Anna Siriano, December 20, 2017
Job Title: Puget Sound Policy Manager
Position summary: The Puget Sound Policy Manager is part of Washington Environmental Council’s Puget Sound Program and is responsible for implementing the state, federal, and local policy agenda to protect and recover Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The vibrant and enthusiastic Puget Sound Program team works toward clean water and healthy habitat that support iconic species like salmon and orcas and the communities that rely on Puget Sound economically and culturally. Our work builds grassroots and legislative support for a healthy Puget Sound, connects communities across the Sound on recovery efforts, advocates for better policy and enforcement, and demands increased financial investments where needed. The Puget Sound Policy Manager will develop, refine, and implement creative solutions to advance Puget Sound recovery, from incentive-based approaches to regulatory processes that protect clean water and healthy habitat. The full-time position is based in Seattle, WA, and reports to the Puget Sound Program Director.
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that drives positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For 50 years, we have been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment. From bedrock laws like the State Environmental Policy Act, to free electronic waste recycling, to finding solutions that reduce our climate emissions and build our clean energy economy, WEC ensures a healthy future for our state so it remains a great place to live and work. WEC works closely with our partner organization Washington Conservation Voters, the statewide political voice for the environment. By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political savvy of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington state. Combined, we have a staff of 30 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and the opportunity for you to make a difference.
The Puget Sound Policy Manager refines and implements our state, local, and federal policy agenda to protect and restore Puget Sound. The Policy Manager builds and maintains strategic relationships with policymakers and leaders, including tribes; federal, state, and local governments; elected officials; businesses; other nonprofit organizations; and funders. The position will seek creative and strategic opportunities to build momentum into and beyond the 2020 timeline for Puget Sound recovery.
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Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $52,000 to $58,000 depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, an unlimited ORCA transit pass, and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to https://wecprotects.org/jobs/puget-sound-policy-manager/. The writing sample, no more than 500 words, should describe a complex element of Puget Sound recovery to a general-knowledge audience. No phone calls or mailed applications please. Position open until filled, with the first review of applicants on January 5, 2018.
Washington Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WEC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.