Center for Biological Diversity: Population Advocacy/Organizing Jobs Open

July 5, 2013 • Family Planning, Protection of Species, Reproductive Health, United States, News

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The Center for Biological Diversity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation organization with more than 500,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. We have more than 60 staff in offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, D.C. It is the policy of the Center for Biological Diversity to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, political affiliation, family responsibility, matriculation, personal appearance or economic background, or any other legally protected status. Candidates with diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Population and Sustainability Director
Population and Sustainability Organizer

Population and Sustainability Director
Full Time
Tucson, Arizona preferred, other locations considered

General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a dynamic, hard-charging and creative leader for our groundbreaking Population and Sustainability Program. The Population and Sustainability Director will be supervised by the Field Director. The Director will work closely with other organizing, communications, conservation and development staff. This is an opportunity to expand and lead the environmental movement’s most innovative campaign to raise awareness about the connection between rampant human population growth, overconsumption and consumer choices, and species extinction due to resource depletion and environmental degradation. The Director must have excellent communication and organizational skills; seasoned leadership capabilities; expertise and working knowledge of population, overconsumption, sustainability, and environmental issues and politics; an ability to think strategically and manage short- and long-term projects; and a be a self-starter personality with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively. Passion for and experience with endangered species issues is desired.

Main duties:
– Strategic planning and execution of the Program, including overseeing and directing program staff.
– Emerging as a national leader and voice on population and sustainability issues for media, policymakers, allies and Center supporters.
– Tracking national and international science, communications and trends on human population growth, sustainability issues and the environment.
– Developing and executing policy initiatives related to population and sustainability issues.
– Creating and implementing short- and long-range public education and action campaigns to connect population growth and overconsumption with endangered species impacts.
– Educating and activating other environmental groups on population and sustainability issues; invigorating deep and lasting interest among like-minded organizations to build grassroots support and effect change.
– Cultivating, managing and inspiring online and offline activists who are eager to make a difference on these crucial issues.
– Overseeing the Endangered Species Condoms program, including its strategy, condom and information distribution, event planning, and coordination of thousands of volunteer distributors.
– Writing and helping produce the Center’s monthly online population newsletter Pop X.
– Overseeing social media accounts for the Program and integrating Program materials into other Center communications.
– Generating press releases, reports, Web materials and op-eds, as well as working with the media in general.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:
– Seasoned leadership role in the environmental and/or population movement.
– Minimum associate or bachelor degree.
– Two to four years’ work related to population, overconsumption, sustainability, environmental activism, organizing and/or communications.
– Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
– Experience working with the media, giving interviews and writing press releases.
– Proven management of staff, volunteers or activists, and projects.
– A solid grasp of issues related to population, overconsumption, sustainable living, diet choices, endangered species and environmental effects, and knowledge of the current political and cultural context related to these issues.
– Strong strategic-planning skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team.
– Ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines in a busy environment.
– Nonprofit experience preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable to that of other nonprofits. The Center offers an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match.

Application process:
To apply, please send a résumé and thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position to PopDirector@biologicaldiversity.org; include “Population and Sustainability Director” in the subject line. Due to the volume of applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. The position will remain open until filled.

Population and Sustainability Organizer
Full Time
Tucson, Arizona preferred, other locations considered

General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, detail-oriented organizer to help assist our groundbreaking Population and Sustainability Program and effectively organize supporters and allies around these critical issues. The Population and Sustainability Organizer will be supervised by the Population and Sustainability Director. The Organizer will work closely with other organizing, communications, conservation and development staff. The Organizer is tasked with creatively and effectively raising awareness about the connection between rampant human population growth, overconsumption and consumer choices, and species extinction through resource depletion and environmental degradation. The Organizer must have excellent communication and organizational skills; strong people skills; experience organizing individuals online and offline to take action; data management and tracking experience; knowledge of population, overconsumption, sustainability and environmental issues and politics; and an ability to think strategically, juggle many tasks, and manage short- and long-term projects. Passion for and experience with endangered species issues is desired.

Main duties:
– Driving Program’s organizing effort to rally other environmental groups and individuals around population, overconsumption and sustainability issues; invigorating deep and lasting interest among like-minded organizations to build grassroots support and effect change.
– Developing and implementing new initiatives to raise public awareness about population, overconsumption and sustainability and to drive online and offline actions. (For example, researching, highlighting and publicizing the impacts of meat consumption on species and the planet.)
– Cultivating, managing and inspiring a growing group of tens of thousands of population and sustainability activists, including drafting and sending out communications as well as tracking activist information and action history.
– Assisting in strategic planning, outreach and action-calendar management, and execution of Program campaigns.
– Creating and implementing short- and long-range education, outreach and action campaigns that connect population and overconsumption with endangered species impacts.
– Running the Endangered Species Condoms distribution program, including nationally distributing condoms, producing related materials, event planning, and cultivating and coordinating thousands of volunteer distributors.
– Assisting in the writing and production of the Center’s monthly online population newsletter Pop X.
– Regular writing and posting to Program’s social media accounts and integrating population and sustainability materials with other Center communications.
– Generating press releases, research, reports, Web materials and op-eds, as well as working with the media in general.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:
– Three to five years’ organizing experience-national-level organizing preferred.
– Minimum associate or bachelor degree.
– Two to four years’ work related to population, overconsumption, sustainability, environmental activism, organizing and/or communications.
– Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
– Proven experience motivating and organizing individuals and groups to advocate and take action.
-Experience working with the media, giving interviews and writing press releases.
– Proven management experience with projects, volunteers and activists.
– A solid grasp of issues related to population, overconsumption, sustainable living, diet choices, endangered species and environmental effects, and knowledge of the current political and cultural context related to these issues.
– Strong organization, planning and time-management skills.
– A demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team.
– An ability to track and successfully deliver quality products or information regarding multiple tasks while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, busy environment.
– Nonprofit experience preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable to that of other nonprofits. The Center offers an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match.

Application process:
To apply, please send a résumé and thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position to PopOrganizer@biologicaldiversity.org; include “Population and Sustainability Organizer” in the subject line. Due to the volume of applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. The position will remain open until filled.


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