Full-Time Campaign Manager
Job Title: Campaign Manager
Reports To: Associate Director, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign
Supervises: Campaign Representative(s)
Location: New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Flexible
Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.
Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.
Scope: The Campaign Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and implementation, as well as securing financial resources for the campaign to stop oil and gas exports in the Gulf South. Collaborates with and coordinates the campaign’s activities with the Sierra Club’s chapter volunteers, partner organizations, national capacities and appropriate staffing resources. Under the direction of the Associate Director, Beyond Dirty Fuels, and other campaign leadership, develops funding proposals, campaign strategies, priorities and benchmarks. The Campaign Manager oversees the Campaign staff and supports them in coordinating across capacity units such as Organizing, Digital Strategies, Communications, Federal Policy, Legal, Analyst Team, and Advancement. Position provides leadership, promotes participation, and reports on campaign effectiveness to assigned National staff. Represents the Sierra Club to government and corporate officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public. The work is focused on building a diverse movement of people in the Gulf South to stop new markets for fossil fuel exports, address the climate crisis, and advance environmental justice.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
- Acts as the lead staff member responsible for overseeing Campaign staff and ensuring the program achieves its campaign and fundraising goals. Works with Campaign staff to execute planning and implementation of the campaign to stop the expansion of fossil fuel exports. Develops a strategic campaign plan, goals, and objectives for the team, in partnership with Sierra Club capacities and coalition partners. Oversees Campaign staff to help them effectively coordinate between Sierra Club capacities to achieve the desired outcomes of the campaign – including the Organizing, Digital Strategies, Communications, Federal Policy, Legal, Analyst Team, and Advancement. Collaborates with other climate and energy campaigns and other Sierra Club entities.
- Closely coordinates with the Advancement Department to achieve associated campaign fundraising targets, including donor cultivation, and proposal writing.
- Develops and advances Sierra Club policy positions related to federal legislative and administrative proposals. Ensures the Sierra Club is regarded as a significant leader by the media, key decision-makers, and donors. Ensures that such policies are accurately advanced by volunteers and organizing, lobbying, and legal staff in various decision making fora.
- Develops and advances national strategies to stop expansion of gas and oil export infrastructure and markets, elevate the impacts and risks of expanded fossil fuel infrastructure, and push for federal, state, and local policies that protect local communities and the environment.
- Collaborates with the Sierra Club’s climate and energy campaigns, chapters, and federal policy staff to identify new threats and opportunities for the Sierra Club to engage on priorities at the local, state, and national level to stop exports of fossil fuels. Provides professional expertise and training to support staff and volunteers.
- Builds strong relationships with partner organizations at the local, national, and international level – with a focus on supporting the leadership of communities most impacted by climate and environmental risks, and building a diverse, broad-based movement to address the climate crisis and stop the expansion of the oil and gas industry.
- Coordinates media outreach activities related to the campaign. Serves as the campaign spokesperson to media outlets regarding relevant issues and promotes volunteer and frontline partner media exposure.
- Writes, edits, and reviews educational, advocacy, and fundraising materials. Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
- Extensive travel required. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon acceptance of the position.
Seasonal Activities: Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work required.
Successful candidates must have the following skills and experience:
- Studies in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field; or the equivalent combination of knowledge, skills and experience.
- Proven track record in a comparable position which includes substantial experience planning and managing grassroots campaigns, including strategy, facilitation, grassroots organizing, lobbying, media, partnership development, and working with volunteers.
- Strong knowledge of the oil and gas industry and exports within the context of the climate and environmental movement, and its impacts on water, air, climate, and communities.
- Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.
- Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability. Strong personal organization and prioritization skills. Strong listening skills with the ability to help resolve conflict. Willingness to give and receive constructive feedback – and commitment to a culture of flexibility, learning, and growth.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary for this position is $72,000 for salary region 2. (e.g.; New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX)
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 4 exempt, non-represented, managerial 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.
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.
This anonymous 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.
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