Ohio Environmental Council, July 21, 2021
The Ohio Environmental Council family of organizations seeks a new addition to our Field Advocacy team, a Cleveland Metro Advocacy Director. As the Cleveland Metro Advocacy Director, you will work at the local level to advocate for policies at the intersection of safe water, clean air, accessible public lands, and environmental justice in the Cleveland metro region.
The Ohio Environmental Council views climate change as a threat to the health and environment of all who call Ohio home and future generations. We work to mitigate the causes and impacts of a changing climate in our communities, including working to ensure our democratic institutions are set up to facilitate bold action to protect our environment. Included in our values is a belief in bringing diverse people together for a shared purpose, forging strategic partnerships to strengthen Ohio’s environmental movement, and honoring community leadership. And we work to understand and remedy both current and historical environmental injustice caused by oppressive practices harming Ohioans and meaningfully supporting our partners and the communities they represent.
As the Cleveland Metro Advocacy Director, you will play a critical role in securing victories for clean energy and other environmental protections by working closely with OEC staff and local community partners. As part of the statewide Field Advocacy Team, you will also be working to propel local action to regional, state-wide, and national change through collaborative campaigns.
As the Cleveland Metro Advocacy Director, your responsibilities will include:
While we value experience on energy, climate, water, and other environmental issues, expertise in those areas is not required. Candidates who have experience working on other issues such as racial justice, other social sectors, or democracy issues are encouraged to apply.
Salary for this position is $45,001-$63,000 and is within the bargaining unit represented by the OEC Workers United. Excellent benefits include employer-paid health, vision, dental, and life insurance; flexible and dependent care spending account; generous paid time off; paid parental leave; and employer-matched retirement fund.
Candidates should be based in the Cleveland metro area. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff are working remotely and will be expected to resume in-person meetings and travel when it is safe to do so. You will report to our Managing Field Director.
About the OEC Family of Organizations
The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. The OEC family of organizations work 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 nearly 50 years, we have led many of the major environmental policy wins in Ohio.
The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities—from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy.
Send your cover letter, resume, and references to careers@theOEC.org with “Cleveland Metro Advocacy Director” 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.
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. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
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