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|Job Title:||International forests campaigner|
|Organization:||Friends of the Earth|
|Description:||Position Location: San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC
Friends of the Earth U.S. is fighting to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We're hard-hitting, progressive environmental advocates that pull no punches and speak sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It's an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that have protected our planet and its people. We?re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in 76 countries on today?s most urgent environmental and social issues.
In accomplishing our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment. We are focused on reforming economic drivers such as tax or trade policy that are often used to empower corporations and government to harm the environment.
For the last four years Friends of the Earth has been advocating for international forest conservation policies that protect the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional forest dwellers while upholding high environmental safeguards. We have sought to reform REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) policies, particularly with respect to upholding environmental and social safeguards; to resist market-based mechanisms for forest conservation, and to focus policymaker attention on the drivers of deforestation.
We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated individual to lead our campaign on international forests. This position can be based in either of Washington DC or San Francisco office and will work with partner groups from around the world.
? Develop and implement strategic campaign plans in conjunction with Program Directors on REDD;
? Develop and implement strategic campaign plans in conjunction with Program Directors targeting international and US specific drivers of deforestation.
? Represent Friends of the Earth US on the Friends of the Earth International Forest and Biodiversity Campaign Steering Group, and within other relevant networks and coalitions;
? Conduct research and analysis to publish reports and articles;
? Develop public education and campaign materials;
? Educate policymakers, media, allies and the public;
? Work with the Economic Policy Director and Director of Foundation Relations to develop and implement a fundraising plan.
? Minimum five years experience in environmental advocacy
Skills and Knowledge:
? Experience in international forest advocacy strongly preferred
? Strategic approach to both policy and politics
? Ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign activities including advocacy, convening/organizing, policy development, and research
? Ability to effectively reach out to the media
? Ability to lead and work in coordination with a diverse group of coalition partners
? Strong written and verbal communication skills
? Fundraising experience a plus
Salary and Benefits
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an employee contribution-based retirement plan.
E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ?International Forests Campaigner.?No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.