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Campaign Organizer & Administrative Assistant – Job Description and Application Instructions

Application Deadline: November 4, 2022

Full time with the opportunity for advancement

Global Justice Ecology Project is seeking someone with a deep commitment to our core values to become our new full-time Campaign Organizer & Administrative Assistant.  The ideal candidate will be someone with proven experience in social justice and environmental campaigning, who is committed to advancing our organization’s success. The right person will have the interest and potential to become a leader in the organization.

The ideal candidate will take ownership of this role and bring their own unique ideas and experiences to this work.

This Team Member is responsible for the implementation of Global Justice Ecology Project’s programs: the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees (works with the Executive Director and Campaign members); Global Justice Media Program (works with the Communications Director) and Langelle Photography (works with its Director). This includes communication with members and allies, and overseeing the organization’s websites and social media. WordPress experience is highly valuable.

This Team Member is also responsible for general office and administrative duties; and fundraising support, including database management, creating and implementing a strategy for e-appeals and online donor recruitment, as well as organizing quarterly mailings.

Our Programs:

The Campaign to STOP GE Trees: This Campaign includes an alliance of organizations and GJEP’s Executive Director is the International Coordinator. The Campaign protects forests and biodiversity in collaboration with Indigenous and forest dependent communities by preventing the potentially devastating impacts of the large-scale release of genetically engineered trees into the environment.

The Team Member will maintain regular contact with the organizations in the Campaign, and organize monthly meetings. This team member will be responsible for outreach to diverse activists and groups as well as the concerned public, to build grassroots opposition to genetically engineered trees. Tasks include website maintenance, and organizing and implementing social media campaigns in partnership with our allies.

Global Justice Media Program: This program lifts up the voices, issues and struggles of frontline communities and underrepresented constituencies through our Breaking Green podcast, Langelle Photography, and Earth Radio.

This team member’s responsibilities include coordinating with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Radio Los Angeles to facilitate guest interviews on our weekly Earth Watch interview segment, and writing and recording our weekly Earth Minute; supporting our Breaking Green podcasts; and promoting and distributing GJEP audio segments through our website, e-newsletters and various social media platforms. The Team Member will support Langelle Photography by highlighting photos and their stories through our website, e-newsletters and various social media platforms. Langelle Photography utilizes five decades of social documentary photography spanning six continents to advance social, economic and ecological justice.

Requirements of the Position

Skills required: 

  • Proven experience in social justice and environmental campaigning
  • Enthusiasm for meeting new people and sharing our work with others
  • Strategic, creative problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking capability
  • Organizing skills, ability to work collaboratively, take constructive criticism and participate in teamwork
  • Flexibility to adapt to new information and respond quickly to shifting developments
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to write and speak clearly and concisely about complex issues
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work efficiently, methodically and independently
  • Ability to create effective content for websites, email and social media platforms (WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram experience highly desirable)
  • Ability to maintain a positive, optimistic outlook in the face of challenging news and information

Responsibilities include: 

  • Outreach to, and relationship-building with, local, regional, national and international organizations, activists and communities
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous organizations and communities
  • Representing GJEP in social movement networks and facilitating communications across cultures and languages
  • Helping develop and implement GJEP campaign strategies
  • Proactively working as part of a collaborative team – reporting progress and discussing campaign efforts
  • General office and administrative tasks
  • Developing and implementing an online fundraising plan (training provided)
  • Research, writing, proofreading and production of public information materials
  • Developing and disseminating online content
  • Representing GJEP at public events

Assets:

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities or organizations in the US and globally
  • Familiarity with the issues GJEP works on: including forest protection, genetically engineered trees, indigenous peoples rights and climate justice
  • A second language, preferably Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Investigative research skills

Specifics: 

  • This is a remote position located in the US
  • A working computer and strong internet access is essential for this position
  • The position is full-time
  • Some travel and evening/weekend hours are required

We encourage applications from women, black, Indigenous and people of color, people of all sexual or gender identities, and people living with disabilities. We will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation. 

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance and paid vacation, holidays and personal time off.

Start date: November 28, 2022 (negotiable)

To apply by midnight October 31: 

Send your email to anne [at] GlobalJusticeEcology.org with the subject “Campaign/Admin position – [FIRST NAME LAST NAME].” In your email provide:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • two writing samples
  • three references including phone and email contacts
  • the time zone you will be working in.

In your cover letter, please include your responses to the following questions:

  • How did you hear about this position?
  • What interests you most about this position?
  • What skills and experience will you bring to this work? (briefly)
  • What do you want to learn and what skills do you want to build? (briefly)
  • What questions do you have for GJEP about our work?
  • What are your salary requirements?

Interviews will be conducted by videoconference in November. The interview process will also include a writing assessment.

Please circulate widely.