Job Opportunities with Columbia Riverkeeper

Columbia Riverkeeper is currently looking for a Development Director, Hanford Organizer, and Citizen Outreach Director to join our team!

 

Development Director

Organizational Overview: Columbia Riverkeeper is a successful nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Columbia River watershed. We have offices in Hood River and Portland, Oregon. Columbia Riverkeeper is a leader in high-profile campaigns to protect our region and climate from dirty coal, oil, and gas exports, along with our work to reduce toxic pollution, clean up waste sites, and engage citizen volunteers. Our work is featured in national media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. Columbia Riverkeeper is part of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Columbia Riverkeeper is recognized as a leader in our field and we are on strong growth curve.

Is this job right for you? You will work with the Executive Director to lead Columbia Riverkeeper’s fundraising. You will be a key part of our management team and supervise a membership assistant and our citizen outreach team. You will help design and implement fundraising campaigns, use metrics to track success, build our membership base, assist with grant work, cultivate donors, and ask for their support.

Details: This is a full-time position that includes medical and dental insurance, generous vacation package, 401k, an encouraging and flexible work environment, training, and career growth opportunities. Salary commensurate with experience. The Development Director can choose to work at either Hood River or Portland, Oregon office locations. Some local travel required

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Passion for clean water and a healthy environment. Non-profit experience.
  • Strong ability to cultivate relationships and ask for money.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Proven record of success meeting fundraising goals.
  • Highly motivated. Ability to work with grassroots activists and major donors. Successful grant writing and tracking.
  • Computer skills, including problem solving and ability to work with donor and membership databases, and social media. (We use Salesforce and Salsa Labs.)
  • And, of course, a sense of humor and a team player

To Apply: Send an email to info@columbiariverkeeper.org with the subject line YOUR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. The email should include a single pdf attachment that contains a cover letter, resume, list of references, and a fundraising-specific writing sample. The writing sample could be a direct mail, email, in-person script, or other fundraising-specific piece. Please label your single pdf file in the following format: YOUR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. For example, SMITH, MARY.pdf.

Start date: Flexible, prefer immediate

Application deadline: May 1, 2014

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Hanford Organizer

Position Description: Riverkeeper is hiring a part-time organizer to help strategize and implement Riverkeeper’s Hanford Cleanup Campaign. Job duties include: promotion and outreach for Tri-Party Hanford public meetings; presenting on Hanford contamination and cleanup issues to community groups and schools; participating in the Hanford Advisory Board and public interest group meetings; producing and distributing educational materials and tools at public events; technical and scientific review of Hanford related cleanup/contamination documents; preparing and distributing “Hanford Issue Briefings” on timely cleanup and contamination issues; developing content for Riverkeeper’s website and social media outreach; and updating and expanding Riverkeeper’s Hanford publications.

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Application Guidelines: Send an email to info@columbiariverkeeper.org with the subject line, “YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME Hanford Application.” The email should include a single pdf attachment that contains a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Please label your single pdf file in the following format: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. For example, SMITH, MARY.pdf.

Compensation: Salary is competitive with public interest sector organizers and commensurate with experience; generous vacation/holiday; 401(k) available; dynamic and cooperative work environment.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2014

 

Citizen Outreach Director

Organizational Overview: Columbia Riverkeeper is a successful nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Columbia River watershed. We have offices in Hood River and Portland, Oregon. Columbia Riverkeeper is a leader in high-profile campaigns to protect our region and climate from dirty coal, oil, and gas exports, along with work to reduce toxic pollution, clean up waste sites, and engage citizen volunteers. Our work is featured in national media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. Columbia Riverkeeper is part of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Columbia Riverkeeper is recognized as a leader in our field and we are on strong growth curve.

Position Description: You will work as a part of the Development Team to build Riverkeeper’s membership, communications reach and political power by running a local field office. You will recruit and manage your own team that goes door-to-door in communities informing citizens about key environmental issues, asking for their financial and membership support, and generating political product. Your office will raise $100,000 or more to support Riverkeeper’s work. You will take the helm of an established, successful five-person team of experienced canvassers who have generated thousands of new members, supporters and volunteers for Columbia Riverkeeper. You will play a key role in stopping dirty, dangerous fossil fuel export along the Columbia River.

Location: Portland, Oregon, with occasional travel to Hood River. Local travel required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment: Build a team of 5-10 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community. Interview prospective staff and make hiring decisions.
  • Staff Management: Teach canvassing/fundraising skills. Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders.
  • Canvassing: Canvass in the field for four days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.
  • Administration: Carefully track income and expenses. Manage the budget for your office. Process staff payroll. Maintain records for future organizing efforts. Database, process, and deposit donations daily.

Qualifications: Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and passion for environmental change are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership, and an ability to handle responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. Previous fundraising canvassing experience or other in-person direct-ask fundraising is required.

Pay and Benefits: This is a full-time, 40-hour per week salaried position that includes health and dental insurance, generous vacation package, 401k, an encouraging and flexible work environment, training, and career growth opportunities. Salary commensurate with experience. We prioritize staff retention and quality by providing work-life balance and a fair wage at all levels of Columbia Riverkeeper, including the Citizen Outreach Team.

To Apply: Send an email to info@columbiariverkeeper.org with the subject line YOUR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, Citizen Outreach Application. The email should include a single pdf attachment that contains a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Please label your single pdf file in the following format: YOUR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. For example, SMITH, MARY.pdf.

Start date: Flexible, prefer immediate

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

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