Communications Coordinator

About Our Organization

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge. This work includes building out robust political and advocacy operations to support Republican clean energy champions in the U.S. House and Senate. In addition to working with Members of Congress and legislative staffs to discuss policy ideas, the CRES team members also collaborate with industry representatives and subject matter experts in their mission to bring Americans together to solve our most pressing issues. CRES policy goals include:

  • − Reducing global emissions and growing the U.S. economy.
  • − Enacting policy that builds off historically successful approaches to affordable clean energy.
  • − Affordably reducing domestic emissions in a manner that can be leveraged globally.

To further its mission, CRES established CRES Forum in 2017 to educate the public and influence the national conversation around clean energy solutions that are actionable, market-friendly and responsible. CRES Forum provides expert information to key decision makers, so they are empowered to act in addition to support annual forums and events, such as National Clean Energy Week, to demonstrate how clean energy policies strengthen the economy, enhance America’s vital national security interests, and help to preserve our environment for future generations.

Scope of Work:

Reporting to the Communications Associate, the Communications Coordinator works cross-departmentally with CRES’s Communications Team as well as members and consultants from the Policy and Government Relations teams to implement CRES’ strategic communications program.

The Communications Coordinator supports messaging and positioning, earned and paid media campaigns, and developing communications materials in tandem with the Director of Communications. This position manages content development and publication for the organization’s social media and online platforms, prepares background research, staff events, and supportsproject tracking and overall coordination for multiple initiatives and programs.

The Communications Coordinator works with and supports the management of vendors, develops and implements creative ways to amplify the CRES’ critical messaging, and interfaces with media, advocacy partners, and government agency representatives on behalf of CRES. The incumbent shouldn’t be shy to help with the operations and administrative activities of the department, including scheduling, vendor selection, database maintenance, and new initiatives as they arise. The Communications Coordinator has abundant opportunities for growth within the organization and to interface directly with senior leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • − supports day-to-day functions of social media accounts and other digital communication methods, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • − Drafting daily and weekly social media content in tandem with digital consultants.
  • − Day-to-day coordination of direct relationships with digital consultants.
  • − Developing first drafts of content for review: press releases, statements, blogs, etc.
  • − Drafting and contributing to a bi-weekly “Clean Energy Insider” newsletter and assisting the editing process.
  • − working with digital assets like Salesforce and all CRES websites, posting content, and working with consultants for updates and site maintenance.
  • − Assisting Events Associate with planning and managing outreach and attendance of all CRES/CRES

Forum events.

  • − Designing creative for events: graphics, flyers, signage, etc.
  • − National Clean Energy Week: Serves as point of contact for all vendors, handles all marketing

(website, ads, social promotion, emails, etc.); and creates and distributes all marketing materials and social kits to appropriate audiences.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

    • − 1 year of Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations experience.
    • Understanding of basic graphic design.
    • − Experience with social media and content creation.
    • − Working knowledge of the political landscape for Republicans and clean energy.
    • − Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, English, Political Science, or a related field (relevant work experience may substitute for a degree).

Personal / Professional Attributes:

    • − Is organized, diligent, and responsible.
    • − Has excellent editing and proofreading skills.
    • − Can work in a self-directed manner but collaboratively.
    • − Fearlessly asks questions to understand assignments better.
    • − Can manage competing priorities and consistently meets deadlines.

Competitive Benefits:

  • − Excellent health, vision, dental, and prescription drug insurance
  • − Short-and-long-term insurance
  • − Flexible Spending Account
  • − Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • − Retirement plan match
  • − Paid parking
  • − Cell phone reimbursement

How to Apply:

Applicants may apply by sending their resumes and cover letters to Jonny Lobeck: [email protected]

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