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National Field Director

Earth Day Network is seeking a U.S. National Field Director who can help us build a broad, coordinated active 21st century environmental movement using the 50th anniversary in 2020 as the vehicle.

We are seeking an experienced self-starter, a highly motivated person who cares deeply about environmental issues and who has experience in movement building.  We are seeking a person who cares about broadening the environmental movement and who can build diverse and deep partnerships with organizations across all segments of society.  The Director will lead the national effort to build broad civic engagement starting now through November 2020.   Working with senior management and a team of staff and volunteers, the Director will play a key role in developing the overall strategy for this campaign and will lead the effort to build momentum as we move toward the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and turn out millions of people in cities and towns across the United States.

This job requires the application to:

  • Help carry out EDN’s mission to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement
  • Develop the overall strategy for US field operations for Earth Day 2019-2020
  • Research and carry out initiatives to reach a broad and diverse range of constituencies
  • Work with EDN’s digital and communications staff to plan, develop and implement the campaigns
  • Engage national, state, local and community leaders in a unified response to climate change and other issues
  • Define and implement a strategy for regular communications between EDN and environmental advocates
  • Work with communications staff to develop state and local media strategies, including new media, free and earned media events, media contacts, editorial mailings, and op-ed placement
  • Other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: College degree preferred.
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the environmental field, grassroots organizing, field work, and building organizational capacity.
  • Work Experience: At least five years of field organizing on the state and/or national level. Significant supervisory and training experience.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal, supervisory strategic planning and training skills; excellent media skills; good computer skills; familiarity with database programs helpful.
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations.

Long hours possible; travel required;

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

EDN offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including: paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement.

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

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Foundations Relations Manager

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.

REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President

Position Summary:

The Manager of Foundation Relations is a key Development team member responsible for ensuring the achievement of Earth Day Network’s foundation fundraising goals, as well as the continued

growth and effective management of EDN’s program of work. The position reports to the Senior Vice President. The position also indirectly supervises a Development Coordinator that supports the department on prospect research, calendaring, proposal writing, and development communications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Development, implementation, and oversight of work plans to achieve EDN’s foundation and corporate foundation fundraising goals: a. Identify and prioritize activities to engage foundation, corporation, and corporate foundation donors and prospects.
  2. Guide cultivation and solicitation strategies for foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
  3. Facilitate EDN staff and board in preparation of representing EDN to foundation and corporate foundation donors and prospects.
  4. Personally manage and engage with a portfolio of foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
  5. Develop proposals, reports, budgets and related correspondence for foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
  6. Develop staff capacity to prepare proposals, reports, budgets and related correspondence
  7. Oversight of department business processes related to foundation and corporate fundraising:
  8. Work closely with the Senior Vice President to devise detailed annual projections for foundation and corporate revenue.
  9. Ensure appropriate use of database to capture research, call/actions and related strategy to track foundation and corporate fundraising activities.
  10. Coordinate with EDN Accounting Department to track and verify foundation and corporate contributions.
  11. Coordinate with EDN Senior Management Team and Accounting Department to track grant expenditures.
  12. Assist the Senior Vice President with periodic status report to EDN President and reports to the board of directors.
  13. Consistently mentor Development Associate and/or

Development interns to ensure professional development, effective performance, and progress toward annual goals.

  1. Assist VP of Corporate Development in achieving deliverables of

sponsorship agreements. This includes being extremely knowledgeable about current and previous sponsor relationships.

  1. Identifying key opportunities affecting EDN’s foundation and corporate fundraising success:
  2. Monitor relevant philanthropic trends and contributions via professional fundraising journals, online

and traditional media/press.

  1. Maintain familiarity with relevant issues in the private sector

and the broader economy.

  1. Achieve and sustain fluency with regard to EDN’s portfolio of past and current donors and prospective donors.
  2. Management of special projects as requested by the Senior Vice President

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential and required.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management skills and grace under pressure.
  • Five years non-profit foundation grantsmanship experience preferred.
  • Experience working with Environmental organizations a plus.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people, work well under pressure and adapt to changing situations.

How to Apply

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

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Administrative Assistant

Part-Time Position

Position: Administrative Assistant

Status: Part-Time, Temporary

Location: Washington, D.C.

Salary: Salary is $13.25 per hour for maximum 30 hours per week.

The following position description identifies the major responsibilities of this job. It does not include all aspects of the position such as the potential additional duties assigned by supervisors and the requirement for flexibility in helping others for EDN’s overall benefit.

About Earth Day Network:

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 (April 22, 2020) comes at a time in history when we must confront complex and critical environmental challenges. Earth Day 2020 presents a unique opportunity to unite people across social, geographical, and political boundaries to catalyze a new era of social transformation.

In 1970, groups fighting against problems as diverse as air and water pollution or the loss of biodiversity and habitat realized they shared common values. The first Earth Day convinced the public that a healthy environment is vital to our well-being. It led to the immediate creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the rapid passage of landmark environmental legislation. It also inspired others around the world, and a global environmental movement was born.

Incredible social and environmental advances have already been achieved thanks to the tireless work and commitment of thousands of organizations. Nevertheless, we all recognize the need to engage a much larger percentage of the world’s population if we are to elevate environmental issues to the top of the political, social, and economic agendas.

After two years of consultation with many of our partners, EDN is putting a plan into action to bring people, institutions, and businesses together to build a new narrative for the planet and to shift global consciousness.

About EDN’s team:

All Earth Day Network (EDN) Staff are responsible for executing on the vision of the organization; listening and working as a team to generate projects and implement them 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Assistant is responsible for the support required to develop global partnerships for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, including, building contact lists, digital file management, internal and external communications, support of the project management leadership, and meeting support. The function of this position is to provide administrative support and external outreach to all team members working on building partnerships for 2020. This is a 30 hour per week position, as a grant-funded position is expected to end of 2020, based in Washington, D.C.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General program support
  • Meeting preparation: responsible for scheduling, note-taking, preparing documents, logistics, and communications
  • Managing, creating and updating contact lists
  • Sending email communications and tracking responses and preparing next steps
  • Managing program general email accounts
  • File Management and document archive system
  • Ongoing management of cloud-based file sharing system and real-time document updates
  • Manage updates on Salsa CRM system and run reports

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2-year degree and one year of experience in an area related to office administrative or program support is a plus.
  • Prior work experience in a non-profit organization a plus.
  • Excellent skills in the areas of organization, attention to detail, time management, ability to manage multiple tasks, define and set priorities and problem solving are required
  • Very strong ability to think ahead, take personal initiative, work both independently and as a team member, collaborate and coordinate with others
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills and general communications abilities, written and verbal are required.
  • Exhibits flexibility and can-do attitude
  • Excellent skills and experience with Excel, and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Administrative Assistant, Part-Time Position– your full name” in the subject line.

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Earth Day Network 2019 Summer Internship

Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the worldwide environmental movement and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy and sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Earth Day Network (EDN) is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns to accomplish our goals.

EDN is looking for qualified candidates with a strong interest and knowledge in current environmental issues and to play a vital role in the follow through of Earth Day’s 2019 Protect Our Species Campaign, the planning and implementation of Earth Day 2020 (Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary!!), and all year-round programming. Interns will work closely with EDN’s staff to gain experience by attending meetings, writing blogs, performing research, and assisting in grassroots outreach. EDN’s Internship Program goal is for the intern to have an intense and high-quality learning experience in a nonprofit environment which will increase their knowledge and experience in the environmental field, bolster their professional resume, and benefit from being a dedicated member of the EDN team.

Specific Responsibilities May Include:

  • Supporting Earth Day Network in our efforts to connect our global network of grassroots organizations, local authorities, educators, and youth.
  • Engaging in the day-to-day operations of Earth Day Network, including meetings, correspondence, and events.
  • Monitoring domestic and international environmental efforts.
  • Participating in the planning, execution, and promotion of year-round campaigns.
  • Creating blogs and social media posts to be published on our website and social media accounts.
  • Assisting in the research, evaluation, and outreach to prospective and current partners.
  • Contributing to the coordination, resource development, and planning of events, activities, and programs.

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current US and international environmental issues.
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or master’s degree program
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development is a plus.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is strongly preferred.

Desired Professional Qualities:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Respectful, hardworking, results oriented individual
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well in a team but is also motivated, self-sufficient, and can work well independently as needed
  • 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

BENEFITS

This internship is unpaid. College credit can be awarded if your institution supports it.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should email a resume with a cover letter to our organization at [email protected]. Please include how you heard about this position. Fill in the subject line as: 2019Summer_Last Name.

All candidates must also fill out this application which includes a writing sample.

*Please note: Start and end dates are flexible depending on applicant’s academic calendar.

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Communications Manager/Writer

Earth Day Network is seeking a Communications Manager/Writer to create the written content that drives the priorities and campaigns of Earth Day Network. Written content creation comprises the majority of this role, which will author blog posts, features, op-eds/articles, email campaigns, speeches, press releases, and more. The Communications Manager will also lead the writing and editing of all content for the new Earth Day Network website, which will launch later this year.

The Communications Manager/Writer should be detail-oriented, with an eye for proofreading and an ability to bring multiple voices together into a clear, cohesive, and compelling voice. This position will work closely across the EDN teams and with our offices around the world to feature the wealth of knowledge, expertise, and storytelling of our experts, partners, and audiences through original content creation of all kinds.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding or background in the environmental and/or climate space, with an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of actors to create content with both substance and style that helps to drive our strategic goals.

This position reports to the Director of Communications and Digital Media as part of the Strategic Communications team.

Job requirements will include:

  • Conceptualizing, pitching, and writing a variety of forms of written creative content, including blog posts, website content, emails, speeches, articles, features, and more
  • Editing of written content, both content created by this individual and content delivered from around the organization, to ensure a clear, cohesive, and compelling voice
  • Posting of content to appropriate channels, including to the EDN website
  • Creation and editing of all updated website language for the new EDN website, launching later this year
  • Coordination with teams and experts here at EDN to ensure that written content reflects the priorities of the various campaigns and engages audiences to inform and inspire action
  • Development of a branding style guide for the organization to ensure uniformity of terms and messaging
  • Together with the Director of Communications and Digital Media, development of meta narratives and an editorial calendar to help shape and inform our actions and messaging across the organization for the coming year
  • Other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Affairs, or related degree preferred
  • Knowledge: Understanding of and experience with the writing and editing process, including writing for a diverse range of audiences and voices; storytelling experience a plus
  • Work Experience: 2-3 years work experience preferred
  • Skills: Extensive writing and editing experience, including proofreading; a clear and compelling voice to drive storytelling; some skills in website management a plus but not required
  • Capabilities: Detail-oriented, with an eye for proofreading and an ability to bring multiple voices together into a clear, cohesive, and compelling voice. An understanding or background in the environmental and/or climate space is a plus.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

EDN offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including: paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement.

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

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Digital Media Manager

Earth Day Network is seeking a Digital Media Manager to run the day-to-day management of our digital platforms, including our website, our email strategy, and our social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The Digital Media Manager should be metrics-driven, with an ability to analyze and interpret results to maximize engagement and drive action. This position is creative and open-ended, with wide opportunities to create content that is compelling, strategic, and substantive. This position will work with colleagues in our offices around the world to develop content that is inclusive, translatable, and global, as EDN looks toward the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.

We are seeking an individual who is detail-oriented, creative, and collaborative, with an eye for visually appealing and compelling content that can help to drive our strategic goals and build a global coalition for action. An understanding or background in the environmental and/or climate space is a plus.

This position reports to the Director of Communications and Digital Media as part of the Strategic Communications team.

Job requirements will include:

  • Day-to-day management of Earth Day Network’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, with unique voices and engagement tailored for each.
  • Development of best practices to guide and optimize engagement across our social platforms
  • Partner engagement and management – Engagement in partner digital events and activations to grow the network and establish strategic partnership opportunities with partner organizations around the world
  • Live event coverage on social media, as needed
  • Development of email communication strategy to organize, coordinate, and optimize the timing, tone, and outreach of EDN’s email communications
  • Some writing and content creation, including social media share graphics, event photography, and other shareable content to support and complement the priorities of EDN’s strategic communications and editorial calendar
  • Daily updates to the EDN site (new site to be launched later this year) to provide content in a clear, consistent, and dynamic way to maximize user experience and engagement
  • Some experience in website development and or videography or video editing is a plus
  • Other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Affairs, or science-based degree preferred
  • Knowledge: Understanding of and experience with social media platforms, website platforms, some email marketing experience preferred
  • Work Experience: 2-3 years work experience preferred
  • Skills: Website experience, knowledge of social media best practices, email marketing skills a plus
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations. Detail-oriented, creative, and collaborative, with an eye for visually appealing and compelling content that can help to drive our strategic goals and build a global coalition for action. An understanding or background in the environmental and/or climate space is a plus.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

EDN offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including: paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement.

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

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Graphic Designer

Earth Day Network is seeking a Graphic Designer to establish brand guidelines and shape the visual collateral to complement our overall organization communications and specific campaign work.

We are seeking a creative, collaborative, and highly motivated individual who cares about environmental issues and building global movements. We are seeking an individual who is creative above all, with an ability to collaborate with a wide variety of actors to develop content that is visually appealing and also strategic. The ideal candidate will have a clear aesthetic and an ability to help drive branding and look and feel that is clear and consistent, while also possessing the creativity to stay on the cutting edge of what is compelling and new.

This position reports to the Director of Communications and Digital Media as part of the Strategic Communications team.

Job requirements will include:

  • Developing design assets to support and complement the strategic goals of Earth Day Network, including organization-wide branding as well as specific campaign visual communications
  • Working with communications staff to develop visual collateral and design assets that support strategic communications to convey the latest news, announcements, and calls to action of the global community
  • Establishing the design and look and feel of the new Earth Day Network website, which is due to launch later this year – experience with web design is a plus
  • Designing digital content including one-pagers, share graphics, toolkits, and social media content
  • Designing event collateral like banners, pop-ups, etc.
  • Designing printed materials like one-pagers, programs, etc. and marketing materials including advertisements, partner engagement tools, etc.
  • Creation of visual collateral that can be developed and tailored for a global audience – foreign language fluency is a plus
  • Experience with data visualization and design strategy a plus
  • Some experience in website development and or videography or video editing is a plus
  • Other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: 2-year degree preferred
  • Knowledge: Understanding of and experience with various visual and design tools, including Creative Suite and other Adobe platforms
  • Work Experience: 2-3 years work experience preferred
  • Skills: Excellent creative conceptualization skills; ability to take a concept from ideation to execution, incorporating multiple inputs and considerations along the way; an eye for what is visually compelling to inspire action from a global audience
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

EDN offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including: paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement.

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

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Sponsorship Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Experienced sponsorship sales and marketing professional needed to work with the VP of Marketing & Development on account development and management. This skilled person will join a busy team within an environmental non-profit organization in preparation to execute and produce on-going programs and major anniversary events.

Qualifications include:

  • Proven success with sponsorship sales, at least 5 years experience
  • High energy and near-perfect accuracy
  • A commitment to excellence
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word and web and social networking
  • Ability to deal effectively with high-level corporate sponsors and smaller sustainable organizations
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a busy team
  • Knowledge of environment, renewable energy, and green economy issues
  • Willingness to travel as needed

Responsibilities:

  • Expand client lists, track and follow leads
  • Manage sales and marketing to a large number of exhibitors and sponsors
  • Help prepare for, book and attend sponsorship meetings
  • Create and continually update spreadsheets to track accounts and sales
  • Meet and exceed sales goals
  • Develop PowerPoint and MS Word presentations as necessary
  • Work with VP and events production team to ensure accurate sponsor deliverable execution
  • Traffic and manage sponsor approvals and sign-offs on materials and communications in all forms of media
  • Track deliverables and help create final reports for sponsors following events

Please respond with a cover letter and resume. Headquarters of the organization is in Washington DC. This candidate may also be based in New York City.

Competitive salary and benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Sponsorship Sales and Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line.

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