Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law
organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting
cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the
strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve
magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to
combat climate change. We partner with thousands of
groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the
critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive
change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the
future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we
will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record
of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We
achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a
healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with
offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee,
Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle,
Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
The Foundations Associate works under the supervision of the
Associate Director of Foundation Relations to help the entire
Foundations Team with data hygiene, systems and operations. This
position requires a self‐starter who is able to work both
collaboratively and independently and possesses strong
interpersonal skills. The position requires excellent data entry
and project management skills, diplomacy and discretion, and the
ability to adapt and think creatively.
The Foundations Associate must be able to manage
multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and be highly
This position performs a variety of foundation support tasks,
including copy-editing assignments, help with writing Board and
other reports and donor relations and database tasks such as funder
acknowledgments and data updates and queries. It requires frequent
interaction with staff members within the organization.
Data entry and Hygiene, 50%
- Enter the majority of the Foundation team’s data into BBEC
including but not limited to: Plans, opportunities, moves, contact
reports and grant agreements.
- Support Associate Director with regular projects like portfolio
rebalance, prospect assignments and maintain data hygiene.
- Provide administrative support to the team including travel,
meeting scheduling, and other forms of support, as needed.
- Participate in department and organizational work teams and
projects, as needed.
- Other duties, as assigned.
Systems and Operations support 40%
- Support the Associate Director for Foundations Data, Systems,
and operations in setting up new systems to support the team.
- Document policies and procedures for the team as they are
- Assist with mailings of proposals, reports, and annual
- Assist with submission of research requests.
Research and Writing 10%
- Assist with proposal and report development and submission for
Foundation Officers as needed.
- Minimum Associate's degree (2 year degree from a community
college), Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Two years’ experience in fundraising, editing, or an executive
- Exemplary organizational skills including ability to handle
multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and prioritize
- Superior communication skills, including demonstrated
experience writing effective correspondence.
- Meticulous attention to detail including excellent proofreading
and copy-editing skills.
- Professional, positive, and approachable attitude. Ability to
work and communicate with a diverse group of people including
donors, volunteers, the public, and staff.
- Solid knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Database
management skills required with ability to produce reports and to
use advanced functions, including sophisticated knowledge of the
- Working knowledge of a constituent relationship management
(CRM) system or donor database such as the Raiser’s Edge or
Blackbaud eCRM is preferred.
- Ability to use discretion and diplomacy in dealing with donors,
colleagues, and confidential litigation information.
- Background and/or interest in environmental issues
- Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and
concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and
- Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and
inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates
We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a
competitive compensation package including excellent
benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and
highly values diversity.
Salary range is based on experience and location.
Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $59,100 -
Salary range for a remote position will vary: $50,300
Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite
by November 11th, 2021:
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if
you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.
No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only accepts
resumes submitted for positions that are currently open.
Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not
submitted via the on-line application process (where available),
will not be reviewed or retained.
Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice,
partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a
broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission
and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued
and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed
to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants
for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard
to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status,
marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is
not related to the position.
For positions located within the City and County of San
Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we
will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We
will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a
manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for