ANNOUNCEMENT: The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center’s Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship Project is hiring a quarter-time Communications Coordinator.
Background: The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center’s Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship project (RFNG) is embarking on a campaign to prevent the Jefferson Parkway from being built on the edge of the site of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility, on ground contaminated with plutonium. RFNG’s overall purpose is to create a culture of nuclear guardianship in the Denver metro area. We acknowledge that because highly toxic plutonium is already in the environment in and around the former Rocky Flats facility, we humans now and in the future need to protect local residents and visitors from exposure to this contamination insofar as possible. In addition to preventing the construction of the “plutonium parkway” RFNG is committed to keeping the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed to the public, and to re-evaluating the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons factory site with standards that better protect the public from the contamination that remains in the area.
Additional Campaign Goals include increasing public awareness of the danger of radioactive materials (no safe dose), building a grassroots base of support through outreach to a broad range of constituencies, and increasing RFNG membership and participation.
Communications Coordinator Job Description:
The communications coordinator will work collaboratively with the RFNG project in planning and implementing the campaign to stop the “plutonium parkway.” The main focus of the job will be to maintain and update the RFNG website, the RFNG Facebook page, and other social media networks. The job may also include design and production of campaign support materials, organizing public meetings, and consulting with canvassers.
Desired skills and experience:
- Knowledge of nuclear issues, both in Colorado and beyond
- Good writing skills
- Ability to be a team player and capable of self direction
- Computer proficiency including word processing, Power Point, email, website management, social media and SALSA
- Ability to work with a wide array of stakeholders and affected communities
- Sensitivity to social justice work and issues related specifically to age, class, race, and gender impacts
- Committed to principles of nonviolence
- Experience working with a membership base and familiarity with electronic membership building tools a plus
- Creative ingenuity and graphic design abilities a plus
- Background in a science-related field a plus
- English-Spanish bilingual skills a plus
Further job details: Salary is $17 per hour, 10 hours per week. Some of the work can be done at home and some at the RMPJC office. The position will be filled as soon as we find the appropriate person.
To apply: Applicants should send a resume including relevant work experience, three personal references, and a short paragraph explaining “why I am a good fit for the job.” Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.