Founded in 1995, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. We believe that everyone, regardless of their race, socio-economic status, or gender, deserves to live in an environment free of toxic chemicals that may give them cancer, cause infertility and birth defects, or cause health problems for future generations. WVE challenges corporate practices that threaten women’s health through the unfettered use of toxic chemicals and work for health-protective policies that protect everyone from toxic chemical exposure. Today, we lead a network of tens of thousands of women nationwide who are working to empower and educate women, enact health protective laws, and drive up corporate accountability and transparency.
Digital & Communications Coordinator
WVE is looking for a full-time Digital & Communications Coordinator whose primary responsibilities are to support Women’s Voices for the Earth’s digital strategy and grow the organization’s online presence to advance WVE’s goals and reflect its values. This is a full-time, exempt position with some evenings and weekend work and some travel. Reports to the Communications Director.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Work with Communications Director on overall digital & communications plan to successfully project Women’s Voices work to a broad audience while helping to build turnout and increase membership in key states
- Support online communications to promote Women’s Voices work in a timely manner (i.e. EveryAction, VAN, email communications, online petition building, sign-up/RSVP, social media sites)
- Assist in updating Women’s Voices website on an ongoing basis (i.e. actions, news, operations and campaigns).
Track all daily earned media coverage for the organization
- Create graphics using Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud or other graphic design tools
- Blog writing to enhance WVE’s campaigns and messaging
- Support the ongoing maintenance of our databases including EveryAction, VAN, and Phone2Action
- Assist with online fundraising, including writing and sending timely e-appeals, integrating fundraising asks into actions and other communications, promoting fundraising events, and fundraising via Facebook and Instagram (through peer to peer, ads, video, etc.)
- Monitor all WVE’s social media accounts on multiple platforms, including FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Snap Chat
- Work closely with Women’s Voices organizing team and proactively ensure powerful messaging for organizing campaigns, and the strategic use of media communications for campaign work
- Video and photograph events and public actions
- Work with WVE’s business partners to amplify the work of the organization
- Participate in weekly staff meeting, weekly program meetings, two to three in-person retreats per year, and all other organizational meetings as needed to effectively carry out job duties or as directed by supervisor
- WVE is a small, collaborative organization. From time to time, you may be asked to take on projects or tasks in support of the whole organization
- Other duties as assigned in alignment with work plans and in coordination supervisor
- 2 years significant and relevant education and/or experience needed for this position
- Commitment to the WVE mission, including commitment to women’s health and social justice
- Strong online writing and content creation skills. Graphic design, video editing, CMS, and HTML experience preferred
- Strong understanding of digital media and online organizing, including social engagement
- Ability to track and analyze metrics related to online action and fundraising efforts
- Proven record of leading successful organizing campaigns
- Capable of compiling data and information into concise reports upon request
- Excellent organizational skills, self-motivator, and ability to drive projects to completion
- Experience with EveryAction, Phone2Action and/or similar CRM advocacy platform (such as salsa)
- Experience with digital imagery and other internet-based communication strategies/techniques
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with Adobe programs and basic design/function: Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat
- Strong knowledge and experience in social media platform, specifically Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
- Knowledge of iMovie and/or video editing programs (helpful but not required)
TERMS AND COMPENSATION
This position is in Denver, CO. This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $40,000 – $45,000, depending on experience. Position includes health benefits, retirement match, generous paid leave, and an excellent working environment with opportunities for professional growth and development.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references by email to email@example.com with “Digital & Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 18th and will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.
Menstrual Equity Organizing Fellow
Spring & Fall 2020
Term: February 17th – May 8th and August 10th – December 4th, 2020
Location: Denver, CO
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Through our fellowship program, WVE provides an opportunity for youth leaders, community activists, and others to gain first-hand experience working on issues of environmental health and safety. Fellows work with our professional staff to develop a variety of personal and professional skills. Our fellows make a lasting contribution to the development of WVE’s programs and enhance the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission.
Women’s Voices for the Earth is seeking an energetic and personable part-time fellow to assist with the Our Stories, Our Flow workshops we will be hosting on college campuses in Colorado. The Menstrual Equity Fellow will gain valuable experience in policy advocacy, planning special events, community outreach, media and communications, relationship building on college campuses, and more. The Menstrual Equity Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with our Communications and Programs team in a dynamic, womxn-led non-profit setting.
This temporary-position runs from February – December 2020 (with a break during the summer) for a special, one-year project. The Menstrual Equity Fellow works a flexible, part-time weekly schedule of 10-15 hours per week during business hours to be determined. WVE is offering a semesterly stipend of $3,100, as well as transportation reimbursements, and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team!
The fellow must be based in Denver, CO and may have opportunities to travel.
Primary community engagement & organizing fellowship duties include:
- Create local relationships and cultivate meaningful collaborations with Colorado college students, partners, and women in environmental, reproductive, and other social justice movement organizations/groups that work with impacted communities
- Help develop, implement and evaluate the OSOF workshop curriculum to fit the college student demographic
- Assist with planning, logistics, and execution of Our Stories, Our Flow, such as tabling, flyering, phone-banking, and public speaking
- Plan OSOF action to continue to engage workshop participants to take action for menstrual equity
- Participate in weekly team and advising meetings, and if needed, in-person coalition meetings, events, and conference calls
- Basic understanding the systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class
- Commitment and desire to create social, economic and political opportunities for womxn, femmes, and impacted communities
- Passionate about public health, gender equity, activism, environmental justice/ health, public policy, community organizing, human rights, reproductive justice/ health, social justice, and/ or media and communications
- Experience recruiting for and organizing events that were school, community or activism-related
- Some experience and comfort with public speaking and workshop facilitation, in front of both small and large audiences
- Interest in on-the-ground and online organizing and advocacy, including social media campaigns, graphics, and other digital communication strategies/techniques
- Experience with Canva or other graphic design software a plus
- Commitment to Women’s Voices for the Earth’s mission, and vision
- Comfortability and passion for sparking culture and policy change that de-stigmatizes the way we talk about, understand and experience safe, affirming, affordable, and healthy periods
- Access to personal laptop/phone, reliable internet connection, and reliable transportation
- Excellent attention to details and organizational skills
- Active familiarity with social platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
- Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn other software including databases
- Exhibit creativity, resourcefulness, accountability, and flexibility – must be able to work with remote supervision/coaching
- Ability to serve and engage with a diverse continuum of womxn, and people of color including but not limited to ability, age, education, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, immigrant status, incarceration status, race, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status
To apply, please send the following materials to Maria Ignacia Miranda Santis at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CO Menstrual Equity Fellow Application” in the subject line:
- A paragraph explaining why you are interested in the position
Applications close at 5pm MST, on Monday, February 10th.
Note: Due to the high volume of applicants, only those who qualify will be contacted regarding the next steps. All applications must be complete with the required materials to be considered. No phone calls, please.
WVE strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional gender justice and racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. WVE provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Call for Nominations for New Board Members
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Seeking to add 2-4 new members by May 2020
About the Position
WVE seeks a diverse group of dedicated, creative, and savvy individuals, aligned with WVE’s mission, to serve on its board of directors. Board member responsibilities include: organizational governance, fiscal oversight and fiduciary responsibility; actively participating in board meetings, subcommittees and other board activities; planning and setting of WVE’s strategic direction; engaging in targeted fundraising activities; supporting and evaluating the executive director; assisting in building an effective board; and acting as an ambassador for WVE and enhancing its public standing. Board terms are two years in length for the first year, two years subsequently, if re-nominated, up to 6 consecutive years.
We are looking to add 2-4 new board members in time to attend our annual retreat this summer. Applicants of color and others who will increase the diversity of WVE’s board are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are prioritizing candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Legal expertise
- Human resources management
- Health care/health policy
- Government relations
- Environmental health/environmental justice/climate justice
- Network weaving, particularly in areas of environmental justice, reproductive justice, and youth organizing
- Previous board experience a plus
- Connections to philanthropic community a plus
- Green chemistry knowledge a plus
If interested in being considered for WVE’s board, please complete the following form and return it to board member Nicole Acevedo at: email@example.com at your earliest convenience but no later than February 29, 2020. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.
WOMEN’S VOICES FOR THE EARTH
BOARD CANDIDATE STATEMENT OF INTEREST
1. Please provide or attach your short bio.
2. Why are you interested in WVE and in serving on WVE’s board of directors?
3. Please describe any past board experience.
4. What skills, assets, relationships and expertise would you bring to WVE’s board and to the organization?
5. Do you have any concerns or questions about board service?
6. If invited to join the board, when would you be available to start a board term?
7. Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Thank you for your interest in WVE
ONGOING: Internships and Volunteer Opportunities with WVE
Through our Internship program, WVE provides an opportunity for students and others to gain first-hand experience working on issues of environmental health and justice. Interns work hand-in-hand with our professional staff to develop a variety of personal and professional skills. For example, past WVE interns have conducted research on strategies for movement building and messaging, conducted outreach to various partner organizations, supported legislative advocacy projects and organized special events. Our interns make a lasting contribution to the development of WVE’s programs and enhance the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission.
For more information, contact WVE at firstname.lastname@example.org.