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 Outreach Coordinator - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Union of Concerned Scientists 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Communications
Public Relations
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: DC703A19A0 / Latpro-3649787 
Date posted: Nov-15-2018
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027


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Outreach Coordinator

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States

  • Clean Vehicles


    Outreach Coordinator

    One-Year Temporary Position

    Clean Vehicles Program

    Union of Concerned Scientists

    Washington, DC

    The Position

    Transportation is now the largest source of carbon pollution in the US. But right now, strong federal policies that are making cars and trucks cleaner are under attack.

    Join a dynamic, fast-paced, and interdisciplinary team at the Union of Concerned Scientists. The Clean Vehicles Program is working on a nation-wide campaign to cut oil use, reduce climate emissions, protect public health, save consumers money, and create jobs. The Outreach Coordinator will develop and implement campaign organizing activities, engage activists and experts in online and offline actions and build relationships with strategic partners in ways that complement the work of analytic and policy staff. Work to defend strong federal clean car and truck standards from anti-science regulatory attacks, bolster key Congressional targets to protect against legislative attacks and hold the line with oversight, and push back on corporate interests spreading misinformation.


    Plan and implement campaign outreach activities that move us closer to our strategic goals and meet our objectives.

    Recruit and mobilize experts and activists to take online and offline action in support of campaigns. Seek to expand and diversify expert network.

    Working with the Communications team, help to implement online tactics including action alert emails, social media visibility, web content, and webinars.

    Build strategic relationships with new and diverse partners, including public health, labor, industry, environmental justice communities, and racial or social justice organizations. Coordinate with existing partners to further campaign objectives.

    Represent UCS at major events and conferences to promote UCS and the Clean Vehicles Program. Turn complicated technical and policy expertise into a compelling narrative for the public and supporters.

    Provide timely and accurate production assistance for selected publications. Help promote major UCS analytic and communications products.

    Maintain strong content knowledge and stay up-to-date on rapidly changing issues. Conduct research on decision makers, industries, and other potential stakeholders to identify key points of leverage.

    Track, evaluate, and report back on campaign activities to evaluate effectiveness and demonstrate UCS's role in winning campaigns for our funders, donors, and supporters.


    Qualifications and experience

    Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 yearsof relevant and comparable experience in campaign organizing and policy advocacy.

    Demonstrated success with working with volunteers, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and/or online and offline mobilization tools.

    Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is expected. Ability to interact professionally with individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and responsibilities. Excellent persuasive writing and oral communication skills for a general audience with attention to accuracy. Ability to represent UCS' work to both general public and expert audiences.

    Requires strong web research and computer skills using Microsoft Office. Significant self-motivation, strong personal time management, project management, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills are essential. The ability to work both independently and in teams in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects and deadlines is required.

    Familiarity with federal regulatory and legislative political process is a plus.

    Knowledge of transportation and climate issues is a plus, or enthusiasm for in-depth content learning.

    Knowledge of online email management and database software a plus.

    Bi-lingual or conversationally fluent in Spanish a plus.

    UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we're dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We're also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

    At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.


    Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Washington, DC office that will require travel. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at A listing of all open jobs is available at

    To Apply: Please upload a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample intended for a public audience. Please include salary requirements and how you learned about the position in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word of PDF format only. No phone calls please.

    Deadline: January 6th, 2019 or until filled.

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