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Job Opportunity - Communications Coordinator, CT Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound


Land, Energy, Climate, and Connecticut Water programs

At Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its program Save the Sound


Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to join its team of program staff, lawyers, and communications professionals.


CFE/Save the Sound is an environmental non-profit that works to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations. For more information about CFE/Save the Sound, please visit or visit us on Facebook at and


The Communications Coordinator will head communications strategy and implementation for CFE/Save the Sound’s land protection, climate & energy, and Connecticut-based water programs. This position is well-suited for a candidate with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communications, public relations, political science, journalism, or another related field.


Under the supervision of CFE’s program director and in coordination with the communications director and other program staff, the Communications Coordinator will design and implement strategies and tactics to communicate, educate, and build relationships with the public, our members, and decision-makers via traditional and online media. The successful candidate will excel at big-picture thinking and creative brainstorming while handling day-to-day tasks and communications product implementation.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Strategic planning and outreach/media planning for the CFE/Save the Sound’s land protection, climate & energy, and Connecticut-based water programs to reach short- and long-term goals
  • Leading a team effort to develop and bring compelling and consistent environmental messages to the media, our supporters, our members, and other audiences
  • Communicating to our audiences through social media, the Green Cities, Blue Waters blog, email alerts, and legislative testimony
  • Organizing and staffing public presentations and outreach events to further our activist and member networks and expand our local presence
  • Drafting press releases, statements, and other media related products
  • Organizing and executing press conferences on behalf of the organization and its coalitions
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with current and new press contacts in Connecticut, including pitching stories and writing press releases, as well as planning and staffing press conferences
  • Supporting a dynamic and engaging website by writing and posting updates as needed
  • Graphic design of web-based and external materials
  • Tracking efficacy of communications through a variety of short- and long-term performance metrics
  • Various editing tasks for colleagues in the organization
  • Representing CFE/Save the Sound at local coalition meetings


The Communications Coordinator must work productively with a strong team of environmental professionals to handle multiple projects and manage tasks under tight deadlines while ensuring long-term priorities are met.


A successful candidate will have superlative writing and editing abilities, as well as strong communication and organization skills, attention to detail, and flexibility. A passion for environmental issues, experience in leading diverse coalitions, and familiarity with basic photo and video editing software are considered valuable pluses.


The position is full-time and based on a 40-hour work week. The nature of the position will necessitate that the Coordinator work irregular hours on occasion; this may include evening and weekend work. The position is based in New Haven, but due to the varied nature and geography of the work, the Coordinator will need occasional access to a vehicle. All benefits and obligations as outlined in the Employee Manual will be provided.


Please forward your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to Valerie at as soon as possible.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the right candidate is hired.



CFE/Save the Sound provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation, ancestry, gender identity or any status protected by law.


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