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Energy Action Coaltion Seeks National Youth Climate Summit Coordinator

Job Announcement:
National Youth Climate Summit Coordinator


Position: National Youth Climate Summit Coordinator
Organization: Energy Action Coalition (www.climatechallenge.org)
Salary: dependent upon experience
Location: Washington, D.C.
Time of Employment: May 2007 - March 2008
Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately - we will be interviewing on a rolling basis.


**Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]**


About the National Summit :
To strengthen the movement for real climate solutions in an effective and coordinated way, The Energy Action Coalition is holding the first ever large national summit with 3,000 - 5,000 young people to share best practices, build community, learn skills and solutions, set clear and ambitious plans for action, and impel federal action to make it happen. Leveraging the momentum we've built through the Campus Climate Challenge, the 41 partner organizations of the coalition will take this momentum beyond our campuses to a key place where this crisis must be addressed: Washington, DC. The summit will be in mid-February, 2008 at George Washington University.


Experience:
Ideal candidates should have working knowledge of/experience with the following:
*Large-scale event planning and logistics
*Youth climate organizing and/or youth empowerment
*Large-scale recruitment
*Experience working with diverse stakeholders in coalition


Responsibilities:
*Coordinate the National Summit Planning Committee of 50 students
*Oversee a comprehensive recruitment strategy designed to get a diverse attendance of 3,000 - 5,000 student and youth leaders
*Coordinate agenda development and recruit trainers for break-out sessions and workshops
*Confirm all auditoriums and break-out rooms for the Summit
*Work with George Washington University Students, Administrators, Faculty, and Staff to ensure maximum local buy-in and support
*Work with local colleges, universities, churches, and civic groups to obtain maximum free housing and discounted hotel rooms for students
*Coordinate National Mall rally and concert
*Set up congressional meetings and hearing participation
*Coordinate with summit sponsors to ensure smooth receipt and utilization of funds
*Oversee and develop travel and housing scholarship process
*Coordinate development and printing of national conference materials


About the Energy Action Coalition
Energy Action Coalition, founded on June 6th, 2004, is a project of 41 major environmental and social justice organizations in the U.S. and Canada working to unify the growing student and youth movement for clean energy. For a full list of partners go to: www.energyaction.net


Diversity
The Energy Action Coalition highly values diversity and encourages applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply for positions within the coalition. Energy Action has adopted the Principles of Environmental Justice, the Principles of Climate Justice, and the Principles of Working Together as operating principles for the Coalition. We seek to reflect this through our hiring and operations.

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