Work with ForestEthics


Founded in 2000, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental coalition operating in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing. We catalyze environmental leadership among industry, governments and communities by running hard-hitting and highly effective campaigns that leverage public dialogue and pressure to achieve our goals. Over the past decade, we have transformed the environmental practices of Fortune 500 companies including Dell, Staples, Office Depot, Victoria’s Secret, Williams-Sonoma, and many others; and by leveraging these companies’ influence with their suppliers and governments, we have helped secure commitments to protect more than 65 million acres of endangered forest around the world.

Job Opportunities


Online Campaigner

Reporting to the Director of Engagement and working closely with ForestEthics’ campaign and fundraising teams, the email campaigner is responsible for promoting ForestEthics, engaging supporters and activists, and creating campaign messaging and fundraising appeals via email.  The Online Campaigner will be responsible for exceptional marketing campaigns that drive individual donor growth as well as donor and supporter retention.  This includes developing an online voice for ForestEthics’ emails and identifying opportunities for engaging supporters.


  • Create a comprehensive email engagement program at ForestEthics that brings in new supporters, engages current supporters, and moves people up our engagement pyramid
  • Develop and implement unique online voice for ForestEthics’ emails, fundraising appeals, actions, blog, website, social media and newsletters that inspire action and compels people to engage with us by making us approachable experts
  • Create, organize and manage a Coalition-wide email communications calendar
  • Serve as ForestEthics expert and advisor on email engagement tactics and industry wide trends
  • Responsible for engaging supporters and donors using ForestEthics’ campaign activities and media moments
  • Partner with Digital Content Manager and others using social media to ensure all digital tactics are driving new emails to our list
  • Program email distribution through Engaging Networks
  • Work with Digital Content Manager to implement digital copy
  • Implement email testing and analysis of all data and make proper adjustments to optimize response rates
  • Strategize, implement, and measure effectiveness of any ad placements


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Four years proven experience developing and implementing successful web and email strategies
  • Exceptional copywriting skills for all channels of online outreach
  • Experience working in a team and preference for a team-driven culture
  • Passion for building supporter engagement
  • Strong knowledge of email marketing strategies, testing, and reporting; strong understanding of email personalization and segmentations strategies
  • Website development and production experience, including front-end development and web content management systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet all deadlines, and provide quality communications
  • Excellent analytics skills, including strong knowledge of web and email metrics and reporting tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with online CRM software, Engaging Networks, and SalesForce
  • Non-profit experience a plus


Please submit your resume, 3-5 writing samples of emails meant for advocacy and fundraising outreach, and cover letter to: Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Media Officer

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Media Officer will develop, coordinate and implement strategic communications and media plans for all campaigns run by ForestEthics. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Preferred location is in any of our main US offices:  Bellingham, Washington or San Francisco, California.


  • Work closely with campaigners to develop communications plans and strategic opportunities that leverage news media to achieve campaign goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain relationships with reporters, television producers, and other news decision-makers in the United States
  • Secure great, proactive press and constantly react to the news cycle and insert ForestEthics into it
  • Produce written materials including press releases, press advisories, op-eds, letter to the editors, fact sheets, and background materials
  • Work closely with ForestEthics’ partners including online marketing specialist to create and implement online media strategies and to identify coalition-wide media moments
  • Identify, brief, and train spokespeople within ForestEthics
  • Provide ongoing advice about media strategies for each campaign
  • Facilitate the needs of media requests including written materials, spokespeople, etc.
  • Write quickly and succinctly, and respond efficiently to breaking news
  • Coordinate media events such as press conferences
  • Create and maintain media lists, including social media contact information


  • 3+ years experience working in a media outlet or communications/media department of a non-profit organization
  • Understanding of and experience engaging journalists online
  • Sound news judgment and solid contacts in both news and feature media
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Interest in or passion for the mission of ForestEthics
  • Proven experience in writing and editing for news and feature media
  • Experience writing query letters and pitching to feature media outlets
  • Exercises creativity in writing, project approach, and problem solving
  • Ability to handle numerous tasks at one time
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of forest and climate issues and market campaigns
  • Computer proficiency in basic computer applications including spreadsheet, word processing and database software, contact management systems and internet programs such as cloud storage and project management platforms, along with social media management tools and metrics collection.
  • Demonstrated track record of collaboration and ability to work independently
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with off-site coworkers
  • High reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Administrative Assistant

The Position
Reporting to the Development Associate in the Bellingham office and working closely with the Operations and Human Resources Associate, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and logistical support for operational, development and campaign activities and initiatives in our Bellingham, Washington office. This is a part-time position, 10 - 12 hours per week.


  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail, post mail as necessary
  • Stock office with office supplies
  • Answer general telephone line and collect and distribute messages
  • Monitor office needs and liaise with building manager and cleaning company
  • Partner with the Operations and Human Resources Associate on vendor relationships including:  telephone, information technology, cleaning
  • Maintain office calendar
  • Assist with logistics for retreats and off site sessions as needed
  • Partner with Operations and Human Resources Associate on budget and expenditures
  • Partner with Accountant to scan and mail receipts and other financial documents as needed
  • Manage inventory and help transport materials to and from storage unit
  • Assist Development Associate with supporter outreach and mailings
  • Organize office social functions
  • Water and care for the office plants
  • Provide administrative support to office as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Effective time management and administrative skills
  • Experience in a team-driven culture that produces transformative outcomes
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft office suite and Google products)
  • Ability to share knowledge, communicate ideas and collaborate with diverse teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Non-profit experience helpful

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.