Work with ForestEthics

ABOUT FORESTETHICS

Founded in 2000, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental coalition operating in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing. We catalyze environmental leadership among industry, governments and communities by running hard-hitting and highly effective campaigns that leverage public dialogue and pressure to achieve our goals. Over the past decade, we have transformed the environmental practices of Fortune 500 companies including Dell, Staples, Office Depot, Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma, and many others; and by leveraging these companies' influence with their suppliers and governments, we have helped secure commitments to protect more than 65 million acres of endangered forest around the world.

Job Opportunities

Current openings:

Administrative Assistant

The Position
Reporting to the Development Associate in the Bellingham office and working closely with the Operations and Human Resources Associate, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and logistical support for operational, development and campaign activities and initiatives in our Bellingham, Washington office. This is a part-time position, 10 - 12 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail, post mail as necessary
  • Stock office with office supplies
  • Answer general telephone line and collect and distribute messages
  • Monitor office needs and liaise with building manager and cleaning company
  • Partner with the Operations and Human Resources Associate on vendor relationships including:  telephone, information technology, cleaning
  • Maintain office calendar
  • Assist with logistics for retreats and off site sessions as needed
  • Partner with Operations and Human Resources Associate on budget and expenditures
  • Partner with Accountant to scan and mail receipts and other financial documents as needed
  • Manage inventory and help transport materials to and from storage unit
  • Assist Development Associate with supporter outreach and mailings
  • Organize office social functions
  • Water and care for the office plants
  • Provide administrative support to office as necessary

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Effective time management and administrative skills
  • Experience in a team-driven culture that produces transformative outcomes
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft office suite and Google products)
  • Ability to share knowledge, communicate ideas and collaborate with diverse teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Non-profit experience helpful

 
TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: admin@forestethics.org. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Development Associate

THE POSITION:
Reporting to the Development Director and working closely with senior development and engagement department staff, the Development Associate is responsible for developing and stewarding ForestEthics' recurring giving program. This also includes supporting the management of 70+ active foundation relationships with the project supervision, coordination and management of ForestEthics grants/submissions calendar. This is a full-time position located in San Francisco, CA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • In partnership with the Development Director and Development Officer, coordinate the grants calendar and submissions including deadlines, checklists, proposal and report coordination
  • Develop and implement a recurring/monthly donor program including cultivation, stewardship, and tracking of all monthly lower level donors with a target conversion of 3-5% of all individual contributions to a monthly giving schedule in the first year
  • Provide detailed monthly/quarterly reports showing progress toward goals for recurring/monthly donor program
  • Develop an annual cultivation and solicitation plan for recurring/monthly donors including annual and quarterly goals for revenue growth, detailed benchmarks, metrics and strategies for achieving these goals for approval by senior development and engagement staff
  • Create a calendar and messaging for monthly donor communications and appeals to drive progress toward quarterly and annual metrics. Manage and produce these items working with engagement and development teams as necessary
  • Manage the development of all foundation and individual donation acknowledgements to ensure they are processed in a timely manner. Produce and fulfill foundation acknowledgements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Three to five years proven experience supporting individual giving campaigns or equivalent
  • Knowledge of institutional and individual giving best practices, regulations and innovations
  • Experience in a team-driven culture that produces transformative outcomes
  • Experience working on successful fundraising efforts
  • Ability to share knowledge, communicate ideas and collaborate with diverse teams
  • Experience and familiarity with CRMs, SalesForce preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Non-profit experience essential

TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: developmentassociate@forestethics.org. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Media Officer

THE POSITION:
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Media Officer will develop, coordinate and implement strategic communications and media plans for all campaigns run by ForestEthics. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Preferred location is in any of our main US offices:  Bellingham, Washington or San Francisco, California.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work closely with campaigners to develop communications plans and strategic opportunities that leverage news media to achieve campaign goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain relationships with reporters, television producers, and other news decision-makers in the United States
  • Secure great, proactive press and constantly react to the news cycle and insert ForestEthics into it
  • Produce written materials including press releases, press advisories, op-eds, letter to the editors, fact sheets, and background materials
  • Work closely with ForestEthics' partners including online marketing specialist to create and implement online media strategies and to identify coalition-wide media moments
  • Identify, brief, and train spokespeople within ForestEthics
  • Provide ongoing advice about media strategies for each campaign
  • Facilitate the needs of media requests including written materials, spokespeople, etc.
  • Write quickly and succinctly, and respond efficiently to breaking news
  • Coordinate media events such as press conferences
  • Create and maintain media lists, including social media contact information

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years experience working in a media outlet or communications/media department of a non-profit organization
  • Understanding of and experience engaging journalists online
  • Sound news judgment and solid contacts in both news and feature media
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Interest in or passion for the mission of ForestEthics
  • Proven experience in writing and editing for news and feature media
  • Experience writing query letters and pitching to feature media outlets
  • Exercises creativity in writing, project approach, and problem solving
  • Ability to handle numerous tasks at one time
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of forest and climate issues and market campaigns
  • Computer proficiency in basic computer applications including spreadsheet, word processing and database software, contact management systems and internet programs such as cloud storage and project management platforms, along with social media management tools and metrics collection.
  • Demonstrated track record of collaboration and ability to work independently
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with off-site coworkers
  • High reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

 
TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: MediaOfficer@forestethics.org. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Online Campaigner

THE POSITION
Reporting to the Director of Engagement and working closely with ForestEthics' campaign and fundraising teams, the email campaigner is responsible for promoting ForestEthics, engaging supporters and activists, and creating campaign messaging and fundraising appeals via email.  The Online Campaigner will be responsible for exceptional marketing campaigns that drive individual donor growth as well as donor and supporter retention.  This includes developing an online voice for ForestEthics' emails and identifying opportunities for engaging supporters.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create a comprehensive email engagement program at ForestEthics that brings in new supporters, engages current supporters, and moves people up our engagement pyramid
  • Develop and implement unique online voice for ForestEthics' emails, fundraising appeals, actions, blog, website, social media and newsletters that inspire action and compels people to engage with us by making us approachable experts
  • Create, organize and manage a Coalition-wide email communications calendar
  • Serve as ForestEthics expert and advisor on email engagement tactics and industry wide trends
  • Responsible for engaging supporters and donors using ForestEthics' campaign activities and media moments
  • Partner with Digital Content Manager and others using social media to ensure all digital tactics are driving new emails to our list
  • Program email distribution through Engaging Networks
  • Work with Digital Content Manager to implement digital copy
  • Implement email testing and analysis of all data and make proper adjustments to optimize response rates
  • Strategize, implement, and measure effectiveness of any ad placements

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Four years proven experience developing and implementing successful web and email strategies
  • Exceptional copywriting skills for all channels of online outreach
  • Experience working in a team and preference for a team-driven culture
  • Passion for building supporter engagement
  • Strong knowledge of email marketing strategies, testing, and reporting; strong understanding of email personalization and segmentations strategies
  • Website development and production experience, including front-end development and web content management systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet all deadlines, and provide quality communications
  • Excellent analytics skills, including strong knowledge of web and email metrics and reporting tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with online CRM software, Engaging Networks, and SalesForce
  • Non-profit experience a plus

 

TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume, 3-5 writing samples of emails meant for advocacy and fundraising outreach, and cover letter to: onlinecampaigner@forestethics.org. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.