EMPLOYMENT

As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations.

 

Open Positions


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Title: Administrative Assistant

Supervisor: Administrative Assistant

Classification: Part-time, Hourly

Schedule: Part-Time to Full-Time/Permanent

As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
As You Sow is an Oakland-based non-profit organization founded in 1992. We promote corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We are one of the nation's leading practitioners of shareholder advocacy, moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations. We engage companies directly, work with and mobilize investor coalitions on key issue areas, file shareholder resolutions, and write reports and research briefs to inform investors and the public about novel issue areas. In short, for 27 years we get big companies to make big changes for good.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of numerous clerical and operations duties as well as supporting the Program Managers with clerical/administrative/research tasks. This position requires attention to detail, time management skills, the appreciation of a fast paced team, multi-tasking, and an enjoyment of creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Administrative Assistant will work directly under the supervision of As You Sow’s Office Manager. Responsibilities include some aspects of weekly bookkeeping, document preparation, staff administrative support, and office maintenance. The Administrative Assistant will support Program Managers across five program areas. The ability to work on many tasks simultaneously and maintain focus and work quality is crucial. A successful candidate will be adept at moving quickly from one work topic to another.

As our work is focused on making bold and lasting positive change in the world on issues including climate change, environmental health, ocean plastics, wage justice, financial transparency, and human rights, the ideal applicant will passionately care about these issues and our theory of change.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General administrative/clerical tasks like filing, running errands, calendaring;

  • Oversee mailings, physical and electronic; supplies management, printing, stuffing, etc.

  • Assist in tracking and managing emails, donors, logos, resolutions, filings, etc.

  • Assist with database lists and management;

  • Keep minutes of staff meetings (update agenda, keep meeting notes, arrange lunches)

  • Oversee household tasks

  • Other duties that arise.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two or more years of experience preferred

  • Energetic and thrives while wearing multiple hats

  • Strong work ethic

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Able to work independently with little or no supervision but able to ask questions when needed

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with Salesforce, Pardot preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required

  • Passionate personal commitment to progressive social and environmental change

  • Sense of humor appreciated

COMPENSATION
Negotiable depending upon experience.  

TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter discussing your qualifications and interest in this position electronically to [email protected] Please write “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until a great candidate is found. As You Sow is an equal opportunity employer.

As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. AYS makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. AYS does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Energy Program Summer Fellowship 2019

As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation.

ENERGY PROGRAM SUMMARY
The Energy Program promotes corporate responsibility and investor engagement across a variety of issues related to energy and climate change. These topics include business plan alignment with a low-carbon transition, evaluation of climate risks, health impacts on communities of hydraulic fracturing and other energy operations, stranded asset risk in oil & gas and utility companies, among others. The Energy Program works directly with oil & gas companies, utilities, banks, and a range of other companies through shareholder actions to advance our goals. More information can be found at: http://www.asyousow.org/our-work/energy/  

POSITION SUMMARY
The 2019 Energy Program Summer Fellow will work on a variety of projects focused on energy and climate change issues. Depending on the program’s needs, projects may include assessing companies’ climate-related activities and progress; developing screening criteria for banks and insurers relating to their financing or underwriting of carbon-emitting projects; conducting research for development of shareholder resolutions; drafting memos to shareholders in support of resolutions; conducting research on the climate impacts of the expanding petrochemical industry; drafting reports, and a range of other energy-related projects. The Energy Fellow will also participate in company dialogues that occur over the period and assist in program development.

As You Sow fellows contribute directly to projects that increase corporate social responsibility on climate change. By the end of the fellowhsip, the fellow will understand the shareholder advocacy process, gain experience in analyzing energy company business and environmental performance, have participated in engagements with company management on climate-related issues, and have contributed to a broad range of work that is moving companies to reduce their climate impact through a variety of improved business practices.

Dates: Mid-June to September (flexible)

Hours: Part Time to Full Time (20-40 hours/week)

Location: As You Sow offices in Oakland, California

Salary: 15/hour

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pursuing a bachelors, masters, and/or an advanced degree in energy/environmental science, engineering, business, or public policy, or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent research, analysis, writing, and communication skills.

  • Comfort reviewing corporate websites, financial statements, government documents, and technical reports.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong time management skills.

  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and an ability to ask questions proactively and work independently.

  • Willingness to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, and an ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.            

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (especially Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Passion for climate change, energy issues, and corporate responsibility.

TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter discussing your qualifications and interest in this position electronically to [email protected] We will contact qualified candidates as resumes and cover letters are received. Please write “Energy Program Summer Fellowship 2019” in the subject line.

As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. AYS makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. AYS does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Environmental Health Program Summer Intern

As You Sow’s Environmental Health Program works to protect public health by addressing harmful materials in food, agriculture, and consumer products. We engage companies and educate investors about the long-term value of corporate responsibility. Our work currently focuses on pesticide use in agriculture and antibiotic use in livestock production. We are also one of the leading enforcers of California’s innovative Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Over 20 years, we have encouraged settlements that reduce hazardous emissions, eliminate consumer exposures to toxics, and provide funds for employee training to lower occupational exposures to toxic chemicals. More information is available at: http://www.asyousow.org/our-work/environmental-health/

The Environmental Health Program Intern will primarily work under the direction of the Environmental Health Program Manager. The Intern will conduct scientific and corporate research, compile information, participate in conference calls and meetings, and complete other tasks according to program needs. Through their work, the Intern will gain insight into shareholder advocacy and the food system and improve research and writing skills.

Dates: Summer 2019, Flexible (open now)

Hours: 15-25 hours/week (part-time)

Pay: $15/hour

Location: As You Sow’s Office in Downtown Oakland, California

Qualifications

  • Excellent research, analysis, writing, and communication skills

  • Experience reading and synthesizing complex information (e.g. peer-reviewed scientific literature, legal and regulatory documents, etc)

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • Positive attitude and motivation to learn and grow

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

  • Independent, self-directed, comfortable proactively asking clarifying questions

  • Interested in food system issues and/or corporate social responsibility (preferred)

Note: This role will require research and writing tasks that arise on an as-needed basis. The pace of the office is fast and priorities can change quickly. As such, the tasks and scope of this role may fluctuate, and we seek a candidate who is flexible and can work efficiently within fluid circumstances.

To apply: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please write “Environmental Health Program Summer Intern” in the subject line. For more information, go to: www.asyousow.org

As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. Further, As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations.


RSN COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

As You Sow and Responsible Sourcing Network actively seek to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex or sexual orientation.

ABOUT RESPONSIBLE SOURCING NETWORK

Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of the non-profit organization As You Sow, champions human rights with vulnerable communities involved in the harvesting and mining of raw materials found in products we use every day. RSN builds responsible supply chain coalitions of diverse stakeholders including investors, companies, and human rights advocates. Currently, RSN works with stakeholders to leverage their influence in the areas of conflict minerals from Africa and forced labor in cotton production in Central Asia to create positive change for brands, consumers, and the impacted communities.

POSITION SUMMARY

RSN is seeking a Communications Intern to assist in supporting the work of the Cotton and Minerals Programs, and RSN in general. Main assistance will be with supporting RSN’s website, www.sourcingnetwork.org, which is on SquareSpace 7.0, and to assist with updating and expanding RSN’s social media presence. In addition, social media and database projects may include but not be limited to drafting blog posts and website content, populating media contacts in our database, updating and increasing traffic to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts, and researching related stories on corporate activities.   

RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Assist with updating and maintaining the RSN website and social networking sites

  • Increase the traffic with RSN’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin accounts

  • Harmonize the brand message throughout all of RSN’s collateral

  • Assist with determining strategies for Instagram, Snapchat, and other new social media platforms

  • Research news to post messages on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

  • Populate RSN media and photo library databases

  • Assist with the development of fundraising and communications materials

  • Contribute to monitoring and recording news alerts and RSN’s press coverage

  • Populate a database to track journalists interested in RSN’s work

  • Support program staff with basic organizational and research tasks

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should:

  • Be proficient in HTML and CSS (preferred but not mandatory), and ideally have experience working with SquareSpace

  • Be a recent graduate, pursuing a graduate degree, or an advanced undergraduate (junior or senior) degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field

  • Be facile in internet research

QUALIFICATIONS (cont.):

Candidates should:

  • Have excellent research, analysis, writing, and communication skills

  • Be able to prioritize tasks and work independently

  • Have strong organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail a must

  • Be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and be committed to excellence

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Interest in human rights, labor rights, social issues, and new media

  • Interest in corporate responsibility and passionate about making change in the world

STATUS

We are looking for a summer intern who is available to work 15-20 hours per week; min. 3-month commitment; $15/hr and/or school credit where available. There is the possibility of extending the internship (potentially through work study) into the school year. We are flexible about the start and end dates. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. This posting will be removed once the position is filled.

LOCATION

The position is initially on-site at the Responsible Sourcing Network/As You Sow offices in downtown Oakland, California. However, we are open to having some of the work done virtually.

APPLICATION

We encourage all applicants to review our website www.sourcingnetwork.org before applying.

Send your resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in the position to [email protected]. Include “RSN Communications Intern” in the subject line of your email.


As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. AYS makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. AYS does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.