Flexible (Denver, CO; Madison, WI; Chicago IL; Washington, DC)
Do you love telling stories, geek out about numbers, care about people, embrace technology, and find happiness in critical thinking? Then a meaningful role in crafting and developing the digital strategy for campaigns that help improve public health, address climate change, and work to transition America to a just, clean energy future awaits you at the Sierra Club.
For over 125 years the Sierra Club has worked to win victories to improve the lives of people, and health of the environment. Is it time for you to join us? We are looking for a new member to join our Beyond Coal Campaign Online Organizing team.
In this role, your proven record of work in organizing or campaigning will help you successfully oversee and implement online email outreach, web-based advocacy, and online-to-offline integration of our members, supporters, and new audiences who are passionate about our campaigns and mission.
A successful online campaigner will be:• A strategic thinker• A skilled writer• Emotionally intelligent• Organized• Passionate about using online tools and learning new technologies• A collaborative teammate
Good verbal and written communication skills are essential and a high level of campaign staff teamwork is necessary to do excellent work. Our success also relies on ensuring people from all backgrounds and experience apply and join our team. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation. We offer a very competitive benefits package, including, health, dental, vision, vacation, and sick time. The salary for this role starts at $50,000 and will be commensurate based on location, experience plus a generous benefits package. If you have strong organizing skills, enjoy building relationships, find engaging a diverse set of volunteers and partners fulfilling, and have a lot of enthusiasm and strong aptitude for mastering new technology, apply now:
Union of Concerned Scientists
Washington, DC, USA
Union of Concerned Scientists Washington, DC
The ideal candidate for this job has legislative experience and an interest in pushing clean transportation solutions to combat climate change. UCS’s Clean Vehicles team is dedicated to cutting oil use and global warming pollution from transportation while building a better, safer more equitable transportation system. Use your advocacy talent to engage legislators and regulators on fuel economy and global warming emissions standards, electric vehicles, biofuels, and autonomous vehicle policy. We are looking for candidates with strong communication skills who are enthusiastic about collaborating with our team of engineers, scientists, outreach, policy, and communications experts. Join our team and help make a difference. See the full list of job openings at http://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA, USA
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Global Security Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to serious challenges—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.
For decades, the Global Security Program at UCS has brought a powerful combination of technical, political, communications, and organizing expertise to the existential threat to humanity posed by nuclear weapons. To help further this important work, we are seeking an experienced political organizer/campaigner and digital strategist skilled at developing and executing campaigns at the federal policy level that will inspire, motivate, educate, and engage UCS supporters, the public, and new partners/constituencies. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of Congress and working with the executive branch, as well as experience developing and executing successful, impactful digital strategies focused on policymakers and decisionmakers.
Conceive, coordinate, and implement the program’s campaigns for sensible policies on nuclear weapons through supporter and grasstops engagement, coalition activities, and digital and media activities in target states
Plan, manage, and assess campaign activities for nuclear weapons policy and 2020 presidential campaign advocacy and outreach in New England;
Lead and manage online and offline engagement of UCS supporters and members in New England;
Identify, cultivate, and engage grasstops and other influencers, including local and state elected officials in target states and districts;
Initiate, manage, and/or coordinate meetings, events, and expert convenings;
Represent UCS in local, state, and regional coalitions and at partner/coalition events and public and campus-based forums;
Identify emerging campaign opportunities, including rapid response opportunities, and facilitate UCS’s strategic and timely response, including involvement of supporters and experts;
Work with communications and media staff to develop and implement state and regional media strategies that bolster the program’s outreach efforts, including working with constituents to place letters-to-the-editor and op-eds in target media outlets;
Help ensure Global Security Program campaign visibility on targeted listservs and social media platforms.
Work with UCS communications staff and Global Security Program staff to develop and coordinate national and local/state digital outreach strategies and activities in support of overall campaigns, including web, social media, and email engagement
Take lead responsibility for working with the campaign team and communications staff to develop and coordinate an integrated, comprehensive digital outreach and social media campaign plan to significantly increase the reach, impact, and visibility of program analysis and public education content;
Schedule and facilitate project-specific joint Global Security Program and communications planning meetings;
Help conceive and coordinate the development of public education/outreach materials and web-based/digital content for multiple web platforms and print;
Work with communications and Global Security Program staff to coordinate blogging efforts and strategy;
Oversee the scheduling and loading of campaign email alerts, invitations, etc.
Contribute to overall effective functioning of Global Security Program and UCS
Participate in program, campaign, and project meetings, cross-organizational meetings, and special organizational efforts;
Represent the program in UCS cross-programmatic initiatives;
Contribute to foundation proposals and reports;
Track effectiveness of outreach activities/projects.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $58,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org. A listing of all open jobs is available at https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs.
To Apply: Please upload a cover letter and resume. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: April 21, 2019 or until filled.
Environmental Defense Fund
San Francisco - CA, Austin - TX, Boston - MA, Boulder - CO, Chicago - IL, New York City - NY, Washington - D.C.
Ecosystems is one of four major programs within EDF. The program has bold goals to reach by 2025 that are centered around reversing habitat loss on working lands, building resilient coastal communities, rebalancing water systems and their ability to provide a resilient water supply, and ending agriculture fertilizer pollution. The VP, Ecosystems Working Lands will lead the teams and formulate the strategies associated with creating resilient working lands that benefit people and the planet by improving habitat, reduce impacts on water quality and rebalance management of water supplies, mitigating climate change, and contributing to thriving economies.
With a projected 9 billion mouths to feed by mid-century, meeting human needs for food and water in ways that benefit natural systems requires that we sustainably intensify agriculture - grow more on the same (or less) land with techniques that cut pollution and increase biodiversity.
EDF’s Working Lands program builds on our credibility as an unconventional but credible partner, working with ranchers, farmers and companies to bring sustainable farming practices and habitat protection to scale; developing better ways to track progress toward environmental outcomes; and aligning public and private financial incentives to reduce the risk for farmers and ranchers who adopt more sustainable and resilient farming systems.
The Working Lands Program has emerged from over a decade’s of work at EDF. This position leverages that record to position EDF as a national level leader, with opportunity for expanding internationally. The program requires deft management of science, policy, economics, business and communication. This role requires expert leadership, communication, and management skills, and the ability to develop meaningful relationships with EDF’s staff, board, funders, and external partners. This is an outstanding opportunity for a politically-savvy leader with fundraising experience.
The VP will provide the overall vision, strategy and leadership on sustainability of working lands. The VP will directly manage EDF’s teams working on the following core outcomes:
Partnering with farmers and companies to drive sustainability forward
Using data to drive improved fertilizer and soil health practices
Boosting the business case for conservation practices across the food supply chain
Working lands habitat protection campaigns
The VP will work collaboratively with peers across the organization, actively engaging them, and also keeping stakeholders informed. The VP will work closely with EDF’s+Biz program (corporate partnerships) on agriculture initiatives that pertain to the supply chain and with the U.S. and Global Climate programs on climate mitigation and policy. The VP will lead the process in implementing EDF’s agriculture and habitat related projects, and serve as a key strategic partner intertwining sound science, economics, policy, and strategic communications. The VP identifies opportunities, develops and implements projects, and manages advocacy efforts relating to their program. The VP works independently and supports the Senior Vice President of Ecosystems in a number of aspects of his leadership, and is a part of the Ecosystems leadership team, working in collaboration with other peers both within Ecosystems and across the organization.
1. Strategic Vision and Leadership
Create a focused, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable strategy across EDF to implement the goals of the Working Lands Program
Focus on the task of creating more resilient working lands
Develop the case for expanding the work of agriculture sustainability and habitat exchanges internationally
Demonstrate political skills with a track record of building non-partisan alliances, a strong understanding of public policy, and identify and lead the development of policy support needed to reach the goals of the program
Assess the needs to apply program’s principles with other market based strategies
Capitalize on opportunities and manage risks
Collaborate with senior program staff to manage delivery of outcomes as defined by the program vision
Continually stay abreast and informed of other organizations’ work and emerging habitat and agriculture issues
Ensure the scientific and economic foundations for the program’s strategy are robust and well supported
Effectively communicate program achievements, progress, challenges, and opportunities to stakeholders, board members, EDF senior leadership, and other internal and external audiences
2. External Relations and Partnerships
Collaborate with senior development staff to develop and execute a diversified fundraising action plan to secure a robust pipeline of funders interested in a resilient framework for agriculture and habitat work; contribute to proposal development and reporting
Work with development staff to craft and target outreach opportunities to maximize support for existing donors
Cultivate relationships with board members and other external stakeholders to identify other areas of program growth, including programmatic work and/or new funders.
Identify and implement partnerships with other members of the environmental community, influential academic institutions, and other stakeholders to achieve key programmatic goals
Working with the SVP, program staff, marketing & communications, and other expert leaders, create momentum within industry, agriculture, governmental and advocacy circles for the cause of ending fertilizer pollution and increasing habitat on working lands
Represent the organization externally, making public presentations as required and engaging and building relationships with the media, elected officials, and government (agency) representatives to keep them apprised of progress and establish EDF as a subject matter expert on species protection, biodiversity and agriculture sustainability issues
3. Organizational Management
Actively engage with peers to create stronger collaboration between and across programs and identify cross-cutting funding opportunities
Provide leadership, direction, and support for the staff
Promote an organizational culture and structure that fosters cooperation, communication, collaboration, teamwork, and trust, and embraces diversity
Hire, train, supervise, mentor, and provide staff with professional development activities that upgrade skills, support learning, motivate performance, and promote retention
Manage and select independent contractors who will maximize goals and objectives