• Strategic Communications Manager | Santa Monica, California

    GNA, a national clean transportation and energy consulting firm, is seeking a Communications & Marketing Manager with a background in the transportation and/or clean energy sector to join the GNA Creative division in our Santa Monica office.

    Our team at GNA is driven by our passion to improve national energy security, create U.S. jobs, improve air quality for communities, and aid our customers in reducing their operating costs. This passion has led GNA’s conferences and expos to become the largest and most prominent events in the clean transportation sector.

    This is an exciting opportunity to use your stellar written and verbal communications expertise to take complex information and distill it down into concise and effective content to help advance the clean energy and vehicle technology market. Through your work, you will drive strategic communications campaigns for a variety of projects and clients spanning the full spectrum of the clean energy and transportation industries. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with GNA’s partners and executive team—some of the most well-respected and recognized leaders in the clean transportation industry—on thought leadership campaigns.

    The ideal candidate for this role must be organized, creative, driven, and have excellent written and analytical skills.

    Your Responsibilities Include:

    • Manage communications projects for GNA’s clients, including strategic messaging, collateral development, and media campaigns
    • Identify key industry trends and issues of concern to GNA’s clients for thought leadership article opportunities
    • Develop creative strategies to drive media coverage for clients and projects
    • Developing and editing thought leadership content on behalf of GNA’s executives and clients
    • Assist in crafting client project proposals and budgets
    • Build and maintain relationships with technology, trade, and business reporters/bloggers in print, broadcast and online media
    • Manage and respond to incoming media requests, arrange and facilitate media interviews
    • Writing and editing news releases, and coordinating distribution of releases

    Qualifications:

    First and foremost, we are looking for a team member that is passionate about learning and has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability. Beyond that, qualifications include:

    • 5+ years of communications experience, preferably in a client-facing environment
    • Stellar writing and presentation skills, including long format (press releases, reports, thought leadership articles, etc.) and short format (slide decks, email copy, website copy, etc.)
    • Good knowledge of reaching the media and other influencers via traditional and social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Must thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment and possess a strong ability to adapt, multitask and manage multiple deadlines at once
    • Prior experience leading project teams, including facilitating productive group collaborations, driving timelines and follow through on action items
    • Prior experience working with executives to coordinate media interview opportunities, as well as ghost writing thought leadership articles for media publications.
    • Basic understanding of HTML, preferred experience with WordPress
    • Strong writing, editing, research and analytical skills with a portfolio of writing samples
    • Experience in and/or knowledge of the clean transportation, alternative fuel, and/or energy industry is a major plus.
    • Excellent teamwork, communication and time management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects with tight deadlines
    • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and detail-oriented
    • Excellent facilitation and creative problem solving skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, technology or related field.

    Work Environment & Perks:

    • Fast-paced, high growth work environment
    • Friendly, fun, and collaborative team-based work environment
    • Diversity of projects
    • Health, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • 5 to 10% travel required

    Compensation & Benefits
    This full-time, staff position offers an annual salary, as well as a full benefits package, including medical, dental vision and long-term disability insurance. We also offer 401k plans and performance-based bonus opportunities.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume in an email or letter containing available start date and a cover letter briefly stating why you are an ideal candidate for this position. Please include at least two writing samples in your submission. Please send the information to alexis.wiley@gladstein.org with the subject line “Communications & Marketing Manager, GNA Creative Division.”

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

     

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  • Programs & Policy Senior Associate | Santa Monica, California

    WHAT HR MADE ME POST:
    Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Programs Department. Successful applicants will possess exceptional writing, research, communication, organizational, analytical, customer service, project management, and follow-up skills. Candidates must have a “can-do” attitude, willingness to work hard in order to get the job done in a deadline-driven environment, and a passion for delivering excellence. Must be a self-starter, with the ability to anticipate, respond to, and fulfill supervisor, teammate, and client needs. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt and remain calm when facing unforeseen challenges. Interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial thinkers with the ability to communicate complex ideas on paper to diverse audiences and a passion for knowledge and learning will absolutely thrive in our office and with our clients.
     

    WHAT YOUR FUTURE BOSS WANTS YOU TO KNOW:
    I need a creative project manager interested in business development in the alternative fuels and clean energy sector. If you have any recommendations for more jargon and buzzwords to add to that sentence, please apply for this position and let me know your thoughts.

    This is a “write your own adventure” as this position’s workload will include projects from 5-15 different clients, ranging from grant writing to government relations and emissions analyses to event planning. Your ability to creatively tackle those projects, continually looking for better solutions to existing and future challenges, will define your path to success at GNA. The ideal candidate must have the gumption to “manage up”, reach across project teams for support, and ultimately captain their own ship. I need a candidate who possesses the capabilities to deliver high-quality intelligence that meet client needs, but also the awareness to recognize the need to push back and advocate for alternative approaches to problems.

    This position is a unique opportunity at GNA as you will be immediately expected to take on client and project management responsibilities while also supporting business development. The expected client load consists of Fortune 100 vehicle manufacturers, both established and start-up technology developers, and non-profit organizations. There is no normal “day-to-day” operation – our team’s ability to efficiently and fluidly shift gears from project to project is what makes us valuable to our clients but also what makes us proud of our work.
     

    OTHER STUFF OUR TEAM WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW:

    • Additional job duties could include:
      • Project management: Provide efficient and cost-effective results on both client and company projects. Must be capable of independently setting, tracking, and reporting on progress related for multiple project and billable hour goals. Must regularly report on progress, challenges, and approach to team leaders and management.
      • Client Relations: Professionally interact with industry contacts and clients on a regular basis, understand their business needs, provide consistent and well-prepared status reports on deliverables, manage and address unexpected developments, and communicate research and recommendations in a confidence-inspiring manner.
      • Research: Conduct primary and secondary research on a broad spectrum of market, technical, and policy issues and assist in the development and production of high-quality reports which provide this research to either specific or broad audiences. Be able to translate detailed and/or nuanced technical information into readily understandable and actionable information for you target audience.
      • Communications: Prepare regular memos on project status for clients and for staff. Create publication-quality and client-ready written reports, marketing materials, correspondence, grant applications, presentations, and other communications that clearly and concisely summarize project goals, accomplishments and recommendations in the most compelling manner for the appropriate audience.
      • Outreach and Organization: Develop and implement strategies to communicate the objective of projects to diverse audiences, including business, government, non-profit organizations and community groups. Conduct surveying, data gathering, and informational awareness campaigns via telephone, internet, in person, and other outreach strategies. Interface directly with a variety of contacts in to gather information for various projects.
      • Presentations: Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations which effectively distill and communicate GNA’s and/or our client’s project efforts, goals, and recommendations.
      • Business Development: Lead and assist in the identification and new project and revenue opportunities with existing and potential clients.
      • Firm Promotion: Actively contribute to the firm’s development and growth by participating in internal initiatives such as administration, human resources, marketing, infrastructure development, and team development.
    • The ideal candidate will possess the following:
      • Education: A BA or BS and a strong potential for professional success is required. MA, MPA, or MPP preferred.
      • Professional Experience: 2-5 years of experience in deadline-driven environments is required. Experience working with alternative fuels, advanced transportation technology, renewable energy, air quality, or energy policy is a plus.
      • Skills: Exceptional writing, research, analytical, communication, public speaking and presentation, organization, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. In addition to a strong technical/analytical background and top-notch communications skills, an excellent grasp of business strategy, marketing methods, organizational and leadership issues is also necessary. Must be able to learn from constructive criticism and adapt to rapidly-changing project needs and priorities.
      • Expertise: Technical and analytical expertise in the environmental and/or energy domain, combined with some communications, or public relations experience a plus.
      • Language: Fluency in English is required and Spanish is a plus.
      • Ability to Travel: Travel may be required.

     

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
    The position will offer a competitive and attractive compensation package that includes a base salary with the opportunity for a bonus based on performance and results produced.
    Full benefits package including medical, dental, disability and insurance. We also offer 401k Plans.
     

    TO APPLY
    Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, two (2) relevant writing samples and minimum salary requirements, to HR@Gladstein.org. Be sure to include “SENIOR ASSOCIATE POSITION” in the subject line of your email.

    If possible, one of the writing samples should be industry-relevant. Further, the sample should be pertinent to a situation where you were required to analyze a technical situation and had to communicate it to a wider audience. Such examples include an analysis of a new environmental policy for a group of stakeholders, or a review of new legislation and the identification of potential impacts.

    There is no relocation assistance for this position therefore, only local candidates who already reside in the Los Angeles Area will be contacted. You may also send your application packet by U.S. Mail or submit it in person at our Santa Monica, CA offices at 2525 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

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  • Events Coordinator | Santa Monica, California

    Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a national clean transportation and energy consulting firm, is seeking an Events Coordinator to provide logistics, registration, and administrative support for our advanced transportation technology and clean energy conferences and expos—including the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Renewable Gas 360, and California Dairy Sustainability Summit—as well as several client events.

    Our team at GNA is driven by our passion to improve national energy security, create U.S. jobs, improve air quality for communities, and aid our customers in reducing their operating costs. This passion has led GNA’s conferences and expos to become the largest and most prominent events in the clean transportation sector.

    In this Events Coordinator role, you will work side-by-side with team members that are collaborative, inquisitive, and dedicated to quality. This position reports to the Vice President of Events.

    Responsibilities Include:

    Event Registration Management

        • Support registration processes for several concurrent events in Cvent.
        • Provide assistance to attendees throughout the registration process via email and telephone.
        • Support Events Manager with registration before and onsite at events.
        • Assist with final reconciliation of financial records with registration detail reports.

     

    Logistics Support

      • Serve as liaison for communication between Vice President of Events, sponsors, clients and vendors.
      • Coordinate food and beverage needs for team as needed.
      • Coordinate AV, transportation, decorator, and miscellaneous vendor logistics.
      • Assist with event signage review.
      • Act as onsite support to ensure implementation of event specifications.
      • Provide assistance in overall event logistics.
      • Work with Vice President of Events and Events Manager to order supplies for onsite events on an ongoing basis.
      • Plan, pack and arrange for shipping to event sites.
      • Keep existing supplies organized and inventoried.
      • Overall administrative support for events team.

     

    Preferred/Required Qualifications:

    • (Required) Minimum 1 to 2 years of experience using CVENT registration software.
    • Strong verbal and communication skills with a strong focus on customer service.
    • Proven experience in corporate, trade-show or large-scale event coordination.
    • Effectively multi-task, prioritize workload, coordinate multiple events simultaneously and be adaptable to changes in workload.
    • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of responsibility, initiative and professionalism.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Self-motivated, proactive, requires minimal supervision, and can work both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
    • Strong analytical skills and experience in budget and expense reconciliation.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Able to walk, sit, stand, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, lift (exerting force up to 50 pounds), carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
    • Ability to professionally represent GNA, and interact with clients in a polished, responsible, and timely manner.

     

    Work Environment & Perks:

    • Fast-paced, high growth work environment
    • Friendly, fun, and collaborative team-based work environment
    • Diversity of projects
    • Health, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • 10% to 15% travel required

     

    How To Apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume in an email or letter containing available start date and a cover letter briefly stating why you are an ideal candidate for this position. Please send the information to events@gladstein.org with the subject line “Events Coordinator.” You may also send your application packet by mail or submit it in person at our offices at 2525 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

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  • Strategic Communications Specialist | Santa Monica, California

    Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a national clean transportation and energy consulting firm, is seeking a Strategic Communications Specialist with with 1 to 3 years experience in PR, marketing, or other communications positions to join the GNA Creative division in our Santa Monica office.

    This is an exciting opportunity to learn and expand upon your existing written and verbal communications skills to take complex information and distill it down into concise and effective content to help advance the clean energy and vehicle technology market. Through your work, you will support strategic communications campaigns for a variety of projects and clients spanning the full spectrum of the clean energy and transportation industries.

    The ideal candidate for this role must be organized, creative, driven, and have an interest in clean tech and sustainability.

    Your Responsibilities Include:

    • Support media and communications projects for GNA’s clients, including educational webinars, newsletters, and media campaigns
    • Assist in the development of copy for thought leadership articles, websites, brochures, emails, etc.
    • Manage regular content updates to WordPress websites.
    • Identify key industry trends and issues of concern to GNA’s clients for thought leadership article opportunities
    • Support creative strategies to drive media coverage for clients and projects
    • Build and maintain relationships with technology, trade, and business reporters/bloggers in print, broadcast and online media
    • Manage and respond to incoming media requests, arrange and facilitate media interviews
    • Writing and editing news releases, and coordinating distribution of releases

    Qualifications:

    First and foremost, we are looking for a team member that is passionate about learning and environmental sustainability. Beyond that, qualifications include:

    • 1 to 3 years of communications experience, preferably in a client-facing environment
    • Must thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment and possess a strong ability to adapt, multitask and manage multiple deadlines at once
    • Prior experience with project coordination, including productive group collaborations, driving timelines and follow through on action items
    • Strong writing, editing, research and analytical skills
    • Excellent teamwork, communication and time management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects with tight deadlines
    • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and detail-oriented
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, technology or related field

    Work Environment & Perks:

    • Fast-paced, high growth work environment
    • Friendly, fun, and collaborative team-based work environment
    • Diversity of projects
    • Health, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • 5 to 10% travel required

    Compensation & Benefits
    This full-time, staff position offers an annual salary, as well as a full benefits package, including medical, dental vision and long-term disability insurance. We also offer 401k plans and performance-based bonus opportunities.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume in an email or letter containing available start date and a cover letter briefly stating why you are an ideal candidate for this position. Please include at least two writing samples in your submission. Please send the information to alexis.wiley@gladstein.org with the subject line “Communications & Marketing Specialist, GNA Creative Division.”

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

     

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  • Email Campaign Developer | Santa Monica, California

    Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a national clean transportation and energy consulting consulting firm, is seeking an Email Campaign Developer to join our growing team in our Santa Monica office.

    This is an exciting opportunity to use your digital and email marketing expertise to support a range of initiatives that help protect our climate, improve air quality for communities, bolster the use of renewable energy, and create U.S. jobs.

    In this role, you will code assets into a variety of client and event email campaigns, develop robust email and landing page templates, assist with loading code into Oracle’s Eloqua Marketing CRM, and drive efforts to implement dynamic personalization within digital communications.

    The ideal candidate for this role must be organized, creative, and have excellent written and analytical skills.
     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications, marketing, business, English, or public relations.
    • 3 to 10 years of email marketing and digital strategy experience, preferably in a consultancy, agency or in-house digital/ecommerce environment OR strong internship experience.
    • Expert level of experience in HTML and CSS, including the development of mobile responsive emails and landing pages. Preferred experience with Java and PHP.
    • Experience with email marketing tools, best practices and platforms, with 3+ year of experience using Eloqua, Marketo, Pardot, Hubspot, or another marketing automation tool.
    • Deep knowledge of best practices for database and email marketing, email distribution, dynamic content, testing methodologies, deliverability, performance metrics, CAN-SPAM laws, list segmentation, and database hygiene.
    • Excellent teamwork, communication and time management skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Experience in and/or interest in the advanced transportation and energy industry.

     
    RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Email Campaign Development:

      • Support in coding and setting up automated email campaigns (emails and landing pages) in Eloqua for events, webinars, media publication, internal communications, and clients.
      • Assist with quality control for all aspects of email communications including links, email and landing page content, subject lines and appropriate audience versioning and segmentation.
      • Optimize emails for maximum deliverability through various modes of testing, measurement, tracking and reporting.
      • Manage the email calendar and make recommendations to email cadence, planning, and strategy.
      • Develop and manage marketing automation campaigns, including mapping audience journey and campaign personalization.

       
      Website Management & Search Engine Optimization:

      • Helping to build and maintain pages in WordPress with search engine optimization best practices.
      • Identify keywords and optimize websites in strategic areas such as page title, meta data, headlines, alt tags, etc.
      • Provide metrics tracking for trend comparisons.
      • Determine search volume and relative competition/difficulty score as well as search trends.
      • Develop core and topical content suggestions provided based on keyword research.

     

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
    This full-time, staff position offers an annual salary, as well as a full benefits package, including medical, dental vision and long-term disability insurance. We also offer 401k plans and performance-based bonus opportunities.
     

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume in an email or letter containing available start date and a cover letter briefly stating why you are an ideal candidate for this position. Please send the information to sarah.gallagher@gladstein.org with the subject line “Email Campaign Developer”. You may also send your application packet by mail or submit it in person at our offices at 2525 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

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