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Hiring: WordPress Developer/Technical Lead Consultant

Freelancer PHP/WordPress Developer/Technical Lead

Mighty Earth, a global environmental NGO based in the US, is looking for a freelance PHP/WordPress developer to help deliver technological change at the organisation.

Mighty Earth is embarking on a period of change in regard to our digital tools and website. We in the early stages of migrating our campaigning, advocacy, and fundraising platform to a new provider. In addition, we plan to redevelop the Mighty Earth website to help us achieve our key objectives as an organisation.

Our key digital objectives are:

  • To grow the Mighty Earth supporter list
  • To raise more money from our supporters
  • To grow our presence on social media and establish a high performing acquisition programme

To achieve those goals, we need to improve our technology, systems and tools. With the support of this freelancer, we will be starting our journey by

  • Migrating to a new advocacy and fundraising platform.
  • Developing a new website.
  • Regularly customising, redesigning and optimisation our pages to improve conversions and ROI.

About the role:

The freelance WordPress Developer/Technical Lead will assist overseeing and optimising our web and technology architecture with an eye towards our long-term goals.

As a global organisation, our sites and platforms must be multilingual, and the content is generally maintained by staff with limited technological knowledge. The relevant web domain includes our main website as well as a campaign specific action site, custom web tools, and web-based elements that support our campaigning for example donation, petitions, other action-orientated pages.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Digital Director in delivering new tools, technology platforms and a new website.
  • Assist in handling bugs, technical problems, being hands-on when needed.
  • Work with a diverse set of stakeholders including campaigners, digital consultants, designers, web and design agencies, and third-party suppliers.
  • Engage and manage external expertise where needed.
  • Assist with web development aspect of high-profile projects. This includes:
    • Integrating new fundraising and advocacy platform
    • Development of new Mighty Earth website
    • hands-on coding and taking care of the crucial parts of the work
    • provide feedback on the feasibility of concepts, budgets, and timelines

Key Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in web or application development
  • Experience with WordPress or other web content management systems
  • PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with the following tools:
    • WordPress multisite
    • WP Engine
    • Cloudflare
    • Action Network, Engaging Networks
    • Act Blue, Stripe 
  • Fluency in English

Desirable, but not essential:

  • Experience working for a progressive organisation, previous involvement in grassroots movements and change-making, and/or a strong understanding of the potential of technology to support activism
  • Understanding of the opportunities and challenges in activism tech and support the team to find new ways to use web technologies to help win campaigns and build movements.

Location: Remote. But must be within Eastern Time (New York) to East European time (Athens, Kiev, Helsinki) 

We are flexible on hours/days but suggest initially the equivalent of 1-2 day a week (to be negotiated) until at least the end of the year (mid-December). There is the possibility of a contract extension and/or more hours.

Examples of pay rate (to be negotiated): 
UK = £400-£500 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day) 
USA = $500-$600 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day) 
Berlin = €450-€550 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day) 

How to apply:

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages with the consultancy position in the subject line to [email protected] outlining how you meet the job specification and your hourly or daily rate. Deadline to apply is 19 September 11:59pm.

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.


Hiring: Online Fundraising Consultant

Online Fundraising Consultant

Mighty Earth, a global environmental NGO based in the US, is looking for a freelance online fundraising consultant to help Mighty Earth with its online fundraising.

About the role:

Mighty Earth has ambitious plans to improve our digital work--from improving our technology to growing our supporter lists. As part of that work, we are looking for an online fundraising consultant who can help us grow our small donation donor base and increase the amount we raise from our supporters. We need additional capacity and expertise to help us with our online fundraising. This role will be responsible for helping us secure donations from members, focusing on acquisition, improving conversions, and developing retention strategies. You will be working alongside the Digital Director who has overall responsibility for online fundraising at Mighty Earth. You will work together to craft an online fundraising strategy, as well as drafting fundraisers, testing, and suggesting improvements to donation pages.

Responsibilities:

  • Write compelling emails that inspire our members to donate
  • Work directly with the Digital Director to develop an online fundraising strategy
  • Advise the Digital Director on developing new processes and systems to help us in delivering an online fundraising strategy.
  • Make sure we are updating our best practices to reflect global (and regional) trends in digital fundraising.
  • Work with our campaign teams to develop fundraising ideas that will raise money and also contribute to their campaigns.
  • Suggest improvements to our donation pages so they are optimised, maintained, and updated on a permanent rolling basis.

Key Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience with online fundraising; demonstrated ability to run fundraising campaigns from start to finish.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with strong instincts in what will motivate our audiences to donate, and an ability to translate complex narratives into simple and engaging stories.
  • Understand basic data analysis, ideally in a fundraising environment.
  • Experience designing and running experiments and A/B tests
  • English fluency

Desirable but not essential:

  • Proficiency in French, German or Spanish
  • Familiarity with Action Network, Engaging Networks and WordPress.
  • Experience in page design and optimisation.

Location:  Remote. But must be within Eastern Time (New York) to East European time (Athens, Kiev, Helsinki)  

We are flexible on hours/days but suggest initially the equivalent of 2-3 days a month (to be negotiated) until at least the end of the year (mid-December). There is the possibility of a contract extension and/or more hours. 

Examples of pay rate (but open to discussion):  
UK = £350-£450 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day)  
USA = $500-$600 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day)  
Berlin = €450-€550 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day)  

How to apply:

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages with the consultancy position in the subject line to [email protected] outlining how you meet the job specification and your hourly or daily rate. Deadline to apply is 19 September 11:59pm.

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.


Hiring: Social Media Consultant

Social Media Consultant:

Mighty Earth, a global environmental NGO, is looking for a freelance social media consultant to help deliver on our social media ambitions for 2021.

About the role

Mighty Earth is embarking on a period digital consolidation and growth. As part of that work, we are looking for a social media consultant who can help us deliver on our ambitions to improve our social media offering and help us attract new supporters. Key to this will be a strong focus on supporter acquisition in which social media advertising is the key element. In addition, we are looking for an expert consultant who can help advise, develop, and create engaging content that will help our campaign teams win. You will be working alongside the Digital Director who has overall responsibility for social media at Mighty Earth, as well as Campaign Directors in creating campaign content.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creating compelling and engaging content across all our channels.
  • Working with the Digital Director and Campaign Leads to manage the social media calendar and help manage our content pipeline.
  • Helping campaigns teams develop social media strategies, and the content, to help them win their campaigns.
  • Work with the Digital Director on supporter acquisition, testing, and content creation.
  • Providing technical support, and solving problems with social media platforms, accounts and authorisations where needed.
  • Advising the Digital Director on social media strategy across channels.
  • Analysing and reporting performance of our social media channels.

 Key Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3-5 years of professional social media experience, with a demonstrable record of using social media to build supporter engagement.
  • Deep understanding of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networking platforms.
  • Strong track record in supporter acquisition via social media.
  • Experience in running social media advocacy campaigns.
  • Excellent social media instincts, with an ability to tap into current trends to engage people.
  • Experience in creating compelling content with demonstrable results.
  • Solid experience gathering and analysing social media data.
  • Fluency in English

Desirable but not essential:

  • Basic graphic design / photo editing including Experience with tools like Canva, Affinity or Adobe products
  • Basic video editing
  • Professional level language skills in French, Spanish or German.

Location: Remote within Eastern Time (New York) to East European Time (Athens, Kiev, Helsinki) 

We are flexible on hours/days but suggest initially the equivalent of 1 day a week (to be negotiated) until at least the end of the year (mid-December). There is the possibility of a contract extension and/or more hours.

Examples of pay rate (to be negotiated): 
UK = £400-£500 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day) 
USA = $500-$600 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day) 
Berlin = €450-€550 per day (equivalent of 8 hours a day) 

How to apply:

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages with the consultancy position in the subject line to [email protected] outlining how you meet the job specification and your hourly or daily rate. Deadline to apply is 19 September 11:59pm.

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


Vacancies: Deputy Director

Deputy Director


Mighty Earth is accepting applications to join our team as a Deputy Director, a critical leadership role in our mission to secure a living planet. As the Deputy Director, you will drive organizational development, managing senior staff, driving the strategic direction of our campaigns, and serving as a critical bridge between programmatic and operational work. You will play an important role in ensuring that our work achieves the outsized impact we seek, including by advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.

As the Deputy Director, you will oversee a team of program leads who are driving initiatives such as our campaign to protect the Amazon rainforest and other climate-critical ecosystems, transform agriculture, decarbonize key industries in ways that advance the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous and local communities, and support a just economic transition.

Who we are: 

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. Our goal is to protect half of Earth for Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish.

We have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to adopt policies to eliminate deforestation, land-grabbing, slave and child labor, and other human rights abuse from the palm oil, chocolate, and rubber industries, and driven adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. We are working to drive similar transformation in the meat industry, the largest agricultural driver of rainforest destruction and climate pollution. Through our campaigns, we seek to make significant progress to support impacted people around the world, especially Indigenous communities, communities of color and low-income communities.

Mighty Earth’s approach, team and the results of our work have been featured in Inside Philanthropy, Bloomberg, The New Republic, New York Times Magazine, The New York Times,  and many other outlets.

As Mighty Earth’s Deputy Director, your responsibilities will include:

Organizational Leadership and Management

  • Managing an international team providing day-to-day management of senior staff and consultants as well as support for longer-term leadership and development and effective campaign progress;
  • Developing and implementing structures and processes that facilitate organization-wide information-sharing, communication, and transparency in decision making;
  • Working closely with our Senior Director of Finance and Compliance to ensure that internal structures and processes align with best practices in nonprofit management;
  • Work closely with the organization’s leadership to continue to build a culture that is driven, fun, supportive, collaborative, and committed to our values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ).

Campaign Strategy

  • Guiding Mighty Earth’s campaigns major planning decisions, communications opportunities, and advocacy, bringing in the President & CEO for strategic involvement as needed;
  • Coordinating Mighty Earth’s digital campaigning, communications, and research to advance programmatic and organizational strategy and goals;
  • Serving as the organization’s bridge between programmatic priorities and operational implementation, ensuring the two are aligned.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a representative and spokesperson for Mighty Earth in meetings with strategic partners, corporate targets, and/or philanthropic supporters as needed;
  • Supporting organizational, strategic, and project planning;
  • Working with Senior Director of People and Culture, develop and oversee a process for ensuring DEIJ principles are integrated into Mighty Earth’s day-to-day work and long term strategy;
  • Supporting the President & CEO in Board-level planning;
  • Supporting the CEO and playing a role in fundraising and development as needed.

Who you are:

Required qualifications:

  • You have at least 10 years of experience, with a successful background in nonprofit leadership and management.
  • You have experience recruiting, training, and managing staff and facilitating across teams and initiatives, including programs, operations, communications, as well as DEIJ values.
  • You have a commitment to protecting the environment and advancing a more just society.
  • You have a commitment to and experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including underserved communities such as communities of color, low-income communities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, various religious backgrounds, and more.
  • You have some experience in an issue advocacy campaigning or grassroots organizing setting.
  • You are comfortable operating in a dynamic setting where changes in external factors like politics and economics, and there can be a need to pivot quickly.
  • You are comfortable working with various internal and external stakeholders and can network and work in coalitions across diverse constituencies. You are comfortable working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • You have familiarity with developing and implementing campaign strategy and plans and figuring out how to move decision makers.
  • You are a strong writer and verbal communicator and can distill complicated information and make it more digestible content.
  • English fluency is required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have experience playing a role in implementing DEIJ initiatives.
  • Additional language skills, including Portuguese, Spanish, or Chinese a plus, but not essential.
  • You have experience in markets campaigning or influencing company executives.
  • Expertise in deforestation and agricultural issues is a plus, but not required. We are open to candidates with experience in other issue areas such as human rights, democracy, or racial justice is a plus.
  • You have a background in environmental justice.
  • Familiarity with and connections in Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, or Europe is a plus, but not required.

More about our team: Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with background in non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices, at a range of experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.

Details: This is a full-time position with a preference for candidates based in Washington, DC. We are open to candidates based in other U.S. locations, with a preference for eastern time zone locations. The position involves international travel. During the coronavirus pandemic, our staff just recently resumed travel in a more limited capacity. You will report to our CEO and work closely with our Senior Director of People and Culture, Senior Director of Finance and Compliance, and our Strategic Advisor.

To apply: Please submit your application as soon as possible. Please click on the apply button below and include a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to our mission and demonstrates your writing abilities and also let us know where you heard about the job. The position will remain posted until it is filled.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Aliya at [email protected]. Applications should be submitted through our application link and not sent to this email.

Interview process: Our interview process involves a phone interview, two video interviews, a candidate exercise, and reference calls for candidates advancing in our process. We have adjusted our interview process and are holding video interviews in place of in-person interviews during the pandemic.

Compensation and benefits: The hiring salary range for this position is $128K – $150K, depending on experience. We have a generous benefits package including group health insurance, dental benefits, unlimited vacation time, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.