Colorado Clean Energy and Transportation Policy Advocate
2800 20th St, Boulder, CO 80304
Environment & Conservation Non-profit
Type of Job
Environment & Conservation Non-profit
$60,000- $72,000 yearly based on issue knowledge and experience
Nov 2, 2021
About the job
The Colorado Clean Transportation and Clean Energy Policy Advocate will lead GreenLatinos Clean Transportation programming with support from GreenLatinos staff including the CO State Director, CO Operations Administration, and other national program directors. The scope of this work falls within our Clean Energy & Transportation core policy priority.
The GreenLatinos Clean Energy and Transportation Program seeks to educate, mobilize, and train Latino communities to advocate for just and inclusive policy-making, actions, and solutions that address the historic barriers communities experience in their efforts to advance clean energy and transportation policy, transportation equity & accessibility priorities. These priorities include advocating for clean car standards, reducing co-pollution from transportation, transportation equity, clean ports/freight, large vehicle emissions reduction, transportation electrification, clean energy, community solar, wind energy, and other natural renewable sources and more.
The Colorado Clean Energy and Transportation Policy Advocate will focus on deepening GreenLatinos’ work and engagement of its network on clean transportation and equity issues. The Program consultant will identify opportunities to elevate the voices of Latino community members in programming, policy, media, and will promote policy and legislative solutions that benefit the well-being of Latino communities within the broader environmental movement, among Latino and ally organizations, with federal elected officials, and the Administration. The Clean Transportation Program Consultant will work in accordance with the GreenLatinos’ Framework for Civil Rights, Environmental Justice, Health Equity & Public Engagement in its operations, partnerships, and engagement strategies.
The Colorado Clean Transportation and Clean Energy Policy Advocate must be a well-organized individual who is comfortable working with diverse constituencies (communities of color, local organizations, businesses, government, foundations, and green groups), working in coalition with grassroots and national environmental organizations, and advocating for and implementing fair and equitable partnership practices with these communities. The Program Consultant must have the ability to develop and execute a work plan that includes policy, communications, grassroots engagement and fundraising strategies while developing and maintaining the goals of the program, utilizing resources effectively, and establishing measurable results.
The ideal candidate is self-driven, a team player, and comfortable working within a casual working environment which may at times include flexible working spaces. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate (verbally & in writing) their working needs clearly with their supervisors and other staff to ensure success. The ideal candidate understands that it is critical to uphold professional practices as a representative of GreenLatinos and its network during all work related functions including travel, receptions, and events.
The Colorado Clean Transportation and Clean Energy Policy Advocate will report directly to the CO State Director.
Lead on the creation of policy education materials including fact sheets, infographics, legislative updates related to the Clean Transportation and Clean Energy Portfolio Program portfolio issues, advanced clean transportation policy, transportation equity & accessibility, defense of clean car standards, transportation equity, clean ports/freight, large vehicle emissions reduction, transportation electrification, and more.
Assist in the development of communications content including press statements, social media content, graphics, blog posts, op-eds etc to be disseminated to GreenLatinos members, partners, and the general public on issues under CO Clean Transportation and Clean Energy Program
Lead GreenLatinos participation in Advance Clean Trucks Campaign.
Regularly Attend CO Department of Transportation Commission Meetings.
Track rulemakings related to transportation and clean energy from the CO Public Utilities Commission, and the Air Quality Control Commission.
Develop and cultivate a growing list of GreenLatinos members active and interested in clean transportation issues.
Assist with the preparation of talking points, briefing materials, and reports related to GreenLatinos’ transportation portfolio for GreenLatinos CO State Director and GreenLatinos Members when necessary.
Assist in the planning and execution of GreenLatinos 2021 environmental justice roundtables.
Assist in the planning and execution of GreenLatinos Members Updates including Monthly Webinar, Quarterly Newsletter, Update Emails, Announcements, and more
Lead a coalition regarding the I-270
Must hold at minimum a Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor’s of Sciences or equivalent years of work experience in government, non-profit sector, or unions.
Must have a minimum of 4 years policy experience.
Comfort and experience analyzing and synthesizing national and state/local policy. Preference to those who have experience in the area of transportation and/or the environment but not required
Experience working effectively with diverse communities
Dedication to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in the environmental movement
Ability to communicate effectively and concisely via writing and verbally
Must have a valid driver’s license or ID for travel
Must have a personal laptop computer and cell phone to use for work
Spanish speaking and writing capabilities are a plus.
Location Flexible - must maintain reasonable MST working hours.