Media Relations Coordinator

 

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

The ECA Media Relations Coordinator will assist in managing and responding to ECA Media Requests. This position will field media requests submitted via email, determine the specific needs of the request, and connect the media contact to the appropriate “elder”.

 

Media Relations Coordinator may do the following:

  • Respond to Media Inquiries submitted through ECA website/email and have follow up discussions with individuals about their specific interests in ECA.
  • Help determine the appropriate ECA member for the interview request 
  • Help coordinate interviews with ECA members
  • Develop a database of ECA members willing to participate in media opportunities
  • Help write Press Releases and build connections and contacts with Media Outlets
  • Track earned media (in conjunction with the ECA Historian/Archivist)

 

Qualifications desired 

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Computer proficiency
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Experience in media relations, community organizing, and/or outreach

 

ONE ECA Member:  5 – 15 hours per month.

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org

 



 

ECA Volunteer Coordinator

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

The ECA Volunteer Coordinator will assist in managing and coordinating ECA volunteers. This position will respond to volunteer inquiries and assess volunteer interests, recruit new volunteers, identify ECA’s volunteer needs, and support volunteers within specific roles.

 

Volunteer Coordinator may do the following:

  • Respond to Volunteer Interest Inquiries submitted through ECA website/email and have follow up discussions with individuals about their specific interests.
  • Help place members in an appropriate volunteer role 
  • Help create volunteer resources and trainings
  • Support volunteers in accomplishing the tasks of their position
  • Work with ECA leadership committees & the Director of Operations to help coordinate needs, tasks, and volunteers
  • Develop volunteer job descriptions in conjunction with leadership team.
  • Assist with training for new volunteers

 

Qualifications desired 

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Computer proficiency
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Experience in volunteer coordination, community organizing and/or outreach preferred

 

ONE or TWO ECA Members::  5 – 15 hours per month. 


To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org

 



 

Elder Outreach Volunteer – Climate Emergency Declaration Project

The Climate Mobilization and ECA seek a volunteer who can spend 5 hours a week providing administrative and outreach
support to an emerging partnership between The Climate Mobilization and Elders Climate Action.  

This volunteer’s duties will include:

  • Working directly with Elders Climate Action to engage the organization’s members in local Climate Emergency campaigns, whether by inviting them to join calls / webinars, sending them informational materials, or doing direct outreach (i.e. holding phone conversations about the possibility of starting a Climate Emergency campaign)
  • Connecting climate activists with additional support and training opportunities provided by The Climate Mobilization

Qualifications desired for this role are:

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Strong phone and email communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasive skills
  • Proficient in computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including a track record of being able to use time effectively and prioritize among competing demands
  • Competency or past experiences working with elders is preferred

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org

 



 

ECA Volunteer Chapter Coordinator

Chapter Coordinator may do the following:

  • Help identify opportunities and provide information/resources to support  chapters/teams as they build and engage membership.   
  • Help a chapter create and set up chapter resources, engaging in outreach to potential chapter members, promoting the chapter through media, helping to identify and build collaborations with other climate-activist groups at the local level, and other activities to support ECA chapters in their work.  
  • Focus on a single chapter (as time and need permitted) or on several chapters.
  • Work with Council of Chapters Chair and Chapter Leaders
  • Assist Council of Chapter Chair with administrative tasks

 

Qualifications desired 

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Computer proficiency
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Experience in community organizing and outreach

 

ONE or TWO ECA Members::  5 – 15 hours per month. 

[Preference would be given to individuals who are already members of an ECA chapter and thus have ECA chapter experience or who have been actively involved in other grassroots groups in the past and bring that experience to our work.]

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org



 

ECA Volunteer Marketing & Communications

Communications & Marketing 

This committee is responsible for communication with members and the public with the goal of expanding the number of elders engaged with ECA. Our communications focus on three areas: informing, inspiring and engaging elders. This is accomplished through use of social media postings, a monthly e-newsletter, bi-monthly or more frequent bulletins, monthly National Calls with guest speakers,  monthly Tea and Talk conversations that create a sense of community and occasional UJoin letters to elected officials. This committee, working with our paid staff person, helps develop, compose and edit all written material for our website, newsletter and all marketing materials including for national events and collaborations. The committee is responsible for responding to media inquiries and presenting the public face of ECA. 

 

Time commitment:  3 hours/month for bi-monthly committee meetings, additional 1-3 hours/month for writing, editing and soliciting of articles, other committee responsibilities.

 

Duties may include

  • Attending Communications Committee team meetings
  • Assisting in planning newsletter content
  • Participating in planning for national ECA calls
  • Posting on social media: FaceBook and Twitter
  • Proof reading documents for distribution
  • Assisting in writing letters to the editor or letters for members to sign
  • Developing content for bulletins
  • Developing  web content, newsletter articles

 

Qualifications desired

  • Passion for acting  on climate change
  • Computer skills
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Ability to write and proofread newsletters and other documents

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org

 



 

ECA Volunteer National Coordinating Council

The Coordinating Council of ECA is currently composed of the co-chairs of ECA and the chairs of various committees. The organization operates based on the Jemez principles, valuing a bottom-up, grassroots approach. It is the intention of the Coordinating Council that our group’s membership expand to include other engaged ECA members. Beginning in the Fall of 2018 we will invite two other members to join the Coordinating Council and then in 2019 add an additional two members. In order to be considered for the Coordinating Council, individuals must be members of the national ECA organization and have been involved with ECA either on a committee or in a chapter.  It should be noted that this is a hands on council with the expectation of work being performed by all members. The Coordinating Council is able to assure the vision and mission of the organization is being upheld through the integration of the committees. Through feedback from chapters and members, the Council will keep a pulse on the priorities at the grassroots level and plan accordingly.

 

Each member of the Coordinating Council is expected to participate in the following ways:

  • Attend meetings held twice a month, using the Zoom platform. Meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7pm EST, 4pm PST and last for 60-90 minutes.
  • Participate actively in these meetings, offering suggestions, engaging in consensus building for decisions,  volunteering to take notes, and taking on other tasks as needed.
  • Participate in ad-hoc teams that are tasked with specific projects.
  • Co-host at least one monthly National Call each year.
  • Co-host or lead webinars sponsored by ECA
  • Serve as an ECA leader in other ways as needed.
  • Actively work on any national campaigns
  • Participate in strategic planning for ECA and the development of annual goals
  • Coordinating Council members are expected to participate in fundraising campaigns, whether it be by encouraging donations from others, taking a leadership role to assist with fundraising efforts or by making small or large donations themselves. 
  • Serve as an active member of one of ECA’s chapter leaders, manage  a national project or one of the national committees.

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org



 

ECA Volunteer Historian/Archivist

This volunteer position is responsible for tracking, saving and cataloging all media and social media posts about ECA and its members.

Time commitment: 3 hours/month for bi-monthly Communications Committee meetings, additional 1-3 hours/month to consolidate and catalog media articles which reference ECA or its members.

 

Duties may include

  •  Attending Communications Committee team meetings
  • Review any articles or social media posts that mention ECA or its members
  • Catalog the articles and social media posts

 

Qualifications desired

  • Passion for taking action on climate change
  • Computer skills
  • Comfortable with utilizing videoconference 
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Data management/organizing skills
  • Able to work independently

 

To apply for this volunteer position please complete the Volunteer form or reach out to us at info@eldersclimateaction.org



 

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