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Forest Campaigner, Canada

Company: Stand
Location : based in BC (Vancouver or Nelson BC preferred),BC
Company Profile

Stand is an environmental advocacy 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 unrelenting determination have yielded extraordinary results: since 2000, we have secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward environmentally responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major US corporations. We are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting fossil fuels. Stand operates in the United States and Canada with hub offices in San Francisco, California, Bellingham, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often the first and most directly impacted by toxic fossil fuel projects. As such, 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.

Job Description

Stand is hiring a Forest Campaigner to play a key role in advancing forest protection efforts in Canada. This position is central to planned efforts to support improved forest conservation policies and new protected areas and will expand our ability to hold some of the world’s biggest corporations accountable for their environmental impacts.

If you are passionate about Stand’s mission, like taking on big challenges, have a depth and breadth of experience on Canadian forest issues, and are eager to bring it,  then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.

We encourage applicants to apply by Feb 28, 2019. This position is open until filled and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Forest Campaigner will be responsible for advancing our Canadian forest strategy which involves working in coalition on place-based conservation efforts, improved forest policies, supporting indigenous conservation leadership initiatives, and supporting markets campaign work related to reducing the impacts that the pulp and paper, solid wood, and biomass industries are having on Canadian forests. Our forest campaign also works with stakeholders in Canada to achieve large-scale forest protection agreements. This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits - the salary range is $65,657 - $91,9200 CAD ($50,000 - $70,000 USD) commensurate with experience. Location: This position will be based in British Columbia (Vancouver or Nelson BC preferred and is open to other locations in Canada).

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Forest Programs Director and other team members to develop and execute strategies for expanded forest protection in key provinces (ex: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec) and nationally
  • Work in collaboration with regional and national organizations in Canada to support place-based conservation efforts in BC and other provinces.
  • Work in collaboration to support First Nations conservation leadership, caribou recovery plans and protected area proposals and/or First Nations’ natural resource extraction bans
  • Support the forest program team’s execution of market-based campaign strategies (focused on tissue and other sectors) that reduce pressure on the Boreal Forest and the primary forests in BC and integrating online and offline tactics to achieve campaign goals.
  • Work with senior staff to support engagement efforts with corporations connected to forest sourcing concerns.
  • Support industry and issue-focused research to be used for crafting campaign strategy.
  • Recruit and engage supporters online and offline.
  • Build relationships and coordinate activities with partner organizations and allies.
  • Work with the team to craft compelling external content and publicly communicate the campaign’s positions to the media.
  • Work with development department on foundation proposals and identifying key fundraising moments during the course of the campaign.
  • 3-5 years of campaign experience. Direct experience with indigenous conservation initiatives and/or large-scale forest conservation efforts preferred.
  • Knowledge of Canadian forestry issues a must.
  • Strong writing skills - ability to draft compelling messaging for on/off line communications.
  • Social media engagement - understands the role social media plays in successful campaigning.
  • Desire to learn new digital skills and tactics that will engage supporters to achieve campaign goals.
  • Demonstrated success working within and leading organizing efforts in coalition, managing people, identifying organizational needs, and problem solving.
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment.
  • Independent and motivated.

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.
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration.

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume, as attachments to ForestCampaigner@Stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on each attachment.  Failure to apply in the requested format will automatically disqualify you from the process.

In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply, what skills or expertise you have that will be most important in this role. Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.