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Work with us! Whether you're looking to get your start in environmental work with an internship, or to continue a career in environmental advocacy or nonprofit administration, this page lists all of our open positions.


JOB OPENING

Advancement Associate San Francisco, CA

Pacific Environment

Pacific Environment seeks to protect the communities and biodiversity of the Pacific Rim by strengthening local leadership and championing social justice in Russia, China, Alaska and the Arctic, and elsewhere. With a 29-year record of achievement and a staff of 10, our team partners extensively with groups in other countries and focuses on marine, energy and climate, pollution, and wildlife and watershed protection.

Position

We seek a part-time Advancement Associate to work a regular schedule of 20 hours per week in our San Francisco HQ office. The Advancement Associate serves as a key team member and an active participant in fundraising and communications goals. Located in San Francisco, the Advancement Associate reports to the Advancement Director. This position is well-suited for anyone who is interested in social and environmental justice, conservation, and international development, hopes to gain exceptional work experience in a busy work environment, and understands that effective fundraising and communications are critical to the success of any nonprofit.

Responsibilities (Percentages are approximate. Other duties as assigned.)

Development (50%) • Assist in writing, editing, proofing, preparing, and submitting grant reports, letters of inquiry, and proposals • Research new funding prospects and support all efforts to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing foundations and individual donors • Manage Salesforce donor database; enter and update data; continually maximize functionality • Process all donations and gift acknowledgements • Assist in production and distribution of appeal mailings and other materials • Participate in combined giving programs (e.g., EarthShare) • Promote existing third-party donation programs (e.g., AmazonSmile, Climate Ride, etc.) and seek opportunities to add new programs • Research and identify opportunities to secure additional revenue, including peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives, corporate giving, etc.

Communications (50%) • Work with staff to identify opportunities to engage supporters via social channels, blog, website • Assist with development and implementation of digital advocacy campaigns, including opportunities for collaborative campaigns with allied organizations to promote list growth • Manage and grow presence on social networks like Facebook and Twitter; create copy, photography, and videos • Assist with producing content for website, blog, and supporter communications, including copy, photography, and videos • Maintain website, including update pages and coordinate new content with program staff • Help develop and maintain metrics to measure success of communications initiatives and make recommendations for improvement • Manage Action Network database • Manage and train interns as needed

You need: • BA/BS, or Associate's Degree in related field, or a combination of at least 2 years relevant experience and related education • Previous work experience, particularly with environmental and social change organizations, a plus • Positive, can-do attitude and personal integrity • Skilled in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and WordPress • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems strongly preferred • Experience using Action Network a plus • Knowledge of best practices for online organizing, websites, social media, and blogging • Comfortable editing documents, drafting communications, and conducting phone outreach • Demonstrated excellent English writing skills • Meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product • Curiosity and ability to problem-solve without direction • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Dropbox

We offer: • A part-time schedule (20 hours per week) • Prorated vacation and sick leave • A 403b plan with matching employer contribution • A supportive, team-based environment • A chance to work with talented, mission driven, passionate professionals • An organization that offers work/lifestyle balance

How to apply: 1. Please send to hr@pacificenvironment.org the following: (a) a cover letter describing your qualifications and why you are a match for this position; (b) your resume; (c) references; (d) and your salary history. 2. In a separate document, please answer this question in 50–250 words: “How could Pacific Environment improve its website?” 3. Please include “Advancement Associate” in your email subject header. 4. Timing: This position will remain open until filled. All applications received by August 15, 2016 will be reviewed.

Pacific Environment values diversity. Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, sex, creed, ethnicity, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, and veteran status.

No phone calls, please.



JOB OPENING

Finance and Operations Associate San Francisco, CA

Pacific Environment

Pacific Environment seeks to protect the communities and biodiversity of the Pacific Rim by strengthening local leadership and championing social justice in Russia, China, Alaska and the Arctic, and elsewhere. With a 29-year record of achievement and a staff of 10, our team partners extensively with groups in other countries and focuses on marine, energy and climate, pollution, and wildlife and watershed protection.

Position

We seek a part-time Operations and Finance Associate to work a regular schedule of 20 hours per week in our San Francisco HQ office. The Operations and Finance Associate contributes to the smooth execution of the core finance and operations functions of our organization, supports the Executive Director and Board of Directors, and works closely with senior finance colleagues. The Associate will serve on a team with responsibility for finance tasks (the organizational budget, financial audit, quarterly financial assessments, and bookkeeping) and operational functions (benefits administration, office management, landlord-tenant matters, and information technologies). The position involves exposure to sensitive information and requires considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment. The position also includes administrative duties. This Associate position, which reports to the Executive Director, is well-suited for someone interested in nonprofit administration who hopes to gain exceptional work experience and understands that well-run finance and operational activities are the backbone of any organization.

Responsibilities (Percentages are approximate. Job duties may be modified and other duties may be assigned.)

Finance and Bookkeeping (50%) • Accounts payable, including staff reimbursements and international wires • Deposits • Journal entries for payroll, prepaid expenses, shared allocations, and other monthly transactions • Working with insurance vendors on contract renewals • Managing hard-copy and digital filing of all accounting-related documents, including grants and contracts

Operational Functions (Benefits Administration, IT, office management, and building) (25%) • Benefits administration, including managing new employee enrollments and other employee changes • Troubleshooting tech issues with copier, computers, and phones • IT onboarding and exiting of staff, including setting up of computers and accounts • Working with external vendors, including IT, phone, and office cleaners • Keeping office space clean and organized; liaising with building management • Ordering supplies • Light telephone duties

Executive Support (25%) • Completing expense reports; help arranging travel; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings • Help coordinating, scheduling, and organizing Board meetings (approximately 6 per year); logistical support for board/staff meetings and other Pacific Environment meetings or events • Administrative tasks include filing, copying, and taking minutes

You need: • BA/BS, or Associate's Degree in related field, or a combination of at least 2 years relevant experience and education • Previous work experience, particularly with environmental and social change organizations a plus • Positive, can-do attitude and personal integrity • Affinity for improving organizational and finance processes, creating efficient systems, and institutionalizing knowledge • Curiosity and problem-solving skills • Interest in managing technology solutions in an organization with remote staff • Ability to problem-solve without direction • Meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product • Discretion in maintaining confidential information • Excellent organizational and time management skills • An aptitude for math and numbers • Previous bookkeeping experience • Previous experience with Quickbooks or other accounting software preferred • Experience and competency with Word and Excel necessary; familiarity with Dropbox a plus

We offer: • A part-time schedule (20 hours per week) • Prorated vacation and sick leave • A 403b plan with matching employer contribution • A supportive, team-based environment • A chance to work with talented, mission driven, passionate professionals • An organization that offers work/lifestyle balance

How to apply: 1. Please send to hr@pacificenvironment.org the following: (a) a cover letter describing your qualifications and why you are a match for this position; (b) your resume; (c) references; (d) and your salary history. 2. In a separate document, please answer this question in 50–250 words: “How does a part-time position advance your current work and life goals?” 3. Please include “Operations and Finance Associate” in your email subject header. 4. Timing: This position will remain open until filled. All applications received by August 15, 2016 will be reviewed. Pacific Environment values diversity. Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, sex, creed, ethnicity, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, and veteran status.

No phone calls, please.



INTERNSHIPS

We're always looking for enthusiastic interns. You'd be a great match for us if you're interested in environmental advocacy and have one or more of the following skills: you speak Chinese or Russian, you're a social media and web wiz, you're interested in gaining some hands-on experience in fundraising, or you want to participate in the daily operations of a small nonprofit.

If you'd like to intern with us, please send an email to HR at hr@pacificenvironment.org. Be sure to include your resume and a cover note in which you indicate what areas of our work you're interested in and why.

No phone calls, please.