We are hiring a Communications Director to lead our communications department, and help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate and government polluters to account. Over the past two years, Stand.earth’s campaigns to shift polluting industries, protect biodiversity hotspots, and transition communities off fossil fuels have grown in size and scope – and we’re looking for someone who can help us significantly scale up our reach and impact across both traditional and digital media.
If you’re just as comfortable developing a big vision for strategic communications and pitching stories, you love leading teams and mentoring other staff, and you’re passionate about large-scale transformative solutions to the climate crisis, then read on! This might be the perfect role for you.
Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate upon which we depend. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we’ve secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.
Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted by environmental pollution and climate change, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.
Pollution, climate change, and corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Communications Director is a new position at Stand. They will be an expert in their field, fueled by a passion to win campaigns by engaging a variety of audiences through traditional and digital media. Reporting to a member of Stand’s executive leadership team, the International Communications Director will play a key role leading our communications department. They will also be embedded within a few highly collaborative campaign teams that include campaigners, organizers, digital staff and other communications staff.
This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and location, and will likely be within the range of $85,000 to $110,000 USD.
Ideally this role will be based in the US but we are open to international candidates who are comfortable working Pacific, Mountain or Eastern time zones. To start, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate’s own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, there may also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices in San Francisco; Bellingham; or Vancouver.
Who you’ll be
There isn’t a formal educational requirement for the role, and there will be opportunities for learning and professional development.