Peabody recently created a global advocacy department to increase understanding about the advantages of coal, build support for coal mining and use around the world, and advance the public policy framework and investment climate for the company. The new department will be responsible for advocacy initiatives targeting primary markets in the US, Australia, Asia, and Europe. The Director, Advocacy Outreach - Americas will have responsibility for the policy and political aspects of advocacy activities in the Americas.
Education and/or Experience:
- Develop and oversee Peabody’s America’s advocacy strategy seeking to inform and influence public policy in the region.
- Build relationships with like-minded and unconventional organizations in Washington, DC., and targeted states.
- Secure support for coal by respected third party advocates in the Americas.
- Develop and implement strategies to increase the effectiveness of the National Mining Association, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Association of Manufactures, the National Coal Council, and other associations.
- Increase willingness of multilateral organizations based in the Americas to support coal projects globally.
- Developing policy proposals and advocate for them individually and in conjunction with allies.
- Minimum 7 years of advocacy experience at the national level.
- Experience in coalition-building and working in a team environment .
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs or public relations; Master’s degree, J.D., or M.B.A preferred.
- Proven ability to interact effectively with government officials, NGOs and other stakeholders.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Ability to develop and nurture bi-partisan relationships.
- Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to achieve results in a complex virtual environment.
- Strong planning and organizational skills.
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