Environmental Advocates of New York

As the state’s premier environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York works independently and through coalitions to ensure that New York enacts and implements the measures needed to protect its natural resources and environmental health; and that the public is informed of, and participates in, important environmental policy debates.  

Environmental Advocates of New York
Jan 15, 2018
Full time
Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for our Clean Water Associate position. This position is integral to Environmental Advocates’ water policy work, and the right candidate will analyze, advocate, and organize on a range of issues to protect the state’s waters.   Specifically, the position will work hand-in-hand with our Water & Natural Resources Director, leading and assisting on campaigns to protect New York’s waters from fracking waste, industrial, agricultural, climate and sewage pollution, and other emerging issues including unregulated chemicals and lead contamination.   Environmental Advocates has served as the state’s government watchdog in Albany for nearly 50 years. We are a nonprofit organization that advances the cause of environmental protection and we seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and build the movement for sustainability and conservation.   Salary and Benefits Salary is commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Excellent health benefits, retirement savings including an employer contribution, and a vibrant, fast-paced work environment. General Duties The Clean Water Associate is a full-time salaried exempt position that reports to the Water & Natural Resources Director. The Associate analyzes state policy, advocates for strong standards, and organizes activists to hold state leaders accountable on environmental issues.  This includes, but is not limited to: reviewing, and advocating for, implementation and enforcement of the state’s environmental policies; crafting and lobbying for legislation before the Executive and Legislative branches; crafting and lobbying for policy positions with executive agencies, Division of Budget, and the Governor’s office; and working with colleague organizations, our members, and the general public to advance our positions.   Successful applicants will have a broad knowledge of environmental issues, experience in direct advocacy or lobbying, and have worked on issue- based campaigns. Specific Responsibilities Advocacy Lead advocacy efforts that fall within program areas (i.e., fracking waste, water pollution, land use and conservation, and invasive species issues); Serve as a spokesperson and lobbyist before the state legislature, executive agencies, general public and the media; Work with the Water & Natural Resources Director, communications, and campaign staff to develop and execute a communications strategy that includes digital communications, traditional media, and the development of other outreach materials; Work as part of a team to develop and execute strategies to achieve the organization’s policy goals; Conduct public outreach and be able to build and lead effective coalitions; and Conduct analysis of specific regulations, legislation, the state budget and other policies as needed.   Project Management Develop goals for programs and projects including intermediate objectives and timelines for achieving them; Stay up-to-date on developments that influence programs and projects; and Provide recommendations on the strategic direction of programs and projects and identify what Environmental Advocates’ priorities should be in those areas. Skills/Experience At least two years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, policy analysis, and/or government relations; Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, public administration, economics, or other applicable fields; Understanding of New York State government and the budget process; Excellent quantitative analysis skills; Ability to juggle competing priorities, manage multiple projects, and make decisions under pressure; Willingness and ability to travel as needed; Ability to work as part of a team; Excellent verbal and writing skills; Strong interest in environmental policy and politics; and A strong will to succeed against all odds.   If this sounds like the job for you, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to emoran@eany.org .  Please reference “Clean Water Associate” in the subject line.  No calls please.
Environmental Advocates of New York Albany, NY
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for our Clean Water Associate position. This position is integral to Environmental Advocates’ water policy work, and the right candidate will analyze, advocate, and organize on a range of issues to protect the state’s waters. Specifically, the position will work hand-in-hand with our Water & Natural Resources Director, leading and assisting on campaigns to protect New York’s waters from fracking waste, industrial, agricultural, climate and sewage pollution, and other emerging issues including unregulated chemicals and lead contamination. Environmental Advocates has served as the state’s government watchdog in Albany for nearly 50 years. We are a nonprofit organization that advances the cause of environmental protection and we seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and build the movement for sustainability and conservation. Salary and Benefits Salary is commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Excellent health benefits, retirement savings including an employer contribution, and a vibrant, fast-paced work environment. General Duties The Clean Water Associate is a full-time salaried exempt position that reports to the Water & Natural Resources Director. The Associate analyzes state policy, advocates for strong standards, and organizes activists to hold state leaders accountable on environmental issues. This includes, but is not limited to: reviewing, and advocating for, implementation and enforcement of the state’s environmental policies; crafting and lobbying for legislation before the Executive and Legislative branches; crafting and lobbying for policy positions with executive agencies, Division of Budget, and the Governor’s office; and working with colleague organizations, our members, and the general public to advance our positions. Successful applicants will have a broad knowledge of environmental issues, experience in direct advocacy or lobbying, and have worked on issue- based campaigns. Specific Responsibilities Advocacy • Lead advocacy efforts that fall within program areas (i.e., fracking waste, water pollution, land use and conservation, and invasive species issues); • Serve as a spokesperson and lobbyist before the state legislature, executive agencies, general public and the media; 353 Hamilton Street, Albany, New York 12210 * Tel 518.462.5526 * Fax 518.427.0381 * www.eany.org • Work with the Water & Natural Resources Director, communications, and campaign staff to develop and execute a communications strategy that includes digital communications, traditional media, and the development of other outreach materials; • Work as part of a team to develop and execute strategies to achieve the organization’s policy goals; • Conduct public outreach and be able to build and lead effective coalitions; and • Conduct analysis of specific regulations, legislation, the state budget and other policies as needed. Project Management • Develop goals for programs and projects including intermediate objectives and timelines for achieving them; • Stay up-to-date on developments that influence programs and projects; and • Provide recommendations on the strategic direction of programs and projects and identify what Environmental Advocates’ priorities should be in those areas. Skills/Experience • At least two years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, policy analysis, and/or government relations; • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, public administration, economics, or other applicable fields; • Understanding of New York State government and the budget process; • Excellent quantitative analysis skills; • Ability to juggle competing priorities, manage multiple projects, and make decisions under pressure; • Willingness and ability to travel as needed; • Ability to work as part of a team; • Excellent verbal and writing skills; • Strong interest in environmental policy and politics; and • A strong will to succeed against all odds. If this sounds like the job for you, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to emoran@eany.org. Please reference “Clean Water Associate” in the subject line. No calls please.
Environmental Advocates of New York Albany NY
Jan 12, 2018
Full time
Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for our Clean Water Associate position. This position is integral to Environmental Advocates’ water policy work, and the right candidate will analyze, advocate, and organize on a range of issues to protect the state’s waters.   Specifically, the position will work hand-in-hand with our Water & Natural Resources Director, leading and assisting on campaigns to protect New York’s waters from fracking waste, industrial, agricultural, climate and sewage pollution, and other emerging issues including unregulated chemicals and lead contamination.   Environmental Advocates has served as the state’s government watchdog in Albany for nearly 50 years. We are a nonprofit organization that advances the cause of environmental protection and we seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and build the movement for sustainability and conservation.   Salary and Benefits Salary is commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Excellent health benefits, retirement savings including an employer contribution, and a vibrant, fast-paced work environment. General Duties The Clean Water Associate is a full-time salaried exempt position that reports to the Water & Natural Resources Director. The Associate analyzes state policy, advocates for strong standards, and organizes activists to hold state leaders accountable on environmental issues.  This includes, but is not limited to: reviewing, and advocating for, implementation and enforcement of the state’s environmental policies; crafting and lobbying for legislation before the Executive and Legislative branches; crafting and lobbying for policy positions with executive agencies, Division of Budget, and the Governor’s office; and working with colleague organizations, our members, and the general public to advance our positions.   Successful applicants will have a broad knowledge of environmental issues, experience in direct advocacy or lobbying, and have worked on issue- based campaigns. Specific Responsibilities Advocacy Lead advocacy efforts that fall within program areas (i.e., fracking waste, water pollution, land use and conservation, and invasive species issues); Serve as a spokesperson and lobbyist before the state legislature, executive agencies, general public and the media; Work with the Water & Natural Resources Director, communications, and campaign staff to develop and execute a communications strategy that includes digital communications, traditional media, and the development of other outreach materials; Work as part of a team to develop and execute strategies to achieve the organization’s policy goals; Conduct public outreach and be able to build and lead effective coalitions; and Conduct analysis of specific regulations, legislation, the state budget and other policies as needed.   Project Management Develop goals for programs and projects including intermediate objectives and timelines for achieving them; Stay up-to-date on developments that influence programs and projects; and Provide recommendations on the strategic direction of programs and projects and identify what Environmental Advocates’ priorities should be in those areas. Skills/Experience At least two years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, policy analysis, and/or government relations; Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, public administration, economics, or other applicable fields; Understanding of New York State government and the budget process; Excellent quantitative analysis skills; Ability to juggle competing priorities, manage multiple projects, and make decisions under pressure; Willingness and ability to travel as needed; Ability to work as part of a team; Excellent verbal and writing skills; Strong interest in environmental policy and politics; and A strong will to succeed against all odds.   If this sounds like the job for you, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to emoran@eany.org .  Please reference “Clean Water Associate” in the subject line.  No calls please.
Environmental Advocates of New York Albany, NY, United States
Dec 20, 2017
Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING ___________________________________________________________________________________   Environmental Advocates of New York seeks experienced and senior level applicants for the position of Director of Communications and Marketing.   Founded in 1969, Environmental Advocates is the primary environmental government watchdog in Albany and a leading voice for conservation, the environment and public health in New York State. Environmental Advocates is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a staff of 12.   Description The Director of Communications and Marketing is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.  The Director of Communications and Marketing oversees the organization’s communications/outreach efforts to diverse audiences including the media, elected officials, our membership, and the general public.   The Director of Communications and Marketing has primary responsibility for telling our story, building the organization’s messaging calendar, preparing staff for interviews and speaking opportunities, developing publications and printed materials (most of which are designed in-house), and managing our online communications and social media. In addition to working with our staff, the Communications Director works closely with allied groups on a variety of campaigns. This is a senior staff position and helps guide the organization’s overall direction and budget. The position works closely with all staff to ensure the consistency and quality of Environmental Advocates’ message and brand. Currently the Director of Communications and Marketing supervises one full-time staff person, but that is expected to grow.   Responsibilities   Communications Planning & Execution Design and implement a long-term strategic communications and marketing plans to ensure organizational visibility and recognition; Work with front-line advocacy team and Director of Campaigns to create and execute issue-specific communications that support the organization’s environmental policy goals; Work with development staff to determine how to market Environmental Advocates to prospective members, donors, and other potential financial supporters;   Media Relations Manage relationships with reporters, editorial writers, and other members of the media; Ensure that all staff are effective spokespeople; and Plan and execute reactive and proactive media outreach strategies in order to secure high profile media coverage. Digital Communications Oversee eany.org as well as various campaign-specific sites; Lead our digital media engagement; Work with Director of Campaigns to engage our followers and activists; Skills/Experience At least seven years of experience in strategic communication, public relations, or journalism strategic communications; Bachelor’s degree require, a master degree is preferred; Exceptional writing and editing skills with an attention to detail and commitment to accuracy; Ability to communicate and design communications for a variety of audiences and across a variety of on- and off-line communications platforms; A 24/7 mentality and willingness to work nontraditional hours when needed; and A strong desire to build public support and power for protecting New York’s environment. How to Apply Please email your resume or CV, cover letter, list of references, and a writing sample to: piwanowicz@eany.org . Only email submissions will be accepted.  Please do not mail application materials. No phone calls please.