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The National Wildlife Foundation is currently seeking a Climate and Energy Coordinator to educate and mobilize the public and policy makers to transition Maryland to a clean energy economy in order to combat the threats of climate change to human health, the environment, wildlife, and our economy. This position will be responsible for coordinating campaign activities on multiple levels with numerous individuals in various organizations and locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the activities and accomplishments of the Coalition with the goal of enhancing collaboration among members and raising awareness of activities throughout the state.
  • Coordinate activities within the Coalition including setting agendas, organizing logistics, managing listservs, and ensuring cross-organization collaboration.
  • Convene and facilitate Coalition calls and meetings.
  • Work with the Steering Committee to develop and implement policy priorities, campaign plan(s), and tactics.
  • Support the work of the Coalition to educate, engage and organize key constituencies around priority energy and climate issues and positions.
  • Assist with the planning of and participate in Coalition events.
  • Ensure the Coalition navigates an efficient, productive strategic planning process that outlines near-term and long-term planning.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and develop/monitor reporting and accountability systems as needed within the coalition.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting, budget management/maintaining financial records, and execution of contracts.
  • Manage the Coalition’s web outreach including monitoring and producing content to keep the Coalition’s website(s) up to date, writing blogs, and promoting our work via Facebook, Twitter and other social media systems.
  • Collaborate with communications staff to ensure consistent Coalition messaging and to package campaign stories/ information into effective media and outreach materials as needed.
  • Compile and provide a ‘library’ of information/ materials/ links readily accessible to the Coalition.
  • Support the policy and grassroots subcommittees of the Coalition by conducting research/analysis, writing, and policy document review on energy and climate policy topics as needed.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental resources or other related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience.
  • Experience in organizing a network or coalition around a specific campaign.
  • Experienced in facilitation of various job duties.
  • Experience with clean energy and/or climate policy a plus.
  • Work history that reflects advancement in responsibility as well as experience in developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media outreach, and environmental advocacy desirable.
  • Familiarity with Maryland and knowledge of regional demographics and politics desirable.

SKILLS:

  • Excellent written and verbal as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining focus on the “big picture.”
  • Extremely well organized with great attention to detail.
  • Must be a self starter with a high degree of initiative.
  • Must be adept and comfortable with managing diverse group dynamics.
  • Ability to coordinate various levels of staff activities to meet program goals.
  • Proficiency in social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and skilled in html code preferred.
  • National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF offers an excellent benefits package. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to: http://www.nwf.org/About/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx

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The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a 28 year old resident-led, non-profit planning and organizing group in the Roxbury/North Dorchester area of Boston. Its mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create, and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. In order to realize the neighborhood’s vision of a vibrant urban village, DSNI focuses on 3 strategic areas: sustainable and economic development, youth opportunities and development, and community empowerment.

Position Overview:
The Community Organizer will work with DSNI’s Sustainable and Economic Development team to implement organizational initiatives around affordable housing, community planning, and economic development.

Responsibilities:
Conduct community outreach and develop resident and merchant involvement in issues affecting the quality of life in the neighborhood
Participate in regular meetings of neighborhood and resident associations in the Dudley area
Monitor zoning, licensing and other regulatory processes and inform and engage residents in these efforts
Work with other committees and staff as part of DSNI’s overall organizing efforts to build our urban village including the Open House, Annual Meeting, Multi-Cultural Festival, Walk for Dudley and community cleanups
Conduct outreach to DNI Community Land Trust residents
Engage and support residents to play an active role in neighborhood revitalization planning processes
Connect neighborhood families to job and educational opportunities
Support campaigns to promote affordable housing and economic opportunities
Support other organizational work/activities and connect community members to these areas
Opportunities for professional growth by attending workshops, conferences and trainings.

 Qualifications:
Commitment to DSNI’s mission and organizing principles
Community organizing experience preferred
Familiarity with Dudley neighborhood and DSNI’s work
Bilingual English/Spanish or Cape Verdean Creole strongly preferred
Good written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills a plus
Experience working in a multicultural community
Ability to take initiative while working as part of a team
Willingness to work flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
College degree preferred

To Apply:
To apply please submit cover letter and resume with “Community Organizer” in subject line.

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