Title: Green Leadership Trust Fellow
Reports to: Senior Staff of the Green Leadership Trust
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: fellowship, 6 Month – 9 Month Term
Target Start Date: March 1, 2023 OR June 1, 2023
Application Due Date: Feb 1 for March 1 start, April 15 for June 1 start.
Compensation: $22 per hour for 20 hours a week
Summary: Green Leadership Trust has three immediate fellowship openings. The fellowship will be focused on either 1) Communications and Social Media Outreach; 2) Fundraising and Development Research; or 3) Program and research assistance related to Justice, Equity Diversity and inclusion in Environmental Boards.
Since 2013, the Green Leadership Trust (GLT) has worked to build power for the environmental movement by diversifying its most senior leadership. Together, we are building a more just and sustainable world. For more information, visit www.greenleadershiptrust.org. This role will be driven by GLT’s mission to build a thriving environmental and conservation community. We envision our movements embedding an environmental ethic and shifting practices and behaviors across sectors and institutions. We are working to win victories at all levels of policy and society.
The fellow will be part of a dynamic team that supports the work of GLT and our members, including:
-Strengthening environmental boards by advancing diversity, equity and inclusion;
-Tackling climate change and environmental injustice through board diversity; and
-Advancing racial equity and justice.
Fellows working with GLT will have the opportunity to complete substantive research, programmatic member services, and communications work. Within this framework, fellows will develop skills and gain experience that will position them to contribute effectively to the national conversation on climate justice, environmental justice, racial justice and equity.
Fellows will contribute to the core work of the Green Leadership Trust, completing day-to-day assignments in addition to more extensive research projects. Fellows will work closely with one or more staff members who will help foster knowledge of core areas of GLT’s work. Tasks can be tailored to the fellow’s skills and interests. Typical responsibilities include:
-Prepare event logistics for convenings and organize meetings with GLT members.
-Contribute to writing memos, social media posts, columns, event summaries, and reports.
-Carry out web-based research on issue areas.
-Compile and manipulate spreadsheet data using basic functions of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
-Draft rapid-response communications (no prior communications experience is necessary).
-Develop member profiles, fact sheets, talking points, and documents on topics of current pertinence.
-Track and develop content for social media and enhance GLT’s social media presence (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube).
-Help embody a culture of justice, equity, and inclusion by performing tasks with these values at their core.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, fellows are encouraged to write on a subject of their choice, either as a contributor to a larger piece or as the individual author of a column for the website.
Requirements and qualifications
-Experience engaging with, and supporting BIPOC communities
-Eagerness to learn the field of board governance as well as environment, climate, and conservation policy, advocacy, and communications.
-Willingness to learn how environmental issues intersect with racism and economic and social inequality, and a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
-Commitment to treating all partners with courtesy and respecting those of different cultural backgrounds.
-Research, writing, and analytical skills including the ability to understand data displayed through graphs and charts.
-Attention to detail.
-Ability to allocate time and balance projects in a team setting.
-Proficiency in written and oral communication.
-Ability to independently plan ahead and seek direction when needed.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, -Outlook, and Google Workspace.
-Ability to recognize problems and help identify creative solutions.
-Commitment to GLT’s mission and goals, including environmental and social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
-Other projects as assigned.
Application requirements and details
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com.
Your cover letter should not exceed 500 words.
In addition, please submit a written response to ONE of the following question sets (not to exceed 150 words):
1) What skills, experience, and professional development do you hope to get out of a fellowship with GLT?
2) How can board diversity enhance workers’ rights and remedy environmental injustice?
If you require accommodations so that you may participate in the selection process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
GLT fellows are paid at the hourly rate of $22 per hour (Stipend of $440 Per Week) but can be based out of anywhere in the country. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows will receive paid time off for federal holidays. Fellows are expected to be available to work remotely at least 16 hours per week. The fellowship will be virtual but there may be in-person programming and travel expected. COVID Vaccination required for in person work. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from GLT. Thank you for your interest in the Green Leadership Trust.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to environmental, economic and social justice, and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit www.greenleadershiptrust.org.