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US Tar Sands Campaigner

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Town/City Preferred locations: Bellingham, Washington, and San Francisco, California
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 24/03/2010
Company Name ForestEthics
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.



  • Develop and execute the strategies and tactics of the US Tar Sands campaign.
  • Develop and execute specific campaign project plans.
  • Supervise, motivate and develop staff, identify and manage conflicts effectively where they may arise.
  • Oversee research contracts and retainers.
  • Manage virtual collaboration workspace for campaign.
  • Propose job descriptions for interns.
  • Supervise interns in the performance of their jobs.  
  • Responsible for direct contact to persuade Fortune 500 companies to adopt positions and policies against Canada’s Tar Sands.
  • Work with Market Solutions department to support its work on Tar Sands with companies.
  • Work with organizing department to coordinate activist and ally involvement in the US Tar Sands campaign. 
  • Work with communications department on media and materials for the US Tar Sands campaign.  
  • Participate in all campaign planning activities and meetings. 
  • Provide regular update on campaign activity. 
  • Track web site to insure information is up-to-date and accurate.


  • 3+ years experience in campaigning and/or organizing, with experience in corporate campaigning strongly preferred.
  • Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills.
  • Experience with grant writing and budgeting preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with media relations preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of effective teamwork and coalition building as well as ability to work independently.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong math skills as demonstrated by the ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inference, fractions, percentages, and ratios.
  • Very high reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • High language skills as demonstrated by the ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.


  • Talk, hear
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Capacity to handle high levels of stress productively
  • May have to climb stairs to reach office 
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment 
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, light traffic
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