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Posted September 8, 2018

NOW HIRING: Environmental Campaigner

September 8, 2018

NOW HIRING: Environmental Campaigner
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The Ancient Forest Alliance's TJ Watt, Andrea Inness, and Ken Wu.
Photo by TJ Watt

The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) is a registered non-profit society operating in British Columbia to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC and to ensure sustainable second-growth forestry jobs in the province. The AFA works through research, public education, and engaging key stakeholders and government to achieve our goals.


The AFA is looking for a passionate team player to contribute to our campaigns.

Duties:

  • Plan and implement campaign strategies
  • Meet and negotiate with key partners, stakeholders, government and industry officials, and non-traditional allies
  • Write persuasive media releases, newsletters, and other campaign materials
  • Give effective interviews with the news media
  • Organize and deliver public events, rallies, protests, forums, and meetings
  • Organize and lead public hikes
  • Help generate revenues for AFA through writing grants and donor stewardship
  • Deliver public presentations and talks
  • Explore endangered old-growth forests
  • Layout/design skills are an asset
  • Support the organization in other necessary ways.

Qualifications:

  • Dedication to protecting old-growth forests and nature in general.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Post-secondary degree in environmental studies, environmental science, biology, geography, sociology, anthropology, political science, or other relevant degrees.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Experience in organizing public events (protests, forums, conferences, meetings) an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and organize multiple, simultaneous priorities.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the science and the policies related to old-growth forests.
  • Experience with environmental campaigns (through employment or volunteerism).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking an asset.

Hours: Full-time. Work schedule is dependent on current campaigns and projects.
Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension (including a three-month probationary period).
Pay: Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Location: Vancouver or Victoria

Closing date for applications is October 19th, 2018. Anticipated start date is Monday, October 29th, 2018.

Application Procedure:

  • Email your application to the AFA Executive Team at info@ancientforestalliance.org.
  • Please include "Environmental Campaigner Application" in the subject line.
  • Email a single attachment containing both your cover letter and resume.
  • No phone calls, please.
     


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