Rss test description en-us Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:55:50 GMT Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:55:50 GMT Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Marketing and Fundraising Manager]]>



The Marketing & Fundraising Manager will work with Riverkeeper’s executive team and Board of Directors- Advancement Committee to conceptualize, orchestrate and execute marketing and fundraising campaigns that contribute to consistent financial growth and visibility for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s mission to protect water quality and connect people to their waterways.


Roles and responsibilities include fundraising and public relations, marketing campaigns and events; media interface and external communications; and grassroots organizing.  An understanding and awareness of water and habitat issues, watershed management, green and living infrastructure, the blue economy, and community revitalization is a plus.  Candidates must be confident, highly organized and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, changing communications environment.  Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.



·         Manage technical, conceptual and content development of multi-channel marketing and fundraising campaigns for Riverkeeper projects.

·         Manage grassroots fundraising efforts including direct mail, events, telemarketing social media, and other e-fundraising campaigns

·         Assist in targeting and cultivation of individual donors that have the potential to financially support Riverkeeper and engage in our initiatives.

·         Coordinate multi-media communication strategies and scheduling across all departments to support Riverkeeper’s numerous deadlines.

·         Create and pursue opportunities to advance the collective image, exposure and prestige of the organization

·         Oversee, database management, website, list-serve and social media forums and all production departments.

·         Other duties as assigned by the Advancement Director or Executive Director.



  • Internal:  Effective reporting to the Advancement Director, Executive Director and collaboration with other members of the Board of Directors and Executive Team.
  • External:  Effective communication with media, community groups, government officials, partners, collaborators, and others as required.



The majority of the work time is conducted in an office or public meeting setting.  Local travel is required, e.g., field work and events within the Niagara River watershed or to Niagara Region community events. Some flexibility in schedule is required; occasional work in the evening and weekends for meeting or event participation will be needed.



  • BA, BS, or better in marketing, communications, fundraising, public relations, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five to ten years of work experience in a comparable position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to relate effectively to a diverse group of individuals and organizations, including the ability to give effective public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross -functional team environment.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and change.





Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, PageMaker, MS Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), Raisers Edge, Blackbaud, FoxPro, Access Photoshop, QuarkXPress


Flash, Dreamweaver, Search Optimization, Web Server Administration, Content Management Systems




l  Regional and national Marketing Strategies & Campaigns

l  Communications

l  Creative Team Leadership

l  Multi-million Dollar Budgets

l  Web & Print Content Development

l  Strategic Thinking

l  Development of internal training and marketing materials

l  Major Gift Solicitation

l  Grassroots organizing and mobilization



·         Demonstrate the ability to maintain a high energy level and be comfortable managing many multi-faceted tasks in conjunction with day-to-day activities.

·         Regularly required to speak clearly, write effectively and act as an engaged listener in smaller meetings as well as large public forums.




Annual salary range is commensurate with experience, comparable market rates, and with flexibility in work schedule.  Benefits include three weeks paid time off, 13 paid holidays, Group Basic Term Life and AD&D Insurance and a Health Reimbursement Account all pro-rated for start date and after a 3 month probationary period is completed.




Apply by mailing or emailing a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, technical work example, writing sample, and references to:  


Joy Knowlton, Operations Manager

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

721 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203


Application Deadline:  Wednesday November 12, 2014




Make sure you put the job title “Marketing & Fundraising Manager Application” in the subject line of your email or cover letter. 


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:42 GMT

Passionate about social entrepreneurship?

Have your own venture idea you wish to develop?

Want to work with a multi-national retail company and positively affect the environment?

Our One-year Start-Up Training at The DO School Hamburg is perfect for you!

-------------------------THE PROGRAM------------------------

The One-Year Program empowers talented young adults from around the world to learn by doing and start their own venture.


The program takes place in two phases: the Incubation Phase and the Implementation Phase.


(10 weeks on campus)

Fellows plan their individual social venture and complete a hands-on group task – the Challenge. By the end of the ten weeks, Fellows have created a concrete service, product or campaign as solution to the Challenge, learning how to turn an idea into action. In addition, they have turned their venture idea into a viable business plan that is ready for implementation.


(10 months in the Fellows' home countries)

Each Fellow works on starting up their venture, supported by the DO School online course. This is when Fellows start to create real impact in their communities.

------------------------THE CHALLENGE-----------------------

The DO School Hamburg presents to you the latest program: The PACKAGING CHALLENGE.

We challenge you to create an innovative packaging system for one of H&M Germany's product lines. The goal is to minimize waste and energy, optimize the handling process and create maximum recycling and upcycling opportunities along the way. The solution should aim to be globally scalable and economically viable. By taking a complete look at the supply chain, from shipping, to warehouse storage, to reaching the consumer market, this Challenge is an opportunity to develop a more efficient and environmentally friendly process that can be scaled for significant environmental impact.

------------------------APPLICANT PROFILE--------------------

We seek highly motivated and talented social entrepreneurs between the ages of 21-31.

We are interested in the idea that the applicant applies with and support applicants regardless of their educational/social/economic background.

We are looking for outstanding young people who are looking for tools, skills and mentoring to kick-start their start-up social enterprises!

We seek applicants with good working knowledge of the English language.

----------------------MORE INFORMATION--------------------

For more information please see the following links;


Application Process:


Financial Aid:

--------------------------APPLY NOW--------------------------

To apply for the DO School Program please visit:

This really is a unique opportunity to CREATE CHANGE in the retail industry and to KICK-START YOUR VENTURE!

We look forward to receiving your application.

Best wishes,

The DO School Team

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:37:06 GMT
<![CDATA[Frontline Campaigns Manager (DC or SF)]]>


Frontline Campaigns Manager (DC or SF)

Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Some people dream of this – to have groups of people trained across the country ready to take action on the next campaign at any moment. Our Frontline canvass staff play a critical role in winning victories for the planet. In 2010 alone, Frontline staff supported our campaign to convince HSBC to drop its shares in Sinar Mas, the largest producer of palm oil in Indonesia, where tropical rainforests and ultra carbon-rich peatlands are being torn up to provide land for oil palm plantations. In 2010, Frontline also pressured fast food giant Burger King to drop Sinar Mas products from their menu, and convinced Trader Joe’s and Costco to commit to stop selling red-list fish in their stores, among other victories.


Greenpeace’s Frontline Canvass operation is a powerhouse of grassroots fundraising that brings our message and the opportunity to take immediate action straight to the people while bringing in a significant portion of the organization’s income by recruiting more than 70,000 new members every year. Our Frontline canvass staff play a critical role in winning victories for the planet.

The Frontline campaign program, as part of the grassroots team, provides the grassroots power to win these hard-hitting campaign victories, builds Greenpeace’s national profile, and identifies, activates, and builds a diverse next generation of leaders and activists in the environmental movement.

The best candidate for this position will be an experienced manager, a strategic campaign planner, a seasoned organizer, a motivating trainer, and a canvasser at heart.You need to be adept at working and coordinating with a variety of departments and disciplines, especially with members of our Grassroots, Development, Campaigns, Actions, and Communications departments.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with key campaigners, lead the creation and implementation of an organizing strategy related to the Frontline Campaign Program; develop campaign plans and package campaigns with campaigners; ensure all campaign-related goals are hit.
  • Ensure the successful collaborative design of campaign pushes between departments to maximize our campaign output and motivate Frontline staff
  • Directly manage, mentor and oversee long term development of the Frontline Campaign staff
  • Participate in and lead grassroots-related components of the annual campaign planning process; perform annual strategic evaluations of the team’s performance
  • Orchestrate weekend-long organizing trainings with Campaign Coordinators, City Coordinators and other leaders in the Frontline program
  • Ensure integration within the Grassroots Department and with the Development Department, especially with the Frontline Canvass Team, and in the broader organization; coordinate with other managers in the Grassroots Department; project manage campaign projects on behalf of the Grassroots Department as needed
  • Take a leadership role within the Grassroots department to help shape the strategies and success of the team
  • Ensure each Frontline Canvass office has a trained campaigns point person; coach campaigns point person through weekly phone calls, conference calls or other means; oversee program staff to do the same
  • Ensure the team is in compliance with all HR policies; manage hiring and termination decisions with approval from the Grassroots Director
  • Supervise team budgets
  • Represent the Grassroots Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree  or similar amount of experience
  • 3-5 years of organizing and campaigning experience
  • 1-2 years of management experience with a proven track record of coaching staff towards success
  • Background of working with door-to-door or street canvasses in grassroots advocacy or electoral campaigns
  • Proven experience in training and coaching campaign volunteers including working with them remotely
  • Experienced in planning strategic campaigns, executing large events
  • Experienced in a leadership role, creating a shared vision within a team and motivating staff
  • Project management skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities, develop effective systems to track progress and analyze results, and set ambitious goals and deliver
  • Experienced in effectively working with diverse groups of people with different motivations and objectives
  • Patient, calm under pressure; able to thrive in a fast-paced campaign environment and to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including editing; able to craft effective campaign messages for different audiences
  • Honest communicator who can coach staff and deliver feedback; good listener who is willing to act on constructive feedback
  • Passion for Greenpeace’s mission
  • Commitment to non-violent direct action and grassroots organizing as a means of affecting change
  • Ability to travel on average one week every 6-8 weeks.


  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Non-violent direct action experience


Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.

Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion. 

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: FRONTLINE CAMPAIGNS MANAGER - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until November 3, 2014. No phone calls please.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:32:47 GMT
<![CDATA[National Activist Network Fellowship]]>

 Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments. To learn more about us, please visit our website at


Are you starting out in your career or interested in branching out into a new skill area?  A Greenpeace Fellowship may be perfect for you! Our fellowships are short-term positions, designed to give talented individuals the opportunity to develop skills on the job and get to know Greenpeace.


Greenpeace has built a National Activist Network to tackle the toughest problems facing our climate, oceans, forests, and communities.  The Network activates thousands of Greenpeace supporters, to help coordinate and manage these supporters Greenpeace has built an online social networking platform called Greenpeace Greenwire. The Fellow will be at the heart of managing, coordinating and building this cutting-edge remote grassroots organizing platform.  

The Fellow will inspire, activate, and train Greenpeace activists in Greenpeace Greenwire over the phone and in person to build a stronger National Activist Network and win Greenpeace campaigns.  The best candidate for this position loves working with people, is goal oriented, driven, organized, comfortable using social network platforms, a fast learner, and enjoys training volunteers.  The National Activist Network team is dynamic and collaborative so additional responsibilities will be designated as needed.


• Enthusiasm for working with Greenpeace
• Excellent communication skills,  
• Previous phonebanking, canvassing, or volunteer organizing experience
• Ability to inspire, recruit, and train activists in person, over the phone, and via online social networks
• Preferred experience with mobilizing activists via social networks
• Proven ability to work hard, set and achieve goals, and prioritize tasks
• Attention to detail
• Ability to learn quickly, maintain focus, and hit goals in a fast-paced, ever changing campaign environment
• Ability to work independently and in teams 
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Commitment to non-violent direct-action as a means of affecting change
• Prior experience with activism and organizing is preferred, but not required.


$10.00/hour. The benefits will include paid holidays and sick time and $40/month in metro vouchers. 


December 8th 2014 - May 8th 2015

Commitment to Diversity:
Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.


Please send cover letter and resume to Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: National Activist Network Fellowship Position – YOUR NAME. All fellowship applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Application deadline is October 30, 2014. No phone calls please.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:39:52 GMT