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Earth Day Network Internship Announcements

Earth Day Network (EDN) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDN’s network reaches over 50,000 organizations in 192 countries, while the domestic program engages 10,000 groups and over 40,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

The following positions are available.  In addition to working closely with specific departments and having leadership roles, interns will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the planning and implementation of Earth Day Events on the National Mall in April. All interns also contribute to EDN’s blog on topics ranging from education and technology to renewable energy and international issues.

Please note, all internships are unpaid; however, Metro fare of $5 daily is included, and college credit if your institution provides for this.

More information available here.


Vice President of Marketing and Communications 

All Earth Day Network (EDN) Staff are responsible for articulating and contributing to an inspired vision for the organization; taking projects experience; listening and working as a team to generate and implement from concept to lift-off to completion; learning and adapting from new ideas; building relationships to bridge differences and find common grounds with people inside and outside of the organization; communicating effectively, orally and in writing.

EDN seeks a Vice President of Marketing and Communications to serve as an integral member of the senior management team. EDN manages Earth Day worldwide as well as works year-round on policy and other campaigns and programs. EDN is preparing for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020. The VP will be responsible for the development and execution of EDN’s communication strategy for our year-round programs, for Earth Day 2018, 2019, and for our 50th anniversary which will be held in 192 countries. The VP is responsible for media advocacy, media partnerships, brand development, digital advocacy, thought leadership, organizational/issue visibility and communications marketing and strategy.

The The Vice President of Marketing and Communications will provide direct oversight for Communications Associates and other department staff, set department goals and priorities, and evaluate outcomes and results to inform future work. The VP will also be responsible for more than executing marketing campaigns; they are also in charge of managing and developing EDN’s global brand and building awareness and relationships with that brand. As the Earth Day and Earth Day Network brand manager, the VP will serve as the point-person for developing, implementing and executing marketing initiatives and activities that promote awareness and participation in Earth Day and awareness and partnership with Earth Day Network. These initiatives and activities include campaigns (print, web, social media, broadcast, etc.), events, corporate responsibility programs and sponsorships.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an integrated strategic communications plan to advance EDN’s work and mission, broaden awareness of EDN’s work and increase the visibility of the organization worldwide.
  • Work directly with press in the US and abroad to ensure that EDN’s brand, message, and substantive goals are communicated and reached.
  • Produce EDN’s campaign and program materials ensuring brand consistency and message.
  • Identify appropriate channels for stories and pitches and maintain meaningful relationships with journalists, producers, bookers, bloggers and social media outlets.
  • Set departmental goals, track progress and objectives, and assess performance of department and staff.
  • Build and maintain a very large supporters list.
  • Oversee and ensure brand consistency across publications and the website.
  • Coordinate and in some cases create thought leadership content.
  • Work with our digital team to develop and implement a robust social media and email plan for EDN worldwide.
  • Work with the management team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
  • Oversee EDN website and work with digital team to keep content updated, accurate and timely.
  • Oversee and create communications materials.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A belief in the mission of Earth Day Network.
  • At least 10 years’ professional experience in a communications management role, including brand management, marketing press relationships, and social media.
  • Experience working with environmental organizations/issues.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, strong attention to detail and grace under pressure.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including an ability to anticipate problems and use judgment appropriately to plan solutions.
  • Excellent oral, written and computer skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and facility working with a wide variety of people.
  • Integrity and a sense of humor.

About Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network (EDN) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

EDN’s network reaches over 1 billion people through our partnerships with over 50,000 organizations and hundreds of thousands of teachers/educators in 192 countries with our Earth Day and year-round environmental protection activities throughout the year.

Earth Day Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: [email protected] with “Vice President of Marketing and Communications- ‘your full name'” in the subject line.


Vice President of Development

Join a team of professionals at Earth Day Network. EDN is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDN’s network reaches over 22,000 organizations in 192 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 30,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

Earth Day Network (EDN) is seeking to hire a very special person who is enthusiastic, multi-talented, and ready to dive into a job at the center of a busy organization and who will:

  • Have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $3-5 million annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.
  • Work closely with the leadership team and Board of Directors to ensure the financial health of Earth Day Network and build and implement a strong, diversified fundraising program
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position EDN ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leadership
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team
  • Supervise EDN’s day to day funding activities and the activities of the fundraising staff and consultants
  • Work with appropriate staff to increase the fundraising potential of EDN’s website, online campaigns and e-store
  • Develop and market a donor membership strategy, capital campaign and online campaign as needed.
  • Additional activities that will contribute to improving the environment.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)

Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships

Strong organizational skills

Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives

Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Earth Day Network

High energy and passion for Earth Day Network’s mission is essential

Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan

Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

Customer focus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

Earth Day Network, offers a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage. Flexible Spending Account options, a 403(b) plan, paid vacation, and more!

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: [email protected] with “VP of Development – ‘your full name’ ” in the subject line.


Education Director

Earth Day Network (EDN) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDN’s network reaches over 22,000 organizations in 192 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 30,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

Earth Day Network seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to handle a range of environmental education and green school campaigns as Education Director. As Education Director, responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining EDN’s flagship programs, including National Civic Education Project (NCEP), a program engages urban students in civic-minded lessons in environmentally degraded areas, Climate Education Week, National School Lunch Week, Earth Day, school facility greenings, and more.
  • Coordinating with Earth Day Network staff on the five year plan for the 50thanniversary of Earth Day.
  • Creating and providing access to quality educational resources and materials for teachers to promote environmental and climate education in and out of the classroom.
  • Building a sustained education, advocacy and media campaign on green schools, the national school lunch program, climate education, and student advocacy initiatives.
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local and national organizations, schools, teachers, students and other educational and environmental partners.
  • Maintaining a digital and online presence, including creation of online and web-based education materials, creating and updating webpage content, building digital media and communicating and expanding EDN’s Educators’ Network.
  • Collaborate with Education Department and other staff to manage incoming requests for book/article contributions, curriculum creation, media relations, etc. as needed.
  • Supporting departmental and organizational commitments with various projects as assigned, such as Earth Day.
  • Working to create and pass national, state, and local public policies to provide funding mechanisms for green schools and ensuring comprehensive climate and environmental education.
  • Recruiting, hiring, administrating, and managing Education Staff and Interns.
  • Assisting the Development Department in the execution of fundraising opportunities, including research and writing, specific to education-related programming.
  • Representing Earth Day Network and the Education Department at events, conferences, panels, etc.

The Education Director will be heavily involved in several or all of these initiatives and will likely include travel to events or projects throughout the year, especially on or around Earth Day.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s strongly preferred.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current environmental issues is required.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of K-12 education (environmental, civics, STEM, and/or education itself, in addition to lesson planning experience) is required; teaching certification and classroom experience is preferred.
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of non-formal and experiential education is preferred.
  • Project management experience is required; event planning experience is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks in adherence to strict deadlines are required.
  • Excellent research and communication skills (verbal and written) is required.
  • Technological experience with strong computer skills in education technology, digital media, and web development
  • Experience as a team player and leader, with outstanding interpersonal skills is required.
  • Willingness to travel within the U.S.

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: [email protected] with “Education Director – ‘your full name'” in the subject line.

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