NAAEE Summer Associate (2 positions)

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:30pm



Washington, DC
United States

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NAAEE Looking for Two Summer Associates!

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking two enthusiastic Summer Associates to join our team. These positions will help support NAAEE’s communication work, including upgrading the NAAEE website and assisting with social media outreach. These positions will also provide support to our conference planning and operations teams.

If you’re a team player who is excited about communications work to strengthen NAAEE and create positive environmental and social change—we hope you will apply. All candidates should value working with individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. This position is virtual. For a complete job description, see below. We will accept applications until the position is filled and are looking to hire as soon as possible.

Major Functions:

The two Summer Associates will primarily support NAAEE’s communications and technology efforts, including social media outreach and the eePRO section of the NAAEE website, as well as support other teams as needed. 

I. General Communications:

Help draft and post copy for social media and other communication needs; track social media analytics and website analytics; assist with eePRO Groups upkeep, posts, and management; support team with upgrading the website; 

II. Comprehensive Analysis of NAAEE’s Web and Social Media Presence:

Assist the Communications, Marketing, and Membership Specialist and the Director of Technology in reviewing NAAEE’s website and social media platforms and developing recommendations based on effective practices to enhance our social media and website practices;

III. Conference and Administrative Support

Work with the Senior Programs and Conference Manager and the Events & Office Coordinator to support the 2020 virtual conference; take on other tasks, as needed, to support NAAEE’s work.

Minimum Skills and Experience Required:

Currently enrolled in or completed bachelor’s degree in communications, environmental studies, or other relevant field

1-3 years of communications experience and/or web experience and/or experience in the environmental education field

Great writing, editing, and communication skills, including social media experience, as well as writing for the web

Ability to work efficiently, with flexibility, creativity, initiative, positive energy, and good humor

Ability to work independently as required but also to work effectively as a team member

Ability to work remotely

Cultural competence and the ability to work with individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives

A team-player who enthusiastically represents NAAEE to external partners, members, funders, and other stakeholders

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Writing and communication, data analysis, research, problem-solving, some experience with Drupal and Photoshop are a plus!

Additional Information:

This position pays $15-20 an hour, depending on experience.

Associates expected to work 32 hours a week over the summer. Flexible schedules or fewer hours will be considered for students returning to college for Fall semester.

NAAEE is looking for a commitment through mid-October.

About NAAEE:

For nearly five decades, the North American Association for Environmental Education has worked to strengthen and expand the field of environmental education, with a growing network of support in:

More than 20,000 members and supporters
56 state and provincial Affiliate organizations
More than 30 countries around the world

As we build on this foundation, NAAEE is strengthening its core and stimulating new thinking that will best meet the environmental and social challenges of the next decade.

NAAEE supports a collaborative, team-oriented, inclusive, dynamic, and enjoyable work environment. We believe that happy and fulfilled employees create a stronger, highly productive, and effective team contributing to the greater success of the organization and our mission.  

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How to Apply:

Please either apply through this Google form or send the following materials directly to Stacie Pierpoint at

Please include:

  • "Summer Associate" in the subject line of the email
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Include why you want to work at NAAEE and what skills and experience you bring. (500 words max)
  • Attach Resume as a Word Doc or PDF

We will not be able to respond to individual requests for information about this position. Thank you!

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Compensation Information:

This position pays $15-20 an hour, depending on experience.