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Please note, Survival doesn’t send volunteers to tribal communities, or sponsor any visitors other than our own staff. We do assist some projects with tribal peoples, but these are run by the tribes themselves.

 

Why join our team?

Working at Survival is about being part of a brave organization with a long and inspiring history, one that effects real change. Our work is preventing the annihilation of tribes worldwide. And our campaigns have succeeded, time and time again.

Our objective is to champion tribal peoples’ rights and so diversity and inclusion is the cornerstone of our work. We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and working inclusively across our entire organization.

We uphold these principles in our behaviors and practices – as an employer and as a campaigning organization.

 

Administrative/Supporter Services assistant (Oakland, CA) 

Position Overview:

Survival International USA is recruiting a full-time Administrative/Supporter Services assistant for its Oakland office to support the development of Survival International in the United States. This position will assist in many aspects of Survival's work through a wide range of tasks including liaising with supporters, database management, assisting with campaign outreach, event planning, and completing administrative tasks as needed.

Successful applicants will be extremely flexible, versatile, have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be able to work both collaboratively and on their own.

Responsibilities:

The position includes a wide variety of tasks that may change as organizational priorities evolve:

  • Assist in day-to-day operations of the office
  • Manage donations and relationships with supporters
  • Manage donation database
  • Assist with fundraising strategies
  • Assist with public outreach
  • Assist in the planning and execution of events
  • Respond to general inquiries

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • In general, we are less interested in formal qualifications than individual skills, a demonstrated ability to take on a variety of tasks with efficiency and motivation, a willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the position.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented work ethic
  • Strong writing skills and basic accounting skills (Please note that there will be a test during the interview phase to evaluate your abilities to write in a professional setting and to perform basic spreadsheet tasks.)
  • Solid software skills (Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • An enthusiastic and personable manner – energetic and committed
  • Demonstrated commitment to Survival International's vision, mission, and values

Other considerations: 

  • Familiarity with nonprofit administration
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRMs
  • Experience in the field related to human rights and/or campaigning
  • Familiarity with social media

How to Apply:

First review date: June 18th 2021 but applications will be accepted until position is filled

Candidates should submit a resume (2 pages max.), cover letter (1 page max.) and completed application form to: [email protected]

Application form can be found at: https://assets.survivalinternational.org/documents/1827/2021-application-form-usa.docx   

 

Campaigner- Indigenous Rights (Oakland, CA) 

Survival International USA is recruiting a full-time campaigner for its Oakland office to support and advance its advocacy campaigns.

As campaigner you will work on Survival’s major international campaigns, primarily, on Survival’s Decolonize Conservation campaign, which seeks to stop human rights abuses perpetrated against indigenous and tribal peoples in international conservation projects and to advance the goal of putting indigenous peoples at the center of conservation policy and debates. 

This position will likely include work on Survival’s campaign to advance land rights for uncontacted tribes and other indigenous peoples.

Responsibilities:

This position will likely include:

  • Working with international team on overall campaign strategy
  • Outreach and relationship-building with allies and with strategic Indigenous/conservation/environmental/climate change actors and organizations ·
  • Organization of public campaign actions and forums
  • Creation of advocacy and communication materials
  • Engagement with key policymakers and public institutions
  • Liaising with media
  • Desk and or field research

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Experience designing and implementing grassroots public advocacy campaigns aimed at public education and mobilization, coalition building, and/or pressuring corporations or governments for policy change.
  • Knowledge and experience with indigenous rights issues (land rights, extractive industries, e.g.) and international conservation
  • Ability to take on and organize a variety of tasks with efficiency and motivation.
  • Ability and flexibility to work collaboratively and individually
  • Strong writing skills and verbal communication skills
  • An enthusiastic and personable manner – energetic and committed
  • Demonstrated commitment to Survival International's vision, mission, and values

Other considerations:

  • Social media experience: content creation/digital campaigning
  • 'Traditional' media experience
  • Field experience

How to Apply:

First review date: June 18th, 2021 but applications will be accepted until position is filled

Candidates should submit a resume (2 pages max.), cover letter (1 page max.) and completed application form to: [email protected]

Application form can be found at: https://assets.survivalinternational.org/documents/1827/2021-application-form-usa.docx  

Survival International USA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.