Communications Specialist

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1405 Luisa St, Ste #5
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
Street address: 
1405 Luisa St, Ste #5
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Job type: 
Position Description: 

The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) is seeking applications for a Communications
Specialist dedicated to NMELC’s mission of working with communities to advance environmental
justice and human rights.
JOB SUMMARY: The Communications Specialist will lead the organization’s internal and external
communications, and will create communications’ processes that further the organization’s mission.
● Develop and implement an effective communications strategy that will help to organize and expand
the presence of the law center
● Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual
reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's mission and
on-going activities
● Actively engage and work with communities the law center serves and represents as part of building
a strong communications process
● Develop ongoing communications-related strategies including campaigns, community engagement,
public education, among others
● Manage and expand the organization’s presence across various social media platforms
● Coordinate with appropriate staff to respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews
● Establish and maintain effective relationships with the press and maintain a media database
● Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the organization and its work, and help to
coordinate ongoing events
● Work closely with Development Team and other staff to create, coordinate, and manage
communications and campaigns


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-4 years of demonstrated experience
working in communications, public relations, and/or marketing.
● Must embrace the Law Center’s mission and be dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and
inclusive work environment
● Knowledge of effective communication and marketing techniques and the importance of centering
diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout
● Excellent writing and editing skills
● Strong organizational, problem-solving, time-management, planning skills and experience
● Proficiency in design and publishing software
● Proficiency in all social media platforms including knowledge of social media best practices and use
● Experience in web design and publication, preferably using Wordpress and/or Wix
● Excellent interpersonal skills and solid public speaking ability
● Ability to make complex and controversial issues more understandable
● Creative, self-starter attitude
● Organized and inspiring team leader and member
● Bilingual (Especially Spanish and/or Native Languages)
● Education and/or experience working with LGBTQIA, frontline, and Black, Indigenous, People of
Color (BIPOC) communities
● Education and/or experience with environmental justice issues
● Graphic design experience
● Audio/Video editing experience (e.g. creating short videos/ads and/or podcasts)

To apply: 

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, work samples (optional), and three references
electronically to Dr. Virginia Necochea, Executive Director at [email protected]. All required
documents must be submitted electronically. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Interviews may be conducted via online video conference based on guidance from government/health

The NMELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Persons of color, women and LGBTQIA candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit us to learn more at
Salary range: 
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time/exempt annual salary of $45,000-$48,000 depending on experience. After a qualifying period, benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) and paid leave.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, September 21, 2020