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Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator

Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest recycling and Zero Waste non-profit organizations in the country, is hiring a fulltime Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator to deliver campaigns, programs and services in the City of Longmont and other East Boulder County communities (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior, and the mountain town of Lyons). Campaign work will focus on engaging youth and adults around Zero Waste and climate change issues. This person will partner with local government staff, local environmental groups, local elected officials and volunteers to deliver programs and services as well as mobilize citizens toward advocating for change in their communities through educational and direct action campaigns. This staffer will also help to secure educational and outreach contracts with communities requesting such services.

The Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator will oversee Zero Waste programs in East County, as well as a 2-year EPA grant project in the Town of Lyons to create the first Zero Waste Green Star Community. The coordinator will supervise volunteers, interns and other outreach staff as needed.

The Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator will serve as a significant public face of Eco-Cycle, relating with volunteers, elected officials, business owners and community leaders.

Hours: Full-time, requires some evening and weekend engagements.

Office: While much of the work is out of the office, this staffer will be housed in our Boulder office.

Reports to: Director of Community Campaigns

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing both educational and political programs and campaigns for Longmont and East County communities;
  • Coordinate with local government staff and other community organizations or groups to implement programs;
  • Coordinate the Green Star Lyons EPA funded project (2-years);
  • Recruiting, training, coordinating and appreciating volunteers and activists;
  • Developing new leaders through one-on-one meetings, group meetings and trainings;
  • Mobilizing volunteers and citizen activists for action—though rallies, public meetings, house parties, petitions, letters, emails, and calls to decision makers;
  • Building necessary public and political support and organizing events for grassroots action needed to win Zero Waste and Climate Campaigns;
  • Collaborating closely with Eco-Cycle’s Campaigns team by supporting team members, providing creative ideas, and strategizing synergistic ways to strengthen both educational and political campaigns;
  • “Table”/provide informal public education at public events and public spaces;
  • Give presentations or participate in other public education opportunities as requested by community members;
  • Writing email alerts, letters to the editor, blogs, and social media posts;
  • Supervising volunteers, interns and other outreach staff as needed;
  • Answer phones for front office public education support when necessary;

Qualifications:

  • Smart, creative college graduate or post graduate with experience managing or directing grassroots campaigns or community organizing;
  • Committed and passionate about creating social change for the good of the environment and the local and global community;
  • Lives by an environmental ethic in terms of personal life choices and practices;
  • Independent and self-driven, hard worker who doesn’t need a lot of guidance or direction; able to manage self, staff and volunteers, supporting others’ work and able to solve problems creatively;
  • Track record of accomplishments in community and/or political organizing;
  • Excellent community organizing skills, volunteer management, strategizing and following through on organizing campaigns and programs;
  • Excellent leadership development skills; ready to do what it takes to turn someone into a great leader; inspirational and enthusiastic presence;
  • Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships with a wide variety of constituents including youth, adults, and community leaders;
  • Ability to speak and present in front of groups of different sizes;  Strong planning and organizational skills; including excellent time management, project management and delegation skills;
  • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programs;  Familiarity with Boulder County preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and the use of social media;

Salary: Salary is competitive and includes health and dental insurance, vacation and other benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to randy@ecocycle.org. Position is open until filled. NO phone calls please.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.