Job Title: Senior Campaign Representative
Department: National Programs
Location: New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Reports To: Eastern Regional Campaign Director, Beyond Coal Campaign
Context: Plans, directs, implements, and manages a full suite of Sierra Club clean energy initiatives to win a just and equitable transition from fossil fuels to clean energy in New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Scope: The Sr. Campaign Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of some multi-state efforts to move from dirty to clean energy as part of a just and equitable transition towards a decarbonized economy. Collaborates with internal departments, programs, strategic external partners, and volunteer leadership to ensure execution of strategic coordinated community, state, and regional campaigns and manages daily operation of these campaigns. Ensures strategic alignment of campaigns with regional and national goals and objectives. Creates, coordinates, and executes, as appropriate, campaign work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Oversees day-to-day operational aspects of campaign, acting as a project manager without direct supervisory authority over staff on the team while modeling and supporting a team culture of mutual accountability and dependability. Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities. Prepares and submits weekly progress reports. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and to the public.
- Within a collaborative framework and in consultation with key stakeholders, leads and facilitates the development and implementation of strategic campaign plans, goals and objectives, for the Sierra Club’s efforts to move New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) from dirty to clean energy. Develops, executes, and manages strategic campaigns in collaboration with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, , State Chapters, Communications Department, Organizing and Digital Strategies capacities, Sierra Club’s programs, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a campaign to win measurable yearly progress in transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy and equitably scale clean energy solutions.
- In collaboration with Sierra Club stakeholders, engages key strategic players in frontline communities, labor allies, partners, elected and appointed decision makers, and executives in the clean energy industry to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities relating to building electrification and decarbonization, operating and regulating power plants and other industrial facilities, and related energy supply infrastructure.
- Supports and provides technical and policy guidance and training to staff and volunteers. Acts as a team leader, supporting a culture of mutual dependability, learning, growth, and offers an inspiring and motivating environment for staff and volunteers.
- Implements Sierra Club best practices regarding the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, justice, equity, and inclusion. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers and partners assume meaningful roles in the campaign. Designs and implements campaign strategies and tactics that are rooted in an equitable transition to clean energy.
- Works with Communications department staff and other appropriate stakeholders on media outreach activities related to the campaign/program. Serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer and partner organization media exposure.
- In cooperation with Advancement Department, participates in donor and foundation solicitation and cultivation, including meeting with funders and preparation of funder presentations, proposals, and reports.
- Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
- Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies and coalitions.
- Introduces creative ideas and approaches; fosters creativity among team members.
- Supports Sierra Club’s power building goals by ensuring campaign strategies and activities are designed to build a base of leaders and increase and deepen strategic partnerships. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring Sierra Club participates in strategically aligned coalitions and coalition efforts. Works to develop volunteers and to ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
- Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
- B.A./B.S. degree in an environmental, political, legal, or related field or similar combination of education and work experience.
- At least 3-5 years of experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, including:
- planning and managing a state or regional level legislative campaign;
- working with attorneys and utilizing legal advocacy;
- media relations and strategic communications; working with community, political, labor, and business leaders;
- Strong grasp of energy policy, regulatory landscape, and/or affordable housing in New England will be weighed heavily;
- experience in a different field that includes knowledge of legal/policy/regulatory regimes will be considered.
- Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of equity, inclusion, and justice into campaign process and outcomes. Demonstrated cultural competence, particularly related to New England.
- Demonstrated leadership experience, working within a team structure, and ability to effectively convene multiple stakeholders and impartially mediate competing priorities in service to a collective vision and goals.
- Sense of humor, patience, strong emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to create rapport and inspire trust.
- Takes initiative to identify and act on new opportunities and provide creative, timely problem-solving.
- Project management and facilitation skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Public speaking and media presentation ability.
- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
The salary for this position is from $68,500 to $72,500 (non-negotiable) if you live in the salary region 1. This is a category 3 exempt position.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) organization. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
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