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RRS is seeking applications for a full time, temporary Intern position in their Boulder, Colorado, office to assist staff consultants and engineers on a variety of projects including research, data entry, solid waste planning, collection system management and program best practices.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.

Energy Advocate

Energy Advocate (two openings)

Location: Denver
Deadline for submission: March 3rd
Work Schedule: Full-time
Exempt positions

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.

Job Responsibilities
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.

Qualifications
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 jobs@conservationco.org. No phone calls please.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator

Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest recycling and Zero Waste non-profit organizations in the country, is hiring a fulltime Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator to deliver campaigns, programs and services in the City of Longmont and other East Boulder County communities (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior, and the mountain town of Lyons). Campaign work will focus on engaging youth and adults around Zero Waste and climate change issues. This person will partner with local government staff, local environmental groups, local elected officials and volunteers to deliver programs and services as well as mobilize citizens toward advocating for change in their communities through educational and direct action campaigns. This staffer will also help to secure educational and outreach contracts with communities requesting such services.

The Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator will oversee Zero Waste programs in East County, as well as a 2-year EPA grant project in the Town of Lyons to create the first Zero Waste Green Star Community. The coordinator will supervise volunteers, interns and other outreach staff as needed.

The Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator will serve as a significant public face of Eco-Cycle, relating with volunteers, elected officials, business owners and community leaders.

Hours: Full-time, requires some evening and weekend engagements.

Office: While much of the work is out of the office, this staffer will be housed in our Boulder office.

Reports to: Director of Community Campaigns

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing both educational and political programs and campaigns for Longmont and East County communities;
  • Coordinate with local government staff and other community organizations or groups to implement programs;
  • Coordinate the Green Star Lyons EPA funded project (2-years);
  • Recruiting, training, coordinating and appreciating volunteers and activists;
  • Developing new leaders through one-on-one meetings, group meetings and trainings;
  • Mobilizing volunteers and citizen activists for action—though rallies, public meetings, house parties, petitions, letters, emails, and calls to decision makers;
  • Building necessary public and political support and organizing events for grassroots action needed to win Zero Waste and Climate Campaigns;
  • Collaborating closely with Eco-Cycle’s Campaigns team by supporting team members, providing creative ideas, and strategizing synergistic ways to strengthen both educational and political campaigns;
  • “Table”/provide informal public education at public events and public spaces;
  • Give presentations or participate in other public education opportunities as requested by community members;
  • Writing email alerts, letters to the editor, blogs, and social media posts;
  • Supervising volunteers, interns and other outreach staff as needed;
  • Answer phones for front office public education support when necessary;

Qualifications:

  • Smart, creative college graduate or post graduate with experience managing or directing grassroots campaigns or community organizing;
  • Committed and passionate about creating social change for the good of the environment and the local and global community;
  • Lives by an environmental ethic in terms of personal life choices and practices;
  • Independent and self-driven, hard worker who doesn’t need a lot of guidance or direction; able to manage self, staff and volunteers, supporting others’ work and able to solve problems creatively;
  • Track record of accomplishments in community and/or political organizing;
  • Excellent community organizing skills, volunteer management, strategizing and following through on organizing campaigns and programs;
  • Excellent leadership development skills; ready to do what it takes to turn someone into a great leader; inspirational and enthusiastic presence;
  • Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships with a wide variety of constituents including youth, adults, and community leaders;
  • Ability to speak and present in front of groups of different sizes;  Strong planning and organizational skills; including excellent time management, project management and delegation skills;
  • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programs;  Familiarity with Boulder County preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and the use of social media;

Salary: Salary is competitive and includes health and dental insurance, vacation and other benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to randy@ecocycle.org. Position is open until filled. NO phone calls please.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

Health Equity and Environmental Justice (HE/EJ) Training Coordinator

Salary
$4,028.00 – $5,000.00 Monthly
Location
Denver, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Department
Department of Public Health & Environment
Job Number
FAA05186-01/17
Closing
2/1/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

Description of Job

The Work Unit:
The purpose of the Office of Health Equity is to serve in a coordinating, educating and capacity building role for state and local public health programs and community-based organizations. The Office seeks to improve the health of all Coloradans by partnering with all sectors of government to address the socioeconomic conditions that create health. This includes providing training/technical assistance, collecting and disseminating data, and aligning resources within the department and across other state agencies.

What You’ll Be Doing:
The Health Equity and Environmental Justice (HE/EJ) Training Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration, program evaluation and technical support within the CDPHE. In this role, the HE/EJ Trainer expands upon the existing CDPHE infrastructure around HE/EJ training needs while also assessing and responding to emerging departmental training needs. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Health Equity the HE/EJ Training Coordinator coordinates technical support, communications and evaluation. This position will create both web-based and in-person HE/EJ trainings designed to meet the needs of the various CDPHE divisions and external stakeholders as appropriate.

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This entry was posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017.