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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley Date: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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      Date: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM
      Subject: Planning Jobs - Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley

      Communications Officer

      Posted: 19 Jan 2013 06:07 AM PST

      Communications Officer Oakland, CA ICLEI USA seeks a Communications
      Officer to support its Renewable Energy Program. About ICLEI
      ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability is the premier network of
      sustainability leaders, with more than 1,000 local government members
      around the world. ICLEI provides leading-edge tools, trainings, and
      technical guidance to help cities and counties meet their climate,
      energy, and sustainability goals. ICLEI serves as a gateway to
      solutions, and helps local governments learn from one another and
      share best practices. ICLEI’s mission is to build, serve and drive a
      movement of local governments to advance deep reductions in greenhouse
      gas emissions and achieve tangible improvements in local
      sustainability. Learn more at www.icleiusa.org. Position Overview
      Through a range of communications and marketing channels, the
      Communications Officer helps deliver ICLEI’s renewable energy
      activities under the direction of the Director of Renewable Energy
      Programs. This position will work with fellow staff to generate and
      disseminate high- quality resources, trainings, and guidance to help
      local governments meet their sustainability goals. Initial focus will
      be on efforts to help communities throughout the United States remove
      barriers in their local solar energy markets through work on
      Department of Energy funded Solar Outreach Partnership and Solar3.0.
      This is a full-time position that includes ICLEI’s competitive
      benefits package. The position will preferably be based in Oakland, CA
      and may require limited travel throughout the continental U.S.
      Communications Officer Job Responsibilities A. General 1. Maintain an
      active knowledge of renewable energy and climate programs and
      policies. 2. Deliver ICLEI’s renewable energy resources to local
      government officials and their stakeholders. 3. Recruit new
      jurisdictions to participate in ICLEI’s campaigns and initiatives.
      4. Represent ICLEI and its members at meetings and conferences. B.
      Writing, Content and Training Tools Development 1. Contribute regular
      content to the websites www.icleiusa.org, www.solaroutreach.org, and
      www.solar30.org, including new web pages, blog posts, case studies,
      and short success stories. 2. Suggest timely and high-value topics for
      blog and case study content based on local government needs and
      trends. 3. Develop new resources (i.e., articles, case studies, fact
      sheets) to help local governments learn from and replicate model
      policies, practices and programs. Communications Officer Job
      Description Page 3 of 3 Other skills that would be beneficial include:
      • Excellent analytical, organizational, and verbal communication
      skills; • Outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills, with
      strong attention to detail; • Experience writing for the web and
      other new media channels, or experience writing magazine-style or
      newspaper articles. • Ability to distill data and information into
      compelling stories; • Experience communicating about local
      governments and/or climate and sustainability issues; • Ability to
      work under general direction with a high level of independence; •
      Experience working with online content management systems
      (particularly Wordpress and Plone CMS) and/or writing/editing in HTML;
      • Experience/comfort working with online databases or customer
      relationship management systems (particularly Salesforce.com CRM).
      Salary range: $45,000 – $55,000 How to Apply: Please send a cover
      letter, resumé, and up to three writing samples to:
      solar-usa@.... Please include “Communications Officer†in the
      subject field. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA,
      Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color,
      veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly
      encouraged to apply. Firm Name: ICLEI USA Location: Oakland CA
      Payment: Paid Contact: Casey Johnston Email: solar-usa@...
      Phone: Posted: Jan 19, 2013 Category: Environmental Start Date:
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