Midwest Senior Outreach Coordinator

Chicago, IL, Illinois, United States · Climate & Energy Program


Midwest Sr. Outreach Coordinator
Climate and Energy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Chicago, IL Office

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

There’s a clean energy transition taking place throughout the country, and the UCS Climate & Energy team needs help to spur its continued momentum. We seek a Midwest Senior Outreach Coordinator to help us achieve our goals of ensuring a modern electricity grid that delivers greater amounts of renewable energy reliably and securely. Using the strength of UCS’s energy economics and analytic expertise, and our network of more than 25,000 scientific and technical experts, along with our 500,000 supporters, you will help move states in the Midwest to reduce emissions, expand renewable energy and clean energy storage capacity, and hasten the transition away from fossil fuel energy.


You will lead strategic campaign outreach efforts, including:


Qualifications and Experience

Five to seven years of comparable and relevant experience in organizing and advocacy is required. Position requires knowledge of and experience in effective clean energy or climate-related advocacy, including knowledge of clean energy issues. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated ability to conceive, plan, and implement effective campaign strategies and tactics, and an ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields. Strong and demonstrated staff management skills are required, including experience supervising organizers and leading matrixed teams. Strong project management experience and written and communication skills are essential.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Extensive travel (10 or more overnights per year) is required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.


Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Chicago, IL office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $58,500. The Union of Concerned Scientists offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org. A listing of all open jobs is available at https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 1short (e.g. 1-2 pages) advocacy-oriented writing samples. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: February 4, 2019, or until filled.

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