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Communications Associate

Ohio Environmental Council, August 23, 2022

General Description

The Ohio Environmental Council seeks to hire a full-time Communications Associate to support the growth of organizational membership and influence. The Associate is responsible for distribution of print and digital content through targeted outreach and tactics and daily data entry and list building. The Associate supports the Communication Team in building emails as well as petitions and targeted actions (action alerts), updating the website, and tracking news/media clips. The Associate supports the Advancement Team in implementing online fundraising efforts and events. 

This position reports to the Vice President of Public Affairs and is based in OEC’s Columbus office. 

Job Responsibilities & Performance Expectations

Reporting to the Vice President of Public Affairs, the Associate’s primary roles will be database and systems management (50%), content distribution and management (40%), and analysis (10%) to guide activities. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage data entry, clean up, and accuracy across constituent engagement platforms, including Salsa (Engage and CRM) and Mailchimp
  • Manage development, testing, and distribution of emails, donation forms, event registrations, and action alerts as well as integration of these elements with website pages 
  • Manage website updates for OEC family of organizations and affiliate projects in coordination with Communications Team and outside support (as needed)
  • Manage print vendors
  • Track and share relevant Ohio environmental media clips; assist in management of media database 
  • Provides content editing and proofreading support
  • Track key performance indicators of digital tactics and regularly report results to relevant staff; utilize results and additional research to inform decision-making
  • Research and test best digital platforms to maximize membership engagement
  • Conduct work through the lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensuring all Ohioans have equal access to the environmental movement


Required Skills:

  • Past experience with and/or a desire to learn digital communication design and basic website updates
  • Past experience with and/or a desire to learn database management, including entry, upkeep, and querying
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills 
  • Passion for digital communications technology and engagement tactics as well as testing; demonstrated ability to learn with new platforms and technologies
  • Any experience with WordPress, Squarespace, and basic HTML/CSS or other markup or web scripting languages is a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while meeting deadlines and juggling multiple priorities in a results-oriented environment

Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment and actively contributes to integrating racial justice and equity into our work and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.


This position is full-time, exempt, pays between $40,000 – $45,000 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.

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 opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply 

Send a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position, your resume, and references to with “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.