Jobs

College Climate Organizing Internship

The campaign: 

Mighty Earth is launching a new campaign to transform and decarbonize the auto industry. The transportation sector is responsible for a shocking 24% of world emissions – largely due to cars.

As automobile producers move to electric vehicles, by 2040 materials used for production will account for 60 percent of life-cycle emissions. This means in addition to going electric the auto industry must shift material supply chains to include green aluminum and steel, deforestation-free and sustainable leather, rubber, and other materials to be truly carbon neutral.

As a global leader in the automobile industry, General Motors (GM) is uniquely positioned to set the industry standard for supply chain decarbonization. In 2021 GM announced they plan to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035. However, going electric is just the start.

The destruction from GM’s material supply chain spans almost all continents. In Guinea, mining for bauxite – the key ingredient used to make the aluminum in car bodies – is driving rampant environmental destruction on Indigenous territories. Meanwhile, in China, the dirty coal-fired smelters producing GM’s aluminum are run by the forced labor of Uyghurs, the ethnic Muslim minority persecuted by the Chinese government. 

This past April, GM announced the EcoCar EV Challenge partnering with 15 North American universities to develop the EV car of the future. Mighty Earth is looking to hire college organizers on these campuses for our campaign to tell GM to cut the carbon and the human rights abuses in their supply chain. 

Who you are: 

We are looking to hire paid intern organizers at universities participating in the EcoCar EV Challenge including:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/ Bethune-Cookman University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Mississippi State University

The Ohio State University / Wilberforce University

University of Alabama

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Davis

University of Texas at Austin

Virginia Tech

West Virginia University

 We are looking for candidates who: 

  • Are outgoing
  • Enjoy planning public actions and events (or are excited to learn how)
  • Are passionate about climate change, the environment and human rights
  • Are self-starters who take initiative and get things done

Scope of work: 

  • Represent Mighty Earth on your campus and to students and clubs
  • Plan and execute creative public actions to pressure auto companies to decarbonize
  • Drive turnout of students to events
  • Gather large numbers of petition signatures on campus
  • Apply pressure on auto companies by generating phone calls, letters, and social media posts aimed at them
  • Execute a plan to build a large group of engaged and excited students who are ready to mobilize and act
  • Generate media attention through op-eds, letters to the editor, and talking to reporters

Compensation: 

This internship will pay $20 an hour and will require 15-20 hours/week of your time. The position lasts through May 06, 2023. 

To apply:

Please submit a resume to [email protected]. We will fill positions on a rolling basis and aim to hire during December for intern organizers to start in January. Please include 3-4 sentences in the body of your email about why you want to intern for Mighty Earth.

Who we are: 

Founded in 2015, 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. 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. 

We have played a leading role in driving the transformation of whole industries and government policy to stop the destruction of tropical forests, 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 protecting land rights and combatting modern slavery. 


Michigan Climate Organizing Internship

The campaign: 

Mighty Earth is launching a new campaign to transform and decarbonize the auto industry. The transportation sector is responsible for a shocking 24% of world emissions - largely due to cars.

As the birthplace of the auto industry - and the home to some of the world’s largest car companies - Michigan is ground zero for the fight to clean up our cars. 

This campaign is not just about tailpipe emissions. By the end of next decade, most of the carbon from cars will actually come from the material used to make them. For example; aluminum production accounts for 2% of world carbon emissions - steel accounts for 8%. And the auto industry is a leading culprit in driving demand for these dirty products. 

Further, the auto industry is causing major harm throughout Michigan. General Motors’ (GM’s) parts supplier, Tribar has released vast quantities of the hexachrome, a known carcinogen, into the Huron River. Meanwhile, in Detroit, AK Steel is contributing to air pollution in urban neighborhoods. GM rewarded them by naming the company “supplier of the year.” 

GM’s destruction spans almost all continents. In Guinea, mining for bauxite - the key ingredient used to make the aluminum in car bodies - is driving rampant environmental destruction on Indigenous territories. Bauxite mining there is poised to destroy 4,700 square km of natural lands - threatening entire communities, cultures, livelihoods, and water supplies. Meanwhile, in China, the coal-fired smelters producing GM’s aluminum are run by the forced labor of Uyghurs, the ethnic Muslim minority persecuted by the Chinese government. 

Michiganders deserve better. That’s why we are launching a campaign to fundamentally decarbonize and change the auto industry.

Who you are: 

We are looking to hire paid interns throughout Michigan. We are especially looking for applicants at University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State, but are open to hiring students at other universities throughout Michigan. We are looking for candidates who: 

  • Are outgoing
  • Enjoy planning public actions and events (or are excited to learn how)
  • Are passionate about climate change, the environment and human rights
  • Are self-starters who take initiative and get things done

Scope of work: 

  • Represent Mighty Earth on your campus and to students and clubs
  • Plan and execute creative public actions to pressure auto companies to decarbonize
  • Drive turnout of students to events
  • Gather large numbers of petition signatures on campus
  • Apply pressure on auto companies by generating phone calls, letters, and social media posts aimed at them
  • Execute a plan to build a large group of engaged and excited students who are ready to mobilize and act
  • Generate media attention through op-eds, letters to the editor, and talking to reporters

Compensation: 

This internship will pay $20 an hour and will require 15-20 hours/week of your time. The position lasts through December 12, 2022, with the potential for renewal for second semester. 

To apply:

Please submit a resume to [email protected]. We will fill positions on a rolling basis, and aim to hire immediately - so please apply soon. Please include 3-4 sentences in the body of your email about why you want to intern for Mighty Earth.

To learn more: 

We will have an open-to-the-public information session about Mighty Earth and this internship on Thursday, October 6th at 5pm. The link to register for the zoom is HERE. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Who we are: 

Founded in 2015, 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. 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. 

We have played a leading role in driving the transformation of whole industries and government policy to stop the destruction of tropical forests, 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 protecting land rights and combatting modern slavery. 


Director, Netherlands Climate Campaign

Mighty Earth is looking for a Netherlands-based Climate Campaign Director for our initiative to transform the global meat industry and advance Nature and community solutions to climate change. Animal agriculture drives more climate pollution than all the cars, trucks, ships, and planes in the world, and is the leading cause of rainforest destruction, water pollution, and a key contributor to the displacement of Indigenous communities.

To read more details about the position and to apply please follow the link to Oxford HR here.

Senior Director, Brazil Climate Campaign

As the Climate Campaign Director in Brazil, you will play a critical role in an international campaign to transform the meat industry, end deforestation and adopt regenerative agricultural practices. In coordination with a global team, you will build and lead a new campaign that persuades corporations, financial institutions and government officials to implement zero-deforestation, environmental and human rights policies.  If you are passionate about nature and climate change and motivated to work at a nimble and high-impact organization, this role is for you. 

Location: São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Closing date: 5 October 2022

Starting date: As soon as possible

Type of contract: Full-time permanent contract

Salary: EUR 99K - 132K depending on experience 

Reference: ME-CCD-BR

Client Website: www.mightyearth.org

About Mighty Earth

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend the living planet. They are obsessed with impact. Their goal is to protect half of Earth's nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. They aspire to be the most effective environmental organization in the world.

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

About the Role

Mighty Earth is accepting applications for a Brazil-based Climate Campaign Director for their campaign to transform the global protein industry and advance nature and community solutions to climate change. Animal agriculture drives more climate pollution than all the cars, trucks, ships, and planes in the world. It is the leading cause of rainforest destruction and water pollution and a key contributor to the displacement of Indigenous communities.

Building on their success in transforming other agricultural sectors, Mighty Earth is working to break the link between the meat industry and deforestation, drive a shift to regenerative agriculture, and support growth in alternative plant-based and cultivated protein. As a global powerhouse of agricultural production, Brazil has the potential to be the decisive player in shaping a new, more sustainable protein industry. However, large international companies operating in Brazil are undermining these goals by financing deforestation and land grabs and obstructing climate action. They aim to change that.

If you are passionate about nature and climate change, want to transform global agriculture to create a more sustainable food system, and work at a nimble and high-impact organization, please apply.

Purpose of the Role

Brazil has outsized potential in protecting forests and driving action to transform global agriculture to create a more sustainable food system. This country is an agricultural superpower and the center of the world’s deforestation crisis. Brazil has three times more annual deforestation than any other country, driven mainly by the meat industry and extremely high pollution levels linked to its cattle herd and animal feed plantations. Land-grabbing connected to the meat industry is threatening Brazil’s Indigenous people, who have repeatedly proven to be the most effective guardians of their lands.  International supermarket chains and fast-food companies operating in Brazil are the largest sellers of beef and have the influence to drive global change. Mighty Earth seeks to significantly scale up a combined communications and grassroots campaign focused on some of the largest international companies operating in Brazil responsible for deforestation, climate pollution, and displacement of Indigenous peoples.   

As the Climate Campaign Director, Brazil, you will build and lead our campaigning in the country in coordination with our global team. Your work will design campaigns that persuade corporations, financial institutions and government officials to implement strong zero-deforestation, environmental and human rights policies.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Play a critical role in an international campaign to transform the meat industry to end deforestation in Latin America, adopt regenerative agricultural practices, and shift to plant-based protein. 
  • Develop and implement effective plans and strategies to achieve campaign goals, integrating communications, online, field and grassroots into a highly strategic campaign.
  • Engage with senior executives and government officials.
  • Build relationships with civil society and other key constituencies in Brazil.
  • Identify and provide grants to Brazilian civil society and Indigenous communities.
  • Recruit volunteers and develop leadership to help build the campaign across Brazil.
  • Organize campaign actions and press events. 
  • Generate media attention through report releases, events, and press conferences in key media markets through a strategic media plan.
  • Build relationships with reporters at key outlets.

Skills and Experience

Required qualifications:

  • You have a proven background in issue advocacy campaigning or grassroots organizing.
  • You are passionate about protecting the environment and advancing a more just society. 
  • 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 operating in highly dynamic environments where changes in politics, economics, and other external events regularly create opportunities and challenges. 
  • 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 an international orientation. You have experience with and are committed to working with people from various backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, sexual and religious communities. 
  • Portuguese fluency and English proficiency are required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional language skills, including Spanish, French, German, or Chinese, are a plus but not required. 
  • Expertise in climate, deforestation, Indigenous communities, sustainability, traceability, or agricultural (especially beef and soy) issues is a plus but not required.

Organizational culture 

Consistent with their obsession with impact, Mighty Earth is results-focused, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and nimble – and they seek candidates who are excited to work in that culture. While remaining true to their public interest mission and commitment to movement-building, they’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.

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. They pride themselves on being a welcoming place for women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.

How to Apply
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Versão em português

Cargo: Diretor(a) de Campanha Climática, Brasil

Resumo 

Como Diretor(a) da Campanha Climática no Brasil, você desempenhará um papel fundamental em uma campanha internacional para transformar a indústria da carne, acabar com o desmatamento e adotar práticas agrícolas regenerativas. Em coordenação com uma equipe global, você construirá e liderará uma nova campanha com intuito de persuadir corporações, instituições financeiras e funcionários do governo a implementarem políticas de desmatamento zero, meio ambiente e direitos humanos. Se você é apaixonado(a) pela natureza, tem interesse nas mudanças climáticas e está motivado para trabalhar em uma organização ágil e de alto impacto, este cargo é para você.

Local: São Paulo ou Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Data de encerramento: 5 de outubro de 2022

Data de início: Imediato/O mais rápido possível

Tipo de contrato: Contrato permanente de tempo integral

Salário: R$505,000 - R$668,000/ano, a depender da experiência

Referência: ME-CCD-BR

Site do cliente: www.mightyearth.org

Sobre a Mighty Earth

A Mighty Earth é uma organização global de advocacia que trabalha para defender o planeta. Eles são obcecados por impacto. Seu objetivo é proteger metade da natureza da Terra e garantir um clima que permita que a vida floresça. E uma das suas aspirações é de ser a organização ambiental mais eficaz do mundo.

Por meio de seu comprovado modelo de “tempestade perfeita” (“perfect storm”) para impulsionar a mudança, eles desempenharam um papel de liderança ao persuadirem as maiores empresas de alimentos e agricultura do mundo a agirem contra o desmatamento, a grilagem de terras, o abuso dos direitos humanos e impulsionaram a adoção de mudanças multibilionárias para energia limpa. Por meio desses esforços, trabalham para apoiar diferentes comunidades, como populações indígenas, pessoas negras e pessoas de baixa renda.

Sobre o cargo

A Mighty Earth está aceitando inscrições para um(a) Diretor(a) de Campanha Climática no Brasil para sua campanha que tem o intuito de transformar a indústria global de proteínas e promover soluções naturais e comunitárias para as mudanças climáticas. A agricultura animal gera mais poluição climática do que todos os carros, caminhões, navios e aviões do mundo. É a principal causa de destruição da floresta tropical e poluição da água e um dos principais contribuintes para o deslocamento de comunidades indígenas.

Com base em seu sucesso na transformação de outros setores agrícolas, a Mighty Earth está trabalhando para quebrar o vínculo entre a indústria da carne e o desmatamento, impulsionar uma mudança para a agricultura regenerativa e apoiar o crescimento de proteínas alternativas à base de plantas. Como potência global da produção agrícola, o Brasil tem potencial para ser o ator decisivo na formação de uma nova indústria de proteínas mais sustentável. No entanto, grandes empresas internacionais que operam no Brasil estão minando essas metas ao financiar o desmatamento e a grilagem de terras e obstruir a ação climática. A Mighty Earth pretende mudar isso.

Se você é apaixonado(a) pela natureza e pelas mudanças climáticas, deseja transformar a agricultura global para criar um sistema alimentar mais sustentável e trabalhar em uma organização ágil e de alto impacto, candidate-se.

Propósito do cargo

O Brasil tem um potencial enorme na proteção de florestas e na condução de ações para transformar a agricultura global para criar um sistema alimentar mais sustentável. Este país é uma superpotência agrícola e o centro da crise mundial de desmatamento. O Brasil tem três vezes mais desmatamento anual do que qualquer outro país, impulsionado principalmente pela indústria da carne e níveis extremamente altos de poluição ligados ao seu rebanho de gado e plantações de ração animal.

A grilagem de terras ligada à indústria da carne está ameaçando os povos indígenas do Brasil, que repetidamente provaram ser os guardiões mais eficazes de suas terras. As redes internacionais de supermercados e empresas de fast-food que operam no Brasil são as maiores vendedoras de carne bovina e têm influência para impulsionar as mudanças globais. A Mighty Earth busca ampliar significativamente uma campanha combinada de comunicação e base focada em algumas das maiores empresas internacionais que operam no Brasil, responsáveis ​​pelo desmatamento, poluição, mudança climática e deslocamento de povos indígenas.

Como Diretor(a) de Campanhas Climáticas no Brasil, você construirá e liderará nossas campanhas no país em coordenação com nossa equipe global. Seu trabalho criará campanhas que persuadirão corporações, instituições financeiras e funcionários do governo a implementarem políticas fortes de desmatamento zero, meio ambiente e direitos humanos.

Deveres e responsabilidades

  • Desempenhar um papel crítico em uma campanha internacional para transformar a indústria da carne para acabar com o desmatamento na América Latina, adotar práticas agrícolas regenerativas e mudar para proteínas à base de plantas.
  • Desenvolver e implementar planos e estratégias eficazes para atingir os objetivos da campanha, integrando comunicações online, de campo e de base em uma campanha altamente estratégica.
  • Envolver-se com altos executivos e funcionários do governo.
  • Construir relacionamentos com a sociedade civil e outros públicos-chave no Brasil.
  • Identificar e fornecer subsídios para a sociedade civil brasileira e comunidades indígenas.
  • Recrutar voluntários e desenvolver liderança para ajudar a construir a campanha em todo o Brasil.
  • Organizar ações de campanha e eventos de imprensa.
  • Gerar atenção da mídia por meio de lançamentos de relatórios, eventos e conferências de imprensa nos principais mercados de mídia por meio de um plano de mídia estratégico.
  • Construir relacionamentos com repórteres nos principais meios de comunicação.

Habilidades e Experiência

Qualificações requeridas:

  • Experiência comprovada em campanhas de advocacia ou organização de base.
  • Tem paixão por proteger o meio ambiente e promover uma sociedade mais justa.
  • Experiência em desenvolver e implementar estratégias de campanha e planos detalhados, comunicar-se com executivos corporativos e/ou funcionários eleitos e descobrir como mover os tomadores de decisão.
  • Sente-se confortável operando em ambientes altamente dinâmicos, onde mudanças na política, economia e outros eventos externos criam regularmente oportunidades e desafios.
  • Sente-se à vontade para trabalhar com várias partes interessadas internas e externas e pode trabalhar em rede e construir coalizões entre diversos públicos.
  • É um(a) bom escritor(a) e pode obter informações complexas para transformá-las em produtos compreensíveis, como comunicados à imprensa, relatórios e cartas.
  • Tem uma orientação internacional. Você tem experiência e está comprometido(a) em trabalhar com pessoas de várias origens, incluindo comunidades étnicas, raciais, sexuais e religiosas.
  • Tem fluência em português e proficiência em inglês.

Qualificações preferidas:

  • Habilidades linguísticas adicionais, incluindo espanhol, francês, alemão ou chinês, são uma vantagem, mas não obrigatórias.
  • Experiência em clima, desmatamento, comunidades indígenas, sustentabilidade, rastreabilidade ou questões agrícolas (especialmente carne bovina e soja) é uma vantagem, mas não obrigatória.

Cultura organizacional

Consistente em sua obsessão por impacto, a Mighty Earth é focada em resultados; é empreendedora, colaborativa e ágil – e busca candidatos que estejam animados para trabalharem nessa cultura. Embora permaneçam fiéis à sua missão de interesse público e ao compromisso com a construção do movimento, eles procuraram aplicar o melhor dos negócios à nossa organização. Um recurso que informou nossa abordagem à cultura é o livro No Rules Rules e o famoso Netflix culture deck.

Mighty Earth é um empregador de oportunidades iguais. Proibimos estritamente a discriminação contra qualquer funcionário(a) ou candidato(a) com base em raça, credo, cor, sexo, religião, nacionalidade, idade, orientação sexual, deficiência, identidade ou expressão de gênero e qualquer outra característica protegida por lei. Eles se orgulham de ser um lugar acolhedor para mulheres, pessoas negras, membros da comunidade LGBTQIA +, pais e mães, e muito mais.

Como aplicar

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Media and Digital Manager

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. We aspire to be the most effective environmental organization in the world. 

Through our proven perfect storm model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the worlds 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.  

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) 

About the Position 

Outstanding strategic communications have been and will continue to be at the center of Mighty Earths success and identity. We are a communications-forward organization, and we take pride in that. While the role is broader than just media relations, that has always been an area where we have excelled, and we are looking to build on and extend that strength while cultivating a comprehensive approach to communications. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Media Relations: Cultivating and managing relationships with domestic and international reporters. We have built a global network of media connections and attention by driving domestic and international media coverage in the areas we work. 
  • Digital Communications: Developing and implementing social media content to support our campaigns, promote Mighty Earth as a thought leader, and communicate with key stakeholder groups.  You will also coordinate with the Digital Team to support content for the website. 
  • Communications Planning & Message Development: Support the development of comprehensive and strategic campaign communications plans and messaging, as well as creative communications tactics around campaign launches, report releases, and campaign branding/positioning. You will play a key role in identifying and responding to media opportunities and preparing the organization to react quickly to global events. You will also assist Campaign Directors with planning and executing live events as appropriate, such as grassroots actions and social media events. 
  • Organization Building: Developing and implementing internal communications and marketing plans to help grow the organization. You will assist in the implementation of new systems and standards for communication programs. You will also engage in media and marketing efforts to help build the firms brand and reach. 
  • Writing & Editing: Writing and editing a variety of communications materials, both internal and external, including press releases, reporter pitches, blog posts, talking points and campaign media plans. You will work with Campaign Directors to guide the design and production of collateral materials and multimedia assets, including reports, videos, infographics, leave-behinds and live event props and related materials.
  • Organizational Communications.  Participate in the writing of fundraising and organizational materials and assist program teams with content development and organizational consistency. 

Who You Are: 

Required qualifications: 

  • You have 5+ years of experience in media relations and communications strategy, with a preference for communications experience at a public affairs/PR agency or nonprofit. 
  • You have existing relationships with U.S. and/or international media and excitement for cultivating and managing relationships with reporters regularly.
  • You have experience with social media and how to use it to build name recognition and organizational interest. 
  • You have a background or interest in the U.S. and global environmental, climate, energy issues, and social justice issues. 
  • You have an ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues and manage multiple simultaneous projects with many moving pieces. You have a facility for synthesizing complex topics into engaging and creative communications. 
  • You have grit and resilience. You drive projects to completion and accomplish your goals but are also able to pivot easily to address an emergent issue or seize an opportunity. 
  • You have experience with brand development, internal communications, and the production of marketing materials. 
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • You can work well in a team setting; you know how to collaborate and also when to work independently. You are a good listener who connects with people; you know howto manage up across working and management styles. 
  • You pay strong attention to detail. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • You have experience working on environmental issues and campaigns. 
  • You speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese or another language in addition to English. 
  • You have an international orientation and ideally, have experience working with international campaign teams and colleagues. 
  • You have a bachelors degree in a related field. 

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. 

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, weve sought to apply the best of business to our organization. A resource that has informed our approach to culture is the bookNo Rules Rulesand the famousNetflix culture deck. 

Details: This is a full-time position and candidates can be based in Washington, DC or London, UK. You will report to our Senior Director of Communications. 

Application Deadline:Please submit your application as soon as possible. Please include a thoughtful cover letter which speaks to our mission and demonstrates your writing abilities and also let us know where you heard about the job. 

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time role. The annual pay range is $76-$95,000 with exact pay depending on experience.If you require reasonable accommodations in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Jeanne-Marie at [email protected]. 

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis ofrace, 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.


Senior Associate, Grants and Finance

Mighty Earth, a global environmental advocacy non-profit organization, is accepting applications for a Grants and Administrative Senior Associate. We’re looking for a talented and highly-organized individual to support our organization’s grant management and financial compliance. You will play a crucial role in ensuring our environmental campaigns and programs are both adequately funded and operationally sound so that we can achieve maximum impact for the planet and all life that depends on it.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating our grant management, reporting and compliance.
  • Supporting the Senior Director of Finance and Grants and project directors to provide accurate and timely information for accounting and compliance with donor, federal and state requirements.
  • Collaborating with the leadership team, development staff and project directors to create and ensure implementation of budgets for new grants. 
  • Working with the Senior Director of Finance and Grants to provide ongoing analysis of spending to help project directors make efficient and effective use of budgets. 
  • Supervising documentation of expenditures including contracts, personnel hours and expense reports. 
  • Ensuring grantmaking and contracting is done in compliance with requirements.
  • Supporting and helping to coordinate audit processes with external auditors. 
  • Other administrative support as needed.

Who You Are

Required qualifications:

  • You have familiarity with grant-making, funder compliance, and grant reporting.
  • You have a minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • You enjoy working with numbers and are confident in programs like Excel.
  • You live and breathe details and are highly organized. You are tenacious and see projects through.  
  • You work well on a deadline and can focus on priorities, but also adjust and adapt as necessary in changing situations. You can switch between different projects and tasks on short notice and with grace.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills. You are happy to pick up the phone to call a colleague or walk into their office to sort out an issue and solve problems.
  • You work well with other people and are a team player; you also know how to “manage up” across working and management styles.
  • You have experience with and comfort working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, sexual, and religious orientations. 
  • You can get up to speed quickly on new programs and technology as needed. We use Microsoft Office, Expensify, Harvest, Monday.com, and QuickBooks, among others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a passion for environmental and social justice issues.
  • You have financial experience including working with a budget and balance sheets.
  • You have experience handling confidential information including payroll information.
  • You speak Spanish or have other language skills.

Who we are: Mighty Earth – Never Impossible

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. We aspire to be the most effective environmental organization in the world.

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 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.

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)

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.

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 based in Washington, DC. You will report to our Senior Director, Finance and Grants.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application as soon as possible. Please include a thoughtful cover letter which speaks to our mission and demonstrates your writing abilities and also let us know where you heard about the job. 

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time position. The annual pay range is $60-$75,000, with exact pay depending on experience. 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 Jeanne-Marie at [email protected]

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.