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Campaigns Assistant, Forest Programs — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency

Job Title: Campaigns Assistant, Forests Program

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: open until filled

Posted On: Jan. 25, 2013

Organization Overview

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC. It is committed to promoting environmental conservation by investigating and exposing environmental crimes around the world, and then working to stop these crimes. These crimes include illegal trade in wildlife, illegal logging and trade in timber species, and the world-wide trade in ozone depleting substances–EIA has directly brought about changes in international laws and the policies of governments, saving the lives of millions of rare and endangered animals and putting a stop to the devastating effects of environmental criminals.

Description

EIA is seeking a full-time Campaigns Assistant in its Washington, D.C. office to join its Forest Program. We are looking for a motivated, organized and committed environmentalist to join one of the most dynamic environmental advocacy teams in Washington today. EIA’s Forest Program is focused on documenting and exposing illegal logging and associated trade, implementing policies to stem the flow of illegal timber imports in to consumer countries, and building the capacity of forest-dependent communities to monitor illegal activity and advocate for their rights.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with campaign research and presentations.
  • Assist with the preparation of campaign press releases, newsletters and blog posts;
  • Working closely with the Forest Campaign Director, assist in the management of budgets, grants and other records;
  • Coordinate with funders and grant partners as needed;
  • Assist in the preparation of special event and meeting preparations, including correspondence, materials and venue arrangements;
  • Assist in the preparation of capacity building workshops;
  • Arranging staff travel and lodging;
  • Writing and maintaining quarterly and yearly reports on program progress, etc.;
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Experience in advocacy and campaigns at the national or international level;
  • A strong interest in natural resource conservation;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular a collaborative and cooperative approach to work, as well as an ability to network and to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people, across a variety of settings;
  • Close attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative;
  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions while maintaining a positive attitude.
Language skills (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, French)

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to Heidi Wissa at heidiwissa@eia-global.org.

 

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