Director, New Leaders Initiative Program

The New Leaders Initiative (NLI) honors, supports and sustains exceptional youth environmental leaders around North America through the Brower Youth Awards (BYA), year-round coaching and programming for burgeoning young activists, and uplifting the role of youth in the environmental and social change movement.

The Director of the New Leaders Initiative will lead and grow a 17-year old program, building upon existing strengths and expanding relevant programmatic offerings. The Director will supervise a part-time Program Manager, who will, among other responsibilities, support the program’s public outreach, social media and online presence. The Director of the New Leaders Initiative serves on the Management Team of Earth Island Institute, and works in close collaboration with the Development, Project Support and Earth Island Journal departments on specific projects, as well as helping the broader organization to advance a newly designed theory of change.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Annual Brower Youth Awards
Youth Network Cultivation and Stewardship
External Relations & Fundraising Support
Program Development & Administration
Partnership Management & Strategy

Required Qualifications:

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave. The position is located in the David Brower Center, 1 block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

The position has a flexible Spring start date. Applications will be accepted until filled.

To apply

Please send your resume along with a cover letter expressing your interest in Earth Island and how your qualifications align with the responsibilities of this position to with NLI Program Director in the subject line.

Earth Island Institute is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.