Position: Policy & Civic Engagement Coordinator
Location: Boulder, CO
Reporting to: Policy & Advocacy Director.
Timeline: 40 Hours/Week, benefitted, Temporary Employee from January-December 2020
FLSA Status: non-exempt
Based in Boulder, CO, Protect Our Winters (POW) is a nonprofit that engages and mobilizes the outdoor sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, political advocacy, and community-based activism.
Founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW works against climate change by turning passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. We are a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders working to affect systemic political solutions to climate change. We work hard, but we enjoy taking our meetings to the chairlift or backcountry.
We are looking for an individual to work closely with our Policy & Advocacy Team at the POW Headquarters in Boulder for the duration of 2020, from January through the end of December. The position will be responsible for assisting across multiple programs and strategies, with a strong focus on civic engagement and voter education within the outdoor community in the 2020 elections. In addition, this position will work on both federal and state-level climate policy, largely focusing on policy analysis and advocacy writing. Lastly, this individual is expected to perform administrative tasks to support the Policy & Advocacy Team. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, able to juggle multiple tasks, manage their own workload, and take initiative and personal responsibility for all assignments.
Description of Responsibilities:
● Civic Engagement and Coalition Building
o Conduct landscape analysis and develop and maintain relationships in key geographies
o Participate in non-profit coalitions working on get out the vote efforts
o Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with strategic non-profit partners
o Develop materials to educate POW audiences on civic engagement
o Assist with the management of contractors and/or interns for advocacy tools
● Policy & Advocacy
o Analyze climate legislation and recommend POW’s course of action
o Draft fact sheets and talking points for the POW community on specific legislation
o Draft and execute advocacy campaigns for dissemination via POW’s advocacy platform
and traditional communications channels (website, email, and text)
o Draft sign on letters, testimony, and letters of support for specific legislation
o Plan and manage all logistics for multiple events, focusing on POW’s annual lobby days in DC, as well as congressional in-district business roundtables and policy panels
o Assist with policy communications for grasstops influencers
o Track policy actions, lawmaker meetings, and legislation in POW’s databases
o Support Policy & Advocacy team with administrative tasks including but not limited to: invoice processing, travel logistics, presentation development, and materials
Ideal Candidates Will Possess:
● Work experience in public policy or environmental policy, 1-3 years preferred
● Experience within the climate change arena preferred
● Acute understanding of the current political landscape
● Exceptionally strong academic record
● Highly developed analytical skills
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Comfortable working in a fast-paced, mission-driven non-profit organization
● Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal direction
● Keen understanding of the outdoor sports community preferred
● Willingness and ability to travel domestically
Details of Position:
This temporary employee position will be 40 hours per week for twelve months, benefitted, reporting to the Policy & Advocacy Director. The position is located in Boulder, CO.
Please send your resume and cover letter including your policy experience and why you are compelled to work on 2020 elections within the outdoor community to email@example.com with ‘Policy & Civic Engagement Coordinator Application’ in the subject line by Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Physical demands and work environment:
Must operate within the context of established objectives. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.