Posts Tagged ‘Education’

In 1985, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there. Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action, RAN’s campaigns focus on catalyzing market and investment pressure to transform corporate and government policies and behavior in support of forests, the climate and human rights.
The ideal Development Coordinator will bring extraordinary energy, a love of multi-tasking, no fear of learning new technology, multi-faceted skills in project management, event planning and execution to help RAN’s development team raise $4.5mil this coming year. The right person will enjoy providing customer-service-style warmth and information directly to our development team and our “customers,” some of the world’s most dedicated philanthropists for the planet! The Development coordinator will join a fast-paced team that cares deeply about consistency of brand message, customized outreach, professionalism and creating special settings for intimate gatherings and big events.

  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Experience in Special Events management/coordination
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines
  • WIllingness to work independently from beginning to end of project, as well as side-by-side with Development Director and/or Board members as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as great care and judgement for tone
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Experience with database management
  • Enthusiasm for RAN’s mission and work is essential
Fabulous Bonus Experience:
  • Advanced experience with Raiser’s Edge and ability to run effective queries
  • Experience with Salsa and Drupal
  • Desire to learn about all the different channels of fundraising
  • Ability to “weather” the occasional “fire-drill”
  • High energy, comfort with deadlines and good work-life balance
  • Interest in anti-oppression and diversity work
Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org or fax to 415-795-3770 or mail to
HR, Rainforest Action Network
22 Pine St.
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
No phone calls, please.

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The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time director for our Wildlands (formerly Public Lands) Program. The Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting endangered species and wild places through science, policy, education, creative media and environmental law.

The Wildlands Program Director will oversee the Center’s work to protect and restore public lands in the United States, with a strong focus on national forests, BLM lands, national parks, national wildlife refuges and critical state lands.

The director will directly manage a staff of approximately 10 biologists, activists and attorneys and coordinate with staff in other programs working on legislative and administrative policy, ecosystem defense, litigation, political organizing and media outreach.

Threats to be addressed include oil, gas and coal leasing, logging, mining, livestock grazing, water diversions, off-road vehicles, invasive species and ecosystem deterioration.

The director will also develop and implement proactive legislative and administrative agendas to better manage public lands for the benefit of biodiversity, clean water and quiet recreation in response to a changing climate and society.

  • significant experience in public lands advocacy
  • familiarity with environmental statutes including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act and Federal Land Policy and Management Act
  • scientific literacy
  • communications literacy
  • excellent research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills
  • ability to lead, work with, and manage others as part of an effective team
  • demonstrated commitment to environmental protection
Salary is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and includes an excellent vacation and benefits package
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample via email (no paper) to wildlands@biologicaldiversity.org. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information on the Center, go towww.biologicaldiversity.org.

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Arlington, VA

At Rare(the company) we believe that people are our most important resource. Conservation ultimately comes down to people and their behaviors toward nature. For nearly four decades Rare has designed programs that benefit both people and the planet. We have been successful because of the talent that makes it all possible. We are committed to providing our employees with a unique and inspirational professional culture. We invite you to search through our open positions and join us in our quest for continued impact.

Rare is currently seeking candidates for the position of Special Events Coordinator. Rare hosts 15-20 donor cultivation and marketing events (including one to three international field visits) each year. The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for working with internal staff, volunteers, Rare donors, and external vendors to plan and conduct these events and trips. The Coordinator reports to the Individual Giving Associate of Rare’s development team.

Serve as project and on-site manager for 10-15 fundraising and marketing events of varying scope and size (10-200 guests) each year throughout the country. This includes leading all meetings, creating and managing the production calendar, and working with other Rare staff and vendors so that that deadlines for deliverables are met. Events will vary in their focus and will be variously targeted at major (Individual) donors, foundation consortiums, international conservation conferences, and promoting/marketing Rare.


  • A college degree and a minimum of two years of work experience in event planning
  • Strong record of success in current position
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized and attentive to detail; able to manage, prioritize and bring to completion multiple projects
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and competing deadlines to ensure accuracy and high quality standards
  • Solid computer and analytical skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented; solid work ethic
  • Strong project management skills
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus


Please include your resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Please mention how you learned of this opportunity, note your historical salary levels and you must include your expected salary for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Oakland, CA

The Pacific Institute works to advance innovative evidence-based solutions that advance environmental sustainability, economic vibrance, and social equity locally and abroad. The Institute is seeking a part-time candidate focused on popular education curriculum development and community workshop planning with the Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice (CSSJ). The CSSJ Program partners with community groups and coalitions to provide research support and technical assistance on critical environmental health and justice issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree and educational or experiential background in education, public health, urban planning, ethnic studies, environmental science, geography, or related field
  • Working understanding of and demonstrated commitment to popular education principles and environmental, economic, and other social justice movements
  • Experience with planning and facilitating community education workshops
  • Fluency in Spanish and experience working with Spanish-speaking communities
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write about technical topics for a community audience
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Adobe Illustrator or InDesign Software
  • Experience with layout for publications and creating formats for community education materials
  • Experience with popular education, community-based participatory research, or participatory action research
  • Familiarity with GIS a plus

Hours: 15 and 20 hours/week through May 2013 with possibility of extension

Send a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by mail to Catalina Garzón at the Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, by email to cgarzon@pacinst.org, or by fax to 510-251-2203.

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Outreach Coord., Global Development & Environment Inst., Tufts U

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (MA) seeks a part-time outreach coordinator to manage all aspects of the institute’s communications work and overall communications strategy. Duties include web management, email promotion, media outreach and tracking, event outreach, and multimedia production and management. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience.

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The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, which seeks to elevate bold, emerging young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Awards and other year-round programs, invites applications for 2012 interns. Interns will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts, and have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working in an environmental nonprofit. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to the program cycle and include outreach and communications, application recruitment and processing, event planning, media outreach and soliciting donations and program partners. Visit http://newleadersinitiative.org/article.php?id=441 for application details.

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Student Housing at the University of California, Davis seeks a sustainability coordinator to lead the development, implementation and management of its sustainability initiative. The coordinator will also provide billing analysis, reporting and benchmarking for Student Housing facilities respective to electricity, domestic water, steam, chilled water, natural gas and sewer. Successful candidates will have experience performing program analysis and evaluation of technical and non-technical operations. Application details can be found here: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1327105710024

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