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BlueGreen Alliance is seeking Wash. State Policy Coordinator

SEATTLE (Aug. 21, 2019) — The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Washington State Policy Coordinator in Seattle. BGA unites 14 of America’s largest and most influential labor unions and environmental organizations to identify ways that today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.

The organization’s efforts center on the immediate need to develop commonsense solutions to our environmental challenges in a way that creates and maintains quality, family-sustaining jobs across the economy. BGA’s staff and supporters design public policies, perform research, and run public education and advocacy campaigns to advocate for practical solutions; facilitate dialogue between environmentalists, union members and other stakeholders; and educate America’s labor union members and environmentalists about the economic and environmental impacts of climate change and the job-creating opportunities of environmental protections.

Stephanie Celt, who has served as BGA’s Washington State Policy Coordinator for several years, has accepted a new position with the Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands.

Job Summary: BGA seeks a Policy Coordinator to spearhead the program and policy work of the BlueGreen Alliance in Washington State. The Coordinator will develop, promote, and implement programs that educate and mobilize members to action; build long term alliances to promote clean and efficient energy solutions; and work with union, environmental and community partners to effectively support policies that build the clean energy economy in ways that reduce emissions, create quality, family-sustaining jobs, and promote shared, sustainable prosperity.

The Washington BGA table of labor and environmental partners is an active, committed group with ambitious goals and strong member support. The Coordinator’s role is to organize, focus, and drive its collective efforts. The Coordinator will join BGA at an exciting time, building on recent successes and moving forward on numerous promising opportunities with the support of a powerful and diverse coalition.

See the full job description and application instructions.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references via email to Jennifer Bakkom‐Gatzke. Please write “WA POLICY” in the subject line. The position is open until filled.

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