Two job openings at GMT

The Netcentric Campaigns division of Green Media Toolshed is hiring two Network Advocacy Coordinators to work with progressive organizations and movements to incorporate cutting-edge network theory and web 2.0 tools into advocacy and campaigning efforts.

Netcentric Campaigns
Job Description: Network Advocacy Coordinator

OVERVIEW
This full time, mid-level position will work with progressive organizations and movements to incorporate cutting-edge network theory and web 2.0 tools into advocacy and campaigning efforts.

ABOUT US
Netcentric Campaigns believes that creating power and influencing social change in our increasingly-connected culture requires an approach focused not only on the individual or organization, but also on the network as a mechanism for exerting influence.
In this highly mobile and transient society, traditional community organizing techniques and locally-focused team models are insufficient. The network-centric approach unifies the strategy for creating change with the dynamics of our age. Netcentric Campaigns educates activists on how to harness the power of a connected grassroots.

Netcentric Campaigns has developed an extensive training and consulting program that provides participants with deeper understanding networks role in advocacy and issue campaign work. The training and consulting program provide an orientation to the critical concepts and language while also walking participants through a process of creating network action plans.

Netcentric Campaigns staff are regularly engaged by foundations, coalitions, collaboratives and nonprofit organizations to set up work sessions focused on designing network based programs to move agenda and support social change.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinating Training, Education and Consulting Programs

Provide strategic support to progressive organizations and movements on using networks to achieve advocacy and campaigning objectives.

Expand and test network-centric advocacy strategy.

Monitor and incorporate the latest thinking on networks, Web 2.0, advocacy and social movements into approaches and materials.

Gather case studies of effective networks.

Learn and test the latest web-based organizing tools and practices.

Develop and refine training and education products.

Design and deliver several dozen presentations annually, including high-level training programs for international activists.

Add content to organization website, including blogs and training materials.

Add content to advocacy2.org wiki. Develop content, facilitate conversation, and recruit contributors.

Write and distribute monthly newsletter sharing theory, best practices and tips.

Develop new products and services.

Program Coordination

Track all administrative aspects of the consulting program, including contracts, billing and staff.

Support Executive Director setting scope with new clients and partnerships.

Manage contracts. Ensure contracts are well-designed and executed in a timely manner.

Coordinate with consultants and contractors.

Hire and manage interns.

Interface with prospective and current clients and funders.

Expand and implement organizational strategy, including products, branding and positioning.

Manage budget for individual contracts.

Contribute to a sustained outreach campaign promoting the visibility for Netcentric Campaigns in the broader advocacy, progressive and consultant communities.

Backstop Executive Director.

General

Support growth of Green Media Toolshed’s network of almost 200 environmental organizations.

Contribute to the overall smooth operations and enjoyable culture of our small nonprofit organization.

The Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

Project management experience, including contracts, budgets and evaluation.

A minimum of 2-3 years experience with advocacy, campaigns, progressive organizations and/or the media.

Demonstrated experience with web 2.0 tools, including blogs, wikis and social networking sites. (Personal use counts!)

Proficient in basic Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Photo editing, HTML and wiki experience a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Superior presentation skills and an ability to tell a good story.

Proven ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and in a team.

Undergraduate degree. Masters degree in related field desirable (communications, policy, public affairs, tech)

COMPENSATION
Salary range is $35,000-$45,000, depending on experience. Benefits package that includes medical, prescription and dental coverage as well as a vision discount program. GMT contributes to a 401k plan after 1 year of employment. Time off includes two weeks (10 days) of vacation plus 14-15 paid holidays.

PROCESS
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to kearns (at) greenmediatoolshed.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through June 15, 2008. Desired start in early June. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

May 22, 2008 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Center for Health, Environment and Justice Seeks Fundraising Manager

CENTER FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE
FUNDRAISING MANAGER


The Center for Health, Environment and Justice makes communities safer and more sustainable by organizing people to prevent or clean up health-threatening contamination. The Center was founded in 1981 by our executive director, Lois Gibbs, who was the community leader at Love Canal, New York. Because 2008 will mark the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Love Canal crisis, it offers CHEJ special opportunities for outreach and fundraising.


SUMMARY:

The Fundraising Manager will develop and coordinate the implementation of CHEJ’s individual fundraising strategies. Responsibilities include personalized appeal mailings, a quarterly newsletter for $100+ donors, project-specific major gift campaigns, and involving the board and staff in fundraising. A separate full-time development associate position manages the membership solicitations, acknowledgements and database. The candidate must have excellent writing and inter-personal skills, and the ability to travel. This full-time position reports to the director of development, and is based in our Falls Church, Virginia office.


Specific responsibilities include:
• Oversee the membership renewal process and database management by the development associate.
• Develop strategies to upgrade the giving levels of existing donors and also acquire new ones.
• Arrange and support major donor visits and calls for executive director, other program staff, and board members, and also travel as needed to meet with major donors.
• Coordinate quarterly staff phonathons.
• Develop strategies for further involving staff, board members and other volunteers in fundraising.
• Make acknowledgement and solicitation calls to major donors.
• Coordinate occasional events, luncheons and gatherings for donors.
• Coordinate special anniversary fundraising initiatives.
• Participate in building our annual on-line auction catalog.
• Produce quarterly major donor newsletter and oversee production of the monthly e-bulletin by the development associate.
• Write all appeal, acquisition, membership and acknowledgment letters, and personalize those for major donors.
• Develop and maintain planned giving campaign, and gifts of stock.
• Develop annual budget of income and expense projections for individual giving and membership.
• Prepare periodic reports on progress toward individual giving income goals.


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of development experience, preferably including a demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit gifts from individuals. Excellent writing, interpersonal, team building and organizational skills are a must. We are seeking someone who can travel occasionally (about six times a year) to meet with donors, and bring new ideas for enhancing our ability to acquire and upgrade individual donors. Knowledge of environmental issues and Sage fundraising software a plus.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience. CHEJ offers a generous benefits package including leave time, flex time, health and life insurance, and retirement plan.

CHEJ values diversity and encourages applications from women and people of color. EOE. Send a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to:

Development Job
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040

Telephone: 703-237-2249
Fax: 703-237-8389
Email: maryll@chej.org

January 16, 2008 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Open Space Institute Seeks Communications Coordinator

OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE
Communications Manager


The mission of the Open Space Institute (OSI) is to protect scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats and sustain community character. OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, special loan programs, and creative partnerships. OSI is seeking a Communications Manager to assist with the marketing and business development of the organization and its three core programs: Land Acquisition; Conservation Loans; and the Conservation Institute.

Overall Function
The Communications Manager will be responsible for written, verbal, and visual communications including print, electronic publishing, publicity, advertising, and press materials. The Communications Manager works with the entire OSI staff, and reports to the Vice President, External Affairs. The Communications Manager will maintain contact with OSI trustees and advisors.

Primary Responsibilities

Communications

1. Direct the production of key communications (involving planning, writing and/or editing with contract writers), including annual report, newsletter, institute summaries, interpretive materials such as brochures and project descriptions, and some web content.
2. Provide communication support for staff. Ensure consistency of messaging for staff and maintain OSI’s editorial and graphic standards.
3. Manage supplemental vendor relations in a positive, cost-effective and timely manner.
4. Will assist with website maintenance changes, help create website content and work with staff to generate website materials.

Publicity

1. Respond to media inquiries, schedule and coordinate press events as needed. Develop ideas and opportunities for local, regional and national press coverage.
2. Serve as an official spokesperson for the Open Space Institute.
3. Work with all staff as needed to craft complex content into clearly understood messages.
4. Develop and execute strategic media relations program.
5. Maintains media contact lists and histories and maintains regular contact and positive relationships with selected journalists.

Marketing

1. Ensure OSI’s brand is well articulated and represented within all communications.
2. Support marketing initiatives with marketing communications strategy and execution.
3. Oversee maintenance of OSI’s visual library, including maintaining photo files and working with staff to generate maps.


Skills and Abilities

• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills.
• Must be a self-starter, who is able to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
• Ability to comprehend complex issues.
• Ability to manage professional and support staff as well as consultants, and advise senior staff where appropriate.
• Must be able to move seamlessly between working independently and as part of a team.
• Track record of producing local, regional and national press coverage.
• Experience in overseeing (including production and editing) of high-quality publications.
• Good strategic public relations and media judgement.


Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• 5 years experience in communications field.
• Knowledge of and experience with environmental and conservation fields.
• Sense of design and presentation aesthetics is a plus.


Applicants should send the following items – cover letter with salary history and requirements; resume; one writing sample not more than three pages; and one press release or one media clip.
Please send to Susan Barbarisi, Open Space Institute, 1350 Broadway, Suite 201, NY, NY 10018, or email to sbarbarisi@osiny.org. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

January 14, 2008 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Organizer's Collaborative is seeking an Executive Director

Company: Organizers' Collaborative
Job Title: Executive Director

Description: The Organizers' Collaborative (OC) is seeking an energetic person with substantial organizing and fund-raising experience. This is a hands-on, part-time position, involving program administration, fund-raising, and office management responsibilities. The organization has a strong base of volunteers, over 300 paid members, good administrative systems, an active board, and a solid track record in providing an annual nonprofit technology conference as well as free database software. New leadership is needed to help the group cement the progress and relationships it has already built and to develop a stronger financial base for its operations in the long term. The job involves approximately 15-20 hours a week and is compensated at $20 to $25 an hour.

The Organizers' Collaborative works to provide social change groups with proven, easy-to-use technology and support that is specific to the needs of social change organizers. The organization has three main projects: (1) Annual Grassroots Use of Technology Conference; (2) Organizational Divide Initiative (ODI), a training and assistance program for small under-resourced non-profits; and (3) Organizers Database (ODB), open-source software for non-profit outreach and donor management.

Responsibilities:

* To develop OC's financial and organizational capacity, by expanding its membership base, identifying additional major funders, and by pursuing joint projects with partner organizations. Director will work closely with and take direction from the Board.
* To build and reconceputalize OC's existing technology assistance programs that assists community groups in Greater Boston and help expand to other communities as part of its Organizational Divide Initiative.
* To oversee the coordination of the annual Grassroots Use of Technology Conference.
* To provide regular communications and outreach to members, supporters, partners and other interested parties via an expanded online presence.
* To work with ODB Project Director, a consultant, tocoordinate ODB work with other OC projects.
* To supervise interns, volunteers and work-study students.

Additional Qualifications:

* Strong ability to network with funders, grassroots groups, and potential partnering organizations
* Grant writing and event planning experience
* Program development and/or program management experience
* Good verbal and written communications skills
* Facility with basic computer office applications (word processor, spreadsheet, databases and internet). Familiarity with Quickbooks accounting software ideal, but not required.
* Ability to supervise interns, volunteers and work-study students

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and a letter of interest to OC at jobs@oc-tech.org or by mail or fax. Deadline is December 31, 2007. Please no phone calls.

Address: 14 Beacon St. #707, Boston, MA 02108
Fax number: 617-858-9513
Web site: http://www.organizerscollaborative.org

The Organizers' Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer

December 19, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Center for Health, Environment and Justice Seeks Campaign Coordinator

Child Proofing Our Communities
Campaign Coordinator

Position Opening and Campaign Background

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) seeks a dynamic, bold individual to work in a groundbreaking organizing/public education climate. The CHEJ Child Proofing our Communities (CPOC) Campaign Coordinator will work at the nexis of the daily environments where children’s lives and health intersect.

Through community organizing, coalition building, corporate campaigns and our Green Flag School Program for youth, the CPOC campaign seeks to move schools, homes, public places, recreational outlets (such as Disney World) and neighborhood communities to take proactive approaches to prevent harmful toxins and chemicals from impacting children health and development.

CPOC currently is heavily invested in working in three key states: New Jersey, Maryland and Florida.

Position Reports to and is accountable to the Executive Director.

Main Responsibilities for Childproofing Our Communities Coordinator:
• Coordinate the campaign by assessing the need for and strategic planning of: issue campaigns; working groups; trainings; and collaborative projects.
• Facilitate working groups and collaborative projects with a continual focus on building leadership within and strengthening of grassroots organizations;
• Provide community organizing assistance over the phone and in person;
• Maintain the campaign list-serves;
• Supervise the Childproofing Our Communities Coordinator Assistant/s
• Manage the Green Flag School Program for Environmental Leadership.

Training/Networking:
• Provide training, as needed in communities and/or at other events;
• Identify opportunities to bring groups together to share, develop collective strategies, and enhance their understanding of community organizing and/or environmental health issues;
• Provide conference call training, as needed, for communities and local organizations from a diversity of regions.

Publications/Information:
• Assist in writing joint publications with CHEJ Science staff and/or partner organizations on issues that advance the campaign and support CHEJ members;
• Work with CHEJ Media Officer to develop and implement strategies engaging local and national press and on line news publications regarding the work, scope and impact of CPOC;
• Provide bi-monthly progress reports of activities and trends experienced for the purposes of programmatic and fundraising decisions;
• Complete contact sheets for database and follow-up opportunities.

Qualifications
• Three years organizing/program coordination experience preferred.
• Ability to work with a diversity of people.
• Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills required.
• Computer-literate.
• Self-motivated.
• Attention to detail and follow-through.
• Coalition-building experience,
• Familiarity with issues,
• Fluency in Spanish a plus
• Supervisory experience.

Position located in East Falls Church, VA, 9 miles outside of Washington, DC.
Resume and cover letter can be sent to Sharon Franklin, at sfranklin@chej.org.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2007

About CHEJ
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice exists to mentor the movement to build healthier communities by empowering people to prevent harm in as many ways, and for as many people, as possible. We believe this can happen when people and groups have the power to play an integral role in promoting human health and environmental integrity. CHEJ’s role is to provide the tools, the direction, and the encouragement to these people and groups, so that they can build strong, healthy communities where they live, work, learn, shop, play and pray. Following her successful effort to prevent further harm for the people living in contaminated Love Canal, Lois Gibbs founded CHEJ in 1981 in order to continue mentoring others seeking to prevent harm. CHEJ provides mentoring assistance to communities, homeowners, families and individuals throughout the country

12/07

December 5, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Blue Frontier Campaign Seeks Director in DC Office

MARINE CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE

POSITION - DIRECTOR – DC OFFICE, BLUE FRONTIER CAMPAIGN
REPORTS TO: PRESIDENT, BFC
LOCATION – WASHINGTON DC
STARTING DATE – IMMEDIATELY

The Blue Frontier Campaign is committed to building unity, providing tools and increasing awareness of the solution oriented ocean and coastal protection movement. It has organized national and regional conferences, tours and ‘celebrations of the sea,’ and produced organizing brochures, books including the ‘Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide’ and ’50 Ways to Save the Ocean,’ and online resources including Blue Notes emails. It also works on school curriculums, print, radio, and TV stories and the bluefront.org website.

With founder David Helvarg establishing a West Coast Office BFC is looking for a motivated independent person to run our DC office. The job will include fundraising and development for BFC, basic financial administration, organizing a national Blue Vision Summit in 2008, working on the website, and with the media as well as a wide range of marine organizations. The Director will also oversee interns and volunteers, and do conference outreach both on Capitol Hill and to local and regional seaweed groups across the nation.

We’re looking for someone who is self-directing and entrepreneurial, has experience or familiarity with running the day-to-day operations of a small NGO, and is passionate about restoring our living seas through bottom up citizen action. Writing skills are a plus.

Work is based in Washington DC. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
David Helvarg
Helvarg@bluefront.org
510-778-8470
202-491-6296
202-387-8030

September 25, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Endangered Species Coaltion Seeks Policy Director

Company: Endangered Species Coalition
Job Title: Policy Director

Description: The Endangered Species Coalition (www.stopextinction.org) is a national network of 380 conservation organizations, scientific associations, religious organizations, hunting and fishing associations, community organizations, humane societies, businesses, and concerned citizens working to protect endangered species and habitat. Our tools are public education, scientific information and citizen participation to protect our nation's wildlife and wild places.

Job Description:

The Endangered Species Coalition is seeking a well-qualified individual to serve as our Policy Director in Washington, DC. The Policy Director will be an integral participant in important campaigns to pass strong endangered species protections. As a member of the senior management team, this individual will develop and implement the organization's legislative agenda, oversee our policy and communications, and assist in the overall operation of the Coalition. The Policy Director works with some of the best conservation organizations - our extensive and diverse member organizations - to implement cutting edge campaigns to protect our nation's wildlife and wild places.

Specific Responsibilities:
The Policy Director will oversee the ESC's policy work and will serve as the liaison for the ESC's staff with member groups and the larger environmental community. The Policy Director will meet with targeted decision makers on issues important to ESC and our member groups. The Policy Director will work to develop and lead ESC campaigns, which may target: legislation, administrative policies and regulations, individual habitats and species protections, corporate practices, and/or trade association policies. The Policy Director will assist the management team with fundraising needs.

Qualifications
-Applicants must be passionate about the conservation of our nation's wildlife and public lands.
-Minimum 3 years conservation advocacy experience, including policy analysis and research.
-Experience in grassroots organizing and campaign management preferred.
-Bachelor's Degree in political science, environmental studies or related field.
-Experience meeting with decision makers
-Experience working with coalitions a plus.
-Excellent oral and written communications skills.
-Ability to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment.

How To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Sarah Matsumoto at smatsumoto@stopextinction.org
Application deadline is October 1, 2007.

September 25, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

GMT seeks dynamic intern

Advocacy Intern: environment, human rights, and peace and security


Description:

Netcentric Campaigns connects progressive organizations with the innovation, tools and strategy needed to be successful in the age of connectivity. Intern will support our work harnessing the power of social networks and new technologies to empower environmental, peace and security and human rights communities to affect social change. Intern will become an expert in the most cutting edge advocacy and campaigning tools, and will work directly with advocates seeking to apply these tools to achieve campaign objectives.

Intern responsibilities will include:

· Monitoring the latest discussions on networks, social change and technology.

· Developing interactive resources introducing new technologies (like blogs and wikis) and opportunities for applying them to advocacy and campaigning.

· Facilitating organization and individual understanding of networks and web-based tools through face-to-face and online trainings.

· General office support and administrative tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:

· Familiarity with blogs, wikis, RSS, Facebook and MySpace. Applicants must be comfortable learning about and using these tools; A TECH BACKGROUND IS NOT NECESSARY!!!

· Commitment to progressive causes and social change. Familiarity with international development, peace and security, environment, human rights or health communities a plus. Intern will work with one or more of these communities.

· Comfortable working with clients and groups. Good public speaking skills.

Intern will be expected to make a 4-6 month commitment, and will receive a monthly stipend.

Application instructions:

Send a cover letter and resume to Karen(at)netcentriccampaigns.org. No phone calls please. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through September 30. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

*Netcentric Campaigns is a division of Green Media Toolshed.

September 21, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Restore America's Estuaries Seeks Communications Specialist

Restore America’s Estuaries
Communications Specialist Position Description

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is the nations leading non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving the nation’s network of estuaries by protecting and restoring the lands and waters essential to the richness and diversity of coastal life. For more information on RAE, please see our website www.estuaries.org.

Summary:
The Communications Specialist will assist senior RAE staff in developing and implementing our outreach program. The position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development.
Duty Station: Arlington, VA

Responsibilities:
The Communications Specialist will work with the RAE team to develop and implement an outreach program that promotes RAE’s habitat restoration work; and engages the broader community of non-profits, agencies and corporations involved in habitat restoration work. Main responsibilities will include:

• Maintenance and marketing of RAE websites: www.estuaries.org and www.restorationmarketplace.org; and RAE restoration job board
• Promotion of habitat restoration and funding by keeping our partners and allies informed about important legislation and other restoration-related initiatives
• Facilitating communications among RAE members for various programs
• Production and distribution of RAE newsletters, annual reports, brochures, etc.
• Marketing and Promotion of communication materials for bi-annual RAE National Conference.
• Management of physical and electronic data (e.g. photos, presentations, marks, trademarks, etc.)
• Assisting RAE executives in outreach to media (print, broadcast, and web)
• Managing special projects as needed, such as research projects, reports, and meetings
• Assisting RAE staff on developing proposals for funding of outreach-related projects
• And other projects and tasks as assigned

Qualifications:
• Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Experience in website development and management
• Self-starting, self-managing, and comfortable in small office environment.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Knowledgeable with various software programs (Photoshop, Publisher)
• At least three years related work experience, preferably in a non-profit environment

Compensation:
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package, consistent with Restore America's Estuaries’ personnel policies, including but not limited to health insurance, retirement plan and vacation.

General Characteristics:
Restore America's Estuaries is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and people of color are encouraged to apply. This position could be a full-time or flex-time position, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

To Apply:
Please send resume, two writing samples, cover letter, and salary requirements to apply@estuaries.org.

August 15, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Summer Internship at Beyond Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides is a national non-profit membership organization,
founded in 1981, dedicated to educating the public about the toxic
hazards of pesticides and safer alternatives. The organization
advocates for strong policy to protect public health and the
environment. Beyond Pesticides' programs are focused on school
pesticide use, lawn care, insect-borne diseases, organic agriculture,
documenting pesticide poisoning incidents, and watchdogging federal,
state and local governments.


Responsibilities may include:
Producing materials, including factsheets, articles, report
contributions, and online materials.
Updating and developing webpages at www.beyondpesticides.org.
Assisting in fielding phone calls and emails from the public,
researching and answering information requests.
Assist the executive director and program staff with outreach,
research and administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.


Interns are given tasks that match their interests, skills and
background with Beyond Pesticides' goals. In addition to working on
specific projects, interns will gain insight into the importance of
grassroots action, the complexities of environmental issues, and how
non-profits function. Internships are based on a small stipend and
vary in length from 3 months to 1 year.

***Internship dates are flexible and may start as early as May 1st***

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining what type of
internship interests you, what you hope to gain from the experience
and what time frame you are available to:


Aviva Glaser
Research Associate
Beyond Pesticides
701 E Street, S.E., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20003,
202-543-5450 phone
202-543-4791 fax
aglaser@beyondpesticides.org

April 12, 2007 in Employment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


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