Communications Manager, Advocacy

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Environmental Defense Fund

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

Overview:
With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.

EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our
Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity .
Responsibilities :
Communications Manager, Advocacy

EDF Action is the advocacy partner of Environmental Defense Fund. With a dedicated team of lobbyists, political strategists and communications professionals, we build strong, bipartisan support for transformative environmental protections. By cultivating unlikely political support and mobilizing an army of concerned citizens, we work toward revitalizing our fragile wetlands, keeping toxic chemicals out of our homes and bodies and delivering climate change solutions big and small.

Overall Function
The Communications Manager, Advocacy is a vital member of the federal communications team, primarily supporting efforts related to EDF and EDF Action's work on federal policy and climate change.

The Communications Manager, Advocacy, which reports to the Senior Communications Director Climate, Health, and Political Affairs, will help promote EDF and EDF Actions policy goals on key environmental issues including action on climate change.

Core responsibilities include building and executing communications plans to amplify and boost EDF and EDF Action policy objectives, advance political and legislative goals, and raise the profile of EDF and its senior leaders on climate, clean energy, and other environmental issues. This position will be responsible for producing public-facing materials in a fast-paced environment and with extreme attention to detail. The Communications Manager will also play a key role in keeping track of projects across the communications team, and assuring materials are properly reviewed by relevant stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, hardworking communications professional who will effectively, and efficiently accomplish whatever is necessary to get the job done - from the mundane to more elevated professional responsibilities - while keeping a positive attitude.

Key Responsibilities
Execute communication strategy, including:
  • Developing, executing, managing and advising on traditional and digital communications strategies and tactics.
  • Writing, editing, placing and promoting outreach materials including news releases, statements, opinion editorials, blogs, fact sheets, webpages and social media under deadline pressure.
  • Garnering, tracking and amplifying earned media exposure in key media outlets and markets.
  • Coordinating multiple levels of approvals for public-facing materials in a timely manner.
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.
  • Work with consultants and vendors to run multilayered ad buys and otherwise garner attention to EDF and EDF Action activities.
  • Assisting with rapid response communications activities as needed.
  • Leading communications for Clean Air Moms Action including social media, building brand awareness and visibility during election cycles.
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop materials.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications
  • At least six years of work experience in media relations working for political, policy, activist, or non-profit organizations; political campaigns; federal, state or local governments in the legislative or executive branch; or other related entity strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of advocacy and political communications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organization skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize a varied workload, while adjusting to periodic changes to account for new opportunities.
  • Knowledge of environmental and climate issues and politics strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Location
Washington, D.C. with hybrid work schedule

Hours
Full-time (35 hours/week)

Application Materials
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter, writing sample, and resume to the application.

Environmental Defense Fund
is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

EEO Information:
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.