Center for Biological Diversity
  • 15-Aug-2018 to 14-Oct-2018 (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 for Biological Diversity seeks a campaigner to 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 lead the Center's population-related advocacy and outreach, support our innovative Endangered Species Condoms project and use online and offline tactics to organize supporters and allies around population and over-consumption issues. 

The population campaigner will work closely with the population and sustainability team, as well as other organizing, communications, conservation and development staff.  Tucson, Arizona or Portland, Oregon is the preferred location; other locations may be considered.  The position requires strong communication skills with the ability to navigate difficult conversations and a commitment to advancing reproductive justice, human rights and a future where people and wildlife can thrive

Main duties: 

  • Develop and execute new initiatives to raise public awareness about population growth and its threat wildlife and wild places.
  • Generate ideas and launch creative campaigns and outreach to help break the taboo around population and reproductive health.
  • Create and implement short- and long-range education, outreach and action campaigns that connect population and overconsumption with endangered species impacts.
  • Drive online and offline actions to inspire a growing group of population and sustainability activists.
  • Drive the program's organizing effort to rally other environmental groups and individuals to embrace reproductive justice as an environmental issue; network and build relationships across movements; and build grassroots support to effect change.
  • Collaborate with the Endangered Species CondomsCoordinator to help develop and implement strategies for nationally distributing condoms 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.
  • Track national policy and trends related to population and reproductive rights, and generate web materials, 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;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people;
  • Proven ability to think creatively and strategically and manage multiple projects.
  • Experience with media outreach, interviews and public speaking preferred;
  • An ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong work ethic and time-management skills;
  • Interest in and passion for environmental and wildlife protection, sustainability and reproductive rights.

Benefits Package

  • Paid generous medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match
  • Relaxed work atmosphere 

Application process:  Please apply by submitting a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the position. Tucson, AZ or Portland, OR preferred, but other locations will be considered. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

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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