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Policy Manager
California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
The Policy Manager will be responsible for working with the CEJA Policy & Political Director, staff and members to advance a policy agenda that is centered on key environmental justice and social justice issues affecting California’s low-income communities and communities of color. The focus will be on the California Legislature and budget advocacy, but may also include administrative advocacy. This position will supervise occasional interns and volunteers. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position.
Policy Director
NW Energy Coalition
The NW Energy Coalition leads the Northwest’s broadest alliance of energy interests in designing, promoting, and implementing innovative, just and progressive energy policy grounded in analytical expertise. The Coalition is an alliance of about 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, electric and gas utilities, and clean energy businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.
Duties include:
• Supervise Coalition policy staff in the preparation of advocacy and analysis documents including testimony, regulatory comments, position papers, filings, white papers, etc.
• Work with the Executive Director to help shape the direction of and strategy for the Coalition.
• Represent the Coalition in regulatory and utility proceedings, before regional and state agencies, and before Congress and state legislatures on clean energy, reliability, affordability, fish and wildlife restoration, and climate policies and programs.
• Analyze and critique utility, state, and regional energy and climate policy proposals, programs, and regulatory filings.
• Work with diverse Coalition members and allies to resolve conflicts and develop mutually supportive common ground and shared policy positions.
• Work with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and development staff to raise funds to support the Coalition, including major donor and foundation cultivation and making the Coalition’s semi-annual conferences successful.
• Work with outreach and communications staff to prepare articles and materials for distribution and assist in maintaining a strong interactive relationship with Coalition member organizations and allies.
• Share in the administrative responsibilities of a cooperative and informal work environment.
Communications Associate
Smart Growth America
Are you interested in land use, planning, transportation, placemaking, or economic development? Do you have communications experience for an issue-based advocacy organization? Are you eager to use your communications skills to change federal, state and local policies in order to build and sustain walkable places and great neighborhoods? Smart Growth America is seeking an experienced Communications Associate to join our communications team, tasked with developing and spreading SGA’s core message to a national audience: What is smart growth, what are the benefits, and why it is urgently needed in towns, cities, and rural places of all sizes across the country?
LOCUS National Deputy Director
Smart Growth America
Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors seeks a passionate and experienced Deputy Director to expand and support our network of influential real estate developers and investors that support equitable walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas. Our LOCUS coalition also works within the larger industry to ensure that the voice of forward-thinking, triple-bottom line real estate developers and investors is heard at the federal, state and local level.

The Deputy Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the coalition, execute a communications and membership strategy, as well as convene technical experts, all of which will facilitate knowledge sharing, and coordinate sector-wide advocacy.
2021 RAY Clean Energy Fellowships
Environmental Leadership Program
Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in environmentally-related sectors, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program supports two cohorts of Fellows per year: RAY Conservation Fellows and RAY Clean Energy Fellows. The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a two-year paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.

Managed by the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), the RAY Conservation Fellowship and RAY Clean Energy Fellowship provide first-time career access opportunities for recent college graduates who do not have previous professional experience or a graduate degree. RAY Clean Energy Fellows are placed within one of our ‘Clean Energy Member Organizations’ for a two-year paid fellowship position, with similar resources and support to develop experiences that will launch them onto a path of career growth in energy-efficiency or renewable energy.

All Fellows work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships within and between the Conservation and Clean Energy cohorts of Fellows. RAY Fellowship positions are full-time paid positions with competitive entry-level salaries plus benefits. All Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through RAY Member Organizations and ELP.

Applications open January 2021! Please feel free to connect with me if you are interested in applying, looking to become a host organization, or know anyone who is interested in applying.
Press Officer
Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is looking for a Press Officer to generate media coverage to help advance the organization’s mission. The successful candidate will work with Friends of the Earth program staff to support and publicize their campaigns through media relations, journalist cultivation, op-ed writing and more. You should consider this role if you love media relations and have excellent written and verbal communications with an exceptional eye for detail while working under pressure. This role reports to the Deputy Communications Director and works in partnership with the other Press Officer. This role is open to candidates based at our offices in Washington DC, or to remote candidates across the continental United States.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
Create and implement media strategies for campaigns and rapid response opportunities
Develop messages and talking points, pitches and media materials including press releases, advisories, op-eds, and statements
Cultivate journalists through research and direct contact, and manage press lists
Serve as a point of contact for journalists, fielding inquiries and ensuring a timely response
Utilize social media for journalist outreach
Monitor media coverage and prepare regular evaluation reports

4-6 years of experience in media communications for progressive advocacy causes
Strong writing and copy-editing skills
Experience pitching and working directly with journalists
Experience and training in developing media-directed messaging.
Experience with media contact databases
Ability to collaborate and work effectively with colleagues and outside partners; good team player
Work Eastern Standard work hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST)

An associates or bachelor’s degree
Experience working for an environmental organization or climate justice organization
Existing relationships with journalists covering relevant issue areas (energy, environment, climate, agriculture)

Social Media Marketing Intern (Unpaid)
Ubuntu Community Catalyst, Inc.
Ubuntu Community Catalyst is currently seeking a Part-time Social Media/Marketing Intern to join our team. You will get to work with a great team at a developing not-for profit organization that is activating the power of collaborative community transformation to enhance sustainable well-being for all. As part of a small team, you will have a lot of influence on developing and managing your own projects. We are looking for someone with a diversity of experiences and who most importantly are interested in community engagement.
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