Bioneers Youth Fellowship

Bioneers comprises a community of visionary leadership – a network of influencers across numerous diverse disciplines, cultures and walks of life. Bioneers is known for identifying visionary strategies for healing the planet and advancing transformative solutions. Our growing media reach via radio, social media, Bioneers VOD, Link TV, Free Speech TV, and podcasts has a potential annual audience of 30+ million. 

The Bioneers Youth Activism Communications Fellowship supports an activist who is looking to work in a mission-based organization, advance their communication and media skills, and elevate their voice and the issues they are passionate about. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • At least one year of activity and experience in the youth activist space of social justice or environmental or climate issues. 
  • Experience with producing different types of media for social media platforms. 
  • Communication, organization and project management skills. 

This is a non-exempt part-time temporary 6-month position working approximately 15 hours per week. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Be paired with experienced media mentors from the Bioneers communications team. 
  • Help design youth leadership media components. 
  • Work directly with the Bioneers team to produce original media that will be published on Bioneers media platforms. 
  • Interact with young activist leaders and help tell their stories. 
  • Have the opportunity to help design the Fellowship, around their goals. 
  • Elevate their voice and the issues they are passionate about. 
  • Co-host youth events. 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements: 

  • Hands-on online social media engagement 

Reporting: 

This position reports to the RFS and Youth Education Leadership Program Director. 

Working Conditions: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is a non-exempt part-time 6 month position working approximately 15 hours per week. This position has the ability to work remotely. Bioneers has offices in San Francisco, CA and Santa Fe, NM. This position may require evening and weekend work during the organization’s annual conference in May, and occasionally throughout the year. 

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. 

About Us: 

Founded in 1990, Bioneers acts as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other to create a revolution from the heart of nature. 

Bioneers illuminates the leading edges of transformational change and “the greatest people you’ve never heard of.” Our acclaimed national and local conferences are complemented by media outreach, including our award-winning radio and podcast series, The Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature. We provide a platform for communities of color, indigenous peoples and women leaders whose voices may seldom be heard elsewhere. For over 30 years, the Bioneers conference is a perennial wellspring of cutting-edge content and dynamic, diverse voices that supply the primary source for our public education and media outreach, a focal point to build community and collaboration. 

As a community of leadership, Bioneers acts as a media amplifier for many respected leaders, a hatchery for young and emerging leaders, and a connection point for engaged citizens dedicated to making a difference. As an interdisciplinary network of networks, we span the arc of the human endeavor to reconcile the interdependence of human and natural systems. Learn more at http://www.bioneers.org. 

Application Process: 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV / resume in order to be considered. Please send applications as PDFs or Word attachments. Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line, and send applications to: Chief Administrative Officer, at careers@bioneers.org. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a CV/Resume that describes your experience as an activist and why you feel this Fellowship would advance your work as well as submitting a written piece of a work on a topic of your interest that has been posted on-line or published in print. 

Please send the cover letter and written piece as PDFs or Word attachments. Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line, and send to: Chief Administrative Officer, at careers@bioneers.org. 

NO AGENCIES or CONSULTANTS or THIRD-PARTY SERVICES or INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS. No phone calls or email to the office or principal’s please. 

Thank you for your time and consideration! We look forward to hearing from you. 

Bioneers // Collective Heritage Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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