The Network that promotes the elimination of environmental threats to human health in Maryland is ramping up its advocacy team in 2019.
We are looking for a state program coordinator, on a contractual basis, to organize, support and promote our organization’s brand of highly effective programmatic initiatives. The position will support our legislative agenda for 2019 which includes a constitutional amendment, health impact assessments at the Public Service Commission and our overall health and environment agenda. The position is available immediately.
The ideal candidate understands the nexus of environmental impacts on human health and can work comfortably with community members and advocates alike. S/he is at home analyzing metrics from both real-life and digital data. S/he must be highly organized and focused, with keen insight into human behavior and motivational forces.
We’re looking for someone to support the design of state level programs on health impact policy from toxics to environmental externalities, to facilitate roundtables with community members on energy choice and other vulnerable population health issues.
Our vision for a successful candidate is one who is comfortable with our nimbleness working on matters ranging from pipeline pollution to truck traffic as entry points for action on air quality. This position is a short term contractual opportunity with potential for long-term program work that inspires, educate and engages audiences from all of Maryland.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse – and even competing – groups. S/he will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment, with less direction. S/he will be able to handle a heavy workload without sacrificing quality and demonstrate ownership of assigned tasks. This position is an opportunity to engage with health professionals, community members, policy makers, NGOs, and industry change agents to help bring about real change.
The State Coordinator, based in Maryland will report to the executive director, s/he is responsible for the following:
• Maintaining the Network’s strategic relationships with policy makers, NGOs, community members, leading experts, and thought partners during the Maryland General Assembly’s legislative session.
• Supporting our statewide capacity building advocacy agenda – current activities include two major programs, a briefing schedule and one multiparty convening during the legislative session.
• Plan volunteer opportunities to support educational outreach campaigns.
• Serving as communications support in social and traditional forums for specific organization programs during the legislative session.
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
• A portfolio/track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.
• A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
• Experience managing multiple projects and ability to oversee a cadre of staff, consultants, and volunteers.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Demonstrated legislative experience with policy analysis and research, 1-3 years.
• Transportation or access to transportation to Annapolis, Maryland.
• Knowledge of public health policy issues and prior experience in the environment are both plusses but are not requirements.
Compensation for this position is tied to experience. MdEHN believes in internal and external equity, and livable wages. We are an equal opportunity employer, and makes a concerted effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with subject heading “State Coordinator”.
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If you are interested in participating in this community of practitioners, advocates, and activated leaders, please send an email to info at MDEHN dot org with your name, area of interest, and preferred method of contact.
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin – Tamara at MdEHN dot org
Inquiries accepted on a ongoing basis.
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Baltimore, MD 21202
* The Network is hosted within the offices of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers