Environmental Policy Fellow
Agency: Ohio Environmental Council
Location: Columbus, OH
Closing Date: open until filled
How to Apply: Send a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position, your resume, and references to careers@theOEC.org with “Environmental Policy Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.
Term/Grade: Student/Postdoc, fulltime, temporary, entry-level
Ohio’s environmental movement is seeking its next generation of environmental advocates, representing the diversity of perspectives, geographical locations, and backgrounds from across the state, especially those from communities most impacted by pollution. Therefore, the Ohio Environmental Council seeks candidates for its Environmental Policy Fellowship—a full-time, temporary, entry-level position for up to 2 years. This position is designed specifically to include and uplift the talents of an entry-level professional from communities and backgrounds often left out of the environmental movement.
As the Environmental Policy Fellow, you will be a member of the OEC’s Advocacy Center, advancing the organization’s mission to secure healthy air, land, water, and a strong democracy for all who call Ohio home. This position is an opportunity to keenly develop skills as a policy advocate for the betterment of the Buckeye State. At the conclusion of the program, you will have the skills and experience to join any team searching for an effective advocate. Additionally, you will work closely with OEC Leadership, OEC staff, and our Board of Directors around our racial justice and equity goals, participate in the OEC’s fundraising, communications, organizing, and administrative work to gain a complete understanding of public interest non-profit organization operations to ultimately achieve the organization’s strategic plan goals.
The Fellow’s daily responsibilities will also include:
- evaluating and analyzing legislation and executive agency rules and regulations;
- reaching out to, and collaborating with, partner organizations;
- drafting advocacy content, including position statements or blogs;
- representing the organization at public meetings, legislative and agency hearings; and
- contributing to OEC’s efforts to integrate racial justice and equity into the work we do to ensure a more inclusive environmental movement in Ohio.
- Performing other related duties as required and assigned.
See announcement and apply here.