Emily Bacha, Communications Director, August 28, 2019
The Ohio Environmental Council seeks a full-time Drinking Water Program Director to advance greater protections for Ohio’s drinking water to ensure it is safe, clean, and affordable. The Director will serve as the organization’s expert on drinking water quality, public water systems and infrastructure, water affordability and public water utility governance and budgeting. The Director will build and strengthen local, statewide and regionally networks while advocating for passage and implementation of strong policies using various strategies and tactics such as collaborative partnerships, campaign coordination, media work, and lobbying.
The ideal candidate will be a strategic and critical thinker who can grasp onto broad, ambitious goals and motivate colleagues, partners, and allies on the ground. They will be creative and seize new opportunities for growth that align with the organization’s strategic plan. They will be a persistent, reliable leader.
This position is an opportunity to advance water quality and water affordability initiatives within a fast-paced, growing organization, lead a campaign team, and expand the Ohio Environmental Council’s impact in the Buckeye State.
The Director will:
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. Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the job. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.
Have a flexible and positive attitude with an interest and ability to learn. Approach work with the spirit of “’yes,” and adapt quickly to change.
The position may be located in Columbus or Cleveland. Frequent in-state travel including occasional overnight or out-of-state travel will be required for meetings with partners, donors, reporters/editorial boards, and for conferences. Must have reliable transportation, and be available for occasional evening and weekend work.
This position has a salary range of $45,000 – $63,000, depending on experience. Generous benefit package included.
About the OEC
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 and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at www.theOEC.org.
The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
How to Apply
Send your cover letter, resume, sample campaign plan, and references to careers@theOEC.org with “Drinking Water Director” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.