The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full time Digital Advocacy Specialist in our downtown Chicago headquarters. Use your social media influence and mastery of Web 2.0 to enlist the public in the fight to slash pollution and promote clean energy solutions to climate change.
ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), seven other Midwest cities and Washington D.C. For more information, please see www.elpc.org.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Engage, inform, mobilize and grow ELPC’s membership through digital campaigns. Work closely with program, communications, and development staff to write and edit email action alerts, fundraising appeals, eNews, web content, factsheets and more. Maintain ELPC’s suite of websites and expand and grow our social media presence (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), and increase/optimize traffic to our websites from social media and user channels. Manage web and design consultants. Prepare analytics reports. Amplify the organization’s online presence and effectiveness.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a minimum of three years professional experience in digital advocacy, ideally with experience working on progressive advocacy causes or political campaigns. Knowledge of digital engagement best practices is critical. Strong writing and editing skills are a must, including the ability to adapt writing style to a pre-existing “voice.” Must also have an understanding of email and web copywriting best practices, demonstrated ability to produce copy that is clear, compelling and motivating, and can turn around copy on a same-day basis when news developments warrant it. Computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and online tools including WordPress and Google Analytics are required. Applicants with Convio experience preferred. Must be well organized with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection required.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations. Excellent benefits provided.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: DigitalAdvocate@elpc.org. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged. The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.