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Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire a Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow for a two-year commitment at our Chicago headquarters, beginning in summer / fall 2017.  The Sustainable Business Fellow will conduct critical research, modeling, analysis and advocacy in the fields of clean energy, mobility and/or environmental quality, with a focus on innovative technologies, partnerships and market opportunities. This individual will participate as a member of multidisciplinary ELPC teams that draw upon expertise in business, law, policy and planning to protect natural resources and build a sustainable regional economy.  This role offers an exceptional opportunity to have a direct positive impact on some of the most important issues facing Midwest communities, institutions, and the planet at-large.

ORGANIZATIONELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Our nationally-recognized work includes strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in inspired collaborations with diverse stakeholders 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 headquarters is in Chicago, along with eight more offices in the Midwest and Washington D.C. ELPC was founded in 1993 and has a $7 million annual budget. Please visit www.ELPC.org for additional information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The ELPC Sustainable Business Fellow will work on mission-aligned projects to advance clean energy, mobility, air and/or water initiatives.  Primary activities will include researching and analyzing economic and environmental data to create compelling analysis and presentations (including data visualizations, reports and other communications).  This will involve modeling, mapping and developing deep subject matter expertise.  The role may also include stakeholder outreach as well as project design and management.  Specific tasks will be determined by the successful applicant’s experience, education and interests, as well as urgent environmental opportunities.  All ELPC staff members can expect meaningful, impact-driven engagement with diverse colleagues and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek a highly-capable and committed graduate of a respected MBA, BA, or BS program with a strong academic record in business, social science, computer science, or related analytical fields.  Specific requirements include: exceptional analytical, research and writing skills; expertise in quantitative analysis and data modeling (advanced ability in MS Excel is required; additional experience in database management, data visualization, and GIS mapping preferred); and demonstrated passion for Midwest environmental issues.  ELPC values personal initiative, intellectual curiosity, optimism, flexibility, professionalism, and a spirit of public service.

COMPENSATIONSalary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please email a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirement to:  BusinessFellowship@ELPC.org.  ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our team.

Clean Wisconsin: Science & Policy Interns

Clean Wisconsin has a number of science and policy internships available throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, environmental sciences, political/governmental, public health, or other related fields. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong analytic and technical abilities, excellent writing skills, and an interest in and commitment to addressing environmental issues facing Wisconsin.

SUMMER 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15

Positions
Science associate interns will assist the organization’s science team in a variety of tasks to provide support for Clean Wisconsin’s clean air, clean energy and clean water work.

Clean Wisconsin generally offers the following positions:

  • 1-2 Research Interns (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • 1 Policy & Research Fellowships (Summer)

General responsibilities for the Research Internships may include analyzing permits, applications, and other technical documents; composing technical briefings and factsheets; gathering data needed to support campaign program positions; and synthesizing information related to campaigns for internal use.

Additional responsibilities for the Science and Policy Fellowship may include performing independent secondary research and analysis relevant to campaigns; responding to information inquiries by staff, members, and others; and writing scientific whitepapers and reports.

Salary
Clean Wisconsin strongly encourages students to seek outside funding and fellowships. Subject to organizational constraints, small stipends may be available to help partially offset costs of participating in internships.

Research Internships: For 2017, Research Interns will receive stipends of $1,300 for spring and fall periods, and $2,400 for the summer period.

Science and Policy Internships: For 2017, the Science and Policy Fellowship will be a stipend of $4,500 for the summer period.

Focus Areas
The specific areas of work for 2017 will be determined based on interest, expertise, and necessity, but may include:

  • Energy policy analysis
  • Environmental determinants of health outcomes
  • Groundwater quality & contamination
  • ­Nutrient water pollution
  • Pharmaceutical and personal care waste in waterbodies
  • Potential environmental impacts of mining operations
  • ­Public health consequences of air pollution
  • ­Regional and national climate change policy modeling
  • Urban runoff effects on water and aquatic ecosystems
  • ­Website content and development

Requirements

Research Interns are expected to possess the following:

  • Completed coursework and some background knowledge in environmental sciences, public health, engineering, political/governmental or other related fields
  • Strong analytic and technical abilities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Interest in, and commitment to, addressing environmental issues facing Wisconsin
  • Ability to commit 15 (fall/ spring), 24 (summer), or more hours a week for 12 weeks

Policy and Research Fellows are additionally expected to possess the following:

  • DESIRED: Completed undergraduate degree in engineering, environmental sciences, political/governmental, public health, or other related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize scientific information and compose whitepapers/ reports
  • Ability to commit 40 hours a week for 12 weeks

Additional information
To apply for the Research Internship positions, please submit a brief cover letter, resume and list of references to Tyson Cook at tcook@cleanwisconsin.org. Applications will be considered until January 15 (spring), March 15 (summer), or August 1 (fall), or until positions are filled. Please be sure to include “RESEARCH INTERN” in the subject line, and note the time period during which you are seeking an internship.

To apply for the Science and Policy Fellowship, please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and list of references to Tyson Cook at tcook@cleanwisconsin.org. Applications will be considered until March 15 or position is filled. Please be sure to include “SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP” in the subject line.

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The Public Interest Network: Environment Minnesota Director

Environment Minnesota seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Minnesota — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the light shimmering off Lake Superior, the wild beauty of the Boundary Waters, or our countless parks and forests, Minnesota’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Minnesota, to fight global warming pollution, protect Minnesota’s beautiful state parks, and save Minnesota’s waterways.

Environment Minnesota is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Minnesota and in the region.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Minnesota offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

The Public Interest Network: Environment Ohio Director

Coordinate advocacy, field organizing and media communications for Environment Ohio, driving campaigns to restore Ohio’s beautiful rivers, bring more clean energy to Ohio, curb global warming pollution and protect Ohio’s open spaces.

Environment Ohio seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Ohio is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Ohio—something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the majestic waterfalls at Hocking Hills State Park, the beauty of the sand dunes along Lake Erie, or our countless parks and forests, Ohio’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Ohio, to fight global warming pollution, protect Ohio’s beautiful state parks, and save Ohio’s waterways.

Environment Ohio is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Ohio and in the region.
  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Ohio offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Columbus, OH

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

 

The Public Interest Network: Environment Michigan Director

Environment Michigan seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Michigan is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Michigan — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the sand dunes along Lake Michigan, the wild beauty of Isle Royale, or our countless parks and forests, Michigan’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Michigan, to fight global warming pollution, protect Michigan’s beautiful state parks, and save Michigan’s waterways.

Environment Michigan is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Michigan and in the region.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Michigan offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Ann Arbor, MI

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Michigan is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Respiratory Health Association: Senior Director of Operations

Overview: Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is seeking a Senior Director of Operations. The Senior Director of Operations will play an important role in managing the Association’s ongoing operations and work strategically with the President and Chief Executive Officer and RHA senior staff  to fulfill the Association’s vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all. This is a hands-on position in which the successful candidate will both execute his/her own operations responsibilities and collaborate with other members of senior management on organization-wide activities.

Reports To: President and Chief Executive Officer

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the Association (Office Administration, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Finance, Human Resources, etc.);
  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer on issues of organizational management and strategic planning;
  • Identify best practices and improve internal standard operating procedures;
  • Supervise staff and consultants;
  • Manage budgets;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partners/vendors; and
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MHA, MBA or other advanced degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience required
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Technology, Finance, etc.
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management platforms, data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks amidst multiple priorities
  • Exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding work ethic, including ability to take direction, but also to take initiative and solve problems creatively

Please note: Respiratory Health Association’s mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change. The Association is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Association is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Association does not hire persons who smoke, and forbids smoking in the workplace.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three writing samples to: operations@lungchicago.org.  Please include the job title and your name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Assistant Regional Counsel

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Vacancy Announcement: Assistant Regional Counsel
(Closes 02/28/2017)

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. For more information about the Department’s mission, please visit the HHS website at http://www.hhs.gov. The HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is Region 5 (Chicago) seeks one or more licensed attorneys committed to supporting the development and implementation of the HS programs by providing comprehensive legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’s various agencies and divisions. For additional information about OCS’s mission, please visit our website at http://www.hhs.gov/ogc.

A collegial office comprising twenty-seven (27) attorneys and five support staff, attorneys in the Chicago office are expected to work independently and as a team with more than 400 OGC colleagues around the nation. The incumbent of this position will provide legal advice and litigation services to the agencies with HHS Region 5, particularly the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Indian Health Service, the Administration for Children and Families and the Office for Civil Rights. For this position, we especially prefer applicants who demonstrate exemplary legal writing and oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.

This position will be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level (current salary range is approximately $66,379 – $111,801 annually), depending on experience and qualifications. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Applicants must be a licensed attorney who is admitted to practice law in the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, or a federal court.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter of no more than 950 words that discusses each of the following competencies:

  1. General Litigation – Writing ability, analytical and problem-solving skills, and experience preparing legal briefs and/or memoranda;
  2. Litigation – Litigation experience before Federal trial and appellate courts and/or administrative bodies;
  3. Laws and Regulations – Experience in applying statutes, regulation, and policies; and
  4. Client Advice and Relationships – Experience providing oral and written advice and ability to relate effectively with clients.

In addition to your cover letter please include a resume, writing sample (15 pages or less), and a law school transcript (if you have practiced less than five years) to:

  • Rev_V_Hiring_Committe@hhs.gov or
  • Janice Rosiak, Office Administrator
  • US DHHS Office of the General Counsel
  • 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
  • Chicago, IL 60601

Closing date: Applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by February 28, 2017.

HHS is an equal opportunity employer. A background investigation will be conducted on any applicant who is hired.

 

Digital Advocacy Specialist

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is looking to hire a Digital Advocacy Specialist to be based in our Chicago HQ.  This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy advocacy backed by  strong public engagement campaigns through social media are essential for protecting our core environmental values.  The Digital Advocacy Specialist will join ELPC’s first-rate team of legal and policy advocates working to accelerate solar and wind power; advance climate change solutions; protect clean air, safe drinking water, and communities against toxics contamination; and protect the Midwest’s Wild and Natural Places.

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:

  • Design and execute digital campaigns to engage, inform, mobilize and grow ELPC’s membership around pressing environmental challenges, renewable energy opportunities and clean transportation progress.
  • Expand ELPC’s social media presence and effectiveness (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and increase/optimize traffic to our websites from social media and user channels to deliver cleaner air, water and real climate action.
  • Work closely with program, communications, and development staff to write and edit email action alerts, fundraising appeals, eNews, web and social media content to empower and grow our membership.
  • Constantly measure your progress in amplifying the organization’s online presence and effectiveness.
  • Assess and implement new digital tools to expand our reach.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three or more years professional experience in digital advocacy, ideally working on progressive advocacy causes or political campaigns.
  • Demonstrated CSS/HTML skills to fix sites when WordPress breaks them.
  • Knowledge of digital engagement, email and web copywriting best practices.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including demonstrated ability to produce copy that is clear, compelling and motivating.
  • Computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and online tools including WordPress and Google Analytics.
  • Well organized with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection.

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.

Audubon: Climate Communications Field Manager

Position Summary:

The Climate Field Communications Manager will be responsible for amplifying local visibility related to Audubon’s climate initiative program. S/he Manager will oversee and implement Audubon’s climate field communications strategy throughout the Audubon network with an emphasis on priority states. Reporting to the Climate Campaigns Director, be an instrumental member of the Climate Initiative’s core team. The Field Communications Manager will also ensure that the Audubon network receives the communications support it needs to address climate change action at the local, state and national level while creating safe political space and a greater demand for change for climate solutions.

Please include a cover letter when submitting your resume to this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Secure high quality media coverage at local levels across all types of earned media ‐digital, print, broadcast.
  • Develop strategic media relations plans and campaigns, in collaboration with other staff and partners.
  • Develop, edit and distribute press materials and messaging points specifically for network‐based climate efforts
  • Generate and edit templates for letters to the editor, op‐eds and other tools for the field
  • Respond to local media requests from the network, specifically from field organizers in their climate efforts
  • Coordinate and lead editorial board visits
  • Maintain relationships with reporters and news outlets
  • Training and supporting network spokespeople to communicate about Audubon’s climate efforts
  • Ongoing coordination and integration with Network and climate and energy advocacy strategies
  • Manage projects and campaigns on time and on budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field; t equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 5+ of professional experience working in public relations, marketing, or communications‐related field; 2 years experience managing people/teams and logistics preferred.
  • Proven track record of high quality media placements
  • Exceptional organizational and project management capacity with demonstrated ability to manage complex campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including writing for press release and talking points
  • Meticulous attention to detail, resourceful, with a can‐do attitude
  • Understanding of and interest in how grassroots and advocacy strategies works with media
  • Experience leading media trainings and coaching spokespeople
  • Familiarity and experience utilizing both paid and earned media strategies
  • A self‐starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized work environment with minimal supervision, and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Background in issue advocacy and energy/conservation issues a plus
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a strong team player
  • Experience conducting editorial board visits
  • Demonstrated aptitude for clear message development and message discipline
  • Ability to balance eye for detail with compelling overarching vision
  • Ability to improvise and problem‐solve with clarity and steadiness
  • Comfort working in a fast‐paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Established base of contacts in high‐profile national media outlets
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web‐based products
  • Spanish speaking and writing skills preferred
  • Travel required

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Audubon: Climate Campaigns Director

Position Summary:

The Climate Campaigns Director will be responsible for the development and execution of Audubon’s public engagement campaigns around climate change. Working in a highly matrixed organization and with a team of dedicated professionals the Climate Campaign Director will bring successful campaign experience and skills to help Audubon deliver on its ambitious goal of engaging one million new people around the issue of global warming to create a greater demand for change.

The Climate Campaigns Director will manage the development and implementation of various public engagement campaigns focused on strategies and tactics that will engage bird‐loving conservationists concerned about climate change throughout the network with an emphasis on Audubon’s key states.

Reporting to the Vice President, Climate, s/he will work closely with the Director for Climate Communications and Strategy and will manage the Climate Field Program Manager and Climate Field Communications Manager. S/he will be an instrumental member of the Climate Initiative’s leadership team. The Campaigns Director will support the Vice President, Climate with fundraising efforts as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, support implementation and ensure delivery of Audubon’s climate campaigns (Climate Watch, Clean Energy for a Healthy Climate, Plants for Birds, and Because Birds Can’t Vote) to build a greater demand for solutions on climate change
  • Develop strategies and campaign plans for climate, adaptation, and policy efforts within Audubon’s key states and to support similar efforts throughout the network as appropriate
  • Work with Audubon’s VP for Climate and Director of Communications and Strategy to shape, refine, and adapt the strategies for executing Audubon’s climate initiative
  • Coordinate between Audubon’s Climate Initiative and the national policy office and state offices
  • Effectively communicate essential tactical and field goals to key internal and external audiences
  • Develop and deliver training on advocacy, organizing, and mobilization tactics as needed
  • Represent Audubon and the Climate Initiative with key stakeholders, within Audubon, and throughout the Audubon network
  • Work closely with Climate team to track and analyze performance of campaigns and implement plans to maximize results.
  • Manage and develop key program staff including the Field Communications Manager and the Program Manager
  • Support the VP for Climate and Audubon’s development team with fundraising efforts as necessary

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, political science, or related field; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • 7+ years of campaigning or organizing experience; grassroots advocacy experience preferred; with at least 3‐5 years at the senior level directing work of others.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.
  • A well‐organized thinker with excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability build consensus amongst a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging in public speaking events also necessary.
  • Ability to exercise extreme diplomacy, balance and flexibility when dealing with various personalities and sensitive situations to develop cohesive solutions and negotiate successful outcomes.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire a team
  • Strong problem solving skills, including ability to respond quickly and effectively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Proven legislative campaign or issue/non‐profit advocacy experience.
  • Relentless commitment to meeting goals and deadlines, and demonstrated ability to motivate others to do the same.
  • Comfort working with politically diverse constituents.
  • Thorough understanding of how lobbying, communications and grassroots advocacy components effectively work together.
  • Experience developing diversified approaches to engage and influence the broader public to champion an issue or cause.
  • Open to learning/trying new methods for organizing or advocacy.
  • Willing to complete mundane as well as exciting tasks with equal enthusiasm.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office and web‐based products.

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