Full-Time Climate Campaigns Director
Supervisor: Executive Co-Director, Consumer and Corporate Engagement
Hours: Full-time (4 days, 32 hours/week)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous benefits including medical, dental, disability insurance, sick leave, vacation
Green America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors, and businesses. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.
The Climate Campaigns Director is part of Green America’s Corporate Responsibility Programs team, which works to educate consumers about various social and environmental issues and to push large companies to improve their practices. The Climate Campaigns Director will primarily work on Green America’s climate campaigns, with a focus on corporate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Climate Campaigns Director will lead Green America’s various campaigns focused on reducing emissions from various sources in several sectors and addressing environmental racism and impacts on frontline communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan and execute several, simultaneous campaigns to get large corporations to take action on climate change impacts (including greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and solid waste generation).
- Take existing campaigns to the next level to create greater corporate impacts and consumer education.
- Ensure that justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) impacts are a priority in all campaigns. Incorporate JEDI impacts into our existing campaigns and ensure that JEDI considerations are at the forefront in all future campaigns.
- Take a lead role in strategic partnerships with outside coalitions for our campaigns.
- Direct outreach to and engage productively with target companies.
- Draft comments to regulatory agencies, provide comments on legislation, and build support for government action on climate change.
- Provide supervision to the campaign associate.
- Supervise interns and fellows working on climate issues.
Content and Outreach
- Work with the publications team to support content on climate issues.
- Oversee and work with the new campaign associate to research and develop content (blogs, e-blasts, webpages, social posts, and press releases) to educate consumers about various climate issues.
- Create actions for Green America members and the public to take to advance campaign goals and raise awareness on climate issues.
- Speak on behalf of Green America at events and to the media on campaigns and relevant topics.
- Work with consultants on generating earned media.
- Work with Web and Social Media Teams to ensure climate campaigns content is well-suited for the web and social media, reaching a wide audience.
- Work with Green America staff to integrate the campaign into Green America’s events, websites, social media, and publications.
Fundraising and Organizational Support
- Assist Development Team with fundraising and grant proposals and reports. Assist the marketing team in developing language for direct mail and online appeal.
- Take part in Green America staff meetings, annual planning meetings, and budgeting process.
- Participation in Green America Cross Departmental Teams: The success of our work and the strength of our organization depend on the voluntary participation of staff from all levels of the organization in various cross departmental teams, in addition to the core responsibilities of each staff position. While staff are not required to participate in a voluntary team every year, we do depend on volunteers throughout the year for teams such as: Space Team; Operating Plan & Budget Team; Justice, Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Team; Pulse Survey Team; and the Fun Days Team. Please check-in with your supervisor about your interest in joining a team to ensure the time for team participation makes sense in a given period.
Qualified Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:
- Strong campaign skills. The ability to conduct powerful campaigns that result in substantive change in targeted entities with little supervision. Applicants will have 7 or more years’ experience and a track record of success.
- Experience with corporate campaigning, including strategy development, power mapping, and negotiating with senior management at corporations.
- Strong research and writing skills. Experience creating content for various audiences and for web and social media.
- A passion for climate issues.
- Experience with outreach to diverse communities including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or international communities.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
- Proven ability to use social media creatively and effectively, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Strong public speaking skills.
- Proven ability to lead coalitions and to reach consensus.
- Experience with fundraising.
- Bachelor’s degree in climate/environmental science or other related field or comparable experience preferred.
- Willingness to publicly present Green America’s campaigns and mission.
- Willingness for occasional travel.