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Environmental Marketing and Communication Volunteer

Posted by
Root Solutions
|
San Francisco, CA

Root Solutions


New
|
Published 20 days ago

Recurring
November 12, 2020
4:00pm PST
June 1, 2021
5:00pm PDT
Weekdays
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Environmental Marketing and Communication Volunteer

Marketing and Communication Volunteer

Root Solutions is seeking creative and passionate marketing and communication volunteers to join a team of visionaries, creators, and disruptors who want to re-shape the future of the environmental movement in North America and beyond. Although this is a volunteer position, you will be an active member of our team, and are vital to the success of programs that will transform the environmental movement and the planet. 

Overall Function 

The Marketing and Communication Volunteer will be responsible for supporting efforts to help our organization creatively and effectively tell our story. This includes helping promote our forthcoming book, Making Shift Happen, which will be published in April 2021. The book is a guide for practitioners in organizations, businesses, and government looking to design successful campaigns and initiatives that shift behavior toward positive environmental outcomes. We are open to candidates with limited formal marketing experience as well as seasoned communication professionals looking to apply their skills to a good cause. The exact role responsibilities will be dependent on the candidate’s experience with marketing, communication, and social media. Tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping guide our organization-wide social media and marketing strategy
  • Drafting content for our website, social media, blog posts, newsletters, and more
  • Identifying and reaching out to potential marketing leads, including individuals, organizations, institutions, and organizations who might be interested in becoming our clients and/or reviewing, endorsing, and/or purchasing the book
  • Identifying newspapers, magazines, podcasts, and other media in which to promote our organization and our book 
  • Researching upcoming events and conferences and recommending whether we should (virtually) attend
  • Monitoring news and developments related to environmental behavior change


Qualifications/skills and knowledge requirements:

Candidates should:

  • Demonstrate a passion for the environment and communication
  • Have excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Be well-organized and detail-oriented 
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate initiative
  • Be familiar with and enjoy using social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Some level of familiarity with graphic design tools like Canva

Advanced candidates will:

  • Have demonstrated experience using social media for an organization
  • Have experience using paid advertisements on platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Have working knowledge of marketing and social media best practices

Opportunities

  • We work hard to pair our volunteers with projects that are interesting to them or important for their career growth.

Organization

Root Solutions works to provide conservationists and policy makers with tools and resources informed by the proven methods of behavioral economics and behavior design, allowing them to create more effective campaigns, policies, and strategies that reflect how people are actually motivated and make decisions. By understanding human behavior and the factors which influence the choices people make, conservationists will be able to “nudge” people toward decisions and behavior that are good for them and good for the planet.

Location & Logistics

This position will be 100% remote, but candidates must be able to connect with us via Zoom or over the phone. Candidates must also have access to Microsoft Office Suite on their computer. This position is part time. We are requiring a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week and 100 hours total. Candidates that are looking for a longer-term volunteer opportunity and are available through May 2021 are preferred, but we will accept candidates available for shorter timelines. We are happy to offer flexibility with your schedule, and are open to any variants of days that work best for you. 


Compensation 

This is a volunteer position. 


Application Materials 

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume. Your cover letter and resume should convey your interest and qualifications for this specific role. Please also include in your cover letter or email your favorite social media platform and why. Address application materials to: 


Ashleigh Kellerman

Project Manager 

Email: info@therootsolutions.org 

Subject Heading: Marketing and Communication Volunteer


Please indicate whether you are planning to work for class credit or note whether you will receive any work-study or grant money for this position. Also indicate the number of hours you will be able to commit per week and whether you will be available during normal working hours. 


Root Solutions

415.390.6309

info@therootsolutions.org

www.therootsolutions.org

Marketing and Communication Volunteer

Root Solutions is seeking creative and passionate marketing and communication volunteers to join a team of visionaries, creators, and disruptors who want to re-shape the future of the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

San Francisco, CA

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume. Your cover letter and resume should convey your interest and qualifications for this specific role. Please also include in your cover letter or email your favorite social media platform and why. Address application materials to: 


Ashleigh Kellerman

Project Manager 

Email: info@therootsolutions.org 

Subject Heading: Marketing and Communication Volunteer


Please indicate whether you are planning to work for class credit or note whether you will receive any work-study or grant money for this position. Also indicate the number of hours you will be able to commit per week and whether you will be available during normal working hours.

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume. Your cover letter and resume should convey your interest and qualifications for this specific role. Please…

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