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10 Feb 2022

Full-Time Campaign Representative – Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign

Sierra Club – Posted by mollykempson Anywhere

Job Description

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 Representative plans and implements the strategies and activities of the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign to challenge the oil and gas industry, specifically focused on fighting the expansion of the oil and gas industry as a means to building a movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground, combat climate change, and support the U.S. transition to clean energy. The Sierra Club is seeking a strategic, collaborative, equity-driven leader who is committed to modeling the Jemez Principles and centering organizational Equity Values to lead this work.

The Campaign Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign. Collaborates with and coordinates with Sierra Club capacities, including communications, digital strategy, federal policy, organizing, the state Chapter staff, volunteers, and partner organizations. Develops state-based strategies, coordinates implementation plans with State Chapters, communicates priorities and benchmarks, provides leadership, promotes participation, and reports on campaign effectiveness to assigned National staff. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public.

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  1. Carries out and plans activities for the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign. Participates in the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives including development and support of a strong, diverse grassroots network to achieve Beyond Dirty Fuels goals related to challenging the oil and gas industry and promoting clean energy. Coordinates the campaign and appropriate national staff (including communications, digital, organizing, legal, advancement, federal policy, and other staff), regional and Chapter staff, allies and volunteer entities to plan and implement campaigns to achieve results.
  2. In collaboration with the Sierra Club stakeholders listed above, engages key players in the climate justice movement and coalitions fighting oil and gas infrastructure expansion, elected and appointed decision makers and their influencers to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities.
  3. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates policies, initiatives and new developments around oil and gas infrastructure issues at the community, state and national levels.
  4. Collaborates with Campaign leadership to identify new threats and opportunities for the Beyond Dirty Fuels work. May provide professional expertise and training to support staff and volunteers.
  5. Works to ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the campaign work.
  6. Helps the Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign embody a culture of justice, equity and inclusion by designing and implementing campaign plans and standard practices with these values at their core.
  7. In coordination with the Advancement Department, assists with donor communications, cultivation, and solicitation.
  8. Reports on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies. Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Substantial experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, which includes strategy, organizing, media relations and contacts with political and business leaders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of equity, justice, and inclusion, and ability to effectively work and collaborate across differences.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of equity, inclusion, and justice into campaign processes and outcomes. Understanding of how power, privilege, and oppression manifest at the individual, interpersonal, and team levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers and partners.
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
  • Proficient knowledge of the oil and gas industry, its impacts on water, air, climate and communities, and the associated regulatory framework.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:

  • Experience working with coalitions and building relationships with partners, especially within the climate movement, is preferred
  • Comfort using a variety of in person and online/virtual tools for team building and facilitation
  • Spanish language skills and experience with language access and language justice.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $63,000 for salary region 2.

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 or Sierra Employee Alliance, depending on location.

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, 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.

Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon acceptance of the position.

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How to Apply

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

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