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Director

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Public Interest

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Attorney

Location

Baltimore, MD

Date Last Verified

Oct 23,2017

Posted on

Sep 28,2015
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Director Duties: Coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications, driving campaigns to restore the Chesapeake Bay, bring more clean energy to Maryland, curb global warming pollution, and protect Maryland from dangerous drilling practices like fracking. Run the organization driving campaigns to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health, to bring clean energy, to fight global warming pollution, and to protect from dangerous drilling practices like fracking. Campaign coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, and media outreach. Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the governor’s administration, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Maryland and in the region. Coalition building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expanding the constituencies supporting efforts. Building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences. Media outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about issues, and demonstrating support for positions. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns run to protect environment. Work with citizen outreach staff to build and develop membership base. Recruiting and staff development: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase impact and build power.

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Qualifications: Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree or have 5+ years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

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