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Director of Global Education

Reports to:  Senior VP of Programs and Operations 

Type of position: Full time 

REQUIREMENTS 

The Director of Global Education will lead all domestic and international initiatives to advance global climate and environmental literacy, including promoting EARTHDAY.ORG’s (EDO) leadership and expertise in the field, advancing global and national policy and commitments on climate and environmental literacy, and connecting climate and environmental literacy to civic engagement.  The Director will collaborate with senior management to set metric driven goals and build a roadmap for the campaign and program initiatives. The Director will be responsible for achieving strategic global and country specific partnerships, relationships with international and country organizations, national and local government entities, and grassroots movement building.  A top priority is fundraising for our campaigns and programs to support staff and help promote Earth Day activities, campaigns, and programs generally.   

In addition to leading the campaign for global climate literacy, civic skill building and jobs training, the Director of Global Education will oversee the Education Department staff and interns to: 

  • build a national network of Earth Day coordinators in every school in each US state and territory to participate in Earth Day and to work year-round with EDO; 
  • continue to build the stellar reputation of EDO and create top notch resources including annual toolkits; 
  • build the global Earth Day Schools network; and 
  • write and distribute regular communications to the educator network through Newsbites, and other education related initiatives across the organization.  

While this position requires a strong background in formal and nonformal education best practices, at the heart of the work, this is an organizing and advocacy role to promote and solidify ambitious climate education policy worldwide.  

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to: 

  • Contributing to and moving forward the Climate and Environmental Literacy campaign goals and roadmap with EDO senior staff 
  • Executing and managing the day-to-day programs and strategic vision of the campaign with EDO staff, consultants, partners and other stakeholders. 
  • Conducting research and collaborating with staff and partners to develop and advance domestic and international policy that supports climate and environmental literacy 
  • Securing funding for education campaigns and initiatives in partnership with the Development team, including research and writing of proposals 
  • Serving as an EDO representative and spokesperson for global climate and environmental literacy at major international events, meetings and for a 
  • Growing the EDO network of educators, students and schools who acknowledge Earth Day each year, not just on April 22nd but with year-round programming and initiatives in the classroom, at home, and throughout the community 
  • Working in collaboration with the EDO communications team to advance climate and environmental literacy along with civic engagement in traditional and social media through writing and editing articles, blogs, webinars, events and other activities 
  • Developing and providing high-quality climate and environmental education resources, curricula, and programming for global audiences for both K-12 and Higher Education   
  • Ensuring that all EDO education programs address justice, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for all students in the US and around the globe 
  • Establishing and maintaining coalitions and partnerships with local, national, and international organizations, schools, teachers, students, and other educational and environmental partners 
  • Collaborating with EDO program and regional staff to ensure all campaigns have a dynamic and appropriate climate and environmental education component 
  • Ensuring EDO is a leader in climate and environmental education policy work, spearheading international initiatives and participating in international calls to action and requests for input at the UN (and other equivalent organizations) level 
  • Communicating and coordinating with all EDO staff on education policies and initiatives 
  • Managing and collaborating with international and domestic Education team staff and interns 
  • Other duties in support of the environment as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

We are seeking a passionate and dynamic individual who is committed to and experienced in climate and environmental advocacy and civic participation, skilled in education policy development at all scales, motivated to be proactive in strategic initiatives while also being a collaborative team player. Master’s degree in environmental studies, education, political science, international relations, or related field is required. Previous experience with international program management strongly desired, multilingual abilities are greatly appreciated. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience with and a strong working knowledge of domestic and international education policy and advocacy. This is a fast-paced work environment, constantly responding to the latest trends and opportunities in the political, social, and environmental spheres. Ability to be flexible, adaptable, responsive, and efficient is a must. Some domestic and international travel will be required once pandemic restrictions lift. The position in based in Washington, DC. 

About EARTHDAY.ORG  

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) 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. EDO reaches over 1 billion people through our partnerships with over 75,000 organizations and hundreds of thousands of teachers/educators and students in 192 countries with our engaging resources, campaigns, and programs year-round.   

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

EARTHDAY.ORG is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

HOW TO APPLY 

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter in a single PDF (please name the document “LastName_EducationDirector”) to Linda Moore, Director of Operations, at [email protected] Please use the subject line “Director of Global Education” in your email. 


Regional Volunteer Coordinator

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) is seeking qualified volunteers to unite their region and inspire communities to take action in recognition of Earth Day 2021. Build the bridge between Earth Day HQ and environmental action in your area!

EDO is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to strengthen and support the modern environmental movement. Its mission is to unite humanity around the common cause of building a healthier, more sustainable future for the generations that will inherit our planet. The Regional Volunteer Coordinators will be crucial in ensuring that local Earth Day efforts are supported and expanded in all areas of the United States.

EDO is currently seeking coordinators in the following regions:

  • Northeast
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Southwestern 

Ideal candidates will have the following skills:

  • A robust network of existing contacts throughout the environmental community in the target region
  • A focus on ensuring a diverse range of organizations are represented, especially including those on the front lines of environmental issues
  • Experience organizing grassroots volunteer efforts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and exemplary levels of personal integrity and leadership

Some of your specific duties will include:

  • Expand, diversify and support EDO’s global network of faith–based organizations
  • Contribute to the coordination, resource development, and planning of events and activities
  • Help Earth Day staff create an outreach plan
  • Develop in collaboration with EDO staff customizable communications materials for campaign partners/influencers/stakeholders
  • Coordinate and work with interns to develop toolkits, web resources and other materials and to execute outreach plan
  • Amplify the Earth Day message to online faith communities through social media
  • Track metrics of email responses, social media and website traffic
  • Additional activities in support of the environment.

This is a volunteer position, with the possibility of a stipend should it become available

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a resume in PDF format (please name the document “LastName_Regional Volunteer Coordinator”) to Cyrus Crevits, National Campaign Coordinator, at c[email protected] Please use the subject line “Regional Volunteer Coordinator” in your email.

Volunteer Faith Coordinator

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) is seeking a qualified volunteer to unite faith communities and inspire their members to take action in recognition of Earth Day 2021.

EDO is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to strengthen and support the modern environmental movement. Its mission is to unite humanity around the common cause of building a healthier, more sustainable future for the generations that will inherit our planet. The Volunteer Faith Coordinator will be crucial in ensuring that faith-based organizations and communities are represented and supported in this effort.

Ideal candidates will have the following skills:

  • A robust network of existing contacts throughout the faith community at large, preferably nationwide
  • A focus on ensuring a diverse range of faith organizations are represented, especially including those on the front lines of environmental issues
  • Experience organizing grassroots volunteer efforts
  • An ability to discuss the connections between humanity and nature through a spiritual lens
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and exemplary levels of personal integrity and leadership

Some of your specific duties will include:

  • Expand, diversify and support EDO’s global network of faith–based organizations
  • Contribute to the coordination, resource development, and planning of events and activities
  • Help Earth Day staff create an outreach plan
  • Develop in collaboration with EDO staff customizable communications materials for campaign partners/influencers/stakeholders
  • Coordinate and work with interns to develop toolkits, web resources and other materials and to execute outreach plan
  • Amplify the Earth Day message to online faith communities through social media
  • Track metrics of email responses, social media and website traffic
  • Additional activities in support of the environment.

This is a volunteer position, with the possibility of a stipend should it become available

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter in a single PDF (please name the document “LastName_Faith Coordinator”) to Evan Raskin, National Campaign Manager, at [email protected]. Please use the subject line “Volunteer Faith Coordinator” in your email.


EARTHDAY.ORG 2021 Fall Remote-First Internship 

Want to save the planet? Join the world’s largest environmental movement.  

EARTHDAY.ORG is looking for qualified interns with a strong interest in the environment to help fulfill its mission: mobilizing people to protect the Earth for future generations. 

This is primarily a remote internship. Depending on the state of the pandemic in September, we may have limited space in our Washington, D.C. offices.

EARTHDAY.ORG is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to sustain and support the modern environmental movement. Interns will work closely with EDO’s staff to write blogs, conduct research and coordinate grassroots outreach. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workforce, bolstering their professional resumes and building connections in the environmental field. 

April 22nd marks Earth Day each year. EARTHDAY.ORG interns will be vital in preparing for this event, while working toward solving  climate change, ending plastic pollution, and protecting endangered species — all while activating the environmental movement across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges which interns will help to overcome. 

Specific Responsibilities May Include

  • Supporting EARTHDAY.ORG in our efforts to connect our global network of grassroots organizations, local authorities, educators and youth 
  • Engaging in the day-to-day operations of EARTHDAY.ORG, 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. The position includes optional training in new technologies, career development talks from staff, and assistance from a committed program manager. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Interested candidates should email a resume to James Halsey Payne, Internship Program Manager, at [email protected]. Instead of a cover letter, write no more than three paragraphs in the body of the email about what you want to achieve at EDO, what skills you’d like to develop, and which EDO programs interest you and why.

Please fill in the subject line as: 2021 Fall — [Last Name]. 

Start Date*: September 2021 

End Date*: December 2021 

*Dates are flexible depending on interns’ school schedules