The Water Policy Outreach Coordinator will work closely with CELP’s ED, Staff Attorney, Government Affairs Specialist and Board to build public support to accomplish program goals by coordinating community engagement to influence water policy change.
Duties include the following:
- Works with the director to devise and recommend a plan and strategy for organizing and engaging volunteers and community allies.
- Identifies recruits and organizes volunteers
- Develops and implements a variety of engagement strategies including on-line and face-to-face to develop networks to support CELP goals.
- Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.
- Develop relationships with community leaders, tribes, other organizations and officials who can influence water policy change.
- Plan and implement community outreach events to generate public support with agency decision makers and in the media.
- Identifies and is responsible for developing strong relationships with key people of influence including community leaders and public officials to influence positive campaign or program outcomes.
- Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards mission and goals.
- Performs administrative and clerical duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
Requirements, Knowledge & Skills:
- 4-year degree required.
- At least 1-year experience working with volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns.
- Basic knowledge of current environmental issues affecting Washington.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Demonstrated skill in writing and producing newsletters.
- Passion for the environment and a belief in the power of community organizing and policy advocacy.
- Excellent verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas and easily strike up conversation with diverse groups of people.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in action-oriented office.
- Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers. Strong ability to network, build trust, and build working relationships.
- Ability to be flexible and responsive in a fast-paced and changing environment
- Ability to think strategically and plan programs and campaigns and to collaborate effectively with others
- Access to reliable transportation and willingness to accommodate community-based scheduling needs (i.e. meetings held in the evenings and on weekends at offsite locations)
- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, social networking sites, and database software.
The CELP office is located in Seattle, however a large portion of the job will be working outside of the office traveling around the state to relevant communities and locations.
$15-$17 per hour DOE plus accrued vacation and sick leave. Travel allowance and transit benefit available.
E-mail cover letter, resume and references to Trish Rolfe, [email protected] by Dec 1, 2017. Please, no phone inquiries.
CELP is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or sexual orientation.