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Ethical Traveler (ET), a project of the Earth Island Institute (EII), is a nonprofit organization, founded to “empower travelers to change the world.” We seek to use the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment. Ethical Journeys is a collection of responsible and ethical tours developed by ET and our partners to maximize benefits to host communities and serve as a fundraiser for ET. We have completed a handful of pilot tours the past few years and the program is growing year-by-year.

Position Vacancy: Ethical Journeys Director




– Develop and manage the Ethical Journeys program

– Liaise with external partners, ET staff and EII to facilitate program

– Create and/or update program processes and documentation as needed


– Manage and coordinate the development of Ethical Journeys tours with external travel providers, ET staff and trip leaders, and EII from inception to the completion of the tours.

– Liaise and coordinate with Ethical Traveler’s executive director, EII representatives, and external travel providers to develop contracts and agreements per Ethical Journeys tour.

– Review and edit travel itineraries

– Review itinerary budgets

– Recruit trip leaders for Ethical Journeys as needed

– Review and evaluate completed Ethical Journeys tours with external travel providers and trips leaders to improve future tours and operations.

– Ensure donations for completed Ethical Journeys tours are received by EII


– Manage and update Ethical Journeys page on ET website via WordPress

– Create marketing collateral for Ethical Journeys tours as needed

– Market Ethical Journeys tours on ET’s social media pages

– Research and develop new marketing strategies for Ethical Journeys tours


– Advocate of responsible and ethical tourism

– Knowledge of tour development including creating itineraries and budgets

– Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising strategies

– Resourceful self-starter with strong problem solving and time management skills.

– Proficient in MS Office

– Familiar with WordPress for website content updates

– Familiar with social media marketing and outreach

– Preference for candidates based in the SF Bay Area but open to other locations for the right person.

Work Location: Telecommute

Hours: This role has a flexible work schedule and averages about 10-20 hours a month.


Position is primarily a volunteer role with a small honorarium at the end of calendar year and a possibility to lead one of the year’s trips. May lead to a paying position for the right person.

How to apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, please let us know why you’d be a good candidate for this position.

Application deadline:  January 3, 2014

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