Communications and Outreach Associate voluntary service/United States/534575/Communications and Outreach AssociateCommunications and Outreach AssociateInterfaith Power and Light<p> <b>Organization:</b> <br> Interfaith Power & Light is a national campaign mobilizing faith community action on global warming. With 40 state affiliates reaching 18,000 houses of worship of all major faith traditions, IPL is the largest grassroots environmental faith organization in the country, and the only one focused on climate change. Headquartered in San Francisco, IPL has eight full time staff, including two staff for the California IPL affiliate. </p><p> California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) is a statewide organization mobilizing the religious community to become leaders in the fight to halt global warming. CIPL has 640 congregational members across the state taking pro-active steps through energy conservation, renewable energy programs, education and outreach, and public policy advocacy. The Communications and Outreach Associate will work with both organizations to expand our online presence, reach out to faith communities, assist with fundraising events, create educational materials, and develop and refine our programming. This is an opportunity to join a unique and dynamic organization and to build invaluable experience. </p><p> <b>Responsibilities:</b> <ul> <li>Work with national programs manager to create compelling advocacy, program communications and to broadcast our messages via social media</li> <li>Work with CIPL program director in developing member materials</li> <li>Take lead role in organizing educational events and webinars for congregations on topics such as financing rooftop solar, energy efficiency, and sustainable gardening</li> <li>Help grow the social media presence of IPL and our affiliates</li> <li>Update websites and blog</li> <li>Provide constituent services to member houses of worship</li> <li>Assist with research on environmental policy issues and religious organizations</li> <li>Answer phones, compile mailings, enter new contacts into database</li> <li>Work with development manager to research potential new funders and assist with fundraising proposals, letters, and events (if interested)</li> </ul> </p><div class="ExternalClass580E1CD3E3B8476485DABF9BE2263581"><p> <strong>Qualifications:</strong><br> B.A. or B.S. in-progress-graduate-level or seminary students preferred<br> Good communication skills important including strong writing skills<br> Organizing experience helpful<br> General knowledge of global warming and environmental policy issues helpful<br> Basic familiarity with Mac OS<br> Experience with Salsa or similar CRM a plus </p></div>



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