Events and Communications Manager Position Annoucement

Position Description: Works closely with the entire AGREE team to develop events and communications strategies that educate the public and move AGREE’s work forward. Plans and promotes all AGREE events, including for HeatSmart CNY and other local campaigns/programs as well as AGREE’s policy advocacy events. Responsible for all aspects of these events, including scheduling, logistics, and promotion. Works in collaboration with the Director of Outreach and Communications to develop and implement new communications strategies and outlets for AGREE’s message. Writes and distributes press releases. Cultivates media relationships. Keeps HeatSmart, Renewable Heat Now, and AGREE websites up to date, including writing website copy. Develops multimedia communications assets. Engages with new social media. 

Compensation: $45,000-$50,000, depending on experience
Benefits include health and dental insurance and generous vacation and paid leave

Location: This is a work from home position with access to the AGREE office in Syracuse, NY. The candidate can be located anywhere within driving distance of Syracuse, NY. 

Responsibilities to include:

  • Scheduling, planning, and promoting events related to our HeatSmart CNY and other local campaignsScheduling, planning, and promoting events related to AGREE’s policy and public education work.
  • Responsible for all logistics related to AGREE events, both in person and virtual
  • Keeping the HeatSmart, Renewable Heat Now, and AGREE websites up to date (including writing website copy)
  • Writing and distributing press releases
  • Cultivating media relationships
  • Developing and implementing new communications strategies and outlets

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills – especially writing for public consumption (press releases, website copy, e-blasts, talking points, etc)
  • Event planning experience – knowledge of all the details involved in event planning
  • Ability to MC and facilitate workshops and events, both in person and virtually
  • Event promotion experience – demonstrated ability to publicize and recruit people to participate in events
  • Experience with and interest in new and traditional media, including new social media, and a desire to experiment with new ways of reaching the public
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, stay organized, to follow through on details
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborate and build partnerships through active listening and solidarity

About AGREE: Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) -- headquartered in Syracuse, NY within the unceded territory of the Onondaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy -- works to bring about a just transition to 100% renewable electricity, heating, and transportation. We are excited to announce that our small organization is growing, and we are looking for two new team members: a Deputy Policy Director and an Events and Communications Manager. We seek passionate, intelligent, and kind people who work well both independently and as part of a team, and who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done. AGREE is fiercely collaborative with other organizations and deeply committed to pursuing a renewable energy transition that is rooted in racial, economic, and social justice. Our work is focused on transforming New York State policy to move away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy, driving state resources toward effective and equitable community clean energy programs, and helping residents and businesses in Central New York make their own transition to clean energy. If you’re excited by a fast-paced working environment that matches the urgency of the crises we face; if you see the connections between our unjust energy system and other forms of injustice; and if you love to collaborate and strategize to bring about a better world, we invite you to consider joining our team.   

AGREE is committed to building teams and partnerships that draw strength from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value lived experience and demonstrated skills. We are committed to actively working to maintain a positive and accepting work environment built on mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. We unequivocally support the rights of LGBTQQIA+ people and encourage our staff to bring their whole selves to our work. We advocate for energy justice and believe in centering the voices of those most affected, and we strongly encourage BIPOC candidates to apply. We also note that we have no formal educational requirements for our positions, and we welcome candidates with non-traditional education pathways and relevant personal experience.

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the positions will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are identified. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, 1-3 work samples, and two work references to jessica@allianceforagreeneconomy.org. The letter of application will be the most important determining document for who will be interviewed for the position. The letter should be 2-5 pages and should summarize relevant experience and skills. The letter should also discuss why the applicant is enthusiastic to work on this position. Work samples should demonstrate the candidate’s skills in one or more of the areas listed in the job descriptions below. They can include anything from press releases, organizing emails, flyers, graphics, website copy, videos of the candidate in action, videos produced by the candidate, social media pages, reports, policy analyses, or research. 

Questions?: Contact AGREE's Executive Director: jessica@allianceforagreeneconomy.org.