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Great job postings

For those interested in the social sector, two great job postings come across my email yesterday

Online Organizer Job with ForestEthics

ForestEthics is seeking a creative and talented individual to be our Online Organizer who has at least 3 years experience in cutting edge online organizing campaigns. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and implementing strategies to effectively use online organizing to help protect endangered forests and strengthen ForestEthics.

Since 1994, ForestEthics has played a leadership role in defining sustainable environmental practices for corporations and industry and has stopped the logging of more than seven million acres of Endangered Forests, including five million acres in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest; 1.2 million acres in the Inland Rainforests of British Columbia and a million acres in Chile

ForestEthics flagship public campaigns against industry giants Staples, Office Depot and Victoria’s Secret have resulted in dramatic new industry standards, as have the environmental commitments it has procured from some of the largest corporations on the planet, including Staples, Home Depot and Dell computers.

ForestEthics is an organization that engages people in North America in our campaigns to protect endangered forests. Without our volunteers, allies, activists, and our donors we would not be able to protect millions of acres of forests. We realize that effective online organizing is the key to increasing our impact by engaging more people in our campaigns and our organization. We are looking to find the person who can maximize our impact through online organizing.

Major responsibilities

  • Develop the strategy and implementation plans for online organizing for ForestEthics and all of our winning campaigns that build our impact over the long term
  • Write and edit compelling, concise, and engaging pieces that translate our complex issues into something that can be easily understood and acted on
  • Develop a strategy and manage ForestEthics blog and social network presence which includes reaching out to other blogs and online communities to promote our campaigns
  • Develop and Implement strategies to use our online organizing to increase the recruit offline volunteers, to develop new leaders, to create new donors and increase existing donors, and create offline pressure on our campaign targets
  • Develop strategies to integrate online organizing with each campaign and initiative
  • Train staff members on best practices for online organizing
  • Work with the development team to create and implement strategies to raise funds online
  • Establish specific goals and benchmarks for online activist growth, leader create, and funds raised
  • Work with people from our campaign department, communications department, development department, and other members of the organizing department
  • Produce reports on recruitment, fundraising, and advocacy campaigns
  • Participate in ForestEthics staff meetings, organizational planning and training sessions as necessary


  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking capabilities as well as the ability to communicate clearly and compellingly to a wide range of audiences in writing.
  • Demonstrated expertise as a leader in online organizing and advocacy campaigns
  • Results oriented and strong strategic planning skills.
  • 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong skills using online advocacy systems and databases. (ForestEthics uses Democracy in Action and Salesforce)
  • Demonstrated track record in collaboration in a multidepartmental organization .

Other Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to environmental issues, knowledge of forest issues and markets campaigns an asset.
  • Innovative entrepreneurial attitude
  • Self-starter capable of working both independently and in groups
  • Comfortable working in an ever-changing environment …

ForestEthics is an equal opportunity employer

Salary Range: DOE with competitive benefits package.

Application Process

Send a cover letter and resume to onlineorganiser@forestethics.org. Please include your name in the subject line and include a sample piece that you have written.

No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

Ashoka Canada Director

Ashoka Canada is looking for senior social entrepreneurs willing to take the challenge to build an
entrepreneurial, competent and globally integrated citizen sector.

Challenge description:

Find and engage leading social entrepreneurs in Canada

  • Build diverse cutting-edge nominator network
  • Engage Fellows and nominators to grow the program
  • Draw on media as a source of nominations and to source journalists who will be interested in social change
  • Help innovations grow and expand globally
  • Connect Fellows with Fellows and support group entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Connect Fellows with decision makers in the private and public sectors and with social investors
  • Link Fellows with media
  • Link Fellows with our partners and other Ashoka initiatives (Changemakers, Youth Venture, CBI, FEC)
  • Place individual innovations into larger whole
  • Dialog with Fellows to analyze social change trends
  • Map social change ecosystem in Canada
  • Catalyze global collaborations
  • Build Business Social Bridges
  • Take every opportunity to create new bridges between Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs
  • Design and manage a streamlined operation
  • Mobilize resources needed to support the operation

About Ashoka:

Ashoka Canada is membership in something global.

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, is an international community of business and social entrepreneurs who are actively changing the fields in which they work. Ashoka lays claim to over 2,000 Fellows across 60 countries. Using a cutting edge nominator network, Ashoka chooses its applicants, locating the most innovative entrepreneurs with the strongest prospects for impact locally, nationally, and globally. Candidates are asked to stand for a rigorous qualification review addressing accomplishments, impact, creativity, personality and ethical fibre. In Canada, an exemplary Fellowship has emerged, made up of award-winning social entrepreneurs affecting change from Newfoundland to Victoria. This strategic selection process makes Ashoka an excellent
resource for Canadian policymakers, private funders and social investors interested in investing in massive, positive change.

Ashoka’s lifetime fellowship supports individuals, their ideas, and their organizations through the full cycle of social innovation. A three-year living stipend sanctions full-time devotion to projects, driving innovation evaluation and evolution. Strategic partnerships provide free training and consulting services for our Fellows to increase awareness and implementation of their innovative programs through McKinsey & Co., Hill & Knowlton, and the International Senior Lawyers Project. An international Fellowship network links citizen sector projects nationally and facilitates the export of proven models across continents and around the globe.

Our recruiting team looks for people who are entrepreneurial and collegial; who have a conscious dedication to ethical fiber, self-scrutiny, and empathy; and a strong self-image to effect positive change on a big scale. We also look for people who are broadly and passionately interested in the questions Ashoka addresses, and the historical change it seeks.

Applicants must have experience founding and leading organizations that have gone to scale.

Interested please send CV and presentation letter to canadainfo@ashoka.org before Sep 30th.