The Events and Outreach Associate has the opportunity to be creative, collaborative, detail-oriented and innovative. This is a shared position between Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) and a key member of the Development (fundraising) team. This person will manage the implementation of our fundraising, stewardship and outreach events. These events support our operational and programmatic work, and create spaces for people to learn about, engage with, and support our mission. The position reports to the Business Relations and Events Manager.
About our organizations
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization. For over 50 years, WEC has brought people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. WEC builds power for the environmental movement by building partnerships, mobilizing the public, connecting voters to decision makers, and taking legal action. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington State have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.
By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political know-how of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington. Our organizations work in partnership as each pursues its unique mission. Combined, we have a staff of nearly 40 people and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. Given the current pandemic we are working remotely and foresee doing that for an extended period of time. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support working remotely. Our expectation is that we will eventually return to some schedule of safely working together in our downtown office.
We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of a racial equity lens to our work, and our CEO is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon.
This job requires frequent sitting. Must be able to conduct business in English, though fluency in other languages is welcomed. For remote work, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work during scheduled work hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform functions essential to the duties of the position.
Washington Conservation Voters and Washington Environmental Council is a unionized employer represented by Communications Workers of America Local 7800. This is a represented position.
The organization follows all requirements of local health authorities. We are currently working in hybrid remote mode with some staff coming to the office voluntarily. We maintain strict safety protocols while in our office. All staff who come to the office must be fully immunized against COVID-19.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, non-exempt position with a salary range of $49,000 to $52,500 depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including 100% employer paid medical and dental insurance, a 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, an annual wellness benefit of $100, a flexible spending account, three weeks of vacation, a separate pool of sick leave, 12 paid holidays per year, four wellness days in 2022, an unlimited ORCA transit pass (on return to the office), employer paid professional development and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.