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 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 here
because the earth needs a good lawyer.
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.
This role is an integral part of a 14-person foundation
relations team, which raises approximately one-quarter of
Earthjustice’s contributed revenue. The team has grown and evolved
tremendously in the last 5 years and is now in a new phase of
growth, organized by functional expertise. The fundraisers on the
team are supported by a writing team as well as a systems and
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
acknowledgements and data updates and queries. It requires frequent
interaction with staff members within the organization.
This role can be based in the San Francisco, CA office or Remote
from the US.
Data entry and Hygiene, 50%
Enter the majority of the Foundation team’s data into BBEC
including but not limited to: Plans, opportunities, activities,
moves, contact reports and grant agreements.
Support Associate Director with regular projects like portfolio
rebalance reviews, prospect assignments and maintain data
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.
Provide administrative support to the team including travel,
meeting scheduling, and other forms of support, as needed. (Move to
next section, sys. ops. support)
Document policies and procedures for the team as they are
Assist with reports, mailings of proposal documents, reports, and
Assist with submission of research requests.
Research and Writing 10%
Assist with proposal and report development and submission for
Foundation Officers as needed.
Advancing Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals:
Proactively pursue and utilize internal and external resources
to support a personal and professional development journey that
increases awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of
individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and
Participate in internal committees and working groups to further
institutional priorities and build an inclusive and equitable work
environment that encourages and celebrates differences.
Ensure the incorporation of inclusive practices in all duties and
responsibilities, on a consistent and ongoing basis, including but
not limited to verbal and written interactions with constituents
and Earthjustice staff.
Elevate and build capacity of partner organizations by supporting
them in their organizational journeys, elevating their work with
Foundations as appropriate and assisting them in securing access to
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years relevant
experience, or Associate’s degree plus a minimum of five years of
relevant experience required.
Two years’ experience in fundraising, editing, or an executive
Exemplary organizational skills including ability to handle
multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and prioritize assignments.
Superior communication skills, including demonstrated experience
writing effective correspondence.
Meticulous attention to detail including excellent proofreading and
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 Internet.
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 preferred.
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 differences.
Salary is based on experience and location.
Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $61,600 - $68,400
Salary range for remote (within the US): $52,400 - $68,400
*A more specific range based on location will be given to
candidates who move forward in the hiring process.
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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a
qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan
Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Interested candidates should submit the following via
Jobvite by August 18th, 2022:
All application materials should be submitted online via the
Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're
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out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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