The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) is hiring its 2023 lobby team to provide contracted services between January 11, 2023 – March 11, 2023. Team roles will include a communications coordinator and up to two lobbyists. All positions are temporary, however, the WVEC is seeking a year-round, part-time communications and outreach coordinator and any of these positions could transition into that role for the right candidate.
The WV Environmental Council (WVEC) is recruiting lobby team members to perform in-person legislative lobbying during the 2023 regular Legislative Session, which runs from January 11, 2023 through March 11, 2023.
In addition to daily lobbying activities and bill tracking, lobbyists are required to write articles for the weekly newsletter to provide updates to WVEC members. Lobbyists are also expected to meet as requested with the WVEC Legislative Oversight Committee including participation in a post-session assessment of the lobby team’s performance.
Lobbyists are expected to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment and communicate regularly with member groups regarding how activists from the member groups can be involved in lobbying efforts. They are also required to participate in and assist with the E-Day lobby day on February 28, 2023 at the Capitol and available for the duration of the 2023 legislative session. Ideal candidates have knowledge of legislative processes and experience in lobbying, public policy and/or or political work.
Lobbyists are expected to have a daily presence at the State Capitol during the Regular Session and to be fully vaccinated and able to attend meetings in person while complying with CDC recommendations such as masking and social distancing.
The communications coordinator’s responsibilities will include managing the WVEC’s social media accounts, producing educations materials for the public and lawmakers, managing media relations, coordinating 2023 E-Day at the state Capitol, editing and publishing the WVEC newsletter each Friday during the legislative session, writing and publishing action alerts, attending coalition partner meetings, developing website content, collecting and editing website content generated by others, and reporting to the WVEC board’s Legislative Oversight Committee. Ideal candidates will have communications experience and familiarity with the West Virginia State Legislature.
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