Energy Advocate (two openings)
Deadline for submission: March 3rd
Work Schedule: Full-time
Conservation Colorado is seeking two Energy Advocates, both based in Denver, who are responsible for developing and advocating the implementation of common-sense climate change, transportation, and energy policy solutions. Key components of this work include developing and executing comprehensive campaign plans, analyzing policy proposals, and mobilizing and coordinating with diverse stakeholders. The Energy Advocate works closely with the rest of the advocacy team to create strategic plans for statewide energy campaigns, develop our messaging around these issues with the communications team, assist with grant fundraising for this program, and ensures we are engaging our members around our policy solutions so we can win at the Capital.
About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other conservation nonprofits, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from working to ensure our state has enough water for future generations and advancing clean energy policies at the state to defending our wild places and clean air regulations from federal attacks.
The Energy Advocate, who reports to the Advocacy Director, is responsible for the following:
- Develop comprehensive campaign plans for our energy program to win concrete policy victories at the local, state and federal level.
- Devise and implement policy and legislative solutions that achieve campaign and project goals.
- Coordinate with the conservation community, coalition partners, and diverse allies to build alliances on key campaigns.
- Provide issue area expertise and stay informed about policy developments in energy, climate, and transportation.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as elected officials, energy producers, state & federal agencies, coalition partners to achieve commonsense energy and climate solutions.
- Participate in the organization’s direct election work with candidates and campaigns (including phone banking and canvassing) helping to ensure pro-conservation majorities in the state legislature.
- Work with the communications and organizing teams to develop and execute communications and messaging strategies, including writing content for the Website and other venues, press releases, factsheets, and other materials as needed.
- Create policy solutions that are inclusive of communities disproportionately impacted by anti-conservation policies and seek out voices from those communities.
- Actively participate in achieving other organizational priorities as needed, including fundraising efforts such as Colorado Gives Day and Rebel with a Cause gala.
We’re seeking strategic thinkers and problem solvers who are results-focused, highly-driven, possess outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and are organized and meticulous. The Energy Advocate should possess:
- At least three years of experience in field organizing, lobbying, and/or policy advocacy;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Proven ability to work effectively with a diversity of people and mediate differences of opinions on complex issues;
- History of collaborating with like-minded people and organizations as well as unlikely allies with experience coordination coalitions a plus; and
- Knowledge of state and regional energy and climate change issues
Spanish/English bilingual is nice, but not a requirement. The positions require a willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Includes health/dental benefits, retirement with match, paid time off program and sabbatical program.
We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by March 3, 2017 to Energy Hiring Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.