Would you like an opportunity to harness your advocacy, leadership, communications, and citizen engagement skills to make Connecticut a regional leader in fighting climate change? Do you want to mobilize youth and enact laws and policies to ensure Connecticut slashes 45% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030?
If so, you may be the ideal candidate for the Climate Advocate position at our region’s pre-eminent environmental nonprofit organization. Save the Sound is seeking a dedicated, experienced organizer and communicator to join its climate program. You will have the opportunity to build on four decades of successful advocacy before Connecticut’s legislature, state and federal agencies and courts, and local governments.
As the Climate Advocate, you will be part of a wider organizational team that employs a broad range of tools: not only legislative and legal action, but also community engagement, policy development, science, engineering, and public relations expertise.
Who We Are
Save the Sound leads environmental action in your region. We fight climate change and build resilient communities, save endangered lands, protect the Sound, and restore its rivers. We do this in many ways, from legislative advocacy and legal action to engineering, environmental monitoring, and hands-on volunteer efforts. For more than 40 years we’ve been ensuring people can enjoy the healthy, clean, and thriving environment they deserve—today and for generations to come.
Our staff’s sustained advocacy campaigns, tenacious legal work, and engineered projects have proven highly effective in:
• Enacting laws and policies that help Connecticut lead the way to a clean energy future;
• Saving forests, wetlands, and fragile coastal areas from unwise development;
• Monitoring, identifying, and stopping water pollution so our beaches, rivers, and Long Island Sound are becoming cleaner and healthier;
• Restoring rivers and marshes around Long Island Sound;
• Engaging thousands of citizens every year in cleaning up more than 60 miles of coastline; and
• Using and strengthening environmental laws to protect the greater Long Island Sound region’s natural resources and residents’ rights and health.
Position and Responsibilities
Connecticut is at a crossroads in its fight for a healthier climate and cleaner air. A recent state law mandates significant greenhouse gas reductions by 2030, but to hit that target, the state must ramp up the deployment of renewables, make substantial progress in eliminating transportation-related emissions, and increase investment in energy efficiency improvements within the next several years.
The Climate Advocate is responsible for developing and implementing our youth engagement effort; providing communications support for the climate program; engaging in community and legislative education, outreach, and grassroots activism efforts; assisting with coalition management; and supporting all elements of the climate program.