Outreach Associate; American Flood Coalition

Job Title: 
Outreach Associate
Job Location: 
Washington DC
Full Time
Application Information: 

Job: Outreach Associate  Location: DC    The American Flood Coalition is a nonpartisan group of 120+ elected officials, local leaders, military groups, and businesses that have come together to advocate for national solutions to sea level rise and flooding in our coastal and riverfront communities.    We’re a start-up nonprofit organization with deep donor backing, and we do things differently. We aim to change the game with a singular focus on sea level rise and flooding, a creative approach to finding solutions, and deep analysis and partnerships that leverage existing efforts. We draw on our strength as communicators and practical problem solvers to reach and bring in those that other groups do not, building broad public support for built and nature-based solutions at the local and national level. Our team is passionate, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and looking to radically improve how communities around the country adapt to sea level rise and flooding.   Mission of Role   We are currently looking for a qualified candidate for the role of Outreach Associate. We are looking for an entrepreneurial person who is passionate about our mission and wants to help us to grow and manage our first-of-its-kind coalition to increase the urgency and solutions for sea level rise and flooding.     The Outreach Associate role is two-fold. Firstly, the Outreach Associate will aid the Coalition Outreach Manager to help identify and onboard new members to grow the strength of the coalition, provide best-in-class tools and resources for members in coastal communities to address sea level rise and flooding, and support our most passionate members as they seek to increase the urgency around this issue nationally and take steps in their own communities.     Additionally, this role will lead a special Adaptation Working Group made up of principals from key groups in the sea level rise and flooding adaptation space. The Working Group will bring together nonprofits, think tanks, business associations, and other organizations to develop a shared problem definition for sea level rise and flooding and to arrive at a set of comprehensive sea level rise and flooding adaptation policy priorities.    This role calls for a refined ability to multitask, as well as the desire to develop and maintain relationships with a well-connected group of leaders. Additionally, a successful candidate will possess a keen sense of thoroughness and pay high attention to detail.    If you want to work with some of the most talented and passionate people in the space that are all focused on righting the course of tomorrow, you've come to the right place.    Job Description     • Building and representing the Coalition to potential and current members, including meeting with city administrators, chambers of commerce, and others to explain the coalition and answer questions about joining, and onboarding new members • Aid in creating content and replicable tools to support coalition members   

 • Engage key stakeholders & viable players in the space. Develop and maintain relationships to identify key groups to engage accordingly. • Lead Working Group participants in creating a shared problem definition for sea level rise and flooding. • Conduct adaptation policy research. Research federal policy landscape for sea level rise and flooding adaptation, engaging with agency-level experts at all levels. • Conduct a policy mapping exercise that synthesizes findings about the flooding adaptation space and the relative role of programs, regulations and funding.   • Facilitate Working Group meetings and process. Oversee day-to-day operations of the Working Group and see to completion of project.   Key Qualities  • Driven: Must love and be motivated to build resilience, enjoy problem solving and always try to improve our strategy, tools, and member experience within the coalition • Outgoing: Ability to build trust-based relationships and represent the coalition externally • Trustworthy. Builds trust-based relationships with partner organizations participating in the Working Group. Effectively represents the coalition externally to the Working Group and beyond. • Entrepreneurial: A self-starter who can drive their own work, think of new ideas, and collaborate effectively  • Organized: A detail-oriented team member who can build and maintain order across an ever-expanding coalition and prioritize responsibilities and deadlines across multiple projects • Engaged: Remains current with the latest news, ideas, and innovations in resilience while continually leveraging new tools and industry best practices to build resilience     Qualifications • 2-3 years of work experience in resilience or a related field OR coalition building • Bachelor’s degree in the following major preferred: environmental science, geology, oceanography, business, political science, or public policy.   • Comprehensive understanding of sea level rise, flooding, resilience, or similar topics • A proven track record of building relationships & ability to create trust • Ability to execute with high precision multiple projects simultaneously.   Compensation & Benefits • Competitive salary commensurate with experience  • Robust benefit options    Please send resumes to benjamin [at] floodcoalition.org     We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     

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