The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) is one of the state’s leading environmental organizations. Together with our sister organization, the NYLCV Education Fund, we advance a bold agenda to combat climate change, protect public health from air and water pollution, and preserve our state’s open spaces and abundant natural resources. In recent years, NYLCV and NYLCV Education Fund have played a major role in securing passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, congestion pricing in New York City, a statewide plastic bag ban, and more. We educate voters, elected officials, and the business community about our state’s most pressing environmental policy issues and convene forums that bring together stakeholders from all sectors.
Reporting to the Associate for New York City Programs and the Clean School Bus Coordinator, the Social Media Fellow will support NYLCV and NYLCV Education Fund’s electric school bus campaign, particularly the communications for our New York City Clean School Bus Coalition, which consists of organizations in NYC working on a range of issues, including environment, labor, social justice, public health, education, and more. The coalition, led by NYLCV, is focused on advancing the electrification of New York City’s school bus fleet through public education and advocacy. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career individual to work within a small team to develop campaign experience and build their professional communication skills. This is a part-time fellowship that will support the following activities:
- Assisting with internal coalition communication and coordination;
- Managing the coalition’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; and
- Helping to maintain the coalition’s website
Social Media (40%)
- Work with communications staff to develop a social media plan for growing the coalition’s social media presence
- Draft weekly posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that appropriately represent and creatively promote the coalition’s agenda and values
- Work with the Program Coordinator and coalition members on incorporating storytelling into our social media activities
- Design social media graphics and visuals that align with the coalition’s agenda, as needed
Website Communications (40%)
- Draft and edit content for the coalition website
- Source photos and visuals for the website
- Work with website developer to troubleshoot issues that arise
- Take the lead on updating the website when new members join the coalition or events are scheduled
- Assist the team with developing creative ways to drive traffic to the website and raise awareness about electric school buses
Administrative Assistance (20%)
- Assisting the NYC Program Associate with coalition meetings, including drafting agendas, sending meeting materials, and scheduling
- Ensuring coalition members receive updates and news through the listserv
- Other coalition management assistance as needed
- Coordinate with Coalition Subcommittee members to schedule website/ social media posts
- Recent college graduate, current graduate school or college student, or high school graduate with relevant professional experience;
- Some experience with nonprofit communications and social media preferred;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive;
- Skilled and professional communicator and writer;
- Skilled with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter platforms;
- Ability to take initiative and work independently;
- Attention to detail is a must;
- Interest or experience in social and environmental justice issues is a plus.
Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume, cover letter, and a one page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a part-time temporary contract position that does not include benefits. We are looking for approximately 16 hours per week for $18-20/hour based on experience for 8 months.
NYLCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applications from all interested candidates.