Job Opening: Advocacy Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for engaging a wide range of stakeholders in the organization’s legislative policy and outreach initiatives aimed at achieving its mission.

REPORTS TO:

Director of Advocacy

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and implement strategies to organize supporters and partners to work toward Save The Bay’s strategic objectives, including defending the Bay from pollution and other threats, climate adaptation, Bay-friendly environmental policies, and strengthening the organization’s relationships with diverse communities;
  • Represent Save The Bay on policy matters in the State House and before city and town councils;
  • Develop campaign plans, and turn goals and strategies into tactics, timelines and metrics;
  • Track programs’ progress to goals, produce reports and highlights and adjust plans as necessary;
  • Mobilize the Bay community to participate in the public process of environmental decision-making;
  • Strengthen Save The Bay’s grassroots capacity by educating and engaging Bay community members about environmental issues, and connecting them directly to decision-makers at the local, state and federal level;
  • Represent Save The Bay in coalitions, task forces and other forums;
  • Communicate Save The Bay positions on major issues to a broad range of constituencies;
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Manager and Communications Director to ensure Save The Bay’s message reaches the Bay community and public officials in an efficient, strategic and effective way;
  • Collaborate with Save The Bay’s Education Department to develop and implement programs that inspire youth to engage in environmental advocacy;
  • Develop and execute outreach and voter mobilization plans;
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key community-based organizations working in diverse communities around Narragansett Bay;
  • Other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous experience as an advocacy organizer or campaign field organizer.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese language is desirable.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills.
  • Energetic, positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Strong speaking, listening and writing skills.
  • Ability to work well and thrive in high-pressure situations, such as legislative hearings.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage many complex projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to use information technology to organize and mobilize people, activities and events.
  • Flexibility to work on some nights and weekends.
SALARY & BENEFITS:

The Advocacy Coordinator is a full-time, salaried position with flexible hours, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package.

TO APPLY:

Send your resume and cover letter to mfogarty@savebay.org or to Maureen Fogarty, Director of Operations, Save The Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905. Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022.

Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer.

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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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