National Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force

  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Washington, DC
  • Oct 01, 2016
Full time Advocacy Air Quality Climate Change/GHG

Job Description

National Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF)
Political Affairs Program
Washington, DC; Open to East Coast region

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) is a community of moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events.

Overall Function
The National Field Manager for Moms Clean Air Force will play a critical role in MCAF’s success and will be responsible for helping to manage MCAF’s field program, engage and deploy grassroots and direct advocacy tactics, and grow MCAF’s influence on local, state, and federal decision makers. 
This job applies knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods of project management, grassroots organizing, direct advocacy, and a strong understanding of environmental policy.  Applicant will need to understand the political landscape and have the ability to help tailor messaging to advance the mission.
Person will need to demonstrate the ability to develop and apply strong management skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, and successfully handle and prioritize new challenges.
Person will have the ability to work in coordination with Field Director, and help manage a team that works remotely. 
This position holds a large range of influence on both external stakeholders and within the organization. Additionally, this position helps to manage the work routines, breadth of work, and the programs of the MCAF field team, plus help to manage MCAF’s direct advocacy work.
Key Responsibilities
Work with Field Director in developing and overseeing the execution of legislative and campaign strategies that advance the mission of Mom’s Clean Air Force (MCAF). 
Help to manage relationships among external partners including federal and state government officials to ensure a visible presence for MCAF and goals for success are solution-oriented, actionable, and timely.
Manage MCAF’s field organizers and volunteers in 19 plus states by overseeing field budget and schedules for work being carried out externally and internally, developing work plans, negotiating partnership agreements, and scopes of work, identifying and procuring necessary resources, project work and deliverables.
Participate in developing and deploying new tactics for engaging MCAF members in direct advocacy.
Refine and maintain key indices to measure project success.
Collaborate with internal and external contacts, constituents and stakeholders to purse policy for reducing carbon pollution.  Influence and persuade constituents and members to take action will be imperative.
Participate in communications efforts, field work, evaluation of and recommendation of new project ideas, disseminate and communicate project results.
Manage and launch media campaigns in various media markets including earned media, generated media materials, press events, and digital marketing campaigns
MCAF is a small and nimble operation, so this person will be an influential team player to a dynamic project.

Qualifications
We are seeking an experienced manager who is a policy expert (national and state-wide) and is able to communicate effectively MCAF efforts to policymakers and achieve results.   A high level of demonstrated leadership and strong managerial skills is vitally important.  Qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s degree
Approximately five years of experience in federal and state policy within a public, consulting or non-profit sector, including a demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and external partnerships to achieve program goals.
At least 4 years of organizing and management experience in a fast-paced environment with the ability to mobilize a diverse group of stakeholders.
Previous experience managing research or technical projects and budgets
Previous experience managing budgets
Excellent oral and written communications skills, particularly the ability to communicate to large audiences, including public speaking, giving presentations and responding to media requests
Strong analytical skills and experience performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse, simultaneous tasks. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail is required.
Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required.

Location
Prefer Washington, DC, but open to East Coast region

Hours
Full-time (35 hrs/wk)

Application Materials
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

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