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6 Jul 2022

Full-Time Campaign Representative – Building Electrification

Sierra Club – Posted by Monica Anywhere

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Job Description

Job Title: Campaign Representative – Building Electrification
Department: Programs
Location: Remote in Massachusetts or Connecticut, with up to 25% regional travel
Reports To: Northeast Deputy Director, Energy Campaigns

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 Sierra Club seeks a strategic, collaborative, and equity-focused Campaign Representative to advance initiatives to end fossil fuel use in homes and buildings across Massachusetts and Connecticut. In this newly created position, the Campaign Representative will join a regional team that is working to address the climate crisis by moving the Northeast from dirty to clean energy. The Campaign Representative is a central coordinator of building electrification campaigns in the region. The Campaign Representative plans and implements strategies in collaboration with internal departments and programs, as well as external partners. They develop state-based and and regional campaign plans, drive execution, communicate priorities and benchmarks, provide leadership, promote participation, and report on campaign effectiveness. They represent 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. Leading development of an overarching strategic plan for Sierra Club’s MA and CT building electrification work. Ensuring that building electrification campaigns are rooted in equity and justice, and coordinated with other national energy campaign priorities.
  2. Planning and supporting a full suite of campaigns to decarbonize the buildings sector in collaboration with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Organizing Department, State Chapters, Communications Department, Digital Strategies, capacities and programs, and volunteer leadership.
  3. Tracking policy and regulatory proceedings in MA and CT that are relevant to building electrification, identifies opportunities for engagement/ intervention.
  4. In collaboration with state teams, engages key players in reducing climate pollution from buildings. Supporting and working with partners in frontline communities, labor, and elected and appointed decision makers to advance building electrification priorities and ensure that solutions serve the most vulnerable communities.
  5. Working with the national Building Electrification campaign team, the Communications Department, and Chapters on communications strategy, messaging, and advocacy materials to achieve local and state objectives. Supporting media outreach related to building electrification, including building a diverse bench of spokespeople to engage with the press.
  6. Applying equity, inclusion, and justice values to all campaign activities. Operationalizing the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing in all partnership and collaborative activity.
  7. Introducing creative ideas and approaches; fostering creativity among team members.

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 may be required.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience

  • Track record of planning and implementing advocacy campaigns, including some of the following:
    • planning and managing a local or state policy or issue campaign
    • working with attorneys and utilizing legal advocacy;
    • lobbying;
    • media relations and strategic communications;
    • working with senior level organizational, business, and political leaders
  • Experience and relationships with organized labor, community-based organizations, and clean energy partners in MA and CT
  • Demonstrated understanding of how organized movements create change and accomplish policy objectives
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, public speaking and media presentation ability
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

The most successful candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills, and competencies

  • Knowledge of environmental and energy issues, and either expertise or an ability to develop expertise in building electrification
  • Knowledge of the political, policy, and regulatory landscape in MA and CT
  • Experience working closely with organizers and volunteers

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $68,500 depending on region/location.

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 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.

How to Apply

  • Apply here:
  • 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.

Job Categories: Green Building. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: building electrification, campaign, Clean Energy, electric building, electrification, environment, and sierra club. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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