Southern Environmental Law Center
The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a program communications manager to be based in our Charlottesville, VA office. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging environmental issues facing the Southeast and the nation.
About SELC: With offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; and Nashville, TN), SELC uses law and policy expertise to protect the South’s natural resources—its land, air, water, coast and wetlands—and to preserve our rural countryside and community character. Although our regional focus is the Southeast, much of our work is national in scope and impact.
SELC works collaboratively with over 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve our common conservation goals. Our legal and policy staff comprises some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields, and over its 27-year history, SELC has earned a reputation as one of the most effective environmental organizations in the country. We currently have a staff of over 100, including nearly 60 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.
About the position: SELC’s work is focused in five program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use, clean water, coast and wetlands, and forest protection. Under the leadership of the Director of Program Communications, and working in close coordination with SELC attorneys, the program communications team is responsible for developing and implementing communication plans and strategies for priority issues and cases within these program areas, and the strategic use of the array of communications tools and approaches to reach target audiences and further SELC’s program objectives. The Program Communications Manager in our Charlottesville office will have lead responsibility for media relations and the successful implementation of all facets of program communications work in Virginia and Tennessee.
Compensation: The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Qualifications: We are seeking a communications professional with a strong work ethic and sense of initiative. The ideal candidate will have excellent academic credentials, a minimum of four years experience in communications or public relations work, a strong working knowledge of web-based communication strategies, excellent verbal, writing, and editing skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a strong personal commitment to SELC’s mission.
To Apply: If you have these qualifications and are seeking one of the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding environmental advocacy positions available, please send your letter of interest, resume, college or graduate school transcript, and at least three references to Isabel Adams, Southern Environmental Law Center, 201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. We strongly encourage applications from persons of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.