We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Forests Campaigner to be a key member of the forests team as we work to support the expansion of our work to protect primary forests and restrict the growth of the forests-to-electricity wood pellet export sector in Canada.
Reporting to the Forest Programs Director, this position is responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our forest campaign strategy, supporting issue research, leading negotiations, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and helping to design creative high-impact actions. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will likely be within the range of $70,000 to $85,000 CAD.
This role will be based in the Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours will be during normal business hours – 9am-5pm Pacific time). Ideal locations are in British Columbia and/or Ottawa. The role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate’s own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, there may also be the option to work out of our Vancouver hub office.
Key Responsibilities of this role:
Work with Stand.earth team and coalition partners to develop and implement strong campaign strategies to expose impacts, mobilize citizens, push for policy change and build finance and marketplace power
Build local leadership through coalition building
Support industry and issue-focused research
Serve as one of Stand.earth’s spokespeople on this campaign for international media and develop campaign communications strategies and supporting materials with support from senior campaign advisors
Manage relationships with partner organizations allies and coordinate relevant activities and events
Develop and execute online and offline organizing tactics that support and achieve campaign goals and objectives, including the recruitment of supporters online and offline
Develop communications that engage our online community, build our base and get noticed in the media
Build relationships with and manage relevant staff, interns, and volunteers according to Stand’s guiding principles
Participate in the management of campaign budgets and monitor both revenue and expenses to ensure financial health of the campaign
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
Who you’ll be:
5-7 years of working in the environmental and/or social justice campaigns sector
Deep understanding of forest and/or climate issues
Demonstrated success leading online and offline corporate campaigning and citizen mobilizing strategies and tactics
Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications
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
Experience working with Indigenous leadership and impacted communities
Digital and media savvy – familiar enough with this campaigning landscape to propose smart digital tactics and represent the campaign in the media
Enthusiasm and passion for campaigning
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
Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role. Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound anonymous task and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.