Location: Denver,CO; New Mexico; Texas (Flexible)
Context: Plans and implements the strategies and activities of the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign to challenge the gas industry, specifically focused on fighting gas pipelines, as a means to building a movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground, combat climate change, and support the U.S. transition to clean energy.
Scope: The Senior Campaign Representative has overall program responsibility, and provides experienced leadership and strategic planning to challenge the rapidly expanding gas pipeline infrastructure in the U.S,. Coordinates with Sierra Club capacities, including communications, digital strategy, federal policy, organizing and chapters to ensure strategic alignment of the campaign goals and effective execution of the campaign plan. Manages and monitors campaign resources and expenses. Creates and executes campaign plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements; Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, allies, the media, other organizations, and the public.
- Plans and carries out activities for the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign. Participates in the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives including development and support of strong, diverse grassroots network to achieve Beyond Dirty Fuels goals related to challenging the gas industry and promoting clean energy. Coordinates the campaign and appropriate national staff (including communications, digital, organizing, legal, advancement, federal policy and other staff), regional and Chapter staff, allies and volunteer entities to plan and implement campaigns to achieve results.
- In collaboration with the Sierra Club stakeholders listed above, engages key players in the fracking and climate movements, elected and appointed decision makers and their influencers to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities.
- Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates policies, initiatives and new developments around gas pipeline issues at the community, state and national levels.
- Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers, and partners.
- Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the campaign.
- Helps the Beyond Dirty Fuels and Our Wild America Campaigns embody a culture of justice, equity and inclusion by designing and implementing campaign plans and standard practices with these values at their core.
- In coordination with Communications Department, serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes media exposure for front-line communities and volunteers. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
- Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
- In coordination with Advancement Department, assists with donor communications, cultivation, and solicitation.
- Reports on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies.
- Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
Knowledge & Skills:
- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 3-5 years of experience as a campaigner or comparable position, which includes substantial experience planning and managing national or grassroots campaigns, including developing strategy, organizing, lobbying, media relations, and working with senior level leaders.
- Proficient knowledge of the gas industry, its impacts on water, air, climate and communities, and the associated regulatory framework. Experience in the climate movement a plus. Experience with racial justice work a plus.
- Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
- Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers and diverse partners.
- Able to travel as needed; excellent computer skills.
- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
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 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 3 exempt 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 does not sponsor H1B visas.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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