Job and Volunteer Opportunities

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Food Recovery Driver

The Food Recovery Driver will help transport recovered food from San Francisco to The Food Shift Kitchen in Alameda. This role is crucial to our operations and capacity to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and create jobs in our kitchen. The driver will also deliver and set up catering services for clients.

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Director of Charitable Giving with John Muir Trail Foundation

John Muir Trail Foundation is looking for a Director of Charitable Giving to join our team
dedicated to the conservation of the John Muir Trail (est.1915). The JMTF’s mission is
to conserve the long history and natural environment of the JMT corridor, including its
main access trails and resupply sites, for people to enjoy for the centuries to come. We
not only repair and maintain the JMT, but also care for the wilderness, wildlife and
waters along its path in the high Sierra Nevada of California. We bring together the
various stakeholders and resource managers along the JMT route in an effort to
strategically fund and implement on-the-ground projects to conserve and protect the
historic trail and its sensitive wilderness for future generations. In particular, we work
with the National Park Service in Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks,
and the United States Forest Service in Inyo and Sierra National Forests. We also
coordinate and work with Yosemite Conservancy and the Sequoia Parks Conservancy,
as they are the two on-the-ground non-profits responsible for the lands traversed by
parts of the JMT.

Position: Director of Charitable Giving

Time Commitment: regular employee, 30 hours per week, can work remotely, Bay Area
resident helpful.

Salary: $85,000 - 100,000. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits
package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation and sick leave;
salary is noted on a pro-rated basis; position is budgeted for a minimum of four years;
position will be supported by an administrative assistant (also to be hired).

Reporting: Direct report to the JMTF Project Director

Responsibilities: Organize and lead donor fund-raising activities, supported by a person
to-be-hired for administrative support. This includes three areas of donor outreach: (i)
corporate giving: charitable departments within corporations in the recreational apparel
and equipment space; (ii) high net-worth donors, thus requiring some familiarity with
stock grants, donor-advised funds or annuity arrangements; and (iii) retail donations
through social media outreach on FaceBook and Instagram accounts. Will be required
to oversee our donor spreadsheet/ database with all contact information and donation
history. Will need to coordinate the on-line donors for further communication and
updates, to distribute email blasts of news letters and to coordinate printing of labels for
mailings of donor collateral. Will need to work with the Project Director to develop
further content and collateral for corporate and individual donors. May be asked to work
with Project Director on possible fund-raising events.


Candidates for this position must have:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Five or more years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

Proven track record of achieving revenue targets. Proven management and
leadership capabilities.

Strong writing and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including those
related to fundraising, grant writing, and reporting.

Strong social media experience including writing targeted messaging include
blogging, creating social media profiles, managing regular posts and responding
to followers.

Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new corporate sponsors,
donors and funders.

Thorough understanding of foundation and major donor fundraising, including
experience working directly with donors and foundation program officers.

Finance and budgeting experience; Excel proficiency, QuickBooks is a plus.
Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of database programs.

High energy, a high degree of initiative, and a positive attitude, while maintaining
flexibility, a willingness to work in teams and alone.

The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must while maintaing
attention to details.

Other desired characteristics:

Experience with environmental, outdoor, or wilderness conservation and

Demonstrated commitment to or passion for environmental, wilderness and/or
educational causes.

Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community

John Muir Trail Foundation is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute, a
501(3)c charitable nonprofit located in Berkeley, CA. This position would be an
employee of Earth Island. Earth Island does not unlawfully discriminate against
employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex (including
pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin,
ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition,
genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,
military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws, local
law, or ordinance.

To apply, please send a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the role and
what makes you excited about the position, along with a resume to

Executive Assistant to the CEO for Plastic Pollution Coalition

Seeking Executive Assistant to the CEO for Plastic Pollution Coalition – see full job ad at Responsibilities include managing calendar, booking travel, drafting correspondence and generally keeping the CEO organized, prepared and on track. Previous similar work experience required. Please email a resume and cover letter indicating your experience and interest in this position to: by COB October 1, 2018.

Social Media Management Volunteer, Food Shift

This volunteer position will support, help develop, and implement a social media strategy for Food Shift. The role will involve creating content, building community through our online presence, developing brand awareness, and generating inbound traffic. This volunteer will create engaging content and build community support and engagement through our social media platforms, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and community boards.

View the full description at this link.

Become Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant in GESG

Are you passionate about conservation? Is your dream to work for a dynamic NGO whose mission is to conserve the Mexico’s natural-wealth by generating sustainable development opportunities and replicating their actions in other states of the country? Now is your chance. Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda is looking for a Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant. You would work closely with the General Director and Public Relations and Fundraising Coordinator, assisting with organization of workshops and other events. Furthermore, you would be responsible for translating grant proposals, reports, promotional material and other documents from English to Spanish and vice versa. You would also work closely with Graphic Designer and Communications Officer, contributing to the development of web and social media content. You would have an opportunity to visit some of the ecotourism projects across the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve – a 383,567-hectare ecological wonder. Full schedule work week. Requires excellent written and spoken communication skills in Spanish and English, disposition to work under pressure and the flexibility to work with multidisciplinary staff and local partners, and the skills to meet deadlines. This is an excellent opportunity to learn to promote a wide variety of conservation projects, all the while living in the most eco-diverse protected area in Mexico.

Internships with All One Ocean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life. For information about the internships, follow this link.