Job Posting: Environmental and Climate Justice Communication Coordinator
Environmental and Climate Justice Communication Coordinator
Vacancy Announcement – May 7, 2012
Position Location: Washington, DC
Duration 12 weeks
FLSA Status: Exempt
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
We are seeking a dynamic person for a short term position (3 months) to support the objectives for one of the Association’s major policy advocacy, reform and public education programs: Environmental and Climate Justice, examining the impact of climate change on African Americans and other communities of color and working with communities to organize to advance social justice.
Summary of Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Communications and New Media, and in consultation with the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program (ECJP), the ECJ Communications Coordinator will perform the following duties:
Support NAACP Capacity Building in Communications/Media on Environmental and Climate Justice
- Work with NAACP leaders in target states to develop local press opportunities;
- Work with ECJP to train NAACP leaders in target states to become media spokespeople on Environmental and Climate Justice;
- Provide logistical support of local and national media events;
- Develop press lists and keep track of NAACP environmental and climate justice clips;
- Prepare talking points and briefing materials;
- Outreach and relationship development with media;
- Research and development of fact sheets;
Work with NAACP State Conferences, branches, and ECJ State Coordinators in Virginia and Ohio to generate multiple forms of earned media on the Carbon Pollution Standard, including:
- Radio Interviews
- Local newspaper articles
- Viral videos by the NAACP Youth and College Division
Support NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Documentation and Promotion:
- Update NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Webpage
- Streamline all photo and video content generated by the ECJ
- Develop mechanisms/system for uploading ECJ activities to NAACP Website, Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and ECJP Blog
- Work with the NAACP Youth and College Division to develop mechanism for capturing and sharing 10,000 Steps Initiative Activities
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Communications and New Media or the Environmental and Climate Justice Director
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications and competencies:
A passion for advocating for the creation of progressive policies and programs as well as for the elimination of social policies and practices that lead to racial and ethnic disparities.
Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in communications (campaign experience helpful);
Experience with and interest in environmental issues is preferred, but not essential
Experience with digital communication (blogs, online communities) and use of social networking tools – Twitter, Facebook, etc. – to promote organizational objectives, a plus;
Significant media relations experience with proven results and experience working with reporters;
- Exceptional writing skills;
- Excellent people skills and experience training others;
- A results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile;
- Experience developing and editing high-quality written materials, including fact sheets, talking points, statements, etc.;
- A detailed and organized work style;
- The ability to develop and organize databases;
- Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant programs
- Track record of success managing multiple programs and events.
- Ability to travel upon request extensively throughout the state and elsewhere.
Please note that this position does not include benefits, except for those required by applicable federal, state, and local laws.
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735
Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.