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Communications Coordinator, California Green New Deal Coalition, Full Time, Temporary (12-18 months)


Coalition Background

The California Green New Deal Coalition is a coalition of over 25 organizations that represent communities of color, urban and rural neighborhoods, workers, immigrants, environmentalists, and people across California standing up for racial justice, good jobs, and a regenerative environment that works for all of us. 

Our purpose is to build collaborative political power for a CA Green New Deal that reflects the needs, visions, and voices of frontline communities. We identify and prioritize community-based solutions that address the climate crisis, build community power, and advocate for those solutions using our superpower—telling powerful stories about our intersecting issues. The California Green New Deal Coalition acts in solidarity with frontline communities all over the world.

We are fighting for a Green New Deal for California that supports the communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and invests in a future where we all can thrive. In 2021-2022, we will expand our coalition and support the passage of key pieces of legislation through community power building, digital organizing, earned media and legislative advocacy bolstered by stories that change hearts and minds.

Position Summary and Job Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the steering committee and lead the communications working group to develop and implement a statewide communications strategy geared toward building support for the California Green New Deal legislative package among social and climate justice activists, advocates, and people living in frontline communities. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Writing and pitching op-eds, blogs, and media stories.
  • Developing digital toolkits and online actions as well as coordinating distribution to reach target audiences.
  • Working with artists and cultural workers to produce stories and artwork.
  • Creating communications infrastructure and content to support the Organizing Working Group in building geographically-based groups of activists and supporters who will take action online and in-person in support of a Green New Deal.
  • Assist with the development and execution of public relations strategies to support public awareness, market saturation, and long-term coalition goals.
  • Provide periodic  presentations and updates  to coalition members and steering cmte concerning the progress of earned media campaigns and the status of building a long-term multi-year communications strategy.
  • Pitch stories to reporters and work alongside member organizations’ communication teams to build relationships with media outlets and editorial boards around the state.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with all coalition members and legislative offices.
  • Use social media and earned media tactics to bolster state and national campaign messages.

This position is a full-time temporary position 40 hours / week for 12-18 months with full benefits. Start date will be between June 1 and June 15, 2021. The position will be housed at Asian Pacific Environmental Network and supervised by APEN’s Communications Director.  Applicants must live in California.  

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience implementing communications strategy for regional or statewide campaigns.  
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, problem-solver.
  • Skills and knowledge base to take advantage of opportunities and pivot quickly as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring people together across sectors and organizations to advance shared goals.
  • Working knowledge of earned media best practices, media databases, CRMs, websites, and basic graphic design.
  • Commitment to movement building and grassroots organizing.

Desired: 

  • Cross-sector and intersectional organizing experience.
  • Experience working with designers, videographers, and/or other artists to create emotionally compelling content
  • Familiarity with digital organizing best practices across platforms including social, email, web, and/or SMS
  • Competency advancing earned media strategies to shift narratives
  • Familiarity with California political and legislative dynamics

Salary and Benefits

The salary scale for this position is $67,000 - $75,000 / year DOE.  APEN offers a generous benefits package that includes: health, dental and vision (domestic partner coverage available); vacation and sick time. APEN is a family-friendly employer.

Accessibility and Working Conditions

This position will require applicants to work on a computer daily for long periods of time, and collaborate with colleagues and coalition partners through Zoom, email, and other digital platforms.  APEN will provide a computer and other equipment needed to fulfill basic job responsibilities. 

This position will be remote until local and state health officials deem it safe for people to return to offices and gather in-person.  This position will follow APEN’s COVID safety policies and protocols regarding in-person work.

This position may occasionally require work during irregular hours including on nights or weekends, and will require occasional travel within California.  

This position will not require applicants to carry or move heavy equipment, regularly ascend or descend a ladder, or stand or sit for long periods of time.  This position will not require working in hazardous or unusual conditions such as outdoors in inclement weather.  

Please submit a writing sample, resume, and cover letter to info@apen4ej.org [1] by May 6, 2021.  

APEN is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming persons are encouraged to apply.


  1. mailto:info@apen4ej.org

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