Job Title: Campaign Representative - Beyond Coal Campaign
Department: Program Department
Location: Tennessee Office or remote in Tennessee
Reports To: Director of Federal Campaigns, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign
Salary Range: $53,000 - $60,000
Context: The Sierra Club is the largest and oldest grassroots environmental organization in the country. Our mission is to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources, educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. With 800+ staff, 64 chapters, 4,000 volunteer leaders and a reach to nearly 4 million members and supporters, the Sierra Club is at the forefront of climate change activism. The Beyond Coal Campaign leads the effort inside the Sierra Club to eliminate coal and fracked gas from the electric power sector, replace existing fossil fuel infrastructure with a 100% clean energy economy powered by renewable resources and other clean technologies, and protect public health and the environment from dirty fossil fuels. We are seeking a strategic, collaborative, equity-driven team leader who is committed to modeling the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing to manage the Beyond Coal Campaign team in the Tennessee Valley.
Scope: The Campaign Representative is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team in the Tennessee Valley, and leveraging the Sierra Club’s resources, in coordination with partner groups and community leaders, to develop and implement a campaign to achieve the Sierra Club’s vision for climate justice through the work of the Beyond Coal Campaign. Rooting the campaign in the interdependence of social and economic justice and the environment, the Campaign Representative leads a team focused on protecting public health and the environment by ending fossil fuel use in the electric power sector and in buildings, retiring coal-fired power plants, scaling clean energy growth, preventing new fracked gas power plants, advancing a just economic transition for communities impacted by pollution, and electrifying homes and buildings. The Campaign Representative ensures the team’s work engages Sierra Club’s members and supporters, and builds powerful partnerships that are oriented toward a shared vision of climate and environmental justice.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
Successful candidates must have the following skills and experience:
The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills, and competencies:
Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Weekend and/or evening work may be required.
A valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance is required. A background check will be required upon acceptance of the position.
This position is a category 4 exempt position 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 excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs.Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. 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 workforce diversity.
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your school’s from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.
This “blind hiring” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments, and mitigating bias in the decision-making process.
Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.
We are accepting applications through Wednesday, January 6, 2020, at 5 PM EST.
A background check will be required upon acceptance of the position.
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