NRDC Job Description: Latino Leaders for Change Fellow
May 29, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Voces Verdes are seeking an extremely well-qualified self-starter for their full-time, one-year Latino Leaders Fellowship housed in NRDC’s Washington, DC office. This position will play an integral role working alongside NRDC’s Director of Latino Advocacy and Voces Verdes Advisory Board recruiting and engaging Latino public figures and influencers, including business, political and health leaders, among others, to help amplify the urgency and importance of having Latino voices speaking out in favor of action on climate change. Poll after poll shows that Latinos are more concerned than the general population about the impacts of climate change and overwhelmingly support governmental action to address the climate crisis. This individual will play a significant role in increasing Latino engagement on national and state-specific actions on climate change serving as a conduit for communicating and building productive relationships with individuals, as well as with state and federal policymakers. He or she will also coordinate their engagement in media events, briefings and meetings with elected officials and other key decision makers. Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills and relevant references;
- 3-5 years of demonstrated experience and success identifying, cultivating and mobilizing support for public policy;
- Experience with strategic campaigns; communications, messaging, social media required;
- Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong public speaking skills are a must;
- Outstanding attention to detail and the ability to work well independently is essential;
- Experience organizing within the Latino or environmental community is preferred.
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of Spanish required.
- Bachelor's degree;