Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned
Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC
Union of Concerned Scientists’ Science Network can be critical force to defend
against the Administration and Congress’ attempts to undermine science and cut
down our public protections. The person who will fill this 2-year organizer
position will recruit, cultivate, and mobilize this community of advocates--
along with science supporters and partners-- to advance the role of science for
a more just and functioning democracy. They will offer educational
opportunities, design impactful actions, and develop leaders among the Network
to strengthen their skills as advocates. The ideal candidate will be a strong
organizer with a passion for leadership development and the power of advocacy.
They’d be comfortable working with experts, activists, and justice-based
partners, and people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will be a strong community
organizer comfortable working with experts and people from a wide variety of
backgrounds. Experience and skills in leadership development,
volunteer management, and advocacy trainings is required. Demonstrated
competency in outreach/organizing on the regional and/or national level and
legislative and media strategy is required. Demonstrated understanding and
commitment for equity and inclusion is necessary; experience in equity- and
justice-based organizing is preferred. The ability to work independently,
balance a multitude of tasks, and collaborate as a member of a
multidisciplinary team is essential.
Work requires two to five years of relevant
and comparable experience in an outreach, organizing, campaign, or advocacy
position, preferably in a non-profit environment.Position prefers abachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the
ability to conceive, plan, and implement effective outreach campaigns and engagement
strategies. Strong written and oral communication skills, are necessary, as are
strong skills in internet-related communications, including the presentation of
and analyzing information on the web, database software, and word processing.
Successful candidates will be able to articulate a passion for promoting the
role of science and scientists in public policy making.
extended periods at computer. May occasionally lift boxes of materials (less
than 70 lbs.). Significant travel (10 or more overnights per year) is required.
Regular office hours.
UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually
seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening
opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically
underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also
committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of
widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we
believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work
and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including
historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who
bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.
How To Apply:
a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Please include salary requirements
in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone
February 24, 2019
About this Organization:
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 500,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our members understand that scientific analysis—not political calculations or corporate hype—should guide our efforts to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
Our experts work on some of the most complex and daunting problems in our history: stemming the tide of global warming, finding sustainable ways to feed, power and transport ourselves, and reducing the threat of catastrophic war. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.