HEAL Utah is an environmental nonprofit that uses grassroots campaigns and policy-side tactics to protect Utah’s natural beauty and our health from environmental threats. We work throughout Utah on clean air, renewable energy, climate change, and nuclear waste issues.
We are proud of our origins as grassroots activists and continue to depend on our supporters to remain vigilant in identifying and resisting environmental threats to the health if Utahns. We ensure that the HEAL community is mobilized by providing education and advocacy trainings and creating avenues for individual voices to be heard.
By working with us, you will learn the art of grassroots campaigning, develop political advocacy skills, gain scientific environmental knowledge and expertise, and get to play with our office dogs. We are looking for capable, dynamic, committed, experienced, and passionate individuals. If you are ready to champion our issues and innovate for a better future, apply to one of our open jobs or internships today!
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Job Description: The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) is a nonprofit based in Salt Lake City that pursues evidence-based environmental policies. HEAL is a grassroots advocacy organization that focuses on policies that promote clean air, clean and renewable energy, and prevent the generation and disposal of radioactive waste.
The Grassroots Organizer facilitates community advocacy activity by working closely with HEAL’s policy and communications associates to educate Utahns about these environmental campaigns. The organizer recruits encourage and trains Utah residents to become advocates for these and related issues of concern in their communities and to help advance evidence-based policies to improve these conditions.
Description of Duties:
- Organize events for current and potential HEAL supporters, recruit attendees, and present information to the public alongside HEAL staff and allies (supporters, community members, board members, and students) about the health and economic impacts of our main issue areas, policy solutions, and how citizens can get involved
- Develop and implement strategies to broaden HEAL’s supporter base and assure that opportunities to engage with HEAL’s reach diverse populations and communities
- Coordinate and staff HEAL’s participation in community events (street fairs, farmer’s markets, business conferences, etc.) to increase our community exposure, connect with new and old partners, and maintain a strong presence throughout the Wasatch Front and the State.
- Engage with HEAL supporters via email, phone calls, and meetings in order to provide opportunities for their participation and help them become involved in current campaigns.
- Lead HEAL’s citizen lobbying efforts during the state legislative session, including recruiting participants and training them in grassroots advocacy and direct lobbying skills.
- Assist the HEAL policy staff with lobbying efforts by recruiting and coordinating volunteers, writing and creating digital action alerts, and occasionally participating in direct lobbying.
- Use our online customer relationship management software, Salsa, to create action alerts, emails, invitations to events and to track volunteers.
- Maintain databases by tracking volunteer engagement and updating new supporter information
- Set and attain metrics to measure success and outcomes of Community Outreach, Citizen Lobbying, and Organizational Support goals
- Facilitate HEAL’s outreach internship program, hiring and supervising interns throughout the year to assist with outreach, legislative efforts and issue campaigns.
- Assist Development Director with major fundraiser events
- Organize events (phone banks, etc.) to reach out to supporters encouraging event attendance, legislative engagement, and volunteer opportunities.
- Develop digital and hybrid information sharing and events such as live streams, Zoom events, etc..
Desired Qualifications: Applicants must be passionate about HEAL Utah’s main campaigns (air quality, clean energy/climate change, and radioactive waste) and about advocating for science-based and equitable policies to protect public health and the environment. Strong interpersonal and group management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to quickly learn and use a range of software, a passion for educating and interacting with the public, valuing diversity and a commitment to an inclusive work environment are all a must. We are looking for applicants with either a college degree or equivalent lived experience related to the position. At least 2 years of policy, grassroots, or environmental campaign experience is preferred and internship and volunteer work may qualify. Spanish-language skills are preferred but not required. Interested individuals should be self-motivated, comfortable working independently, and excited to take initiative.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Hours, Compensation and Benefits
This is a regular, salaried full-time position There will be evening and weekend activities offset by a flexible comp time policy. Hours and work locations are somewhat flexible.
Starting annual salary for the Communications and Outreach position is $42,000-$48,000 per year depending on skills and experience. HEAL offers an excellent benefits package: including four weeks of paid time off (a mix of holidays, sick/personal leave, and vacation), employer-paid health and dental coverage (including employer health savings account contributions), and an up-to-3-percent match of simple IRA retirement contributions.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, three references, and a one-page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested candidates should submit their applications as soon as possible but no later than July 23, 2021. The position may close sooner than that depending on the number of applications received.