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BlueGreen Alliance Inc
West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
21 days ago
BlueGreen Alliance Inc
West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
(on-site)
21 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Salary
$75,000.00 - $85,000.00
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Advocacy/Lobbying

Description

Description:

Northeast Regional Organizer for Offshore Wind, BlueGreen Alliance, Northeastern U.S. (Remote)

OPPORTUNITY

National 501c4 nonprofit organization seeks qualified candidates for the position of Northeast Regional Organizer for Offshore Wind (NRO). This position is represented by the United Steelworkers Local Union, 2022-22.

ORGANIZATION

The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is a powerful and unified voice for building an economy that addresses climate change, protects the health of people and the environment, eliminates income and racial disparities, and creates and maintains good-paying, union jobs in communities across the country. BGA brings together labor unions and environmental organizations—representing millions of members and supporters—around a shared agenda and enacts change by advocating at the state and federal level; providing education and engaging union members and environmentalists; and communicating the benefits of this shared agenda for working people, their families, and their communities. As a hybrid remote organization with offices in Minneapolis and Washington D.C., BGA strives to build a positive, supportive, and inclusive culture of cohesive teams collaborating across the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The NRO will track and review all actions related to offshore wind energy development in the Northeast United States. The NRO will engage and mobilize labor and environmental organizations and coalitions across the region to support BGA's initiatives on a high-road offshore wind industry, transmission, and clean energy manufacturing.

The NRO will work closely with BGA's Director of Offshore Wind and state, policy, research, and communications staff to design and implement an organizing and policy plan to advance key regional priorities.

The NRO will work remotely and should reside in New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or Maine with regional travel expectations and occasional travel outside of the area (5-20% travel, depending on location).

Requirements:

Essential Duties of this role:

  • Track proceedings, state legislation, and actions related to offshore wind energy and evaluate alignment with BGA's platform.
  • Build engagement and collaboration with BGA's partner organizations and allies in the region to grow support for key priorities.
  • Develop and implement a strategic regional plan with the director of offshore wind to advance priorities, including information gathering, policy development, direct advocacy, and other activities.
  • Develop relationships with and engage labor, environmental, environmental justice, and racial equity leaders across the Northeast. Develop policy proposals, engage policymakers and regulators, and facilitate coordination between partners, other organizations, and state agencies to share experience, knowledge, and innovative policy approaches that enhance jobs and equity in offshore wind deployment.
  • Convene partners and stakeholders on core policy priorities regarding job quality and a domestic supply chain for offshore wind energy.
  • Work with communications staff to accurately deliver strategic messaging and communications to a wide range of audiences including the media, policymakers, etc.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias.
  • Develop policy proposals and comments to achieve BGA's state and regional priorities, in collaboration with other BGA staff.
  • Regularly attend virtual and in person offshore wind events such as coalition meetings, workshops, or conferences to stay up to date on developments in the industry.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to travel regularly across the Northeast United States, with occasional out-of-area travel;
  • Fluency in technology platforms and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills;
  • Ability to create and implement organizing plans;
  • Strong skills in developing mutually respectful, trusting, and effective internal and external relationships;
  • Exhibit a positive and respectful manner with colleagues, partners, and allies;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, detail-oriented;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and take an innovative approach to organizing;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, plan efficiently, and manage competing priorities;
  • High ethical standards, sound judgment, and ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders within and outside of the organization, to include exceptional writing, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt to an evolving work environment;
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial, and environmental justice
  • A deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance.

EXPERIENCE

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three years experience in policy organizing, legislative or regulatory work or related field; or a combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum of one year experience working collaboratively on issues related to climate change, renewable energy, manufacturing, and/or labor issues;
  • Experience in, or basic understanding of, the evolving Offshore Wind policy landscape.

Preferred Experience:

  • Understanding of and experience in the political landscape in the Northeast.
  • Experience with labor unions.
  • Experience creating and implementing policy organizing plans.
  • Experience in, or understanding of, electrical transmission and the power sector.
  • Experience with/understanding of manufacturing, economic, labor, and/or energy/environmental policy.

COMPENSATION

A compensation package including competitive salary with annual COLA increases, generous paid time off and 100% employer-funded health benefits is available.

Salary

The salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 annually, exempt. Final salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

BGA equips all of our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. BGA continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for individuals and families of all compositions.

  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and family
  • 100% employer paid Life, Short Term, and Long Term Insurance for employee
  • 4% 401K company contribution with no match required
  • 15 days of vacation time and 10 days of wellness time per year to start
  • 17 paid holidays per year
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Access to Healthcare Savings and Dependent Care FSA's

How to Apply: Follow link to application. Applications will be reviewed as received. Position open until filled. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact aclark@bluegreenalliance.org with any questions.

BlueGreen Alliance welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life. BGA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. BGA administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are an e-verify company.

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Job ID: 72864067
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