Global Climate Campaigns Director

Stand.earth - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Global Climate Campaigns Director

Stand.earth is seeking a seasoned campaign expert to lead the strategic development, management and execution of our global campaigns and hold the rogue shipping and fashion industries accountable for their climate emissions.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission and would find purpose and fulfillment in leading campaign teams focused on transforming the shipping and fashion industries, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by August 26, 2019. This position is open until filled.

About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate we depend upon. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 1999, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and changed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of indigenous people and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.

Stand is an equal opportunity employer; we have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and value the leadership and skills of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and people from other historically marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Position

Reporting to the International Programs Director, the Campaigns Director will have deep experience in global climate campaigning/policy, and experience building and managing campaigns including budgeting, team leadership, strategic planning and coalition building. This position will work closely with the fundraising and digital teams, and must have a strong interest and/or commitment to Stand.earth’s values. Stand.earth offers an excellent package of employee and health benefits.

The location for this position is in one of our hub offices in Bellingham, WA; San Francisco, CA; or Vancouver BC.

Stand.earth is leading campaigns focused on transforming the apparel and shipping industries. These industries combined currently account for 13% of international greenhouse gas emissions, and that share is projected to grow to 25% of international greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. These are critical sectors in the work towards a climate safe future. While these campaigns are scaling up, we are seeking a highly motivated International Climate Campaigns Director who is passionate about managing these campaigns and potentially others as we attempt to reverse the trend of greenhouse gas emissions.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of $75,000 to 90,000 USD or $85,000 to $95,000 CAN.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Develop and implement strong campaign strategies to move industry leaders
  • Work closely with our development, communications and digital teams on campaign implementation
  • Be an influential spokesperson on the subject of climate and related impacts of industry amongst press and opinion leaders
  • Articulate the visions and goals for our campaigns in an understandable, compelling, and inspiring manner to Stand.earth staff, Board, partner organizations, funders, and the press
  • Apply deep understanding of climate issues to campaigns
  • Strong project leadership including the ability to dive into international climate policy, build relationships with stakeholders, and build Stand.earth’s reputation internationally
  • Manage campaigns to identify and foster relationships with partner organizations and possible allies
  • Working with managers to create strong relationships with key stakeholders in the NGO and corporate sectors
  • Oversee the management of campaign budgets and monitor both revenue and expenses to ensure financial health of the campaigns
  • Actively seek out new funding sources via personal and professional networks and manage a significant portfolio of individual and foundation funders with the support of our industry-leading fundraising team
  • Participate in foundation and major donor briefings, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation, as well as writing and editing funding proposals and reports as identified by the development department
  • Work with the digital team, to ensure that the campaign plan works to actively recruit and engage supporters online and offline
  • Nurture and build strong teams so that employees are engaged and involved
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of working in the campaigns sector
  • A great developer and manager of staff
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online and offline corporate campaigning strategies and tactics
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills
  • Experience working with indigenous leadership and impacted communities
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Desirable, but not required:

  • Expertise in foundation and major donor fundraising with a track record of successful cultivation and solicitation of major gifts/grants
  • Decolonization and equity training
  • Experience working with large email lists and fluent in digital campaign tactics

Personal Characteristics

  • Enthusiasm and passion for campaigning and organizing
  • Passion for working with a dynamic team in a rapid response environment
  • Self-awareness, confidence and creativity
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, board members, colleagues and peer organizations
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration
  • Sense of humor

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $85,000.00 to $95,000.00 /year