Earthworks is hiring. We’re looking for the right folks to help us in our mission to protect communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.
Currently open positions
- International Campaign Coordinator
International Campaign Coordinator
Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. We fulfill our mission by supporting communities and grassroots groups, by publicizing the environmental, social, and economic impacts of mining, and by working to improve government policies and corporate practices.
We are seeking candidates for our mining program's International Campaign Coordinator position. Our mining team works to end irresponsible mining practices around the world by undertaking the following activities:
- Educating and informing the public, media, and corporations about mining's impacts;
- Leveraging supply chain pressure on retailers and manufacturers of products that use gold and other metals;
- Ending irresponsible mining practices (such as the dumping of mine waste into oceans) through campaigns to influence financial institutions, governments, and corporations;
- Providing campaign support to communities and local organizations around the world who are faced with irresponsible mining operations;
- Participating in and monitoring efforts to develop independent, third-party certification for mining and metals.
The International Campaign Coordinator (ICC) works on Earthworks' mining program in all these areas. The ICC also works closely with partners around the world, providing support to local campaigns. The position reports to the Mining Program Director and is based in Washington, DC.
We are looking for candidates with very strong research, writing, and editing skills; experience and skills in corporate campaigning; and a background and interest in international work. The position requires interaction with a wide range of individuals and organizations, and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills are essential to the job. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
- Conduct research and analysis related to environmental, technical and financial impacts related to mining policy, corporations, and product supply chains;
- Collaborate with the Earthworks' Mining team and ensure our international mining efforts are aligned with Earthworks' mission, vision and strategic plan;
- Build and maintain working relationships with external partners -- community organizations, NGOs, labor, and other groups and develop creative approaches to successfully boost partners' local and global campaigns;
- Provide support to local campaigns through research and technical assistance, pressuring financial institutions and mining corporations, developing media materials;
- Prepare or assist in the preparation of high-quality research reports, online action alerts, newsletters, website updates, fact sheets and social media content;
- Support the team with written and verbal communication and materials as needed for maintaining ally relations, negotiations on policy or corporate targets, media materials and interviews, and donor meetings and materials;
- Keep up-to-date and complete program files;
- Assist with intern and contractor hiring and supervision;
- Share organizational responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace;
- Report to the Mining Program Director on a regular basis.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- 3-5 years of experience in non-profit advocacy, organizing, research or a related field.
- Strong diplomacy and effective interpersonal skills.
- Strong verbal presentation skills.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Strong research and analytical skills.
- Spanish fluency strongly preferred.
- Campaigning and organizing experience.
- Well-organized and detail-oriented.
- Decision-making skills and ability to manage time and priorities effectively.
- A flexible and positive attitude.
- Commitment to environmental, human rights, and social issues.
- Knowledge about mining issues and/or marine issues.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree
- Candidates with international backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The salary for this position is competitive for small to medium non-profits. Benefits include full health and dental coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA) and a Simple IRA retirement plan with an employer match. Additionally, after 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.
Earthworks reserves the right to change the responsibilities of this position as the needs of the organization change. The position is based in our Washington, DC office, but applicants based in other locations will be considered. Earthworks is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.