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Climate Campaigns Contractor

Ohio Environmental Council, February 17, 2022

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a full-time contractor to coordinate deliverables for multiple campaigns related to action on climate change across Ohio. The contractor will direct Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action (OCCA) to assemble and activate medical clinicians who are committed to advocating on behalf of their patients for climate action. The Climate Campaigns Contractor will serve as the organization’s liaison between OEC staff and clinician advocates in Ohio. The contractor will also coordinate deliverables for the Ohio Methane Campaign, which focuses on reducing methane pollution from oil and gas operations in Ohio. The contractor will ensure campaign metrics are met including earned media placement, lawmaker education, along with events and engagement of citizens. The contractor will build relationships with partner organizations and affected residents from eastern Ohio and work across teams at the OEC. This is a temporary contract position, with the opportunity to renew dependent on funding. The contractor may be based anywhere in Ohio as the OEC is working remotely, but will be expected to travel to Columbus on occasion if and when the OEC staff returns to the office.


Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the OEC Interim Managing Director of Energy Policy, the Contractor will:

  • Recruit and build relationships with volunteers, climate activists, clinicians and medical students, partner organizations throughout Ohio and in the region 
  • Create and disseminate issue toolkits (which include policy updates and action and engagement opportunities)
  • Train clinicians and volunteers on communication and advocacy tools and skills, persuasive writing, lawmaker education, and peer-to-peer recruitment
  • Event (virtual and in person) planning and execution
  • Build a basic understanding of the problem with policy and issue areas that are the focus of various climate action campaigns such as: carbon pollution from the electric and transportation sectors; state legislative policies related to energy efficiency to renewable energy; methane pollution attributable to oil and gas operations in Ohio; federal methane standards on oil and gas operations (US Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Land Management);
  • Provide content and talking points for traditional and social media communications and identify opportunities for op-ed placement, statements, LTEs, press conferences
  • Assist in the planning and execution of advocacy events such as webinars, lobby days, trainings, issue briefings, etc.
  • Encourage and support the preparation of testimony on agency rules and legislation at local, state, and federal levels

Performance Expectations

Ensure all communications are accurate, compelling, and advance our strategic plan. Effectively develop and work towards multiple aggressive goals. Translate broad goals into achievable steps. Plan and meet deadlines for multiple projects. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.

Qualifications

  • Strong project management experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team and exercise good judgment while problem-solving.
  • Understanding of the impact of climate change and air pollution on public health.
  • Ability to translate complicated policy topics into clear, simple communications
  • Organizing or advocacy experience including knowledge of lawmaker education and media strategies. 
  • Well-honed professional and interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders including partner organizations, policymakers, healthcare professionals and residents from across the state, with a focus on eastern Ohio.

Compensation

This is a full-time contract paying $30-$40/hour range, depending upon experience, for up to 40 hours/week. Term spans from date of hire through June 30, 2022 with the opportunity to extend depending on expected funding renewal. 

About the OEC

The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. The OEC works for pragmatic solutions to keep Ohio clean and beautiful, and our communities safe. We fight for clean air and water, clean energy, and protected public lands. We hold polluters accountable in court while working with communities and companies that want to invest in a clean, more sustainable direction. For over 50 years, we have led many of the major environmental policy wins in Ohio. Visit the OEC’s website to learn more about our vision, values, and work.

The Ohio Environmental Council is committed to working toward a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive environmental movement and seeks to hire staff and contractors that reflect the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. The OEC is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Send your cover letter, resume, and references to careers@theOEC.org with “Climate Campaigns  Contractor” in the subject line. Please let us know in your cover letter where you heard about the job. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

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