Come join the Air Alliance Houston team and do your part to improve public health and quality of life in Houston!

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Salary:  Full time: $40-45,000, commensurate with experience.

Location: Downtown Houston.

Sector: Nonprofit public health, education.

Type: Full-time employment.

Language(s): English, Spanish preferred.

Area of Focus: Communications, design (graphic and/or web), social media, journalism.

DESCRIPTION

Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading air quality and public health nonprofit. For more than 25 years, we have worked to improve the quality of Houston’s air. We are committed to delivering clean air for a healthier future in Houston. Through research, education, and advocacy, we empower Houstonians to take charge of their health and environment.

We recently launched a collaborative project to increase public awareness and media coverage of air quality and public health issues in Houston. This multi-year project includes partners from the Environmental Defense Fund, Public Citizen, the Environmental Integrity Project, Environment Texas, Rice University, the University of Houston, and others. Two full-time positions will be hired for this project and work together out of the Air Alliance Houston offices: a Communications Director with AAH and a Project Manager with the Environmental Defense Fund. The Communications Director will report to the AAH Executive Director and work closely with the EDF Project Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement the messaging and communications strategy for Air Alliance Houston.
  • Develop and implement a messaging campaign to increase public awareness and media coverage of air quality and public health in Houston.
  • Collaborate with project partners, including partners based throughout Texas, including nonprofits, academic institutions, government agencies, and funders.
  • Produce, edit, and disseminate written and graphic materials, including:
    • Position papers.
    • Press releases.
    • Handouts and other public advocacy tools.
    • Weekly newsletter.
    • Website updates and maintenance.
    • Social media.
  • Manage relationships with local and national media outlets and reporters.
  • Track earned media impressions, social media reach, and web traffic.
  • Assist the Development Director with goals in the Fundraising Strategic Plan related to messaging,  philanthropy, and donor outreach.
  • Some administrative support in coordination with staff and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in communications, journalism, nonprofit management, or a relevant field.
  • Three years’ experience in communications, nonprofit management, or journalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Graphic design (Adobe InDesign) and/or Web design (WordPress) preferred.

Air Alliance Houston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, or class. People of color and indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

APPLICATION

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send complete resume and cover letter to hiring@airalliancehouston.org with subject line “Communications Director.”

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Salary:  Full time: $45-50,000, commensurate with experience.

Contract: Contracts for portions of these responsibilities will be considered. Hourly rate to be negotiated.

Location: Downtown Houston.

Sector: Nonprofit public health, education.

Type: Full-time employment.

Language(s): English.

Area of Focus: Development, fundraising, donor relations.

DESCRIPTION

Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading air quality and public health nonprofit. For more than 25 years, we have worked to improve the quality of Houston’s air. We are committed to delivering clean air for a healthier future in Houston. Through research, education, and advocacy, we empower Houstonians to take charge of their health and environment.

The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is the chief fundraiser for Air Alliance Houston. Air Alliance Houston operates under a Fundraising Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors. The Development Director will implement this plan in cooperation with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and the staff of Air Alliance Houston. The Development Director is also responsible for donor cultivation and some grant management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement the Fundraising Strategic Plan.
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors. Shepherd individuals through the donor relationship.
  • Engage board of directors, staff, and partners in donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Create culture of philanthropy among staff and board.
  • Work with the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors to develop the board’s capacity for fundraising.
  • Manage and track donor information using Salesforce CRM.
  • Prepare, in coordination with the Treasurer and Executive Director, the annual development budget.
  • Coordinate production of promotional campaign materials.
  • Produce four annual mail solicitations.
  • Manage annual fundraising events and activities.
  • Some grant writing and administration, in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • With the board of directors and Executive Director, participate in long range planning of fundraising and marketing programs.
  • Some administrative support in coordination with staff and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in development, nonprofit management, or a relevant field.
  • Three to five years’ development experience.
  • Proven success at securing major gift support
  • Superior communication skills—oral and written.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM is preferred.

Air Alliance Houston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, or class. People of color and indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

APPLICATION

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send complete resume and cover letter to hiring@airalliancehouston.org with subject line “Development Director.”

TEACHING ARTIST

Salary: $30 per class. Mileage reimbursement outside of Harris County.

Location: Near downtown Houston, significant travel throughout Houston region.

Sector: Nonprofit public health, education.

Type: Contract.

Language(s): English, Spanish.

Area of Focus: Education, Public Health, Environment, Environmental Justice.

DESCRIPTION

Air Alliance Houston is seeking Teaching Artists–including bilingual Teaching Artists–to teach our Ozone Theater youth education classes.

Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading environmental health and air quality nonprofit. Our mission is to reduce air pollution in the Houston region to protect public health and environmental integrity through research, education and advocacy. We are seeking a motivated individual to teach our educational cross-collaborative lesson plans for grades K-8. Teaching Artists are trained by our Educational Director in three age-appropriate curricula.

Air Alliance Houston employs Teaching Artists on a contract basis to reach 5,000 students in hundreds of classrooms each year. Classes are taught on-site at schools and educational events throughout Houston. Classes are assigned to Teaching Artists on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given for class opportunities brought by an the Teaching Artist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Some local travel in and around the Houston area is required.
  • Some administrative support in coordination with other Air Alliance Houston staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Spanish language fluency is highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or work towards a degree).
  • Ability to schedule independently and perform assigned duties in a time-efficient manner.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One to two years experience in education.
  • Experience with school schedules and time keeping.
  • Superior communication skills—oral and written. A successful Teaching Artist is able to communicate effectively.

Air Alliance Houston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, or class. People of color and indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

APPLICATION

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should send complete resume and cover letter to ozonetheater@airalliancehouston.org.