategy in-line with the broader goals of the campaign
  • Support sub-national governments, particularly cities, to endorse the concept of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and call on their national government counterparts to do the same
  • Coordinate with the International Support Team to promote success stories of cities supporting the Treaty concept and phasing out fossil fuels in their jurisdiction online to a global audience to build greater awareness of the initiative
  • Conduct outreach and build strong relationships with municipal governments, prominent mayors, city-focussed civil society groups and networks to increase the connection between the Treaty initiative and cities
  • Where required, support grassroots campaigners to build community support for their city to endorse the Treaty and approach their local municipal governments and make a compelling case for phasing out fossil fuels
  • Coordinate with the SAFE Cities team to align strategies working to support municipal governments to phase out fossil fuels, and identify key opportunities for collaboration and shared moments
  • Track and analyse cities campaign metrics to measure success and identify key lessons to share recommendations with the International Support Team, Campaign Working Group and Steering Committee where relevant
  • Coordinate and support other contractors and partners focussed on city endorsement work

Qualified contractors will possess the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years experience in either public campaigning of climate policy development with municipal governments, ideally in climate, environmental or energy justice.
  • A strong understanding of climate justice issues and commitment to phasing out fossil fuels and supporting an equitable global energy transition.
  • A strong understanding of municipal governments and experience engaging directly with councillors, mayors and public servants.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with fluency in English. Ability to write well for a variety of audiences and platforms and to distill complex policy, political, and scientific concepts into clear, understandable, and persuasive language.
  • Expertise building and executing strategic campaigns, good instincts for rapid response, and the flexibility and problem-solving skills needed to make and alter campaign plans in response to rapidly changing news cycles and political landscapes.
  • Highly organised, skilled at prioritisation and time management, and able to manage multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality.
  • A resilient and flexible team player who is a quick learner and can work well with a globally distributed team across multiple time zones.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on teams across differences, including race, class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, language fluency, etc.

Desired (but not required):

  • Additional language skills, particularly in Spanish or French
  • Relationships with municipal governments, mayors, or city-focussed civil society networks
  • Experience with in building global coalitions
  • Experience working on fossil fuel phase out campaigns with a nuanced understanding of global energy politics

To Express Interest
Please send your resume to citiescampaigncontractor@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. Let us know what is motivating you to submit for this contract and what skills or expertise you have that will be most important in this role. Your proposal should include your daily rate. 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.

 

Global Partnerships Lead (Contractor)

Stand.earth is seeking to contract with a professional to engage with our international support team. If you care deeply about environmental campaigns that protect our climate by passing local policies to phase out fossil fuel infrastructure, and you love working in coalition — 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 February 23, 2021. The posting will remain open until filled.

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 upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed 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 by environmental pollution and climate change, 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 this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

The Contract Position
Working with Stand.earth’s International Programs Director, the Global Partnerships Lead Contractor will lead partnership management across the initiative for our NGO/CSO partners. You will connect closely with others in the team to manage those relationships and processes to ensure our partners are engaged and empowered to campaign and organise for  the objectives of the treaty initiative. 

This is a contract position up to 40 hours per week through December 31, 2021, with the potential for extension.  We are looking for a contractor who can start right away.

Deliverables Include:

  • Engage  with the Global Engagement Director, International Support Team and Campaign Working Group to build, support, connect and mobilise a diverse global coalition of organisations and individuals calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  • Conduct direct outreach to civil society organisations, influencers, networks and other institutions to significantly grow the global coalition of groups supporting the Treaty Initiative. 
  • Develop and implement user journeys for different partner organisations and individuals, supporting them with frequent, clear communications and resources to increase their engagement with the Treaty Initiative
  • Lead the production of resources for the Treaty Campaign Hub, equipping campaign partners with guides, content, materials and case studies to increase their impact. 
  • Foster a community of best practice by convening and facilitating virtual (and hopefully physical) spaces for the global network of groups calling for a Treaty to connect, build alliances and share lessons from local campaigns.
  • Support the curation of key campaign moments and mobilisations to build awareness of the Treaty and foster public support and political momentum for phasing out fossil fuels.
  • Track and analyse campaign metrics to measure success and identify key lessons to share recommendations with the International Support Team, Campaign Working Group and Steering Committee where relevant. 
  • Engage with other members of the International Support Team and partners,  in producing and distributing content, including emails, video and graphics through email and social media platforms to build momentum globally behind the campaign for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • Coordinate and support other contractors focussed on partner engagement work as required.

Qualified contractors will possess the following skills and experience:

  • 5+ years experience in campaigning and/or coalition building ideally in climate, environmental,  or energy or resource justice, and building strategies and tactics for distributed campaigns, movement building and mobilisation (this can be at local, national, regional, or global level). 
  • A strong understanding of climate justice issues and commitment to phasing out fossil fuels and supporting an equitable global energy transition.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English. Ability to write well for a variety of audiences and platforms and to distill complex policy, political, and scientific concepts into clear, understandable, and persuasive language.
  • Highly organised, skilled at prioritisation and time management, and able to manage multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality.
  • A resilient and flexible team player who is a quick learner and can work well with a globally distributed team across multiple time zones
  • Demonstrated experience in working on teams across differences, including race, faith, culture, class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, language fluency.

Desired (but not required):

  • Additional language skills, particularly in Spanish or French
  • Basic material production - design and/or video - for social media
  • Experience working on fossil fuel phase out campaigns with a nuanced understanding of global energy politics
  • Experience with stakeholder management and developing relationships and trust with partner organisations who work across a diverse range of issues, regions and audiences. 
  • Expertise building and executing strategic campaigns, good instincts for rapid response, and the flexibility and problem-solving skills needed to make and alter campaign plans in response to rapidly changing news cycles and political landscapes

To Express Interest
Please send your resume to globalpartnershipscontractor@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. Let us know what is motivating you to submit for this contract and what skills or expertise you have that will be most important in this role. Your proposal should include your daily rate. 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.

 

Communications Director

We are hiring a Communications Director to lead our communications department, and help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate and government polluters to account. Over the past two years, Stand.earth’s campaigns to shift polluting industries, protect biodiversity hotspots, and transition communities off fossil fuels have grown in size and scope – and we’re looking for someone who can help us significantly scale up our reach and impact across both traditional and digital media. 

If you’re just as comfortable developing a big vision for strategic communications and pitching stories, you love leading teams and mentoring other staff, and you’re passionate about large-scale transformative solutions to the climate crisis, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by February 28, 2021 This position is open until filled.

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 upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed 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 by environmental pollution and climate change, 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 this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

The Position
The Communications Director is a new position at Stand. They will be an expert in their field, fueled by a passion to win campaigns by engaging a variety of audiences through traditional and digital media. Reporting to a member of Stand’s executive leadership team, the International Communications Director will play a key role leading our communications department. They will also be embedded within a few highly collaborative campaign teams that include campaigners, organizers, digital staff and other communications staff.

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 $85,000 to $110,000 USD.  

Ideally this role will be based in the US but we are open to international candidates who are comfortable working Pacific, Mountain or Eastern time zones.  To start, 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 in San Francisco; Bellingham; or Vancouver.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of our international communication strategy to build corporate, political and societal influence 
  • Lead and manage a highly collaborative Communications Department (currently two full-time communications managers, and a portfolio of contractors), holding responsibility for its budget and planning process.
  • Manage the development of media strategies for our suite of campaigns with a focus on our emerging campaign work on stopping global oil and gas expansion (ie: the SAFE Cities and Amazon Sacred Headwaters campaigns)
  • Oversee external strategic communications efforts targeted at increasing Stand.earth's media profile and impact through storytelling, long-form pitching and other proactive and reactive media tactics
  • Work closely with our brand expert to ensure Stand’s public communications across all channels are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and are consistent with building Stand.earth’s brand.
  • Build long-term relationships with reporters relevant to your campaign work — including media outlets in the US and internationally, with a focus on Europe and South America —and train and support other communications staff and campaigners to do the same
  • Manage organizational risks in the communications realm — including crisis communications, training staff on media interactions and social media expectations, developing and implementing communications approval processes, and weighing in on organizational decisions that may impact communications
  • Act as an ambassador on behalf of Stand.earth by representing the organization at key events, both internally and externally, and serving as one of Stand.earth’s primary storytellers
  • Monitor media coverage and analyze media trends, regularly reporting back to staff on press related to our work and organization
  • Lead on creating compelling campaign content for our media across your portfolio of campaigns, and support the department on other campaigns — including press releases, blogs, op-eds, and talking points
  • Work with the Digital Director of Campaign Strategies to shape the digital storytelling for the organization across all our social media accounts

Who you’ll be 

  • Experienced in communications or public relations, with a proven track record of at least 8 years of identifying and pursuing opportunities that land high-profile media coverage. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture strong professional relationships across the organization as well as with external stakeholders and journalists.
  • A great written and verbal communicator and strong copy editor with experience succinctly conveying complex messages, and supporting teams to develop creative and strategic content that meets campaign goals.
  • Familiar with the international and US media landscape, with relationships with journalists from key outlets that cover political, environment, corporate, climate change and Indigenous issues. 
  • An effective and supportive manager, who can foster a positive and collaborative team environment while helping manage your team’s workload by setting and tracking key priorities.
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, and primarily virtual, work environment where ideas, rapid response, and follow-through are core team values.
  • 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.
  • Once the threat of COVID has passed, you’ll need to be able to travel up to 20% of the time.

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:

  • Experienced at developing targeted communication strategies for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets. 
  • Deep familiarity with the media landscape and reporter relationships in California. 
  • Familiarity with the media landscape and reporter relationships in Ecuador and Peru.
  • Strong skills in graphic design, photography and/or video editing.
  • Experienced using Meltwater, Cision or a similar media monitoring platform. 
  • HTML and web editing experience. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Experience working or volunteering on issues of climate, environmental protection and/or environmental justice, corporate accountability and in particular working on campaigns to stop fossil fuel projects.
  • 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 commsdirector@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 reporter relationships you would bring with you to our work, 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 skills assessment and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.