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Current PennFuture staff openings

Southeast PA Outreach Coordinator (Philadelphia)

About us: PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.

Job Description: The Outreach Coordinator is the public face of the organization in southeast Pennsylvania. He or she is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with PennFuture constituents, including coalition partners, and representing PennFuture’s positions to the general public. The Outreach Coordinator educates PennFuture members, the environmental advocacy community, and decision makers about environmental issues with an emphasis on climate, water, sustainability and energy-related policies. The Outreach Coordinator works with a team of professionals including attorneys, policy experts, media professionals and other outreach staff.

Job Duties:

  • Manage and implement a range of grant deliverables and campaign activities
  • Implement issue campaigns by defining and managing objectives, recruiting coalition members, and coordinating meetings and events
  • Work with other environmental advocacy organizations to organize and facilitate meetings and events – occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Community outreach, event tabling, public speaking
  • Recruit and manage members, supporters and volunteers
  • Assist with grant writing, editing and reporting
  • Craft campaign e-mails, action alerts, blog and social media posts
  • Draft, edit, and submit letters to the editor and other opinion pieces
  • Build support for local, state and federal legislative priorities
  • Occasional lobbying of public officials and government agencies
  • Draft and present testimony at public hearings pertaining to environmental issues
  • Field and respond to requests for assistance on behalf of the law staff as well as general inquiries
  • Conduct reporter interviews by phone and in person, speak at press conferences and other media events
  • Steer our regional climate, water, and sustainability work and assist with other initiatives
  • Perform office administrative duties, including member data entry, as directed

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Enthusiasm for PennFuture, its mission, and its brand
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations is preferred though not required

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5+ years in outreach, advocacy, or organizing
  • Deep understanding of conservation, environmental, and energy issues
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work with staff on site and remotely
  • Understanding of Pennsylvania’s environmental/conservation landscape

Location, Compensation and Timeline: The position is based in Philadelphia. Competitive salary based on experience. Generous benefits package includes health care, dental, life insurance and paid time off.


Submission: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to the Director of Outreach at andrews@pennfuture.org. Please write “Southeast PA Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. The application deadline is May 20, 2016.

Current PennFuture internship openings

Donor relations intern

Description: PennFuture, a statewide environmental advocacy organization, seeks one qualified applicant in the Harrisburg and Philadelphia areas to serve as Donor Relations Intern within our Development department. The internship position will provide the individual with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, events planning, research into donor prospects, and solicitation strategies in addition to gaining valuable experience working specifically for an environmental non-profit.

Primary Duties:

  • Help with editing proposals and reports
  • Assistance with writing minor proposals, reports and donor communications
  • Table at awareness and fundraising events
  • Pre-event preparation
  • Collaboration in event organization
  • Provide support for mailings and invitations
  • General research and data collection surrounding donor interests
  • Help in maintaining database records
Each internship position will also have its share of clerical work including envelope stuffing and administrative duties such as file cleaning and data entry.

Requirements and qualifications: Applicant(s) should be a current undergraduate student or recent graduate, with an interest in fundraising for an environmental advocacy non-profit.

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office) and ability to learn new programs quickly (databases, etc.)
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.)
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Interest in a nonprofit career, ideally in development and fundraising

Compensation: The Donor Relations Outreach Internship is unpaid. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to look into work study grants within your college or university if that is an option.

Time Commitment: This position requires a commitment of 15-25 hours per week (flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday for three months in our Harrisburg and Philadelphia offices. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

Location: PennFuture's Donor Relations department has locations in both Center City Philadelphia and in Harrisburg - and are looking for a candidate for each office.

To Apply: Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to our Director of Donor Relations, Susanne Whitehead, at whitehead@pennfuture.org.