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Communications & Program Assistant

Posi­tion: Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Pro­gram Assis­tant
: New York City

Why Work With Us

Sup­port the work of the Cen­ter and state attor­neys gen­er­al in address­ing the cli­mate cri­sis and envi­ron­men­tal injus­tice as the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Pro­gram Assis­tant at the State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter at NYU School of Law. This posi­tion offers a mix of oper­a­tional respon­si­bil­i­ties, sub­stan­tive projects, and cre­ative work. The Cen­ter is pas­sion­ate about build­ing and sus­tain­ing an inclu­sive and equi­table work­ing envi­ron­ment for our staff. We offer a gen­er­ous ben­e­fits pack­age through NYU, which includes tuition remis­sion and retire­ment ben­e­fits. Salary: $50,000-$60,000

About the Center 

The State Impact Cen­ter is a non­par­ti­san aca­d­e­m­ic think tank based at NYU School of Law. The Cen­ter is ded­i­cat­ed to work­ing towards a healthy and safe envi­ron­ment, guid­ed by inclu­sive and equi­table prin­ci­ples. To accom­plish this, the Cen­ter stud­ies and sup­ports the work of state attor­neys gen­er­al in defend­ing, enforc­ing, and pro­mot­ing strong laws and poli­cies in the areas of cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, and clean ener­gy. We under­take aca­d­e­m­ic research, hold work­shops, and issue spe­cial reports that advance legal and pol­i­cy analy­sis. We are a small, col­lab­o­ra­tive team, and val­ue each person’s insights and contributions. 

Diver­si­ty is a core val­ue of the Cen­ter. We are pas­sion­ate about build­ing and sus­tain­ing an inclu­sive and equi­table work­ing envi­ron­ment for our staff. We believe every mem­ber on our team enrich­es our diver­si­ty by expos­ing us to a broad range of ways to under­stand and engage with the world, iden­ti­fy chal­lenges, and to dis­cov­er, design and deliv­er solutions.

Who We Are Look­ing For

The State Impact Cen­ter is recruit­ing a Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Pro­gram Assis­tant to begin imme­di­ate­ly. Our office is locat­ed in New York City, and we offer an option for a hybrid remote/in-per­son sched­ule. The Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Pro­gram Assis­tant will play a key role in the Cen­ter’s cli­mate, clean ener­gy, and envi­ron­men­tal work and in help­ing man­age the Center’s dai­ly oper­a­tions. This will include social media work; writ­ing and edit­ing the Center’s newslet­ter and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions; assist­ing with event coor­di­na­tion; and help­ing track the Center’s bud­get.

The ide­al can­di­date will be detail-ori­ent­ed, cre­ative, and have an enthu­si­asm for envi­ron­men­tal and cli­mate issues. We are com­mit­ted to build­ing a diverse and inclu­sive team and encour­age women, peo­ple of col­or, and mem­bers of the LGBTQ+ com­mu­ni­ty to apply.

Core Respon­si­bil­i­ties

  • Writ­ing & Design: 
    • Assist in draft­ing and edit­ing press releas­es, state­ments, newslet­ters, reports, op-eds, web­site copy and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions products
    • Devel­op engag­ing and time­ly social media con­tent (Twit­ter, Youtube, and LinkedIn)
    • Design visu­als (aes­thet­ic and infor­ma­tion­al) for social media, newslet­ters, event invi­ta­tions, etc. using pro­grams such as Adobe Suite and Canva
  • Events:
    • Be respon­si­ble for Zoom logis­tics for vir­tu­al events, includ­ing cre­at­ing reg­is­tra­tion pages (the Cen­ter is cur­rent­ly doing vir­tu­al events because of COVID, and we antic­i­pate that we will con­tin­ue to do most of our events vir­tu­al­ly due to the loca­tions of attendees)
    • Assist with sched­ul­ing and planning
    • Assist with coor­di­na­tion of logis­tics for in-per­son events (future)
  • Bud­get & Fundraising:
    • Assist in track­ing the Center’s budget
    • Sup­port fundrais­ing efforts through research and writ­ing reports and pro­pos­als and assist­ing with scheduling 

Require­ments and Qualifications

  • Edu­ca­tion & Expe­ri­ence: Bachelor’s degree and 1 – 2 years of expe­ri­ence (we include sum­mer or oth­er internships).
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tive: able to work well with­in a team in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Dead­lines: com­fort­able work­ing under pres­sure and tight dead­lines; can pri­or­i­tize work­load, stay orga­nized, and seek input as needed. 
  • Writ­ing and Edit­ing: high lev­el of atten­tion to detail; abil­i­ty to clear­ly sum­ma­rize and present material. 
  • Graph­ic Design & Web­site: expe­ri­ence with pro­grams such as Pho­to­shop, Inde­sign, Illus­tra­tor, or Can­va, and an inter­est in learn­ing our con­tent man­age­ment sys­tem (Craft CMS).

Dead­line: Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed until the posi­tion is filled. 

Salary: $50,000-$60,000

Our office is locat­ed in New York City, and we are fol­low­ing NYU Law School’s return to in-per­son work plans, with remote and hybrid accom­mo­da­tions avail­able, as need­ed. NYU has a vac­ci­na­tion and boost­er require­ment.

Ben­e­fits offered include medical/​dental/​vision, tuition remis­sion at cer­tain NYU schools, retire­ment ben­e­fits, and more. 

Inter­est­ed can­di­dates can apply by send­ing a resume, cov­er let­ter, and an exam­ple of your work (writ­ing sam­ple and dig­i­tal cre­ative) to [email protected]​nyu.​edu.

Please send your appli­ca­tion as a sin­gle PDF file saved as LastName.FirstName.pdf. If cho­sen as a final­ist, ref­er­ences will be required.

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