Center for Biological Diversity
  • 23-Oct-2017 to 22-Dec-2017 (MST)
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Population Campaigner to work in our Population and Sustainability Program.  The preferred location for this position is Tucson, Arizona and other locations may be considered. 

General position overview: The highly motivated, dynamic, detail-oriented campaigner will create and manage creative campaigns, outreach projects and educational materials to raise awareness about the impact of runaway human population growth on wildlife and the planet. The Campaigner will be part of our groundbreaking Population and Sustainability program, and will oversee our innovative Endangered Species Condoms project, lead the Center's population-related advocacy and outreach, and use online and offline tactics to organize supporters and allies around population and overconsumption issues.


The Population Campaigner will work closely with the population and sustainability team, as well as other organizing, communications, conservation and development staff. The Campaigner must have excellent communication and organizational skills; strong people skills; experience organizing individuals online and offline to take action; an ability to think creatively and strategically; knowledge of population, sustainability, reproductive rights and environmental issues and politics; and the ability to work well independently and collaboratively.


Main duties: 

  • Develop and execute new initiatives to raise public awareness about population growth and its impact on wildlife, and to drive online and offline actions to inspire a growing group of population and sustainability activists. 
  • Create and implement short- and long-range education, outreach and action campaigns that connect population and overconsumption with endangered species impacts.
  • Manage the Endangered Species Condomsproject, including supervising the Condoms Coordinator, developing and implementing strategies for nationally distributing condoms, overseeing the production of related materials, event planning, and cultivating and coordinating thousands of volunteer distributors.
  • Serve as the program's public expert on population issues, including generating press releases and op-eds; giving interviews and otherwise working with the media; and speaking at conferences.
  • Drive the program's organizing effort to rally other environmental groups and individuals around population issues; network and build relationships across movements; and build grassroots support to effect change.
  • Track national policy and trends related to population and reproductive rights, and generate volunteer communications, web materials, social media content, research, reports, and other external communications related to these issues.


 Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Three to five years' experience organizing or campaigning for environmental, reproductive rights or other progressive issues ' national-level preferred.
  • Proven experience in creating and implementing strategic outreach, education and/or advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven management experience with projects, volunteers and activists.
  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines in a busy environment.
  • Experience with media outreach, interviews and public speaking preferred.
  • Interest in and passion for environmental and wildlife protection, sustainability and reproductive rights.
  • Experience working with EveryAction/the Voter Activation Network or similar CRM a plus.


Application process:

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample and three to five references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Benefits Package:

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid short- and long-term disability.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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