Rachel Carson Council Campus Coordinator
The Rachel Carson Council (RCC), a national environmental organization, seeks an outstanding campus coordinator for its Rachel Carson Council Campus Network (RCCN) of nearly 50 campuses and several thousand activists, including faculty, students, staff, and administrators. The RCCN Coordinator will work with the Assistant Director of Policy and Programs at the Washington, DC Capitol Hill Office. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to the mission of the RCC, to environmental and justice education, organizing, and advocacy.
In addition to outstanding interpersonal, communication, and advocacy skills, the RCC seeks someone who has shown leadership in environmental issues on campus – including students, faculty and administrators – with the ability to adapt easily to rapid change, uncertainty, and to work effectively with a diverse range of people. The RCCN position is designed for an environmental advocate who is eager to demonstrate initiative and leadership in a small, but highly respected and growing organization.
Mission: The Rachel Carson Council, founded in 1965, is the environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson to carry out her work after her death. We promote Carson’s ecological ethic that combines scientific concern with the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a more sustainable, just and peaceful future.
Issues: The RCC educates, organizes, and lobbies around environmental and climate justice issues with emphasis on clean and renewable energy, opposition to fossil fuels, and sustainable and healthy alternatives to industrial animal agriculture. The RCC also works to reduce and eliminate pesticides and other toxic chemicals. As part of the legacy of Rachel Carson, the RCC further works collaboratively, where possible, against nuclear weapons and power.
Job description: The RCCN Coordinator works to expand and deepen the Rachel Carson Council Network and to recruit and engage faculty and students in effective national and statewide environmental engagement and advocacy. Current key issues include climate and environmental justice, elimination of and divestment from fossil fuels, promotion of clean and renewable energy, and opposition to industrial animal agriculture and biomass incineration.
- Assist the RCC APD to deepen and expand the RCCN campus network and initiate planning of RCC Presidential lectures, RCC workshops, lobby days, and other events.
- Maintain regular direct contact with RCC key campus contacts. Maintain RCCN database.
- Produce a monthly e-newsletter, Campus Dispatch, for the RCCN.
- Produce campus-oriented fact sheets, materials, action alerts, and social media.
- Organize panels and present at academic conferences
- Major/minor or demonstrated interest in environmental studies and related fields
- Interest and experience in environmental education, organizing and advocacy in college and university settings.
- Excellent presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively with diverse ethnic and racial constituencies
- Strong interest or experience in use of databases and strategy for social media and communications.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, work independently, take strong initiative
- Ability to work well with students, faculty and administrators at colleges, universities, and community colleges, including HBCU’s, HSI’s, and other historically diverse campuses
The position will remain open until filled. Send cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to: [email protected]
The Rachel Carson Council is an equal opportunity employer.