Job Type: Student / postdoc
Salary Details: $17/hr

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature – to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive! 

General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a part-time (29 hours or less), yearlong fellow to join our Population and Sustainability program. The program addresses the impacts on wildlife and the environment that are caused by our current economic model. We fight for solutions that advance justice, equity, health, and a compassionate world where both people and wildlife can thrive.

Fellowship overview: Libraries of things can make a transformative impact for communities nationwide. The fundamental objective of this project is to create a multitude of avenues for change to happen in communities that have been most exploited by class oppression, marginalized by landscape, racial discrimination and unjust legislations. Libraries of things create new avenues for access by encouraging communities to share resources, insight and resilience. Core objectives include reducing waste, increasing access to resources, building community, creating culture and building a sustainable program. More information can be found here –

This position will be remote and is designed for organizers that represent BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and/or low-income communities. They are looking for potential fellows to join who are in the continental U.S., over 18, serve or are a part of a historically silenced community and share our commitment to social change through an alternative economy. 

Main duties:

  • Participate in a Library of Things fellowship organized by our partner, Shareable. You will work on this project at least 4 hours a week. Fellows are expected to attend virtual monthly office hours and workshops. In the remaining time, fellows will host team meetings, launch fundraisers and conceptualize their project with the support of local organizations. It is a yearlong fellowship from September 2023 to October 2024.
  • Other alternative economy projects, outside of the Library of Things fellowship, include:
    • Helping to build a solidarity economy training specific to an environmental audience.
    • Working with our GIS department to create a national map that shows various alternative economy assets such as co-ops, land trusts, mutual aid, etc.
    • Researching policy options related to alternative economies.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong planning and time-management skills
  • Proven ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Experience in research and maintaining research databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that educate and inspire
  • Experience working with a team and independently
  • Interest in educating the general public on alternative economies and their connection to wildlife conservation

Preferred qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Experience building partnerships
  • Experience working in community activism, sustainability, alternative economies, and/or organizing
  • Experience working with volunteers, activists and/or diverse groups of people
  • Experience developing and executing campaigns


Please apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.