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Campaign Assistant – Forest Campaign

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC with thirty years of experience using intelligence to create tangible changes that protect Earth’s environment. EIA uses its established unique methods, including pioneering the use of undercover investigations and documentary evidence to expose environmental crime; and its campaigning expertise and international advocacy networks to achieve far-reaching environmental protection by spurring changes in market demand, government policy and enforcement.

EIA is seeking a full-time Campaign Assistant to join our Washington, D.C. office as part of our Forest Campaign. We are looking for a motivated, organized and committed environmentalist to join one of the most dynamic environmental advocacy teams in Washington today. EIA’s Forest Campaign is focused on documenting and exposing illegal logging and associated trade, combatting deforestation and illegal forest conversion, implementing policies to stem the flow of illegal timber imports into consumer countries, and building the capacity of forest-dependent communities to monitor illegal activity and advocate for their rights.

The position will entail a wide diversity of activities including:

Campaign Support:
• Provide support to the Director of the Forest Campaign, facilitate communication and coordination amongst the Forest Team, and with other EIA campaigns
• Assist with campaign research, report drafting and compilation of information for publications, presentations, press releases and blog posts
• Maintain filing systems, accurate documentation of research, datasets, and source files
• Organize team resources, and manage a contacts database
• Assist in the preparation of capacity building workshops and special events, including programmatic needs, materials, correspondence and venue arrangements
• Collaborate across the forest team on specific investigative projects.
• Write and maintain reports on program progress
• As needed, help Forest Team members arrange complex and detailed travel plans, and compile documents for travel-related meetings.
• In coordination with the media team, help ensure that the campaign’s website remains current and engaging.
• Potential to liaise with and conduct outreach to congressional offices
• Assist in coordination of reporting for the Forest Campaign to ensure compliance with funder reporting and compliance requirements
• Support coordination of campaign work with partners
• Assist in the preparation of budgets and other records
• Coordinate with funders and grant partners as needed

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field
• Minimum of two years work experience preferred
• Experience in advocacy and campaigns at the national or international level
• A strong interest in natural resource conservation
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular a collaborative and cooperative approach to work, as well as an ability to network and to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people, across a variety of settings
• Close attention to detail
• Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively
• Good at multi-tasking while maintaining a positive attitude
• Experience working with congressional and/or other government offices a plus
• Strong preference for verbal and written fluency in Spanish and/or French; foreign language skills in general a plus
• Experience working or traveling abroad also a plus

Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae with subject line "Campaign Assistant” to: hr@eia-global.org. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

EIA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and our organization’s need.

This is an immediate position and applicants must be currently legally authorized to work full time at EIA, a U.S. non-profit and be able to provide proof of same (US Citizenship, Green Card, etc.)

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in the United States without any legal restrictions.

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