Coalitions Coordinator

$52,500 yearly
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time role

Job Description

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three to five years of relevant and comparable experience in nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and advocacy work, including experience working with a diverse set of groups—from grassroots activists to policy experts, outreach, and communications staff.


  • We believe experience matters and is equally as important as formalized education. While a Bachelor’s degree preferred, it is not required.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation, and ability to interact professionally and sensitively with individuals with a wide range of experiences, skills, backgrounds, and responsibilities.


  • Familiarity with food and farm policy, racial equity issues in the food system, and community food systems preferred.


  • Ability to build solid relationships with teammates, partners, and specialists in different areas by fostering teamwork, partnership, and collaboration in virtual or face-to-face environments.


  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to create materials relating to food and agriculture policy topics, are essential.


  • Excellent organizational skills are required, with the ability to conceptualize, propose, and execute projects independently, with substantial support from Food and Environment program staff.


  • Considerable self-motivation and attention to detail, and knowledge of office and administrative support procedures, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software are needed.


UCS is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.


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Comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.


More about the team:

Our team is made up of a dedicated group of researchers, scientists, communicators, campaigners, and advocates from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and a collaborative and supportive work environment where all staff can thrive. We continually strive to create an environment which is a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, parents, empty-nesters, and people with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.


A note on the pandemic:

During the coronavirus pandemic our staff are working from home. We will resume working from our offices, travel, and in-person meetings when it is safe to do so.


To Apply: We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Please upload a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please confirm that the listed salary meets your expectations. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.


Deadline: November 21st, 2021, or until filled.  




Coalitions Coordinator

Food and Environment Program

Union of Concerned Scientists

Washington, DC

Are you an effective organizer and leader who can help people and groups collaborate on shared goals?

Would you like to work in coalition with awesome organizations on making our nation’s food system affordable, sustainable, and fair for everyone? Join the Union of Concerned Scientists as Coalitions Coordinator for our Food & Environment program, and help us build power for a racially equitable, just, and sustainable food system that protects the planet, worker

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Advocacy or Policy, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Research & Education, Transportation