Washington Environmental Council

Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington’s most critical environmental challenges since 1967. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.

Washington Environmental Council Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Position summary WEC seeks a Forests and Fish Project Manager to coordinate Conservation Caucus activities and represent the Caucus on aquatic resource issues at the Timber Fish and Wildlife Policy Committee, a key component of State’s Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program (AMP). This position offers a unique opportunity to strengthen and grow the environmental community’s participation in the AMP by building collaborative relationships with WEC’s conservation partners and other AMP stakeholders. The Project Manager will manage the science experts on contract with the Caucus, negotiate with other forest stakeholders participating in the AMP, and make either consensus or majority/minority policy recommendations to the Policy Committee and the Forest Practices Board (FPB). The FPB is the public body responsible for adopting the rules and guidance for private timber harvest activities administered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Project Manager will also monitor the State’s compliance with its federal Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) created in response to the federal listing of certain threatened and endangered fish species. The environmental community formed the Forests and Fish Conservation Caucus to participate in Washington’s Forest Practices AMP.  The AMP was created to address key scientific uncertainties about the effectiveness of WA forest practices in protecting, conserving, and recovering aquatic and riparian species’ habitat under the HCP, and to ensure the Forest Practices Board’s use of best available science in determining when and how to change forest practices rules, guidance, and related policies covering more than 9 million acres of mostly private forestland. The AMP is a multi-stakeholder program that includes representatives from several state and federal agencies; industrial and small forest landowners; county governments; the environmental community; and tribal governments. The AMP was a requirement of Washington’s federal habitat conservation plan, which gives the State protection under the Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts. Compensation and benefits This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $55,000-$60,000 depending on experience. WEC offers a generous benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401k plan with organizational match 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 with us 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Environmental Council Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Position Summary WEC seeks a Fossil Fuel Campaign Manager to work in coalition with organizations and communities across the Pacific Northwest to stop the fossil fuel industry from building new infrastructure in our region. This position includes policy analysis, coalition management, budget and fundraising, and strategy development. This is a high-profile position working in coalition with existing robust campaigns such as Stand Up To Oil and Power Past Coal and on newly emerging efforts around fracked gas. This is a full-time position, based in Seattle, WA, reporting to the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program Director. Responsibilities This position will work with the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program Director to manage WEC’s work to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure. This includes both work as a member and a leader of the Stand Up To Oil, Power Past Coal, and emerging fracked gas campaigns. Responsibilities include elevating the threat of oil spills in Puget Sound and advancing key strategies to improve safety of existing oil transport. Additionally, this position includes support for fundraising and fund management on behalf of both the organization and coalition. Lead the Stand Up To Oil campaign, which is focused on stopping the oil industry from building new infrastructure Analyze policy related to the threat of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest Prepare, coordinate and facilitate meetings, including developing agendas and notes Engage in regular and productive communications with coalition members and community members Engage with, and conduct outreach to, partners such as tribal nations, labor, communities of color organizations, and businesses Review and write grant applications as needed and support funder outreach on behalf of coalition and organization Manage funds, including budget, on behalf of coalition and organization Serve as a spokesperson with the media as needed Organize strategy sessions to advance the goals of the campaigns  Required Skills & Experience: Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection with a racial justice frame Proven leadership within a coalition Proven leadership / coordination of a campaign or complex project, including work plan development Ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds and interests Ability to travel across Washington as needed (driver’s license required) Strong writing, verbal and analytical skills to ensure consistent and precise transmission of perspectives and ideas verbally and in writing Demonstrated ability to perform confidently and comfortably in conflict situations and dynamic environments Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate between differing opinions and/or approaches Excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and good judgement Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Desired Qualifications Familiarity with legal and policy framework in Washington State for permitting development/infrastructure projects Ability to talk to the media on a fast-paced issue Experience, or willingness to learn, budgeting processes Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com