Senior International Amazon Campaigner

Stand.earth

San Francisco, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 USD or $75,000.00 to 85,000.00 CAD
Deadline Oct 15, 2019

Job Announcement

Senior International Amazon Campaigner

Stand.earth is seeking a passionate and experienced international campaigner to develop and implement strategies to raise global awareness and build power to support expanded protections within the Sacred Headwaters region of the Amazon basin in Ecuador and Peru. 

The expansion of oil extraction and mining in the region will significantly impact this critical ecosystem, threaten the traditional way of life of hundreds of thousands of indigenous peoples, and result in billions of tons of carbon emissions.  Our Amazon Sacred Headwaters campaign is focused on supporting indigenous leaders and allied organizations in the region who are opposing oil development and industrial scale resource extraction. Priorities in the early stages of this work will include designing and implementing strategic interventions to stop key international investments in new oil extraction in the Amazon Sacred Headwaters region.  Policy advocacy, strategic communications, corporate engagement, and building power within the US and global marketplace will be key components toward building an international campaign.

We encourage applicants to apply by October 15,  2019. 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 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. 

Stand is an equal opportunity employer; we have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and value the leadership and skills of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and people from other historically marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth

The Position

Reporting to the Forest Programs Director, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing an international campaign strategy, supporting issue research, conducting corporate outreach, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and executing public actions.  Upcoming IUCN Latin American Parks Congress, Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Santiago, Chile), the COP Convention of Biological Diversity (Kunming, China), and other international forums will be key organizing points for this work.  Successful candidates will demonstrate significant international, multilateral organizing experience. This position is based in one of our hub offices in Bellingham, WA; San Francisco, CA; or Vancouver BC and reporting to the Forest Programs Director.

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 $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 USD or $75,000.00 to 85,000.00 CAD. 

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 support from the International Program Director and Forest Director and senior campaign advisors, develop and execute international campaign strategy to stop key international investments in new oil extraction in the Amazon Sacred Headwaters region
  • Deliver strategic interventions at public venues and at key international conferences and events
  • 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 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
  • Support development efforts (grant and report writing, etc.)
  • Build relationships with and manage relevant staff, 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 and/or finance campaigning strongly preferred.  
  • Significant international, multilateral organizing experience.  
  • Clear and deep understanding of the issues and concerns surrounding the Amazon Sacred Headwaters
  • 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
  • Spanish speaking 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
HOW TO APPLY

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to amazoncampaigner@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 three rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. 

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