Associate, Communications, U.S. Climate Alliance
The salary range is $68,000 -$72,000.Position Overview
The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of governors securing America’s net-zero future by advancing state-led, high-impact climate action. The Alliance Secretariat helps its members accelerate climate action by providing a broad range of technical, analytical, policy, and capacity assistance and resources. The coalition has also built strong relationships with the federal administration to help create and implement an ambitious, durable national climate framework. For more information on the Alliance, please visit www.usclimatealliance.org.
The Alliance Secretariat seeks a Communications Associate ready to contribute to its dynamic communications team, which is charged with amplifying the individual and collective climate leadership of member governors while increasing public awareness of the health and economic benefits of state-led climate action. Key responsibilities of the communications team include managing press relations, developing coalition-wide messages, overseeing social media, planning press events, providing member communications support, and executing effective digital and web communications and design. The Communications Associate reports to the Secretariat’s Communications Director and works closely with the Senior Communications Associate in carrying out these responsibilities. Specifically, they will be expected to lead digital video production and editing efforts, manage and maintain internal databases and the Alliance’s website, oversee news and media monitoring, and provide other communications support as needed to the Secretariat leadership and Alliance member governors’ offices, including digital and social media assistance. The Communications Associate will work as part of a broader team that Secretariat staff as well as external partners, consultants, and representatives from the Alliance states and territories.
This position is based in Washington, DC (hybrid schedule) with consideration for remote work in the continental U.S.
- Produce and edit short videos for the Alliance’s digital and social media channels.
- Support other digital and social media engagement, including developing content, tracking analytics, and amplifying state action.
- Track news relevant to state and federal climate policy and action and produce daily clips summary.
- Draft quarterly external newsletter.
- Manage website content creation and updates.
- Help draft and edit briefing memos, presentations, talking points, Q&A documents, press releases, grant reports and proposals, and other written material on specific issue areas and initiatives as needed.
- Provide administrative support, including scheduling meetings and maintaining databases, records, contact lists, and archives.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 2-3 years of full-time communications experience.
- Demonstrated interest and experience working on purpose-driven, public policy and/or climate issue communications campaigns and initiatives. Preference may be given to candidates with prior experience in or around state-level government.
- Excellent analytical, communication, and research skills.
- Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively with attention to detail.
- Familiarity with key media outlets and reporters.
- Experience developing video content utilizing video editing software (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva Pro, Final Cut Pro, and/or other services) and working with digital and social media platforms including X (Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other emerging platforms.
- Interest in innovative, creative, persuasive, and engaging ways to communicate technically complex policies and materials.
- Responsible, flexible, hard‐working, proactive, team-oriented, and committed to the mission of the Alliance.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure and meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
The Secretariat’s core values represent our team’s highest priorities and driving forces. These values are the heart of how we go about doing our work in support of each other and our member governors and states, serving as cultural cornerstones and exemplified by all members of our team.
- Purpose: We are aligned by a common purpose to confront the climate crisis and its impacts through the power of state government. We connect our daily work to the Alliance’s mission and, in pursuit of our shared goals, always act in the best interest of our governors and states.
- Excellence: We have high standards in the work we do to support Alliance governors and states. We are focused, data-driven, and attentive to the smallest of details while never losing sight of the big picture.
- Empathy: We value kindness and treat others with dignity and respect, recognizing that our actions affect one another and all those with whom we interact. We consider growth, learning, and development to be priorities.
- Inclusion: We actively work to increase diversity, advance equity, and cultivate a welcoming work environment where everyone feels valued. We are collaborators and prioritize teamwork — knowing that it will take our broader community all working together to ultimately solve the climate crisis.
- Balance: We value a positive work environment and, even in the hectic day-to-day, we make the time to build relationships, celebrate successes, and laugh. We know that balancing home and work lives is essential and encourage each other to put the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones first.
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
- a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
- dental insurance
- vision insurance
- flexible spending accounts
- 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
- group term and supplemental life insurance
- short-term disability
- long-term disability
- health club discounts
- commuter subsidy
- back-up care
- employee assistance program
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.