Through Environment Ohio, we’re working to protect the air, water and land
that we all love. From Lake Erie to the Hocking Hills, Ohio’s special
places are worth protecting. Recently, we won a major victory when
President Obama restored clean water protections to more than half of the
nation’s streams, which feed drinking water sources for one in three
Americans. Now, we’re working to defend our progress on climate change and
make sure that Senator Brown stands up against President Trump’s
Direct one of our state offices, and help to protect the places we love and
promote the core environmental values most Americans share: Clean air to
breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.
We’re expanding our state directing team to have a presence in 33 states,
and we’re looking for highly qualified, driven and passionate candidates to
run 9 of our state offices, and direct the environmental program in those
Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North
Carolina, Ohio and Virginia
State Directors are responsible for developing our strategy, approach and
local message to win our campaigns. The State Director will also meet with
local decision-makers and opinion leaders, and represent our organization
to allies and the media. State Directors help to build and foster our
membership, grassroots and online base of support. Finally, the State
Director will help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for
our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our
*Program*: Run our in-state program participating in and overseeing policy
development, research and messaging.
*Advocacy:* Bring problems and solutions to the attention of
decision-makers—including state legislators, people on the governor’s
staff, state regulators and local officials. Develop appropriate messages
and materials for making the case to decision-makers. Build relationships
with key players in the state, the region and at the federal level.
*Campaign strategy:* Develop plans to win on our environmental campaigns.
Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through
coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, endorsements and
*Media outreach:* Serve as the public spokesperson for our environmental
campaigns through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings
and other outreach with a goal of building name recognition for the
organization, educating the public about our issues, and building and
demonstrating support for our positions.
*Coalition building:* Identify, reach out and work with partners who can
help us win our campaigns.
*Fundraising:* Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation
staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns
we’re waging to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach
staff to build and develop our membership base.
*Staff recruitment and development:* Recruit new staff and volunteers to
increase our impact and build our power.
Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of relevant professional
experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to
environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track
record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented
individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the
ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for
the work. The ideal candidate will have 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
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