Union of Concerned Scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Rising Campaign Associate
Center for Science and Democracy

Based in Washington, DC

The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

The Union of Concerned Scientists is hiring a Campaign Associate to support the organizing and logistics of a partner-led effort called Science Rising. Science Rising is a nationwide, nonpartisan mobilization effort engaging scientists and science supporters in elections through trainings, organizing events and actions, voter registration and turnout efforts, and storytelling. This position would support the event and partner coordination, relationship building, and logistics that will help this effort build on its past success and make an even bigger impact heading into the 2020 election.

Reporting to the Science Network Community Manager and Partnerships Coordinator, the Science Rising Campaign Associate will help manage the day to day implementation and long-term strategy for the Science Rising initiative. This includes building and maintaining relationships with external partners, developing content for the website and social media, identifying new avenues for visibility and recruitment, and ensuring our supporters have the tools and support they need to engage effectively. The Campaign Associate will play a key role in implementing strategies and will work closely with UCS outreach and communications staff as well as external partners and UCS supporters. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a mini grants program for individuals and partners to organize Science Rising events.
  • Provide logistical support for set-up, tracking, and follow-up from Science Rising partner gatherings & conversations.
  • Help organize training, calls, and resources that support partners in learning and coordinating with each other.
  • Helping to develop the communications and materials needed for effective follow-up with SN members and partners leading up to and following the election.
  • Collecting, curating, and promoting ongoing events, activities, and actions of Science Rising
  • Managing actions to ensure there are both evergreen and timely ways to participate
  • Curating and helping to create advocacy tools that support engagement in Science Rising actions; cultivating partners and SN leaders as contributors.
  • Assisting in the record keeping of Science Network member engagement and recruitment through Science Rising.
  • Helping to create any promotional materials and language for Science Rising
  • Support with social media strategy, content development, and tracking. Identify strategic ways to raise visibility and engagement on social media.
  • Working with partners and UCS participants, curate and promote stories that celebrate build upon the Science Rising narrative.

Qualifications and Experience

One to two years of relevant experience in online and offline organizing, campaigning, or advocacy is required. Excellent written and oral communications skills and experience with writing for social media is necessary. Familiarity with WordPress or basic web design is preferred. Candidate must be highly organized, able to communicate with various stakeholders, and good at keeping record of multifaceted projects. Project management skills and being able to meet deadlines is required.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Position may require minimal overnight travel.

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 Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $45,000. 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, résumé, and nonacademic writing sample. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

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Deadline: July 14th or until filled.

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