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17 Jan 2024

Full-Time Mobilization Director

Climate Action Campaign DC – Posted by CAC Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective coalition of national climate, conservation, and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. CAC has built a list of 800,000 climate activists and over the past year has worked with over 300 partner organizations to generate nearly 2 million grassroots comments to the EPA and other stakeholders. The Campaign serves as an important center of gravity and convening body for dozens of organizations working together to win the passage of ambitious federal climate policy that is centered on investment, standards, jobs, health, and justice. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at:

 About the Position

One of CAC’s hallmarks is a nimble, powerful and effective field operation.

Our Director for Mobilization will oversee our Grassroots Reinforcements Project (GRP), which is designed to build an active, visible grassroots presence for bold climate action.  They will coordinate closely with CAC’s State Organizing and Partner Engagement programs to ensure that our grassroots actions help to keep climate a top priority for our political targets and the overall national political narrative in 2024 and beyond, and to build the muscle we’ll need to defend the progress we’ve made to date on climate and push for continued bold action in the future, a major piece of our work is having an activated and visible grassroots presence in key states, districts, and events in key places across the country and in Washington, D.C.

The Director of Mobilization will:

  • A key player in Increase the number of individual activists in CAC’s database;
  • Deepen the engagement of key segments of our lists on CAC priorities;
  • Coordinate across CAC to sharing best practices and lessons learned to ensure grassroots activity is happening and visible to our core targets both in the districts and in DC; and
  • Execute strategic and visible grassroots efforts in DC to get the attention of press and decision makers and drive turnout in key opportunities like Earth Day and during key Congressional fights.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Generate large quantity, high quality grassroots activity including petition drives, phone banks, emails, etc.
  • Organize and lead visibility events on Capitol Hill, and in front of the White House, EPA and other DC venues.
  • Experiment with various approaches to efficiently moving activity from online to offline and increase the impact of our lists.
  • Develop creative and powerful grassroots strategies and tactics that can be implemented across CAC and by our groups and partners.
  • Work across CAC departments  including State Organizing, Strategic Partnerships, Partner Engagement. Take lessons learned and integrate them into the rest of our grassroots capacity.
  • Direct and generate quick and effective rapid response grassroots efforts when events require — whether a vote in Congress or a climate-driven public health emergency—and build systems and relationships that enable us to move quickly on such events.
  • Build a coalition-wide grassroots training program.
  • Continue to increase our lists through various avenues, including paid acquisition ads and shared member lists.
  • Develop and implement non-partisan civic engagement programs.
  • Manage a team that might include organizers, fellows, consultants and others to systematically increase CAC’s grassroots power

Who You Are

We are looking for a seasoned advocate, coalition builder, and manager to join our team to build out and oversee this critical stream of work. The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years of experience with political campaigns or non-profit organizations
  • At least 5-7 years managing grassroots campaign goals and benchmarks
  • Strong Organization and coalition-building background
  • Rapid Response Temperament and Capability
  • Top notch communication skills — one on one and in groups both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in staff recruitment, management, and development
  • Familiarity with the environmental movement is preferred

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, please email [email protected].

The Fine Print

This is a full-time, Exempt position. CAC is based in Washington, DC and our strong preference is candidates based in DC. Candidates in other locations willing to do the necessary travel will be considered. CAC is a hybrid office with the expectation of working an average of 2+ days in the office each week, especially for key meetings, trainings, and staff retreats.

The starting salary range for this position is $90,000-$110,000 and is commensurate based on experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off, and a 401k plan.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice, and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please apply at this link. Please include both a resume and a cover letter.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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