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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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Communication Director

Earth Day Network – Washington D.C.

Job Description:

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 bring ideas from concept to lift-off to completion; learning and adapting from new ideas; building relationships to bridge differences and find common ground with people inside and outside of the organization; and communicating effectively, orally, and in writing.

EDN seeks a full-time Communication Director to serve as an integral member of the management team. EDN manages Earth Day initiatives worldwide as well as works year-round on environmental policy and other campaigns and programs. EDN is preparing for Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary in 2020. The Communication Director will be responsible for the development and execution of EDN’s communication strategy for our year-round programs, Earth Day 2019, and for our 50th anniversary, which will be held in 192 countries. The Director is responsible for media advocacy, media partnerships, digital advocacy, thought leadership, organizational/issue visibility, and communication strategies.

The Communication Director will set communication goals and priorities for the organization and evaluate outcomes and results to inform future work. The Director will also be responsible for more than executing campaigns. The Communication Director will serve as the point-person for developing and implementing communication initiatives and activities that promote awareness of and participation in Earth Day events as well as awareness of and partnership with Earth Day Network. These initiatives and activities include campaigns (e.g., print, web, social media, broadcast, etc.), events, corporate responsibility programs, and sponsorships.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute integrated strategic communication plans to advance EDN’s mission, broaden awareness of EDN’s work, and increase the visibility of the organization worldwide.
  • Work with press around the world to ensure that EDN’s brand, message, and substantive goals are communicated.
  • Produce EDN’s campaign and program materials ensuring brand consistency and messaging.
  • Identify appropriate channels for stories and pitches and maintain meaningful relationships with journalists, producers, bookers, bloggers, and social media outlets.
  • Set departmental communication goals and objectives, and track and assess performance of department and staff.
  • Build and maintain a global media contact database.
  • Oversee and ensure brand consistency across publications, the website, and social media.
  • Coordinate and create communication 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 team to coordinate internal and external communication opportunities and solutions and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
  • Oversee EDN’s website and work with digital team to keep content updated, accurate, and timely.
  • Create and oversee communication materials as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A belief in the mission of Earth Day Network.
  • At least 5-7 years professional experience in a communication management role, including press relationships, and social media.
  • Experience working with environmental organizations/issues.
  • Outstanding organization, time management skills, and a 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 diverse group of people.
  • Integrity and a sense of humor.

How to Apply

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

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 reaches over 1 billion people through our partnerships with over 50,000 organizations and hundreds of thousands of teachers/educators and students in 192 countries with our engaging resources, campaigns, and programs year-round.

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

Earth Day Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 Virginia Campaign Manager

Job Description:

Earth Day Network (EDN) is seeking a Campaign Manager for Earth Day Virginia 2020.

Over the next two years, EDN is seeking to leverage the power of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and drive a sustainability action wave across Virginia. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day promises to be a pivotal moment for the planet with unprecedented interest and attention from all sectors. EDN will channel this energy and enthusiasm to

  • Increase collaboration and communications about policies, projects and events between the larger cities (Richmond, Charlottesville and Lynchburg) and smaller communities, among different stakeholder groups and between the general public and these organizations;
  • Drive the announcement of new sustainability commitments and actions on the ground and accelerate existing commitments; and
  • Create a model for more inclusive and innovative statewide and other regional Earth Day initiatives

The first year of the project will focus on Central Virginia with an emphasis on our 2019 “Protect Our Species” Campaign. The second year of the project will expand statewide and include all of the elements of our 50th anniversary plan.

The VA Campaign Manager will report to the Senior Vice President and collaborate with other EDN staff and local stakeholders to develop, coordinate and execute Earth Day Virginia campaigns and outreach efforts starting with Earth Day 2019 through the commemoration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This position is based in Central Virginia.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with SVP, EDN Staff and local stakeholders to design, develop and lead the Earth Day Central Virginia campaign for Earth Day 2019 and Earth Day Virginia campaign for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020
  • Identify, manage and coordinate outreach to and grow EDN’s stakeholder network of local non-profit organizations, mayors and other local officials, k-12 schools, universities, local businesses, faith-based organizations, related coalitions and networks, and other key constituencies
  • Develop and coordinate Earth Day Central Virginia 2019 and Earth Day Virginia 2020 events, activities, community service, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain campaign timelines and ensure the campaigns are delivered according to agreed-upon timelines and within budget
  • Research and create web content, communications and materials for Earth Day Central Virginia 2019 and Earth Day Virginia 2020 events
  • Regularly report on progress of each campaign and ensure that goals and objectives are met in a timely fashion
  • Oversee and/or write blogs, social media posts and reports on programs for media outlets
  • Assist with fundraising efforts for the campaign
  • Manage media monitoring systems and lead analysis and reporting of impact, reach and engagement of campaigns

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • Energetic and well-rounded campaigner or communicator with three to five years of project management and campaign experience
  • Proven track record in developing successful campaigns at scale (political, consumer or public)
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral and experience in cross-cultural communications
  • Experience in new media strategies and ability to implement new media campaigns
  • Strong analytical abilities and experience in media research, monitoring and evaluation required
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated leadership, team and innovation skills
  • Background in communications, media, business or politics in an emerging economy is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with development, social justice and/or environmental issues
  • Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent required
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required, including an excellent ability to coordinate multi-office efforts, and to work in a virtual team; must be patient, tenacious and able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent command of English; additional languages an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice and values
  • Ability to create partnerships with a variety of high level and grassroots organizations
  • Ability to travel across Virginia and to Washington DC

How to Apply

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

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 reaches over 1 billion people through our partnerships with over 50,000 organizations and hundreds of thousands of teachers/educators and students in 192 countries with our engaging resources, campaigns, and programs year-round.

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

Earth Day Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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2019 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 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 planning and implementation of Earth Day 2019, 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 environmental issues at the domestic and international level.
  • 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 your resume with a cover letter to our organization at [email protected] Please fill in the subject line as: 2019Spring_last name.

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

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