Job Title: Ohio Land & Liberty Coalition (L&LC) Field Representative
Reports To: Ohio Land & Liberty Coalition (L&LC) Field Director
Compensation: Includes benefits and competitive salary commensurate to experience; range $40,000 – $45,000.
Location: Columbus, OH (remote)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary: The Ohio Land & Liberty Field Representative (FR) will be responsible for some of the implementation, communications, programming and operational functions instrumental in developing and managing strategies that promote and advance clean energy development in Ohio. Specifically, the FR will be responsible for the execution of all efforts surrounding the Ohio-L&LC Field Siting Campaign. In addition, the FR will work directly with the state’s Field Director (FD) in coordination with the Ohio Executive Director included in this project. FR will also complete any and all reasonable related services as requested, including participation in weekly industry calls, as well as bi-weekly check-in calls with CEN oversight personnel as needed. Success in this role will require an individual that is highly organized, self-motivating, and a team player willing to help where he or she is needed. The right candidate will excel in an always-evolving work environment—often with little direct supervision—and can turn around quick deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities: The following are essential functions of the position. Other duties may be assigned.
- Execute strategies (developed by Ohio State Director/Field Director) that help to overcome clean energy market barriers and accelerate the scale and penetration of clean energy development in Ohio.
- Facilitate grassroots outreach efforts that provide one-on-one assistance to local citizens regarding their community’s projects, issues, and demographics.
- Keep a timeline, or calendar, of all events/meetings/hearings – that have to do with permitting – throughout Ohio.
- Support FD’s development of best practices, reports, summary papers, case studies, briefs, and web-based materials in support of knowledge transfer and outreach efforts.
- Identify and conduct deep-dive analysis on best practices for clean energy siting and draft guidance documents for local decision-makers and industry members.
- Facilitate working group meetings with diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as complete projects and deliverables with input from the working group.
- Analyze local ordinances (policy), and zoning rules to best effectively message around a proposed project.
- Understanding of issues, problems, and reasons why a community may benefit from clean energy developments and work with state leads on implementation of solutions.
- Work with FD, CEN Communications team to develop and curate social and traditional media opportunities, including but not limited to letters to the editor, Op-Eds, blogs, social posts, etc.
- Identify, track, and triage potential new areas of interest and relay them back to CEN management team, L&LC Director, state teams, and industry partners.
- Attend biannual CEN conference, collaborating with all CEN state organizations.
- Participate in monthly CEN Midwest Regional call.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to prepare and deliver effective speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to diverse audiences including elected officials and public groups.
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Suite, which includes InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Canva, and/or other similar design applications is preferred. Experience with Squarespace, Constant Contact, MailChimp, or other email marketing platforms.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university in communications, political science, digital media, or another relevant field; and at least one to three years of communications, marketing, administrative, campaign and/or program management experience.
- Experience working for issue advocacy nonprofits, public affairs firms, political campaigns, or government is preferred.
- Experience working with energy a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
- Excellent verbal communication skills.
- Great writing/editing skills, experience distilling complicated issues in memos, reports, press releases, and digital communication platforms.
- Basic graphic design skills for social media, web, Microsoft PowerPoint, and print materials is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in driving creative, integrated digital campaigns from concept to execution, and effectively reporting on them.
- Prior program management and event coordination experience, with demonstrated ability to meet deliverables on budget and by deadlines.
- Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage and meet deadlines and balance multiple programming priorities at once.
- Ability to manage budget data, track spending and create financial reports.
- An entrepreneurial spirit, interest in learning new skills, and eagerness to advance the goals of L&LC.
- Role requires ability to work some evenings and/or weekends for special events.
- Role requires some travel, including overnight travel, usually a few times per month.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. Occasional travel may be required. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/