Senior Outreach Coordinator
Climate and Energy Program

Cambridge, MA

Senior Outreach Coordinator
Climate and Energy Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA Office

The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

As Senior Outreach Coordinator, you will advance the goals of UCS’s Power Ahead Campaign. The Power Ahead Campaign seeks to harness the power of the clean energy transition taking place across the country and to ensure a modern electricity grid that delivers greater amounts of renewable energy reliably and securely. Using the strength of UCS’s energy economics and analytic expertise and Science Network and supporter base, you will help move states and regions to reduce emissions, expand renewable energy and clean energy storage capacity, and hasten the transition away from fossil energy.

You will lead strategic Campaign outreach efforts including:

  • Create and implement outreach plans and projects to advance state, regional, and federal legislative and regulatory energy campaign initiatives.
  • Oversee both online and offline engagement of UCS supporters and experts to advance the campaign
  • Identify key arenas for UCS campaign visibility with targeted constituencies.
  • Manage, initiate, and/or coordinate high-level convenings, conferences, and symposia.
  • Identify emerging campaign opportunities for campaign team. Prioritize best opportunities and facilitate UCS’s strategic and timely response, including engaging supporters and experts.
  • Maintain and update working knowledge of clean energy and grid modernization technology and policy, as well as effective strategies for influencing campaign targets, including electricity regulators.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and/or outreach consultants.

Qualifications and experience
Five to seven years of comparable and relevant experience in organizing and advocacy is required. Position requires extensive knowledge of and experience in effective clean energy or climate related advocacy, including broad and deep knowledge of clean energy issues. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields and a demonstrated ability to conceive, plan and implement effective outreach campaigns. Strong and demonstrated staff management skills are required, including experience supervising organizers and leading matrixed teams. Strong project management experience and written and communication skills are essential.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Extensive travel (10 or more overnights per year) is required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $59,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, 1-2 short (e.g. 1-2 pages) advocacy oriented writing samples, and how you learned about the position to jobs@ucsusa.org with “Senior Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Deadline: July 9, 2017 or until filled.

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