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2018 Spring 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, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Earth Day Network 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.

Earth Day Network is looking for qualified candidates with strong interest and knowledge in the current environmental issues to play a vital role in the planning and implementation of Earth Day 2018 and Earth Day 2020. Interns will work closely with EDN’s staff to gain experience by attending meetings and briefings, writing blogs, performing research and grassroots outreach, etc. 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.

We are currently looking for several types of interns to join our team:

  1. Earth Day Interns
  2. Communication Interns
  3. Website Development and IT Intern
  4. Operation Interns

Earth Day Internship

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.
  • Creating blogs and social media posts to be published on our website and social media accounts.

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current 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 is a plus.
  • International background or experience and a second language are a plus.

Communication Internship

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Developing content and maintaining Earth Day Network’s social media channels
  • Researching information and helping write Op Ed’s, press releases and fact sheets
  • Creating pitches to journalists
  • Writing blogs, Op Ed’s, and press releases
  • Monitoring traditional and social media
  • Assisting in the day to day operations of the Communications Department

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and/or 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

Website Development and IT Intern

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of how to write HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript.
  • Basic knowledge of design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Experience maintaining and working in WordPress.
  • Will be trained on CRM, advocacy, marketing and fundraising software and Salesforce.
  • Will be trained to write and format HTML emails.
  • Basic Knowledge of LAMP stack web hosting.
  • The candidate should also have basic Linux knowledge and be able to access our web host and run shell commands.
  • The candidate must have knowledge of how to administer a Windows-based network. Experience with Active Directory, Windows Server and Microsoft Exchange and VMware is a must. Network troubleshooting of routers, switches and access points is also necessary.
  • Lastly, the successful candidate must be able to troubleshoot smartphones and their integration with the organization’s Exchange server. Basic desktop computer troubleshooting of Windows 7, Microsoft Office and network printers is also required.

Operation Internship

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Helping reformat and clean EDN’s constituent data for upload to our new CRM platform
  • Maintaining and updating EDN’s databases with contact information and project results
  • Conducting research that supports EDN’s programs and campaigns
  • Providing administrative support to EDN’s President and Vice Presidents
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of environmental issues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Previous experience with CRM (Salsa) a plus
  • Previous administrative experience a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite required, experience with basic column/data manipulation preferred
  • Multi-tasking, organization and event-planning skills
  • Professional demeanor

BENEFITS

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

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should email your resume to our organization at internship@earthday.org. Please put your last name in the subject line along with the internship position you are applying for: 2018Spring_last name_position


Vice President of Development

Reporting to the President, the Vice President (VP) of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Earth Day Network. In partnership with the President, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Earth Day Network’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP, Development also will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.

The VP, Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $5 million budget annually, ramping up to a $50 million budget for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. She or he will expand and diversify Earth Day Network’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.

It is expected that the amount raised by Earth Day Network will increase in future years as the VP of Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and partner with the President on all major fundraising initiatives
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop and implement Earth Day Network’s  financial strategy
  • Actively work with the President and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • 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 Earth Day Network 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
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development team

Requirements/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, preferably in the environmental sector)
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, including outside of standard business hours as needed

Desired Skills:

  • High energy and passion for Earth Day Network’s mission
  • Campaign experience a plus
  • Knowledge of a foreign language a plus

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter and a resume to: hr@earthday.org with “VP of Development – ‘your full name’ ” in the subject line. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Director of Development

DESCRIPTION

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 approaching its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $3-5 million annual budget and special events including 50th Anniversary commemoration through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.
  • Work closely with the leadership team to ensure the financial health of Earth Day Network and build and implement a strong, diversified fundraising program
  • Develop, draft, help execute and archive proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position EDN ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Monitor donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to senior leadership
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • 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 and online campaigns
  • Develop and market a donor membership strategy, capital campaign and online campaigns 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 development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written and digital 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!

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: hr@earthday.org with “Director of Development – ‘your full name’ ” in the subject line.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL:

Managerial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

4-year degree


Development Associate

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.

Job Description

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Programs and Operations

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources;
  • Performing prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants;
  • Working with program staff to gather information necessary for proposals and reports;
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs;
  • Comply with all grants reporting including preparing interim and final reports as required by individual/foundation/corporate and other donors;
  • Provide stewardship to donors, including drafting donor acknowledgements, regular written updates and other correspondence to individual, corporate, foundation and other donors;
  • Understand institutional history and programs;
  • Make appointments for senior management with foundation officers and other donor prospects;
  • Maintain grant tracking and reporting information in the organization’s database and paper files;
  • Track statistics relevant to development;
  • Coordinate preparation and planning for donor presentations including information packets.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of the development office.
  • Conduct research for meetings, proposal submissions and other efforts.
  • Oversee the development calendar including meetings, as well as reporting and proposal deadlines.
  • Write/edit/compile initial drafts of grant proposals and other donor materials and supportive documents and assemble materials for submission.
  • Coordinate with communications department in fundraising using social media and crowdsourcing
  • Conduct follow-up to obtain pledged donations.
  • Prepare and update descriptive information about the organization for the use in written and electronic materials.
  • Maintain and manage internal donor files, including tracking donors and prospects, mail merge, labels and list production using paper and electronic filing systems, spreadsheets, and databases.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years experience in a development/fundraising environment
  • Superior tact, discretion, maturity and judgment in handling highly sensitive information, and personal conduct
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets and database programs; Salsa experience is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising using social media and crowdsourcing
  • Must be well organized, highly accurate and detailed oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to hr@earthday.org.

Please include the words “Development Associate” in the subject line.  No call please.

Or apply by mail to:

Earth Day Network
Attn:  Development Associate
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.

Position is open until filled.


Web Developer / Webmaster

Description

Earth Day Network currently seeks a highly motivated professional, experienced in WordPress development and website design to take on the role of Web Developer and Webmaster.

Earth Day Network Description

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, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Earth Day Network 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.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of web development experience, with high proficiency in WordPress.
  • Experience with Search Engine Optimization
  • Experience with UX design
  • Experience with planning and executing a web strategy

Technical Skills Required:

A candidate for this position will have broad experience and in-depth knowledge of the variety of technologies required for WordPress development, and be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute high quality code to the codebase of EDN’s website.

Specific skills include:

  • languages – PHP, javascript, CSS, HTML and SQL.
  • frameworks – WordPress, jQuery.
  • Knowledge of Linux, Nginx and Apache.
  • Knowledge of Git

Core Personal Competencies:

  • Has excellent communication skills.
  • Wants to play a vital role in the planning of Earth Day 2019 and Earth Day 2020.
  • Is entrepreneurial, creative, has initiative, can work well in teams, are collaborative and have good interpersonal skills. Being adaptive and able to work in a fluid environment in which new opportunities arise daily will thrive at EDN.
  • Has ability to work independently.
  • Has ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Is hardworking and results-oriented and will do the work he/she has committed to and is honest accounting for it.
  • Displays high level of honesty and integrity. We expect our staff member to exhibit at all times a professional and collegial demeanor.
  • Is able to work in diverse cultural settings.
  • Maintains a schedule and is punctual in attendance to meetings.

Core Professional Competencies:

  • Ability to turn needs of the organization into technical specifications and mock-ups to discuss with others in the team,
  • Communicate alternatives and plans effectively.
  • Assess level of effort accurately to develop timelines.
  • Standard technological proficiency (Email, Google Drive, Zoom, etc.).

Other requirements:

  • Your own computer with relevant software required for website development.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter with subject line “Web Developer/Webmaster–Your last name” to Jason Gooljar, IT Director: gooljar@earthday.org Applications will be reviewed on the rolling basis.


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:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience; medical and dental coverage for employees; three weeks paid vacation; 401k partial match

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to hr@earthday.org

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