Deputy Communications Director

Salary Range:
$125,000 - $125,000 per year

Position Summary 

As a member of the Communications team, the Deputy Communications Director will help shape Evergreen’s short and long-term communications plans, lead communications on Evergreen’s federal policy campaigns, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to drive media coverage in service of Evergreen’s organizational goals. The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer and communicator with significant experience developing relationships with reporters and working with the press, including on-the-record experience, story pitching, rapid response, and social media. The Deputy Communications Director will report to the Communications Director.

If you’re a storyteller with experience enacting creative communications plans and want to work for an organization at the cutting edge of climate policy, we want to hear from you. 


What You Will Do

  • Provide thought leadership in developing and continuously refining Evergreen’s communications and narrative strategies
  • Collaborate with policy and campaigns teams to design and execute communications plans for federal organizational priorities that proactively seek out news opportunities and creative placement strategies
  • Draft and edit press statements, memos, op-eds, and other press-facing materials
  • Build and maintain relationships with national climate and political reporters
  • Manage Press Associate (hiring late 2024), provide guidance to members of the communications team on best practices, and help ensure ongoing communications work is aligned with organizational goals
  • Represent Evergreen in tables across the climate movement and work alongside allied organizations and coalition partners to coordinate messaging and communications strategy toward shared goals

First-Year Milestones

In your first 90 days you will have….

  • Developed a strong working knowledge of Evergreen’s policy positions and advocacy strategy in core areas of work
  • Taken ownership of executing communications plans for federal policy priorities

In 6 months you will have…

  • Taken over communications planning for all federal campaigns
  • Successfully identified opportunities and landed press coverage for every major federal policy priority

In 1 year you will have…

  • Developed deep policy and advocacy strategy knowledge to inform communications plans, reporter conversations, and communications team management
  • Worked with Communications Director to map out storytelling priorities and communications plans for 2025

What You Bring 

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, so we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications as described:

  • At least 5 years of experience in campaigns, issue advocacy, or a related field
  • At least 1 year of people management in a related field
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and learn quickly
  • Experience coming up with story ideas and finding creative ways to drive press
  • Strong written and verbal skills, with a proven track record of placing quotes in news stories through either written statements or interviews
  • Project management experience and an ability to multitask
  • Ability to build and execute robust communications plans across multiple related but distinct issues and campaigns
  • Willingness to pick up pieces of projects when needed, as well as take ownership of projects and see them through to completion.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with teammates across multiple teams
  • Passion for defeating climate change 


Compensation and Benefits

Salary: $125,000/year. To maintain internal pay parity, salaries are non-negotiable. Employees can increase wages through annual cost of living, performance-based pay increases, and promotions.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • 99% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents
  • 4% employer match on 401K contributions
  • FSA and DCFSA 
  • Professional development and home office budgets
  • Unlimited PTO policy, organization-wide shutdowns, and all federal holidays paid


How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by April 19. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible. 

Please submit a resume, an optional cover letter, and reference materials (portfolio, website, blog) through our hiring portal. We encourage you to submit any materials you believe will help us best assess your qualifications. The anticipated start date for this person will be May 20, 2024.

Please note: our system cannot auto-respond; you will not receive a confirmation message though your application has been received. Evergreen will review every application, but we cannot contact every candidate due to the volume of applications. We are very grateful for your interest in joining our team.


About Evergreen

Evergreen’s mission is to lead an all-of-government mobilization to defeat the climate crisis and build a just and thriving clean energy economy by raising standards, catalyzing investment, and centering justice at the heart of economic transformation. We do this by working in partnership with climate and community leaders and meeting directly with decision-makers to push for bold, actionable policies that meet the urgency of the climate crisis.

With the single largest investment in climate and clean energy now passed into law, it’s a thrilling time to work for an organization at the cutting edge of climate policy. We played a major role in passing historic climate investments, but the work is far from over. It’s going to take all of us to win and equitably implement the ambitious policies we know we need to tackle climate change and deliver a thriving clean energy future for all.