The Communications Director is a shared position between Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and Washington Conservation Voters (WCV). The core responsibility of the Communications Director is to advance both organizations’ missions and strengthen our brands by using a strategic mix of communications channels, tactics, and tools. The Communications Director works with the CEO, Senior Management Team (SMT), and program staff to develop and implement long-term communications goals and project-specific communications plans.
The Communications Director oversees a team of three communications staff to raise the profile of the organizations, build the number of contacts we reach, and communicate with people in ways that motivate them to help advance the work of WEC and WCV. The Communications Director works with the development team to ensure our outreach to donors is strong and on message; with our field team to build the universe of people we are able to reach and engage; and with program, government affairs, and political staff to ensure our messages, materials, and media coverage support our long-term goals. The Communications Director reports to the CEO and is a member of the SMT.
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization. For over 50 years, WEC has brought people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. WEC builds power for the environmental movement by building partnerships, mobilizing the public, connecting voters to decision makers, and taking legal action. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.
By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political know-how of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington. With one shared CEO, our organizations work in partnership as each pursues its unique mission. Combined, we have a staff of 35 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. Given the current pandemic we are working remotely and foresee doing that for an extended period of time. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support working remotely. Our expectation is that we will eventually return to some schedule of safely working together in our downtown office.
We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of an environmental justice lens to our work, and are led by a CEO who is a woman of color.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $75K to $85K depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match of 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 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.
Please submit a cover letter and a resume here. No phone calls or mailed applications please. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 14th, 2020.
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