Colorado Fossil Fuel Policy Advocate
Location Flexible within Colorado
Type of Job
Jun 1, 2022
About the job
Position Title: Colorado Fossil Fuel Policy Advocate
Position Type: Full time $60,000- $72,000 yearly based on issue knowledge and experience
Address: 1919 14th St. Suite 700, Boulder, CO 80302
Type of Organization: Environment & Conservation Non-profit
Topics: Fossil Fuel
- Writing Sample
- Cover Letter
Applicants must submit all information by Mon, June 13, 2022.
GreenLatinos is an active comunidad of Latino/a/x leaders, emboldened by the power and wisdom of our culture, united to demand equity and dismantle racism, resourced to win our environmental, conservation, and climate justice battles, and driven to secure our political, economic, cultural, and environmental liberation.
GreenLatinos core policy priorities: Climate Justice & Clean Air, Water Equity, Sustainable Communities, Clean Energy & Transportation, and Public Lands & Ocean.
The Colorado Fossil Fuel Policy Advocate will lead GreenLatinos Fossil Fuel programming with support from GreenLatinos staff including the Colorado State Director, Colorado Operations Coordinator, Climate Justice & Clean Air Program Manager, and other national program directors. The scope of this work falls within our Climate Justice & Clean Air core policy priority.
The GreenLatinos Colorado Fossil Fuel 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 Fossil Fuel policy, transportation equity & accessibility priorities. These priorities include advocating for methane regulation, upstream oil and gas extraction, midstream fossil fuel transportation, downstream fossil fuel refining, coal extraction, coal transportation, coal ash, and waste policy.
The Colorado Fossil Fuel 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 Colorado Fossil Fuel 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 Policy Advocate must have the ability to 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 remotely. 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 Fossil Fuel Policy Advocate will report directly to the Colorado State Director.
- Work to achieve deep reductions in methane emissions from the oil and gas sector
- Prioritize reductions in proximity to communities wherever possible
- Ensure equity issues are considered in rulemakings
- Participate in national fossil fuels coalitions and engage with Federal Agencies.
- Track and advocate with the Midstream Committee at the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.
- Participate in Colorado-based methane and fracking coalitions.
- Participate in Stop Line 1 Coalition
- Track Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Public Utilities Commission, and Air Quality Control Commission as it pertains to fossil fuel.
- Lead on the creation of policy education materials including fact sheets, infographics, legislative updates related to the Fossil Fuel Portfolio Program portfolio issues, advanced advocating for methane regulation, upstream oil and gas extraction, midstream fossil fuel transportation, and downstream fossil fuel refining, coal extraction, coal transportation, coal ash, and waste policy.
- 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 the Colorado Fossil Fuel Program
- Must hold at minimum a Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor’s of Sciences or equivalent years of work experience in government, the nonprofit sector, or unions.
- Comfort and experience analyzing and synthesizing state and local policy. Preference to those who have experience in the area of fossil fuels and/or the environment, but not required
- Experience working effectively with diverse communities
- Dedication to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in the environmental and conservation movement
- Ability to communicate effectively and concisely via writing and verbally
- Must have an ID sufficient for travel
- Spanish speaking and writing capabilities are a plus.
- Location Flexible within Colorado - must maintain reasonable MST working hours.