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7 Dec 2021

Full-Time Associate Director of Legislative & Administrative Advocacy, Beyond Dirty Fuels

Sierra Club – Posted by mollykempson Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

Job Title: Associate Director of Legislative & Administrative Advocacy, Beyond Dirty Fuels

Department: Programs

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Director, Federal Lobbying and Administrative Advocacy

Salary:  $75,000 for salary region 1, non-negotiable

Context: Working in collaboration with the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign staff and federal policy staff, the Associate Director plans, organizes and coordinates all aspects of the legislative and administrative advocacy program for the campaign on stopping the construction of oil and gas infrastructure that would lock us into fossil fuel use for decades with a particular focus on stopping new gas export facilities from being built.

Scope: The Associate Director of Legislative/Administrative Advocacy for Beyond Dirty Fuels has program responsibility and participates in the development of strategies and priorities for specific legislative programs or campaigns for the Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign. Produces educational materials and reports, does research, testifies, lobbies and serves as a technical resource. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media and other organizations. Takes appropriate action to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.

Job Activities:

  1. Develops and conducts all aspects of a federal legislative and administrative advocacy program for the Beyond Dirty Fuels gas export campaign. Works with national campaign, capacity and program staff and volunteer leadership to develop and carry out the programs/campaign plans.
  2. Work in collaboration with the Federal Policy Team, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign, Environmental Law Program, and Grassroots Organizing to halt or delay the construction and operation of proposed gas export facilities, oil export terminals, and associated pipelines.
  3. Lobbies members of Congress, other state/federal officials on behalf of the Sierra Club on issues relevant to stopping oil and gas expansion. Develops relationships with elected public officials and their staff.  Develops and conducts lobby campaigns associated with the assigned national program targeting these decision makers.
  4. Develops relationships with administration staff, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, and FERC. Develops and conducts administrative lobby campaigns associated with stopping the expansion of oil and gas exports.
  5. Conducts media outreach activities related to the campaign/program, including developing media outreach plans. Serves as issue expert for both reactive response and proactive pitching to media outlets In coordination with communications staff. Promotes volunteer media exposure.
  6. Develops educational and campaign issues information. This may include the writing, editing and distribution of fact sheets, newsletters, alerts and take actions, and political and educational materials.  It may also include the writing, editing and reviewing of articles, blogs and social media content for conservation-related publications.
  7. Supports and provides professional expertise to staff and volunteers. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful  leadership roles in the program/ campaign. Provides conservation and legislative/administrative advocacy training to volunteers.
  8. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public, media, allied groups and other outside officials.
  9. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely related field.
  • 3 years experience as a Washington D.C. Associate Representative, or in a comparable position in another organization which includes experience planning and conducting a national level legislative campaign, including strategy, organizing, lobbying , media, and work with senior level political leaders.
  • Excellent knowledge and background in the specific program field and ideally, experience in the Gulf South.
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
  • Experience, demonstrated skill and ability, in media relations. Knowledge of media technologies including video, radio and print production processes.
  • Prior experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

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 a 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.

This is a category 3 exempt, represented position.

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.

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How to Apply

To Apply: job description and application details can be found here - applications encouraged by December 10, 2021.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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