ForestEthics is leading a bold campaign to stop Big Oil’s plans to bring a major tar sands pipeline – and  ensuing oil tankers – to North America’s West Coast. Reporting to the US Campaigns Director, Tte Director of the Tar Sands Free West Coast (TSFWC) Campaign will provide leadership, vision, and direction for this campaign while coordinating a united front with partners and activists along the west coast of the United States. Our team in Canada has already developed a wall of opposition in British Columbia. We will now bring that on the ground campaign effort to the US in full coordination with our Canadian team. This expansion of our US tar sands work will compliment our ongoing and extremely successful corporate campaigning. Extensive travel in the US and Canada will be required. This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent package of employee and health benefits. This position provides an exciting opportunity to join a world-class team of environmental leaders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Design powerful, innovative and effective campaign strategies and tactics for the Tar Sands Free West Coast campaign
  • Coordinate closely with our US and Canadian Tar Sands Campaign leaders
  • Develop a strong US coalition focused on stopping tar sands pipelines, tankers, and rails proposals
  • Work with tar sands campaign team and digital communications department to identify and implement opportunities for online action and engagement.
  • Lead efforts to Identify and expand networks to recruit strong activists for campaign actions, events, and activities
  • Cultivate a deeply engaged activist base in the Pacific Northwest with a special focus in Seattle
  • Develop and maintain strong and functional relationships with coalition partners that will provide field support for US campaign work
  • Represent the TSFWC campaign and act as ForestEthics’ spokesperson at conferences, events, and trainings
  • Work with Outreach and Development departments to create campaign materials for media, fundraising, and events to effectively recruit support for the campaign, both online and on the ground
  • Create and curate content for blogs and social media on a regular basis. Engage online communities through daily social media communication
  • Create compelling regular reports and updates on campaign activities including: high-quality photos, high-quality video, and direct stories from activists in the field

QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS

  • 5+ years organizing/campaigning experience, with experience in markets campaigns strongly preferred
  • Independent, self-motivated with a desire to advance ForestEthics’ mission
  • Enthusiasm and passion for environmental campaigning
  • Experience with media and fundraising
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers, identifying organizational needs, and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, staff members, and peer organizations
  • Committed to the values of diversity, open communication and inclusiveness
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel internationally

TO APPLY
Please send a resume and cover letter to TSFWCdirector@forestethics.org with your name in the subject line and on each attachment. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.