Job Posting: Campaign Coordinator

ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION 

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a non-profit communications and advocacy organization that collaborates with an expansive global alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals to create a more just, equitable, regenerative world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts. Read more about PPC’s vision and mission here.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Plastic pollution is an issue that continues to increase every year, with our bodies and environment continuing to be exposed to toxic plastic additives, shed microplastics, and the mountains of single-use plastics that fill our landfills and end up in our natural spaces. Plastic is toxic at every stage of its existence, exacerbating rampant environmental justice concerns on the frontlines of production, consumption, and use. 99% of plastic is made from fossil fuels, only increasing the devastating effects of climate change, and sustains our reliance on polluting fossil fuels. We must drastically reduce plastic production and pollution. 

Plastic Pollution Coalition is hiring a Campaign Coordinator to join the team full time and support strong policy and communication efforts to stop plastic pollution at its source and build critical public awareness on the dangerous impacts of plastic. The Campaign Coordinator will coordinate, organize, and liaise with experts and stakeholders on various PPC-led campaigns and initiatives. 

The initial focus for this role will be on the Filtered Not Bottled campaign and federal plastic policy such as the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. The goal of the Filtered Not Bottled campaign is to help influence U.S. federal and state policies to ensure communities undergoing lead pipe replacement are rapidly and equitably provided with effective water filters rather than single-use plastic water bottles. The goal of involvement in the federal plastic policy is to shape effective legislation that works to end environmental injustices and plastic pollution, starting at the source by designing a swift end to plastic and petrochemical production and rapid implementation of real plastic-free reuse, refill, repair, share, and regenerate solutions. 

Location: Remote; Washington, DC area preferred.

Reports To: Project Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating campaigns and initiatives. This will include, but not be limited to: 

Filtered Not Bottled:

  • Engage in and help conduct strategic reviews and campaign planning, keeping campaign strategy and deck up to date 
  • Coordinate outreach and collaboration with targeted decision makers, weighing in on EPA and administrative guidelines for LSLR
  • Re-engage and organize relevant stakeholders in the advocacy community
  • Engage in in-person meetings in Washington, DC and other locations as appropriate
  • Engage targeted stakeholders and elected representatives in the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Get the Lead Out” Partnership
  • Support attendance at key conferences and events
  • Engage in the development of plans for regional campaign coordination
  • Identify and conduct outreach to key decision makers and influencers in Tri-state and DC area at the state and municipal level
  • Organize relevant advocacy and community groups to engage in the campaign letters, petition, and other advocacy materials
  • Engage targeted stakeholders in the EPA LSRL Accelerators program in priority states in the Tri-state and DC area
  • Support the implementation of a subgrant program and identification of applicable groups
  • Explore opportunities to support state and local level policy and initiatives regarding water filtration and the reduction of single-use plastic bottled water 

Federal Policy:

  • Engage in advocacy for federal plastic policy, such as the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act and other relevant policy
  • Explore implementation of the federal communications strategy

Communications:

  • Create and contribute to communication materials to amplify current campaign related media and announcements
  • Distribute and support utilization of the Filtered Not Bottled advocacy packet in lead-impacted communities to build public awareness and engagement 
  • Support the iteration of the Filtered Not Bottled advocacy packet
  • Develop additional communication and education resources on water filtration and federal plastic policy such as policy briefs, one-pagers, public comments, and explanatory blogs 

Other duties as assigned. 

BACKGROUND, QUALIFICATIONS & SUCCESS FACTORS

Knowledge:

  • BA/BS or Masters degree preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Foundational knowledge of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts
  • Understanding of the collaboration between advocacy and communications necessary to advance environmental campaigns in the digital and in-person realms
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Skills:

  • Proven ability to work independently without close oversight to not only complete assignments, but also identify campaign opportunities and suggest campaign strategies
  • Experience with environmental advocacy campaigns that can influence policy and/or mobilize individuals and communities to take action
  • Demonstrated experience in policy and scientific communications and content creation
  • Ability to engage in a positive, collaborative manner with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Plastic Pollution Coalition
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with a professional demeanor and ability to prioritize competing time demands to ensure the ability to meet commitments and deadlines. 
  • Familiarity with creative tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, WordPress)
  • Experience using Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar) and Google docs
  • Ability to adapt to and use new technology and software 

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience on environmental campaigns and communication, preference for experience on plastic pollution related initiatives 
  • Proven ability in communication of scientific and political materials to the general public
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality content and achieving project goals 

Other:

  • Ability to attend in-person meetings and events in the U.S. and work across time zones when applicable
  • Strong commitment to Plastic Pollution Coalition’s mission, and commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and justice
  • A high degree of ethics and standards of personal conduct

SALARY & BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $60K to $70K, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  PPC also offers a comprehensive benefits program, including employer-sponsored health insurance and paid time off including vacation, holidays, personal days, parental and sick leave, as well as a monthly remote working allowance. This is an non-exempt position.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please send an email with the Subject Line: Campaign Coordinator that includes your resume, cover letter, salary requirement, and at least two professional references to jobs@plasticpollutioncoalition.org. No phone calls please.

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