Established in 1971, the nonprofit Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) is California’s only statewide organization exclusively advocating for healthy air. CCA is dedicated to protecting public health, improving air quality, and preventing climate change.

CCA is known for spearheading innovative air quality policies, such as clean car standards and targeting climate protection funding investments in the communities that suffer the worst pollution and historic disinvestment.

With offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, CCA achieves its goals by partnering and engaging with diverse stakeholders and through policy advocacy and public education activities.

Note: The Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) prioritizes the safety of its staff as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly all CCA staff currently work remotely.

Now hiring: Part-time Communications Manager (Remote or downtown Los Angeles)

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  • Part-time position
  • Based in downtown Los Angeles. Local candidates preferred with the option for remote work.
  • Immediate hire

About the Position

The Communications Manager is a part time, 20 hours per week position responsible for implementing CCA’s communications activities around our Clean Air Day initiative and promoting the widespread understanding of and active support for the organization’s mission, vision and work. Reporting to the Development Director, the Communications Manager works collaboratively with CCA’s staff and relevant board committees to implement CCA’s communications strategy to achieve our advocacy and fundraising goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Development Director communications activities as needed
  • Coordinate communications efforts around California Clean Air Day. Related tasks include:
    • Web site development
      • Aesthetic improvements and updates
      • Back-end (potential slight coding) user experience
      • Integration with social media and email marketing
      • Back-end features and public facing graphical elements
    • Graphic design
    • Coordinate and manage social media messaging
    • Develop and maintain adherence to internal style guides
  • Work closely with development staff on events-related communications
  • Assist Development Director to develop segmented messaging to ensure active audience engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Understanding of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and PHP preferred, WordPress experience a MUST.
  • Familiarity with graphic design programs (Canva, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience translating copy into easily understandable graphics (please provide work samples with your application)
  • Familiarity with social media management tools such as Hootsuite
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact or other email management software
  • Exceptional writing, editing, presentation skills, and creative thinking abilities
  • Commitment to CCA’s mission
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Compensation: The salary range for this part-time position is $20-$25 per hour ($21,000 to $26,000 per year) and includes eligibility for prorated benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as up to a 3% match for retirement savings. All Los Angeles office staff are eligible for an annual public transit pass or reimbursement for the cost of using public transit to commute to and from work.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to jobs@ccair.org, subject: Communications Manager. Position will remain open until filled.

Additional Information: Position is located in downtown Los Angeles. Remote working may be possible. The responsibilities listed here are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include nonessential or marginal duties that may be required. CCA reserves the right to modify or change the duties and essential functions of this job at any time. Nothing in this job announcement should be considered as an offer or guarantee of employment. CCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Now hiring: Grant Writer – Contractor

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  • Contract position
  • Local candidates preferred

SOLICITATION PROCESS

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to solicit qualifications from qualified grant writing professionals to provide Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) with services in the following areas:

  • Developing foundation proposals and grant reports, including coordinating with CCA partner organizations
  • Supporting CCA in the identification and capture of foundation grant opportunities
  • Supporting knowledge and information management around foundation and government grants (i.e. EPA, Cal/EPA)

The qualified RFQ respondent(s) may be asked to enter into a consulting contract with CCA to provide one or more of the above services (on an on-going as-needed basis), with specific emphasis on the development of government grant/contract proposals on an as needed basis by CCA.

SCOPE OF WORK

In accordance with the to-be-agreed upon engagement terms outlined in the next section, qualified RFQ respondents may be contracted by CCA to provide services in one or more of the following areas:

Developing proposals and grant reports, including coordinating with CCA partner organizations:

  • Outlining and determining proposal content based on proposal requirements
  • Drafting of CCA’s proposals, leveraging past proposals and CCA content knowledge
  • Coordinating proposal input (when appropriate) from partnering organizations and staff
  • Comparing draft proposals to scoring rubric to ensure all required elements are addressed
  • Performing final proposal editing for length, readability, and cohesiveness
  • Providing responses to questions
  • Writing grant reports

Supporting CCA in the identification and capture of grant opportunities

  • Working with CCA to identify future foundation and government grant/contract opportunities
  • Guiding CCA to source government and foundation LOIs, proposals and RFPs
  • Working with CCA staff pre-solicitation to gain a deep understanding of client needs and concerns, assess and strengthen CCA’s competitive positioning

Supporting knowledge and information management around government grants/contracts:

  • Assisting in developing systems for tracking and assessing government grants/contracts opportunities
  • Assisting in devising strategies for quickly finding examples of standard content for general areas of proposals (e.g., past project/government advisory experience, evaluation experience, etc.)

BUDGET & ENGAGEMENT TERMS

CCA is looking to engage one or more qualified respondents under an on-going consulting contract to provide as-needed services under the aforementioned scope of work. As such, responses to this RFQ should describe the following items:

  • On-going, as-needed availability for the aforementioned scope of work tasks (hours per month)
  • Proposed contracted rate per hour
  • Other budgetary considerations or terms for engagement
  • Advanced notice required prior to commencing work

Following the initial notification of qualified respondents, CCA may elect to conduct interviews or may proceed directly into contracting discussions. CCA will continue to keep the RFQ open and maintain a live list of qualified respondents.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in grant/contract proposal writing preferred
  • A track record of success in winning or assisting others to win competitive grant proposals
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications with strong research skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with air pollution and climate change, the mission of CCA, and the health and social issues it addresses
  • Rigorous attention to detail and ability to synthesize large amounts of information succinctly
  • Strong project management and demonstrated ability to manage multi-person teams, juggle multiple priorities and tight time frames and produce exceptional deliverables
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others, and commitment to giving and receiving honest individual and team feedback
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; relevant advanced degree preferred

Interested candidates should submit Statement of Qualifications or Resume, writing sample and applicable rates to Brian Sheridan, Development Director at brian@ccair.org.

 

About Coalition for Clean Air

Established in 1971, the nonprofit Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) is California’s only statewide organization exclusively advocating for healthy air.  CCA is known for spearheading innovative air quality policies, such as the Smog Check program, ban on toxic dry cleaning chemicals, and incentive funding for alternative fuels.  CCA has offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles.  CCA protects public health, improves air quality, and prevents climate change through policy advocacy, outreach, and educational activities.