The Communications Director is a shared position between Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. The core responsibility of the Communications Director is to advance the organizations’ missions by using all communications channels, tactics, and tools available. The Communications Director works with the CEO, presidents, program, political and development 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 organizational profiles, build the universe of contacts we reach, and communicate to them about our work in a way that motivates them to support WEC and WCV through actions, donations, or both. 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 our Legislative Director, policy, and political staff to ensure our earned and paid media support our long-term goals. The Communications Director reports to the CEO and is a member of the organizations’ Management Team.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) drives positive change to solve our state's most pressing environmental challenges. For almost 50 years, we have been a respected leader for environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment. Our current program areas are: Climate and Clean Energy, People For Puget Sound, Evergreen Forests, and the Stand Up To Oil and Power Past Coal campaigns. We collaborate with partners and work with impacted communities to galvanize support and effectively advocate for change with key decision makers and leaders.
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is the statewide political voice for the environment. We work to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with allies in the community, we advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session. Through our political work, we are strengthening laws that safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state and our economic future.
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 state. While the organizations are independent, we work very closely together. Combined, we have a staff of 30 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference.
Strategy and Planning
Public Relations and Community Involvement
Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:
Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No mailed applications please. If you have questions, please direct them to Sean Pender at email@example.com.
This is an exempt position and the minimum salary is $65,000 with the potential for a higher salary based on previous experience. We also offer a generous benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match, a flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, and a transit pass.
WCV and WEC are equal opportunity employers, committed to a diverse work environment. WCV and WEC do not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.
Please apply by December 31, 2016