Campaign and Grant 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 our established unique methods, including pioneering the use of undercover investigations, and audio and video recordings, to expose environmental crime and drive change.
EIA is seeking a full-time Campaign and Grant 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:
• Assist with campaign research, presentations, press releases and blog posts.
• Provide support to the Director of the Forest Campaign, facilitate communication and coordination amongst the Forest Team, and with other EIA campaigns.
• 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 correspondence, programmatic needs, materials and venue arrangements.
• Collaborate across the forest team on specific investigative projects.
• Assist with compilation of information for publications, including citation and fact checking processes, as well as entry and validation of data for investigative reports and other publications.
• Write and maintain quarterly and yearly 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
• Other responsibilities, as needed
• Write, consolidate or edit input to assist in the development of funding proposals.
• Monitor sub-grants and other contracts to ensure compliance with contract terms and funder requirements
• Research and compose information on potential funding sources
• 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
• Experience in advocacy and campaigns at the national or international level;
• Experience with grant management and grant writing;
• 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 traveling or working abroad also a plus.
Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae with subject line "Campaign and Grant Assistant” to: firstname.lastname@example.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.