Federal Defense Outreach Coordinator

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States · Executive Department


Outreach Coordinator

Two-Year Temporary Position

Federal Defense Campaign

Union of Concerned Scientists

Washington, DC

The Position

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.

Across the country, thousands of people regularly dedicate their time to defending the crucial role of science in public policy. UCS seeks a talented and passionate campaign organizer to join our Federal Defense Campaign and help us harness the collective people power of these volunteers to defeat legislative and administrative attacks on science-based policies and hold the Trump administration accountable for its actions. Whether working to stop the Senate confirmation of an anti-science ideologue at a federal agency, help prevent rollbacks of historic fuel efficiency standards, or to halt the Trump administration’s plans to build new nuclear weapons, as an Outreach Coordinator, you will help design and implement campaign plans to defeat the most egregious attacks on science. You will build our grassroots power by training, mobilizing, and growing the ranks of our most active members and supporters, including our network of scientists and experts, through web-based and other organizing tools. And you will work with a creative, dedicated, and multi-disciplinary team of campaign organizers, scientists, and advocates across all UCS programs.



Qualifications and experience


Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time 2-year temporary position (with possible extension) based in UCS’s Washington, DC, office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500 annualized. UCS 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 upload a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Deadline: January 20, 2019, or until filled.

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