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14 Feb 2022

Full-Time North Coast Advocate

One Hundred Miles – Posted by One Hundred Miles Savannah, Georgia, United States

Job Description

One Hundred Miles is dedicated to preserving and protecting Georgia’s 100-mile coast through advocacy, education, and citizen engagement. We effectively make progress toward our mission because we are inclusive of all friends and residents of Georgia’s coast, emphasize collaboration with conventional and unconventional conservation allies, and celebrate our coast and the stories of the people working to protect it every chance we get. One Hundred Miles is a trusted resource and leader in the community-protecting Georgia’s coast forever.

The North Coast Advocate (NCA) is primarily responsible for managing the organization’s programmatic agenda along Georgia’s north coast (Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan Counties) and to think strategically about OHM north coast issues.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Establish a process for thinking about each advocacy issue that includes organizing the grassroots, messaging, attending community meetings, and other necessary steps for managing issues/campaigns.
  • Lead organizational efforts to promote a positive vision for the North Coast’s future, build a constituency of advocates and respond to projects/plans that will negatively impact the region.
  • Establish the organization’s presence and impact in Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan counties (referred to as the North Coast).
  • Engage with citizens in discussions about the importance of planning for and adapting to expected changes from coastal hazards (like sea-level rise), growth, and development.
  • As needed, assist the CEO/President and Vice President of Coastal Conservation with lobbying efforts and federal campaigns.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience advocating for environmental conservation
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and/or campaign building, strategy, policymaking, and community organizing experience
  • Experience lobbying and/or working with elected officials
  • Ability to work constructively and creatively in a team atmosphere – both inside and outside of the organization
  • Ability to think through issues and create the appropriate strategy to move an issue(s) forward
  • Competency working independently to carry out programs, implement campaigns, and guide others
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills

This is a full-time position that will be based in Savannah, GA. Interested candidates must have a love for environmental advocacy, a passion for community planning and environmental conservation of the Georgia coast, as well as a deep appreciation for its communities and cultures. The CA may be required to travel to communities on the Georgia coast as needed. OHM offers a competitive salary based on experience and a comprehensive benefits package

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should email a resume along with a cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position to hr100miles@gmail.com.
  • Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. Please no telephone inquiries. Because of the volume of applicants, only those who best match the position needs will be contacted. One Hundred Miles is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: climate change, conservation, environmental advocacy, Grassroots and Community Organizing, and planning.

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