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11 May 2021

Full-Time Organizing Manager

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

Climate Action Campaign

Job Description

The Climate Action Campaign is looking for a creative and flexible junior- to mid-level organizer (3-5 years of experience) to help manage multiple in-state federal issue advocacy programs -across a number of key states. With guidance from the National Organizing Director, the Organizing Manager will:

  • Organize the organizers – you’ll be 1 of 3 managers overseeing state-based coalition partners working to build support for federal climate action in key states through earned media, grasstop cultivation, meetings with federal lawmakers, and grassroots activation.
  • Assist in developing state- and target-specific strategies, which includes researching targets and districts, drafting plans and concept memos, participating in regular planning calls/meetings, providing guidance to in-state partners, coordinating with the campaigns govt affairs teams and others and tracking policymaker actions.
  • Track partner grant deliverables and report on field activities to internal and external national coalition stakeholders. (Through written highlights, verbal reports, and monthly progress to goal reports, etc.).
  • Provide administrative support to the CAC State Operations team and in-state partners, including processing reimbursement requests, database user trainings and support, performing quality control checks on partner reporting, preparing meeting materials, and taking notes as needed.

Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective, unbranded coalitions 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. 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 Government Affairs Manager is a member of the Coalition Team. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at: http://www.actonclimate.com

Who You Are

A successful candidate for this position is a mission-driven, hardworking, but fun-loving “people person” and organizer who:

  • Has three to five years of relevant experience in either issue advocacy, community organizing, volunteer management, political strategy, or electoral campaigns.
  • Is flexible, adaptable, self-motivated, and can prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Is an excellent communicator and strong writer.
  • Has database or CRM experience (e.g. QuickBase, VAN, Salesforce, etc.).
  • Experience with SharePoint or other team-based platforms and video conference software (e.g. Zoom, UberConference, etc.).
  • Thrives in a collaborative team environment – and is above all, a team player – but can also work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Creative approach to planning and problem solving.
  • Proven understanding of goals, strategies and tactics — how to develop, adjust and implement on all three levels.
  • Strong time management and priority-setting skills.
  • Has a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Familiarity with environmental issues is a plus but not required.

How to Apply

Please visit The Griffin Partnership to submit your cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these questions:

Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these specific questions:

  • Why it is important for you to work for an organization committed to winning the climate crisis?
  • Have you worked on advocacy campaigns before and if so in what capacity?
  • What does it mean for you to have a commitment to social and environmental justice?
  • Tell us about a time when you built rapport with someone under difficult conditions and what you did to overcome those conditions?

The Process

Successful applicants will receive a phone screen conducted by staff of The Griffin Partnership. The next round of interviews will involve a virtual interview (over Zoom) with members of the Climate Action Campaign Hiring Team. After that interview, finalists will be asked to complete a skills-based exercise. There may be another interview before a successful applicant is chosen. This hiring process is on a fast track and applications may only be accepted for a limited period of time. We hope to have someone start the beginning of July or sooner.

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Sybil R. Griffin at sgriffin@thegriffinpartnership.com or by calling (313) 549-5925.

The Fine Print

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, though our teams are currently working from home due to COVID-19. Travel may be required to field states 2-3 days, per quarter once it’s safe to travel.

The target salary for this position is $50,000 depending on experience. We offer an excellent benefits package which 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 or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

How to Apply Please visit The Griffin Partnership to submit your cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these questions: Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these specific questions:
  • Why it is important for you to work for an organization committed to winning the climate crisis?
  • Have you worked on advocacy campaigns before and if so in what capacity?
  • What does it mean for you to have a commitment to social and environmental justice?
  • Tell us about a time when you built rapport with someone under difficult conditions and what you did to overcome those conditions?
  The Process Successful applicants will receive a phone screen conducted by staff of The Griffin Partnership. The next round of interviews will involve a virtual interview (over Zoom) with members of the Climate Action Campaign Hiring Team. After that interview, finalists will be asked to complete a skills-based exercise. There may be another interview before a successful applicant is chosen. This hiring process is on a fast track and applications may only be accepted for a limited period of time. We hope to have someone start the beginning of July or sooner. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Sybil R. Griffin at sgriffin@thegriffinpartnership.com or by calling (313) 549-5925.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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