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Green New Deal Communications Coordinator

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Climate Action Campaign
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San Diego, CA
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Published 13 days ago

We at Climate Action Campaign are a small but highly motivated and mighty team that advocates and organizes for bold policies to stop the climate crisis. Through the lens of equity and justice, we fight for a Zero Carbon future and the systemic change that ensures clean air, clean water, and a livable future for everyone.


We are growing our team of advocates who wake up every day ready to support the fight for the game-changing climate laws, policies and programs we need to achieve climate justice. To fulfill this vision, we need 100% of our team to be 100% in.


  1. Do you believe in the power of local politics to make change?
  2. Can you work creatively, but also strategically? 
  3. Are you passionate about educating and mobilizing the public to win the climate policies our communities need?
  4. Is your first thought “no problem” when faced with a challenge?
  5. Do you thrive in a fast-paced and demanding high-profile environment?

If you answered yes to these questions, please read on.


Summary: The Communications Coordinator will implement the communications plan for the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance. We are looking for a skilled communicator who will help amplify our educational content and creative brand across all platforms. This position will leverage the power of storytelling to cultivate relationships with members, grantors, and decision-makers through newsletters, e-blasts, social media, press releases, contributed articles and website content. The Communications Coordinator will work with our Communications Manager and the San Diego Green New Deal team to maximize the potential for the Alliance to educate, mobilize, and recruit volunteers around Alliance goals.

 

Major Goals and Responsibilities

  • Implement the Alliance's Communications Plan to elevate and execute the goals of the Alliance, including the promotion of events and calls to action. 
  • Grow the social media and outreach campaigns of the Alliance.
  • Develop outreach to those not traditionally represented in the environmental movement, including BIPOC communities and youth.
  • Create materials to implement digital and traditional media plans, i.e. handouts, website updates, emails, and blogs.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Written Communications: Develop messaging, storytelling, traditional media (press releases, media alerts, pitching, press events), email campaigns, social media, website content, newsletters, and blogs that expand the reach and effectiveness of San Diego Green New Deal communications.
  • Digital Organizing: Work with Alliance members to use digital tools to educate the community around Alliance goals.
  • Design: Design social media graphics, fliers, website pages, infographics.
  • Events: Support with communications around social, fundraising, and educational events for members, donors, and the public.
  • General Support: Assist staff with formatting documents/proposals, generating reports, monitoring the effectiveness of communications platforms, and developing materials for presentations and press events.

A good fit for this position will:

  • Have work experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism, ideally in a non-profit environment.
  • Have top-notch writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Be passionate about climate justice.
  • Have an eye for design and visual details.
  • Be experienced and savvy with social media.
  • Have an understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities, including understanding that the climate crisis disproportionately burdens working-class communities of color.
  • Be extremely organized, motivated, and capable of managing deadlines and fluctuating priorities for an array of projects in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining extreme attention to detail.
  • Be both an analyst and a creative thinker.
  • Be an independent worker who knows how to find solutions, but also knows when to ask for help.
  • Have a keen interest in learning and developing as a professional.
  • Be willing to take initiative to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas for social media.


Qualifications: 

  • Excellent storytelling, writing, editing, and content creation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Ability to take initiative to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas for social media.
  • (Preferred) Experience with the following software and platforms: Canva, familiar with Adobe Suite, video editing software 
  • (Preferred) Experience with technologies and best practices for campaigns across multiple platforms.


Climate Action Campaign Core Values

Justice, Equity, Accessibility, Opportunity for all, Inclusion, Health, Voice, Safety. We look forward to sharing more about these values when we meet.


This is a part-time (20 hrs/week), hourly, non-exempt position, and will include some evening/weekend work. The term of the position is one year from the date of hire. Pending future funding, we hope to be able to make this a permanent, full-time position.


Location: Our office is in Hillcrest in San Diego, but we’re often out and about throughout the region, meeting with government officials, businesses, and community advocates, as well as working remotely at home to save time and commuting costs. For the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely. This position will be primarily remote until it is safe to return to our office, at which point in-person office time will be required.


Deadline: The position is open until we find the perfect fit.


Climate Action Campaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Climate Action Campaign provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We at Climate Action Campaign are a small but highly motivated and mighty team that advocates and organizes for bold policies to stop the climate crisis. Through the lens of equity and justice, we fight for a Zero Carbon future and the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Salary

$26 - $26

Benefits

Benefits: Health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan, and paid time off. 

Benefits: Health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan, and paid time off. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Diego, CA
Associated Location
3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

How to Apply

How to apply: Submit the below items to info@climateactioncampaign.org with the Subject: Communications Coordinator. 

  1. Resume 
  2. Video or voice recording answering the following three questions:
  3. Why are you interested in this position?
  4. Describe what you like the most and least about the work culture of your current employer (or previous, if applicable).
  5. Briefly describe a communications campaign or project that you worked on. Let us know what you contributed to that project.

Limit your total recording to 3 minutes maximum.

How to apply: Submit the below items to info@climateactioncampaign.org with the Subject: Communications Coordinator. 

  1. Resume 
  2. Video or voice recording answering the following…

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