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15 Nov 2018

Part-Time Business Organizer for the Environment

E2 – Environmental Entrepreneurs – Posted by bob Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Job Description

CONTRACT ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE: North Carolina/Virginia business outreach consultant

STATUS: One-year consulting position, starting ASAP, with possibility for extension

REPORTS TO: E2 executive director, staff

HOURS: Part-time (20 hours/week, negotiable)

LOCATION: North Carolina. Charlotte or Raleigh preferred; must be able to travel throughout North Carolina and on occasion to Virginia.

Organization Description

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, non-partisan organization of business owners, investors and others who advocate for smart policies that are good for both the environment and the economy. An affiliate of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), E2 works at both the state and national levels. More information can be found at www.e2.org.

Contract Work Description

We seek a dynamic and motivated individual to identify and organize non-partisan business voices throughout North Carolina and parts of Virginia in support of local, state and federal clean energy and climate policies. This person will work with existing E2 members in NC and VA but also identify and help amplify the voices of other business leaders who care about both the environment and the economy.

The ideal candidate has experience in business organizing, communications or policy, and has established business connections and contacts, preferably in the clean energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, tourism and/or clean water industries.

Job duties include identifying, organizing and amplifying good business messengers on the economic benefits of smart clean energy, clean water climate policies. This includes building relationships with business leaders and lawmakers, developing communication pieces (e.g., opinion pieces, press releases, amplifying E2 materials with media), and coordinating with other in-state partners.

Responsibilities

Outreach and Coordination (70%):

  • Business organizing: Conduct outreach to business leaders throughout North Carolina and parts of Virginia.
  • Engage E2 members, supporters and other business leaders in relevant regulatory and legislative processes
  • Convene meetings and events to build issue awareness and engagement
  • Coordinate with E2 staff, relevant NRDC policy experts and partner groups to advance our policy objectives

Communications  (15%)

  • Identify and execute media opportunities
  • Translate policy issues into media pieces, blogs, newsletters and action alerts
  • Write comment letters
  • Craft press and media materials

Other (15%):

  • Maintain member records and information in customized database application

Professional Qualifications 

  • Experience in organizing and advocacy work
  • Experience working with business executives and lawmakers
  • Experience or strong interest in clean energy, climate and environmental policy
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Experience working autonomously and remotely
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with clean energy and environmental policy issues
  • Experience with database maintenance, Word and Excel

Resume and letter of interest should be sent to E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe at bkeefe@e2.org

Position will be filled ASAP, with expected start date in January 2019. While this is a one-year consulting position, we expect to extend the duration of this contract if the consultant produces strong advocacy and membership development results.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to bkeefe@e2.org  

Job Categories: Clean Energy. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 33 days.

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