The Advocacy Associate will provide strategic support to the Director of Public Policy and Director of Environmental Advocacy in the form of all aspects of office administration, research, report preparation and social media and community outreach in order to aid in campaigns that protect the Hudson River as a public and natural resource, secure public funding for environmental projects and strengthen land use and other environmental regulations and programs administered by county, state and federal government. They will provide auxiliary support to other Scenic Hudson departments/teams as directed.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in environmental sciences, political science, pre-law, public administration or related field required; 1-3 years experience in related position preferred. Excellent research, analytical, organization, interpersonal communication and social media skills needed. Must be a team-player, accountable for generating outcomes and results following predictable work plans as well as in response to sudden events, and handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Knowledge and proficiency in using internet-based legal and legislative research tools, social media applications and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of New York State Environmental Quality Review and Coastal Consistency Review processes, county, state and federal law making, budgeting and granting processes preferred. Must have own transportation and valid drivers license. Must be able to lift 30 lbs to transport meeting materials. Occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
The position is full time, with competitive salary and benefits. Applications should be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org. Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages). Further information can be found on Scenic Hudson’s website: ww.scenichudson.org. No phone calls please.