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Director of Green Schools and Education

About Earth Day Network:

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.

Summary

Earth Day Network seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to handle a range of environmental education and green school related activities that advance the mission of Earth Day Network's Education Department, with particular emphasis on managing the department and its programs.The  Green Schools and Education Director liaises with the Department staff and other relevant personnel in supporting Earth Day Network's Education Department and our school-based environmental education and school greening efforts. EDN's Education Department and its Green Schools Campaign seek to promote environmental education and the greening all U.S. schools within a generation. Our focus and ongoing initiatives include:

  • Creating and providing access to quality educational resources and materials for use by teachers in educating students and promoting sustainability education in and out of the classroom.
  • Building a sustained education, advocacy and media campaign on green schools, the national school lunch program, and environmental education to provide communication and resources to teachers, students, and their schools on how to green one's school.
  • Building and maintaining a digital and online presence, including creation of online and web-based education materials, creating and updating webpage content, building digital media and online networks, and assisting in the collection and adaptation of lessons from granted teachers and Educators' Network to produce a unique online forum for sharing these with our network.
  • Communicating with and expanding EDN's Educators' Network through electronic and physical outreach and communication.
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local and national organizations, schools, teachers, students and other educational and environmental partners.
  • Supporting EDN's Educators' Network through programs and projects in support of school greening, the national school lunch program, civics education and environmental education. For example, EDN's National Civic Education Project (NCEP), engages urban teachers and their students in civic-minded lessons in environmentally degraded areas, culminating in a civic action for overall community improvement.
  • Collaborate with Education Department and other staff to manage incoming requests for book/article contributions, curriculum creation, media relations, etc. as needed.
  • Assisting in the implementation of multiple school greening demonstration projects nationwide.
  • Working to create and pass national, state, and local public policies to provide funding mechanisms for green schools.

The Director of Green Schools and Education 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.

Responsibilities

The Director of Green Schools and Education will lead and support the Education Department in the following areas:

  • Conducting research on and assisting in the creation and continuance of EDN's school greening, national school lunch, and environmental education materials, including curricula development and web content.
  • Conducting research on and assisting in the creation and continuance of EDN's educational programs and websites, including management of programs, assisting with school greening projects and policy, implementation of national school lunch week activities, and creating promotional materials and websites for related programs.
  • Maintaining operations and ongoing communication with Educators' Network members and partners, such as involvement in the DC Environmental Education Consortium, partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation, continuance of membership in the North American Association of Environmental Education, and other partnerships and participation with national and local organizations and events.
  • Communicating with and expanding EDN's Educators' Network through online outreach, social media, newsletters, blogs, mailings, physical presence, etc.
  • Representing Earth Day Network and the Education Department via media, events, conferences, teaching opportunities, etc.
  • Assisting the Education Department and Development Department in the execution of fundraising opportunities, including research and writing, specific to education-related programming and opportunities.
  • Working with the relevant staff to manage day-to-day logistics of the Education Department, including scheduling and hosting meetings, writing organizational reports, presenting and teaching, and attending conferences.
  • Managing staff, including the Green Schools Coordinator and others.
  • Recruiting, hiring, administrating, and managing Education Interns.
  • Supporting departmental and organizational commitments with various projects as assigned, such as 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, web development, word processing, knowledge of MS Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook, and solid internet research skills is required.
  • Experience as a team player and leader, with outstanding interpersonal skills is required.
  • Willingness to travel within the U.S.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (minimum five pages, education materials or curricula examples strongly encouraged) to (officemanager at earthday dot org), or mail to:

Earth Day Network

Attn: Office Manager

Re: Director of Education Vacancy

1616 P Street, NW, Suite 340

Washington, DC 20036

Earth Day Network provides employees with a competitive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a retirement plan. Earth Day Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director of Earth Day 2015

Earth Day Network – Washington D.C.

Job Description:

Earth Day Network (EDN) is seeking a director of Earth Day. This position will coordinate all of Earth Day Network's outreach efforts for Earth Day 2015 and potentially beyond. The director will be responsible for facilitating Earth Day events in every state and country around the world and empowering grassroots environmental advocates to mobilize their communities on Earth Day.

The director of Earth Day is also responsible for the management of various EDN campaigns, including the environmental service and activism campaign A Billion Acts of Green®, and other international efforts. The position includes coordination with EDN’s Development, Education, and Communications Departments on all EDN program efforts.

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

Responsibilities:

  • With senior management team, develop and create goals, themes and focus of Earth Day 2015.

  • Create plans for carrying out Earth Day 2015; manage and track the progress of that plan.

  • Recruit and interview other potential team members that will fall under the Earth Day coordinator’s supervision.

  • Manage and execute outreach to an extensive existing network of international and domestic non-profit leaders, public officials, and organizations.

  • Recruit and inform new international partners and coalitions to support EDN’s 2015 initiatives.

  • Research and identify potential new international partners for EDN.

  • Create, expand, and maintain a global database of partnerships.

  • Develop and coordinate events, activities, community service, etc. for international and domestic partners.

  • Create and prepare content for EDN’s various campaigns around environmental issues.

  • Regularly report on progress of each campaign and ensure that goals and objectives are met in a timely fashion.

  • Consult and create materials that are culturally relevant for international and domestic audiences.

  • Oversee and/or write blogs, social media posts and reports on programs for media outlets.

  • Assist Earth Day staff in successful implementation of programs.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Proven ability to envision, lead and inspire a global campaign for 2015.

  • A strong working knowledge of environmental/ sustainable development issues and/or issue advocacy.

  • Ability to create partnerships with a variety of high level and grassroots.

  • Ability to position EDN to achieve the most desirable and results in any negotiation while maintaining high ethics and building on long-term goals.

  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, workload prioritization and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven track record of being both visionary and detail oriented, with good organizational skills and follow-through.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and ease in working cooperatively with diverse individuals, youth and adults, while maintaining a high level of professionalism, discretion, and integrity.

  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well on a team.

  • Experience planning and evaluating programs.

  • Self-motivation, excellent leadership skills and the ability to work under pressure.

  • Experience in international nonprofit development work and working with media.

  • Fluency in at least one foreign language, preferred. Ability to travel.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to officemanager earthday.org

About Earth Day Network:

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 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.

Earth Day Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Social Media Manager

Earth Day Network - Washington D.C.

As the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day approaches, Earth Day Network will be gearing up for a massive social media campaign to create protests, events, and celebrations around the world. We need to bring our message to the masses and create the change this world needs.
All Earth Day Network (EDN) staff are responsible for articulating and contributing to an inspired vision for the organization; taking projects from concept to lift-off to completion; learning and adapting from experience; listening and working as a team to generate and implement 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.
Essential Duties

  • Manage Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
  • Create, curate, and manage all content (images, video and written) to reach the organization’s ideal members, activists and donors.
  • Monitor, listen and respond to users on EDN’s social channels while cultivating leads and growing participation.
  • Conduct online advocacy and open the stream for cross-promotions from other organizations.
  • Develop and expand community and/or blogger outreach efforts.
  • Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog).
  • Design, create and manage promotions and Social ad campaigns.
  • Demonstrate ability to map out marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics.
  • Compile report for management showing results (ROI).
  • Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.

Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content surrounding the business. Report notable threats to appropriate management.

  • Monitor effective benchmarks (best practices) for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in Social Media. (Give links to profiles as examples).
  • Proficient in content marketing theory and application. Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.
  • Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Maintains excellent writing and language skills.
  • Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the Organization’s field.
  • Exceeds at building and maintaining relationships, online and off.
  • Is a Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
  • Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social”.
  • Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to officemanager earthday.org


Earth Day Network Internship Annoucements

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 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, interns will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the planning and implementation of Earth Day Events on the National Mall. Please note, all internships are unpaid; however, Metro fare of $5 daily is included, and college credit if your institution provides for this.


Communications Intern

Spring 2015 Semester

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through February 1st  

Earth Day Network Description:

Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Earth Day Network’s global network reaches over 20,000 organizations in 193 countries that coordinate 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, policy, civic engagement, and events. 2015 marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary and Earth Day Network is committed to coordinating an effective day of events and action worldwide.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and distributing daily news clips
  • Researching information for Op Ed’s, press releases and fact sheets
  • Creating written and verbal pitches to journalists
  • Maintaining Earth Day Network’s social media presence
  • Writing blogs, Op Ed’s, and press releases
  • Assisting in the day to day operations of the Communications Department.

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of environmental issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Respectful, hardworking, results oriented individual
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well in a team
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development preferred
  • Prior campaign experience preferred
  • International background or experience, with intermediate to superior-level fluency in French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, or Arabic preferred

This position is unpaid; however, Metro fare of $5 daily is included, and college credit if your institution provides for this.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Johanna Bozuwa, Program and Policy Coordinator bozuwa@earthday.net


Earth Day Department Intern

Spring 2015 Semester

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through February 1st  

Earth Day Network Description:

Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Earth Day Network’s global network reaches over 20,000 organizations in 193 countries that coordinate 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, policy, civic engagement, and events. 2015 marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary and Earth Day Network is committed to coordinating an effective day of events and action worldwide.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Earth Day Network’s global network of grass-roots organizations, local authorities, educators, and youth
  • Coordinating outreach to members of our network and new constituents
  • Assisting in the research, evaluation, and outreach to prospective partners
  • Monitoring domestic and international environmental efforts
  • Contributing to the coordination, resource development, and planning of events and activities
  • Participating in the planning, execution, and promotion of year-round campaigns
  • Engaging in the day-to-day operations of Earth Day Network, including meetings, correspondence, and events

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current education and environmental issues at the domestic and international level
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development preferred
  • International background or experience, with intermediate to superior-level fluency in French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, or Arabic preferred

This internship is unpaid; however, a daily Metro fare of $5.00 is included.  College credit can be awarded if your institution supports it.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Johanna Bozuwa, Program and Policy Coordinator bozuwa@earthday.net


Education Intern

Spring 2015 Semester

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through February 1st  

Earth Day Network Description:

Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Earth Day Network’s global network reaches over 20,000 organizations in 193 countries that coordinate 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, policy, civic engagement, and events. 2015 marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary and Earth Day Network is committed to coordinating an effective day of events and action worldwide.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the research, writing and development of curricula and lesson plans for grades K-12 on environmental education, STEM and green schools
  • Promoting our Educator Network and education programs in our online newsletter and blog
  • Assisting network members in generating and managing specific programs and education events
  • Contributing to the coordination and planning of these events, as well as supporting the day to day operations of the Education Department

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of environmental issues
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of K-12 education
  • Familiarity with standards-based lesson plans and curricula
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Multi-tasking, organization and event-planning skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Respectful, hardworking, results oriented individual
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well in a team
  • Prior teaching experience in either formal or informal environments is a plus
  • Professional demeanor

This internship is unpaid; however, a daily Metro fare of $5.00 is included.  College credit can be awarded if your institution supports it.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Johanna Bozuwa, Program and Policy Coordinator bozuwa@earthday.net


EARTH DAY INTERN DESCRIPTION:

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support Earth Day Network’s global network of grass-roots organizations, local authorities, educators, and youth
  • Coordinate outreach to members of our network and new constituents
  • Assist in the research, evaluation, and outreach to prospective partners
  • Conduct research for blogs and op-ed pieces and build our domestic and international presence through social media
  • Monitor domestic and international environmental efforts
  • Contribute to the coordination, resource development, and planning of events and activities
  • Participate in the planning, execution, and promotion of year-round campaigns
  • Engage in the day-to-day operations of Earth Day Network, including meetings, correspondence, and events

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current education and environmental issues at the domestic and international level
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • International background or experience, with intermediate to superior-level fluency in French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin, or Arabic preferred

This position is unpaid; however, Metro fare of $5 daily is included, and college credit if your institution provides for this.

Application instructions:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to our Program and Policy Coordinator, Johanna Bozuwa, Bozuwa@earthday.net