Jobs

Senior Operations Manager 

Mighty Earth is accepting applications for a Senior Operations Manager. We’re looking for a talented addition to our team to manage Mighty Earth’s operation and IT systems, while also supporting our senior leadership, and Mighty Earth’s team members around the world.

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 are obsessed with impact. Mighty Earth achieves transformative change by creating a “perfect storm” of campaigns, communications, and practical engagement with decision-makers to rapidly transform entire industries and government policy. 

As the Senior Operations Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting our CEO and Deputy Director, including scheduling, arranging travel, communicating with consultants, coordinating staff and Board of Directors meetings, and managing correspondence with donors. 
  • Serving as our IT Administrator, you will manage and troubleshoot the technology systems to maintain computer and software networks. Ensuring all staff has the technology they need, and that the organization’s important files and information remain safe and intact. Acting as the main point of contact for our technical support vendor and maintaining an equipment inventory tracking system for equipment purchasing and replacements. 
  • Managing and organizing Mighty Earth’s digital files and workflow systems, including SharePoint, One Drive, Monday.com, and Harvest, as well as external subscriptions and online communication platforms such as Zoom and Slack.
  • Managing our Washington, D.C. office, and remote locations, including maintaining security systems, supply orders, managing mail and deliveries, and managing relationships with property management and vendors. 
  • Supporting our people and culture work, including onboarding and offboarding staff, handling benefits administration, assisting with planning and logistics for our annual staff retreats, supporting special projects, and our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice initiatives.
  • Supporting our finance and compliance team, including assisting with payroll, employee information tracking, managing state business registrations, workers compensation audits, unemployment/employment verification requests, and credit card receipt and reimbursement processing.
  • Coordinating and executing internal and external events, like fundraisers, webinars, and donor meetings. 
  • Communicating with funders as needed for scheduling purposes.

What we’re looking for in you:

Required qualifications:

  • You have at least three years of professional work experience, including a background in operations and administrative work;
  • You are organized and detail-oriented and are able to juggle multiple responsibilities and projects;
  • You have strong time-management skills and meet deadlines;
  • You have strong verbal and written communications skills;
  • You have a can-do attitude, enjoy being part of a team. and work effectively with senior staff to help them succeed;
  • You are a problem solver, proactive, and self-directed. You are flexible, comfortable working independently, and require minimal supervision;
  • You work with integrity, discretion, and respect for confidentiality and privacy;
  • You have a commitment to working for a better and more just world;
  • You have experience with and a commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds and the LGBTQ+ community;
  • You can get up to speed quickly on new programs and technology as needed. We use Microsoft Office 365, Expensify, Harvest, Monday.com, and QuickBooks, among others;

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have experience working in a mission-driven setting;
  • You have experience working with organizational leadership and VIPs;
  • You have experience working with remote employees outside the U.S;
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree.

More about our team: Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with backgrounds 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 based out of our Washington, D.C. office. Ideally, the Senior Operations Manager will work in the office two or more days a week. The safety of our team is a top priority during the pandemic. We will evaluate working in the office, travel, and in-person meetings on an ongoing basis. You will report to our Deputy Director and work closely with our CEO and our leadership team.

Compensation and benefits: The salary range for this position is $56K to $75K, 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. We offer a supportive and collaborative work setting with full-time working hours (and flexibility as needed for working parents and other personal demands), and a talented, driven, passionate, and fun team working alongside you.

Interview process: Our interview process involves a phone interview, two video interviews, a candidate exercise, and reference calls for candidates advancing in our process. 

To apply: Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter which demonstrates your writing abilities and interest in Mighty Earth. Please also let us know how you learned about the job. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the job will remain posted on our website until it is filled. 

If you require a 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]

More on Mighty Earth:

We have played a leading role in driving the transformation of major industries and government policy to stop the destruction of tropical rainforests, transform agriculture, and drive multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. 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, including by fighting child labor and modern slavery. 

Learn more about Mighty Earth and its vision here: Fomenting a “Perfect Storm” to push companies to change (mongabay.com)

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.

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Senior Director, Decarbonization Campaign

Senior Director – Decarbonization Campaign

Mighty Earth, a global environmental campaign organization, seeks applications for a Senior Director to lead a large climate campaign focused on decarbonizing industry, with an initial focus on the automobile sector. Pollution from heavy industry (including aluminium, steel, cement, chemicals, and plastics) accounts for a quarter of total global greenhouse gas emissions but has received relatively little attention. The campaign seeks to drive change primarily by focusing on leading private sector companies that can drive a rapid shift to zero-carbon production.

Who we are:
Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. We are obsessed with impact: Our goal is to protect half of Earth for Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish.

Through our proven “perfect storm” model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to act against deforestation, land-grabbing, human rights abuse, and driven the adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. We work to support Indigenous communities, communities of color, and low-income communities through these efforts. We aspire to be the most effective environmental organization in the world.

Read more about our approach and our campaign in the following resources.

Fomenting a “Perfect Storm” to push companies to change (Mongabay).
How Pressuring Corporations Can Save the Amazon from Destruction (Yale Environment 360)
Cold Steel, Hot Climate (Mighty Earth Report)

Background on the Position:

The Senior Director will run a campaign focused on decarbonizing major industrial sources of climate pollution, with an initial focus on decarbonizing materials such as aluminium, steel, leather, and rubber within the auto industry. The position involves being a public leader on the issue and marshalling a multi-faceted campaign to secure decarbonization commitments.

 Your responsibilities will include:

  • Running a US-focused global campaign involving staff, consultants, and volunteers.
  • Developing and implementing effective strategies and plans to achieve campaign goals.
  • Integrating the campaign’s advocacy, communications, digital, field, and grassroots work.
  • Engaging with CEOs, senior executives, and high-level government officials to advance complementary government policy and action.
  • Working with leaders and organizations working on this issue and developing a coalition of partners.
  • Working with our media team, develop and execute a strategic communications plan including media, digital, and events.
  • Advising donors.
  • Engaging with funders and board members, reporting and tracking updates around campaign progress and budgets.

Who you are:

Required qualifications:

  • You are passionate about driving climate action.
  • You have experience developing and implementing campaign strategies and detailed plans, communicating with corporate executives and/or elected officials, and figuring out how to move decision-makers. You are comfortable with both the inside and outside game and understand the interplay between the two. 
  • You are comfortable operating in highly dynamic environments where changes in external factors like politics and economics create opportunities and challenges regularly.
  • You are comfortable working with various internal and external stakeholders and can network and build coalitions across diverse constituencies.
  • You are a good writer and can take complex information to distil it into understandable products such as press releases, reports, and letters.
  • You have experience with and are committed to advancing a more just society by working with people from various backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, and religious communities. 
  • English fluency is required. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have 8 years of experience, ideally with a background in successful issue advocacy campaigning or grassroots organizing. You have experience recruiting, training, and managing staff. 
  • Experience in corporate campaigning or influencing company executives
  • Expertise in climate and energy issues is a plus but not required
  • Experience in or familiarity with auto and other industries a plus
  • Additional language skills

Successful candidates will have 8+ years of experience in campaign management, grassroots organizing, and a range of tactical execution experience (media relations, social media, etc.). Backgrounds in corporate accountability and environmental/clean energy issues are preferred. 

More about our team: 
Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds with unique experience levels, including people from non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices. We have staff and consultants based in countries across the globe who bring cultural diversity and varied perspectives. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.

Approach and Culture:

Consistent with our obsession with impact, Mighty Earth is results-focused, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and nimble – and we seek candidates who are excited to work in that culture. While remaining true to our public interest mission and commitment to movement-building, we’ve sought to apply the best of business to our organization. A resource that has informed our approach to culture is the book No Rules Rules and the famous Netflix culture deck.

Details: 
This is a full-time position with a preference for candidates based in Washington, DC or Michigan. We are open to candidates based in other U.S. locations. The position requires some travel.

Interview process: 
Our interview process involves a phone interview, two video interviews, a candidate exercise, and reference calls for candidates advancing in our process.

Compensation and benefits: 
The hiring salary range for this position is $96K – $127K, 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.

To apply: 
Please click on the “Apply” button below to submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter that demonstrates your writing abilities, and please tell us how you learned about the job. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the position will remain posted on our website until it is filled. 

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

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