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Better World Group

Associate

Employment type
Full time (40 hours/week) for one year, with possibility to extend.
Posted
2 months ago
Location
Remote
Description

For the past 20 years, BWG has been behind some of the nation’s boldest climate policies and environmental strategies. We work across all sectors to devise bold, transformative strategies that address complex problems. Our clients – philanthropies, non-governmental organizations, and local and state government agencies – turn to us for our ability to craft and implement creative strategy, convene diverse stakeholders, and build consensus towards equitable and sustainable outcomes.  We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. BWG is headquartered in Los Angeles, with an office in Sacramento. We are currently working remotely from home and conduct all meetings via phone or video conference.  This position will be remote.

What we do 

  • Environmental Justice 
  • Racial justice 
  • Coalition management 
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Multi-Stakeholder Process Management
  • Philanthropic Advisement
  • Policy Education & Training
  • Policy Research & Analysis
  • Communications strategy 

 

Job Description
BWG seeks an Associate for one year to work on a variety of projects ranging from public lands, environment and climate, racial justice, Native American law and policy, sustainability, and active transportation. The Associate will gain a variety of skills integral to their ongoing success in the private consulting sector, including project management, writing for a variety of audiences, planning and facilitating stakeholder engagements, and developing pragmatic and implementable strategies and recommendations for our public, non-profit, and philanthropic clients. The Associate will work both independently and as part of a team craft thoughtful and strategic interdisciplinary policy and campaign approaches that will create equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. Specific duties for the position include:

  • Perform research and analyze data
  • Draft memos, reports, and other client-related work products
  • Complete client requests and ensure that scopes, budgets, and schedules are on track 
  • Assist in business development activities, including preparing responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Manage complex projects
  • Develop campaign plans and implement strategies 
  • Schedule, prepare and facilitate meetings; draft and disseminate notes
  • Support, plan, and implement stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Track local, state, and national policy issues
  • Communications support, including managing and updating social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and Facebook and preparing company newsletters
  • Administrative tasks, as needed

 

Compensation 
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $55,000 to $60,000 per year. Compensation includes a generous benefits package, including healthcare and dental insurance, paid time off, etc.


Time/Duration 
Full time (40 hours/week) for one year, with possibility to extend.

Qualifications
Candidates must have work experience and education in one or more of the following:

  • Native Nations Law and Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Public Lands 
  • Climate 
  • Facilitation 
  • Racial justice 
  • Public Policy
  • Communications 

A Master’s or advanced Degree in any of these fields and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. 

Skills
Successful candidates must possess excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills. They must be highly motivated strategic thinkers who are detail oriented and have a proactive approach to problem solving. They must have demonstrated experience assisting on multiple tasks independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. They must have strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), GoogleDocs, basic project management tools and internet research. Experience with Adobe InDesign, GIS, database analysis, social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook), and web development software (e.g., Squarespace) are a plus. Experience working with tribal organizations or Tribes or background in Native American law or related studies highly sought.  

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice and building thriving, inclusive communities. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of these principles, and experience in project management. The ideal candidate will possess a desire for real world experience and knowledge in the fields of environmental and climate policy. For the rising public policy, tribal policy, climate, environmental or communications professional, this position provides an opportunity to build a resume, enhance professional credentials, and network with top professionals in these fields.
 

 


 

To apply

To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF document to [email protected].  No phone calls please. 
1. Resume
2. Writing sample (if part of a group project, indicate sections written by the applicant)
3. PowerPoint sample
4. Examples that showcase experience with web-based applications (i.e. websites, social media pages, newsletters, and/or e-publications) or graphic design software (i.e. Creative Suite)
5. Three professional or academic references

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis (via video conference), starting the week of February 15, 2020. The application will close by 6:00 PM on February 26, 2020.