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2 Oct 2022

Full-Time Advocacy Coordinator

Save The Bay – Posted by Maureen Fogarty Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Job Description

Advocacy Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for engaging a wide range of stakeholders in the organization’s legislative policy and outreach initiatives aimed at achieving its mission.

RESPONSIBILITITES:

  • Develop and implement strategies to organize supporters and partners to work toward Save The Bay’s strategic objectives, including defending the Bay from pollution and other threats, climate adaptation, Bay-friendly environmental policies, and strengthening the organization’s relationships with diverse communities;
  • Represent Save The Bay on policy matters in the State House and before city and town councils;
  • Develop campaign plans, and turn goals and strategies into tactics, timelines and metrics;
  • Track programs’ progress to goals, produce reports and highlights and adjust plans as necessary;
  • Mobilize the Bay community to participate in the public process of environmental decision-making;
  • Strengthen Save The Bay’s grassroots capacity by educating and engaging Bay community members about environmental issues, and connecting them directly to decision-makers at the local, state and federal level;
  • Represent Save The Bay in coalitions, task forces and other forums;
  • Communicate Save The Bay positions on major issues to a broad range of constituencies;
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Manager and Communications Director to ensure Save The Bay’s message reaches the Bay community and public officials in an efficient, strategic and effective way;
  • Collaborate with Save The Bay’s Education Department to development and implement programs that inspire youth to engage in environmental advocacy;
  • Develop and execute outreach and voter mobilization plans;
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key community-based organizations working in diverse communities around Narragansett Bay;
  • Other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Previous experience as an advocacy organizer or campaign field organizer.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese language is desirable.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills.
  • Energetic, positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Strong speaking, listening and writing skills.
  • Ability to work well and thrive in high-pressure situations, such as legislative hearings.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage many complex projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to use information technology to organize and mobilize people, activities and events.
  • Flexibility to work on some nights and weekends.

SALARY & BENEFITS: The Advocacy Coordinator is a full-time, salaried position with flexible hours, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package.

 

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to mfogarty@savebay.org or to Maureen Fogarty, Director of Operations, Save The Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905.  EOE.  Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time.

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