Senior Communications Associate, EuropeCLASP
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CLASP is seeking a creative, seasoned professional to lead communications for our portfolio of European programs. CLASP Europe works alongside policymakers and partners to promote the most efficient appliances while also eliminating equipment that is hazardous to human health and the environment. CLASP advises and collaborates with the European Commission and member states, UK government, environmental and civil society NGOs, and industry partners to advance better appliances for people and the planet.
A successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to CLASP’s mission and theory of change and understand how impactful communications can further that mission. They’ll provide strategic communications guidance for the team in Europe and deliver compelling products for our digital platforms (websites, newsletters, social media). The Communications Senior Associate will lead awareness raising and media engagement efforts focused on educating the public on the risks posed by harmful appliances – like fluorescent lighting or gas cooking.
The successful candidate will be an excellent writer and editor and know how to turn complex ideas into impactful and concise narratives. They will understand and move between the small details and the big picture with skill, adapt to evolving priorities, and bring well-honed listening and interpersonal skills. Candidates with experience in petitions, media engagement and outreach, and coordination among partner and stakeholder networks are strongly preferred; those with specific experience in environmental advocacy, communicating complex climate change topics, renewable energy, sustainable development, and/or energy efficiency will also be preferred.
The Communications Senior Associate will work day-to-day with the virtual programmatic Europe Team and contribute to wider CLASP Climate team communications – coordinating with communications colleagues in the United States, Kenya and India. This position will report to the Climate Communications Manager, who is currently based in the United States.
This is a full-time position based in the UK or Belgium. Although the Europe team operates remotely, regular meetings in Brussels and London are expected. Travel within Europe is expected quarterly for Europe Team meetups, strategy sessions, and team building. Occasional international travel outside of Europe is expected 1-2 times per year. The Senior Associate will have access to a co-working space if they prefer to work in an office environment.
CLASP is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. CLASP complies with all federal, state and local employment laws in the countries we operate and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, military or protected veteran status, credit information or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated based on personal skill and merit. CLASP’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotions, working conditions, scheduling, benefits, wage and salary administration, disciplinary action, termination, and social, educational and recreational programs.
CLASP is a non- profit organization that serves at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and expand clean energy access through appliance and equipment efficiency.
CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since our inception in 1999. We are headquartered in Washington, DC, with teams in Europe, Kenya, India, China, and Indonesia. CLASP is mission driven and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, collaboration, and impact.