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Jan 31 / BARD CEP

Campaigns Assistant- Washington DC.

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency

Position Title: Campaigns Assistant

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours & Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Not listed

Job description

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT WITH INTELLIGENCE. 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.

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 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.

EIA seeks to fill this position immediately. Applicants must be currently legally authorized to work full time at EIA, a U.S. non-profit, and be able to provide proof of same (US Citizenship, Green Card, etc.).

The position will entail a wide diversity of activities including:

  • Assist with campaign research and presentations;
  • Assist with the preparation of campaign press releases, newsletters, blog posts, and website content;
  • Compile, organize, and submit reports and documentation for finance department.
  • Work with translation companies and consultants to translate key documents for Forest Campaigns;
  • Assist in drafting cooperation agreements and consultant contracts, as well as follow up on contract deliverables;
  • Assist in information management and filing for Forest Campaigns;
  • Assist in special event preparations, including correspondence, materials, and venue arrangements;
  • Arranging staff travel and lodging;
  • Writing and maintaining quarterly and yearly reports on program progress, etc.;
  • For internal meetings, prepare agendas, coordinate technological needs, circulate minutes;
  • Coordinate with grant partners as needed;
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Highly developed written, oral, and cross-cultural 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 maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations;
  • Ability to adapt to diverse working styles and modalities;
  • Experience in advocacy and campaigns at the national or international level;
  • A strong interest in natural resource conservation.

Desirable Qualifications:

Language skills (Spanish, Mandarin, French);

  • Experience in institutional website and social media content development, management, and publication.


Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Additional Information on EIA:

Since its founding in London in 1984, EIA has pioneered the use of undercover investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and other abuse against the natural world—using its unique evidence to campaign against illegal logging, illegal wildlife trade
and other environmental threats. Highlights of EIA’s achievements include instigating the 1989 global ban on international elephant ivory trade; the 1992 U.S. Wild Bird Conservation Act, limiting U.S. imports of exotic birds; an Indonesian government operation that became the biggest crackdown on illegal logging in history; a historic global agreement signed in Montreal, Canada, to phase out greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 22 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide; and most recently, a precedent-setting U.S. ban on the import and trade of illegally logged timber and associated products. Currently EIA leads a coalition of over 40 environmental, labor and industry groups to support effective implementation of the Lacey Act, the world’s first prohibition on trade in all illegally sourced wood.

How to apply

Contact: Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to Rose Davis

Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls.

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