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AVP, Public Engagement, Moms Clean Air Force
Moms Clean Air Force (Moms) is the largest parent-centered advocacy group focused on climate and air pollution in the world. Our community of over 1.5 million parents and caregivers and our national network of field organizers unite to protect our children’s health. We envision a safe, stable, and equitable future where all children breathe clean air.
Reporting to the Vice President, Moms Clean Air Force**,** the Associate Vice President (AVP) will be a member of Moms’ executive team, primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the public engagement efforts and for website development. This position will oversee work including but not limited to: membership outreach, online education resources, website development, strategic plan implementation, and donor report preparation.
The AVP will be expected to represent Moms Clean Air Force as an ambassador and serve as a public-facing spokesperson for our issues. This will involve participating in media interviews and public events, as well as acting as a first point of contact for media inquiries. As a core member of the Moms leadership team, the AVP will work closely with other leaders to set strategic goals and identify opportunities for achieving our mission.
The AVP will work in close collaboration with the VP of Moms Clean Air Force to support their leadership in overseeing the team. This may involve taking on various responsibilities related to managing the team, such as overseeing programs, managing staff, or developing new initiatives. They will receive support and guidance from the VP and other members of the Moms leadership team as they take on new challenges.
Based in New York City, Washington DC, or remote.
The Associate Vice President responsibilities will include:
- Developing strategies and implementation plans in all areas of public-facing engagement alongside the Vice President for complex, highly matrixed projects in collaboration with leaders across the organization.
- Developing and implementing the next iteration of our website, working with our consultant on design, organization, and user interface; establishing ongoing review and update plans to ensure website remains effective tool for Moms.
- Creating and implementing a new speakers’ bureau and ongoing programming with particular focus in the broadcast area; working in collaboration with the public relations team.
- Managing and mentoring the team to support implementation of public engagement strategies and creating staffing structures within the public engagement team to support this work.
- Identifying funding streams and cultivating and maintaining relationships with potential donors in collaboration with the Vice President to ensure program sustainability.
- Acting as direct liaison with EDF Development team for fundraising materials including proposals and reports; working in close coordination with Moms team colleagues to prepare information and responses accordingly.
- Representing Moms Clean Air Force publicly, cultivating opportunities with media, networking, conferencing, etc.; mentoring team members in the same.
- Leading annual goal setting and work plan development, establishing objectives and metrics for success; providing updates on program to Development and EDF senior leadership as needed.
- As a member of Moms leadership team, play a key role in overall strategy sessions, development of proposals, budgets and launching new projects, and overall team leadership to achieve our goals.
- Regularly reviewing overall program progress to identify and implement needed changes in strategy, resource allocation, tactics and staff development.
- Participating in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.
- At least 15 years of relevant experience including experience managing people and processes plus Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
- Facilitative leader who is resourceful, resilient, and creative.
- Superior management skills, with a demonstrated ability to motivate, empower and inspire staff and peers and encourage staff development.
- Demonstrated writing skills.
- Demonstrated ability in running a media team.
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence the work and outcomes of team members even if they are not direct reports.
- Demonstrated program management skills including large-scale work-planning, budget planning and management, funder engagement, etc.
- Strong entrepreneurial capabilities and ability to foster innovation.
- Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
- Exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills, including demonstrated capability to identify and build effective partnerships.
- Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience working in multi-cultural environments and within diverse teams and ability to translate our work to a variety of cultural contexts, additional languages a plus.
- Ability and willingness to travel as required.
- Familiarity with the federal political process and key players, along with a desire to expand upon that knowledge.
- An understanding of climate challenges and air pollution-related issues and solutions at federal legislative and regulatory levels, coupled with an eagerness to deepen this understanding.
Occasional overnight travel
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
The pay range for this role is shown below.
Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.