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Spring and Summer Internship 

Paid Internship with Flexible Hours

Position Description: 

  1. Are you extremely organized and enthusiastic about getting the details right?
  2. Are you passionate about climate change issues?
  3. Do you like working in a diverse, fast-paced environment?

Then you should apply to be an intern at USCAN!!

USCAN is a small and mighty organization doing many things. This role is not only a great opportunity to learn more about what many US organizations are doing to address the climate crisis, it is essential to meeting our network goals.  A typical day involves assisting with scheduling meetings, office administration, meeting/event logistics, drafting correspondence to members, note taking, website updates, list serve management, social media, and data entry. Agility and a flexible mindset are essential along with a positive can-do attitude and a ability for seeing issues and a love for fixing them. In sum: this role supports the USCAN team, to help keep everyone on time, organized, and less stressed. 

Duties and responsibilities of this position include, and are not limited to the following:

    • Coordinates and schedules conference calls, meetings, webinars, and events as needed and requested by all staff
    • Assists with logistics for virtual meetings 
    • Helps with website updates, improvements, and maintenance
    • Willingness to learn and eventually be responsible for managing platforms to share information with members 
    • Finding and suggesting content for USCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts that  advances USCAN’s mission, and highlights the work of network members.  

Desired Skills, Traits & Experience:

  • Strong desire to develop organizational skills with the willingness to determine and execute on priorities in a timely manner. 
  • Passionate about/interested in addressing the climate crisis. 
  • Commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • The willingness and ability to embrace ambiguity and encourage experimentation and innovation.
  • Willingness to show gratitude and encourage mutual appreciation for the ideas and contributions of all.
  • A preference for cooperation, high levels of trust, sincerity, and openness to experience.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, and a positive, friendly, professional workplace demeanor balanced with appropriate assertiveness necessary to be effective.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest for the internship, along with a resume, and professional references via email to operations@usclimatenetwork.org  Subject Line: 'First Name Last Name, USCAN Network Systems Internship’.  We are looking to fill the position by April 1, 2021 and we will be accepting applications until the position is filled. 

US Climate Action Network encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status. USCAN will do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organizations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

USCAN offers an egalitarian workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued.

 


US Climate Action Network is Sharing a Job Announcement for our Sister 501(c)(4) Organization

US Mobilizing for Urgent & Sustainable Transformation

Salary (55k to 65K)

Job Title: Digital Engagement Manager

Location: Work will be performed from home and this position leads a remote team.

Arm in Arm is set up to fill gaps in the climate movement and network, including being: (1) a home for unaffiliated adults over 35 to have a clear path to leadership and escalation; and (2) an overall strategy for mass escalation that multiple organizations could operate within. The Arm in Arm strategic objective is to ignite a transformational era that ends the climate crisis centering racial and economic justice. In order to achieve this, we are working to mobilize 3.5% of the U.S. population (or approximately 11 million people). To do this, we will be supporting people in participating in sustained acts of disruptive humanitarianism and civil disobedience. Arm in Arm is a decentralized, bottom-up climate movement that centers racial justice and reflects the diversity of the United States, hosted by US Mobilizing for Urgent & Sustainable Transformation. Our approach engages the willing to build a strong base of supporters to implement a common strategy that balances autonomy and unity by offering a capacity building mechanism to help people connect the dots on the climate crisis and plug in.

You can learn more about Arm in Arm here: https://arminarm4climate.org/

Position Description: The Digital Engagement Manager will lead a robust digital engagement and organizing strategy. This includes email and SMS writing, list growth, digital advocacy, database management and reporting, creation of resources for digital days of action, online and digital fundraising, creation of graphics and videos to help cement the visual Arm in Arm brand, and updating website content. This position will help to drive traffic to the Arm in Arm Universe. The Digital Engagement Manager will manage the Arm in Arm Grassroots Fundraising Coordinator.

Reports to: National Coordinator

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deploy and create digital strategies for Arm in Arm
    • Responsible for creating and implementing strategy for email, SMS, petitions, peer-to-peer fundraising pages, fundraising actions, social media, and other creative digital tactics with the goal of getting more people trained and building our base of supporters so that more Hubs are taking action and there is an increase in the number of Hubs.
    • Create graphics (motion and still) and scrappy and cool videos from footage captured in the field.
    • Integrate fundraising into the digital engagement strategies including (email, text to give, P2P, donor conversion).
  • Operate against the plan to scale to meet goals
    • Work with the National Core Support Team by clearly communicating stories and moving people to action to get to 7 big scale actions promoting 7 big acts of Disruptive Humanitarianism.
    • Support healthy maintenance of digital infrastructure and platforms including data maintenance.
    • Monitor, track and analyze campaign metrics.
    • Works collaboratively with Arm in Arm National Coordinator and National Core Support Team to identify content needs
    • Co-coordinates evaluation of campaign effectiveness and other research efforts as needed, as well as report findings to appropriate audiences.
    • Monitor, track and analyze fundraising metrics, based on the Development Plan.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of digital campaign experience working on state or national, issue-based campaigns with a strong preference for racial and economic justice, climate, transportation, or clean energy issues.
  • Proven experience designing, executing and tracking digital advocacy programs.
  • 1 year management experience (staff, intern, or volunteers).
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly community complex information for diverse and mass audiences (i.e.., volunteers, partners, funders, media)
  • Online fundraising experience (MobileCause, etc.)
  • Experience using CRM tools (i.e., Nation Builder, Controlshift, etc.)
  •  Experience using website/webstore management tools (Squarespace, Shopify, etc.)
  • Experience using SMS tools for communications and/or advocacy
  • Expert knowledge of the latest online tools and emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to juggle multiple campaigns at once.
  • Digital storytelling

Desired Characteristics

  • The willingness and ability to embrace ambiguity and encourage experimentation and innovation.
  • Willingness to show gratitude and encourage mutual appreciation for the ideas and contributions of all.
  • Commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A preference for cooperation, high levels of trust, sincerity, and openness to experience.

US Mobilizing for Urgent & Sustainable Transformation offers an egalitarian workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. We offer a robust benefits and vacation package. Learn more about us at http://www.usclimatenetwork.org. We hope to start orientation for this position in late January 2021.

How to Apply Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for this position and desired salary, along with a resume, and professional references via email to smosier@usclimatenetwork.org. In the Subject Line, put your “First Name Last Name, Arm in Arm Digital Engagement Manager” We will be accepting applications until December 15 or until the position is filled. No inquiries by phone, please.

US Mobilizing for Urgent & Sustainable Transformation, encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, US Mobilizing for Urgent & Sustainable Transformation prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status. US Mobilizing for Urgent & Sustainable Transformation will do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

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