Posted: May 16, 2022
Applications Due By: June 15, 2022 at 5:00PM PST
Spanish Language Enhancement: $3,000
Rogue Climate – Communications Coordinator
Rogue Climate is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to expand Rogue Climate’s communications capacity to continue building a movement for climate justice in Southern Oregon and the South Coast. The Communications Coordinator position will be responsible for supporting Rogue Climate staff, board, and community volunteers to effectively communicate about our campaigns, programs, and the climate justice movement as a whole in order to mobilize people into action. In addition, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for updating and implementing Rogue Climate’s communications processes.
About Rogue Climate
Since 2013, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in Southern Oregon and the South Coast to achieve solutions to climate change that will result in clean energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy climate and communities. We have also played a lead organizing role to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure like the Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas export project, move forward local and statewide clean energy policies, and more recently support mutual-aid networks in the wake of the Almeda Fire. We are committed to working for climate solutions that result in a just transition to clean energy that benefits rural communities, low-income communities, Latino/a/x, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.
What you will do:
As the Communications Coordinator at Rogue Climate, you will be working closely with the Campaigns Director and other staff to develop communications that help build the movement for climate justice in Southern Oregon and the South Coast
- Develops communication strategies: Coordinates processes to develop narrative strategy development for Rogue Climate staff and community leaders launching new campaigns with Campaigns Director. Craft narratives and cohesive visual themes for campaigns, programs, and fundraising with relevant staff and community leaders.
- Implements communication strategies: Collaborates with staff to produce, review, and publish social media, earned media, and eblasts. Contributes communications capacity to key coalition efforts with Campaigns Director. Coordinates and implements best practices for language access in Rogue Climate communications (e.g. alt text, Spanish, etc.). Drafts communications for grassroots fundraising campaigns including end-of-year mailer, development eblasts, and social media fundraising.
- Develops leadership: Works with the Organizing Director and Leadership Development and Culture Director to train staff and community leaders to be spokespeople on Rogue Climate programs and campaigns.
- Manages Rogue Climate communications platforms: Manages and regularly updates Rogue Climate website and social media (Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.)
- Updates and implements communication processes: Implements and develops new communications processes as needed with Campaigns Director. Develops and implements communications calendar to help staff coordinate communications.
- Translates communications into Spanish: If bilingual, translates some written materials into Spanish and coordinates with professional external translators when needed. If not bilingual, coordinates Spanish materials to be reviewed by fluent Spanish speakers on staff team or professional external translators when needed
Who you are, and keys to success:
To be successful in this job you will need
- Strong written and verbal communication skills: Your communication, both written and verbal, is clear, concise, and effective. You are familiar with a wide variety of communication tactics and know how to use them to move forward campaigns and programs.
- Ability to find common ground: You are excited about engaging with a wide range of community members to find common ground on the issues Rogue Climate works on. You are committed to developing framing and narrative strategies that meet people where they’re at in order to bring more people into the movement for climate justice. You are willing to focus on direct impacts and benefits to communities (health impacts, jobs, affordability, resilience, etc.), rather than always focusing the narrative on climate change.
- Commitment to racial equity and climate justice: You are experienced and competent working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, including working class people, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and rural people. You recognize and can communicate the role of race, income, age, gender, immigration status, ability, and other identities in climate justice, and you consistently look for ways to embed equity and justice in all aspects of campaigns and programs. You recognize how your own identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively: You can manage your time across multiple projects independently, and also work in team settings in person and virtually. You keep tasks from falling through the cracks for your projects or team projects.
- Proficiency with online work: Much of our work is done online, especially during the pandemic. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Canva or other graphic design platforms, and social media, and a willingness to learn new tech platforms to facilitate organizing and connection across the organization is key. Experience bringing people together across technological barriers (such as internet access) is a plus.
- At least one year of communications work, ideally in the context of a campaign or community organizing
- A connection to Southern Oregon and the South Coast and/or experience organizing in rural, or Tribal, or Latino/a/x/e communities
- Experience in graphic design or is artistically inclined
- Experience running social media pages including on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
- Experience building and managing websites (wordpress, squarespace, etc.)
- A commitment to environmental justice and familiarity with the climate justice movement
- Proficiency in writing and speaking in both Spanish and English — Bilingual staff members are eligible for $3000 annual Spanish language enhancement
If you were here right now, you would be:
- Developing messaging guides for new campaigns to transition to 100% electric residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in Southern Oregon
- Hosting a narrative strategy development process for Floating Offshore Wind for the South Coast staff team with the Campaigns Director
- Creating shareable graphics for social media to move people into action on a variety of campaigns
- Supporting staff in drafting and scheduling eblasts to move forward Rogue Climate campaigns and programs
- Updating and implementing Rogue Climate communication processes that support staff in developing communications and Spanish translation
- Regularly managing Rogue Climate’s social media and website (scheduling posts on Facebook and Instagram, updating website content, finding relevant articles to share, etc.)
Location and Benefits
This position is ideally based out of the Rogue Valley or Coos Bay office; however, this position could be remote with regular travel to Southern Oregon and the South Coast. You will be provided with both a cell phone and a laptop.
The salary for this position is $50,835 with a $3,000 Spanish Language Enhancement. Benefits include health care (Rogue Climate pays 100% of premium), robust vacation, paid family medical leave, paid sick time, an internet stipend, flexible holidays, and a $200/month student loan repayment stipend ($2,400 annually).
Organizational Covid-19 Policy
Rogue Climate’s work centers community and we value the health and safety of our staff and the communities that we engage with in our work.
Rogue Climate requires Covid-19 vaccination for all employees involved in certain activities such as field work and working from our offices, including this position. Additional safety protocols are outlined in a policy statement that applies to all employees. Rogue Climate reserves the right to update Covid-19 related policies at any time.
How to Apply
To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample(s) — one in English and, if applicable, one in Spanish — to email@example.com and specify “Communications Coordinator ” in the subject line by June 15, 2022 at 5:00PM PST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Optional materials to include in your application include a graphic design portfolio or one or two graphic design samples.
Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x/e, and People of Color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, and women are encouraged to apply.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.