Public Lands Director
Type of Job
$60,000 - $85,000
Jan 28, 2022
About the job
The GreenLatinos’ Public Lands Program Director will lead GreenLatinos Public Lands programming with support from GreenLatinos staff. The scope of this work falls within our Public Lands & Ocean core policy priorities.
The GreenLatinos Public Lands Program seeks to work with, mobilize, and elevate Latino/a/x communities to advocate for just and inclusive policy-making, actions, and solutions that address the historic barriers communities experience in their efforts to advance Public Lands priorities.
These priorities include but are not limited to the following:
- Recruit GreenLatinos Members to our Public Lands & Ocean Collective.
- Advocating for broad & bold action at the federal level on policies related to equitable access to nature and protecting public lands and wildlife.
- Amplifying policy solutions proposed by GreenLatinos’ Members and Latino partner organizations.
- Advocating for communities impacted by issues under the Public Lands Program.
- Prioritizing the health and safety of the most impacted communities and individuals, including fenceline communities and frontline workers.
- Defending and advancing federal regulations and policies that protect public lands resources to benefit public health, public access, and the environment.
- Banning oil and gas development on public lands.
- Improve restoration, conservation, and protection of land wildlife habitats.
- Promoting equitable access to public lands for Latino/a/x communities.
- Supporting anti-racist policies that address issues that intersect with public lands policies, including but not limited to education, transportation, equal pay, and healthcare.
The Public Lands Program Director (“Director”) will focus on deepening GreenLatinos’ work and engagement of its network on these priorities. They will be responsible for developing and executing a growing portfolio of public lands issue-based advocacy, grant management, programming, and communications.
The Director 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. This work will take place in accordance with GreenLatinos’ operations, partnerships, and engagement strategies. The Director 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 Director 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 an equitable partnership practices with these communities. The Director must have the ability to develop and execute a work plan that includes policy, communications, grassroots engagement, and assisting the CEO with issue area fundraising strategies to meet the goals of the program, utilize resources effectively, and establish measurable results.
The ideal candidate is self-driven, a team player, and comfortable working within a relaxed working environment. 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 Public Lands Program Director will report directly to the Founding President and CEO
- Communicate with congressional offices and administration/agency officials on behalf of GreenLatinos on issues related to Public Lands, including but not limited to: Meetings, emails, conference calls, and testimony
- Determine and execute GreenLatinos public support of Public Lands, including but not limited to: Creating organizational campaigns, signing on to public letters, authorizing GreenLatinos endorsement of legislation, and tracking such actions through appropriate channels
- Assist the communications team with the preparation of talking points, briefing materials, and reports related to GreenLatinos’ Public Lands portfolio for GreenLatinos CEO, Board, and GreenLatinos Members when necessary
- Engage with public lands coalitions on behalf of GreenLatinos. Identify actions for GreenLatinos to take and work to execute
- Serve as a primary lead for the Public Lands and Ocean Collective and expand the capacity of the working group
- Develop and cultivate a growing list of GreenLatinos members and Latino organization Allies active and interested in Public Lands & Ocean programs and policy
- Coordinate GreenLatinos members to organize community actions such as creating community education materials, community training, local elected meetings, and advocacy, including online/virtual encuentros
- Assess and take lead on needed follow up regarding member related requests in Public Lands related work
- Work with our communications team to provide support with content including press statements, website content, social media content, graphics, blog posts, op-eds, etc. to be disseminated to GreenLatinos members, partners, and the general public on issues under the Public Lands Program
- Lead the creation of policy education materials including fact sheets, infographics, and legislative updates related to the Public Lands portfolio
- Assist with the preparation of talking points, briefing materials, and reports related to GreenLatinos’ Public Lands portfolio for GreenLatinos CEO, Board, and GreenLatinos Members
- Assist in the planning and execution of GreenLatinos Members Updates including Monthly Webinar, Quarterly Newsletters, Update Emails, Announcements, and more
- Serve as a media spokesperson for GreenLatinos on the issues of Public Lands
Program Planning and Grants Management:
- Work with GreenLatinos staff to develop a work plan with strategies and tactics for the Public Lands Program which may include the development of grant proposals and criteria, submission process, outreach, budget execution, grants management, and reporting for grantees
- Assist CEO, Development Consultant, and other GreenLatinos staff with funder relationships, updates, grant development, grant management, and reporting related to the Public Lands Program
- Assist in the planning and execution of virtual and in-person GreenLatinos events (before the pandemic, this included: receptions, briefings, On the Road: Local Solutions events, the GreenLatinos National Summit, National Latino Environmental Advocacy Week, GreenLatinos Live! and more)
- This position may require some travel if and when it is safe to do so
- Must hold at minimum a Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor’s of Sciences or equivalent years of work experience
- Comfort and experience analyzing and synthesizing national and state/local policy. Preference to those who have experience in the area of public lands but not required
- Experience working effectively with diverse communities
- Dedication to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice and centering frontline communities in the environmental movement
- Ability to communicate effectively and concisely via writing and verbally
- Must have an ID sufficient for travel
- A personal computer and mobile phone are critical tools for work
- Spanish speaking and writing capabilities are a plus
- Location Flexible, but DC presence is preferred - must maintain reasonable working hours that takes into consideration the various time zones of GreenLatinos staff
How to Apply
Required Application Documents to be emailed to Resumes@GreenLatinos.org with the subject line: Public Lands Program Director Position
- Writing Sample
- Cover Letter
DEADLINE: Applicants must submit all information by February 11th, 2022 . We will be reaching out to applicants on a rolling basis.