Campaign Representative, Dirty Fuels

City: Oakland or Washington preferred (flexible)
State: CA, DC
Job Code: 33-17
# of Openings: 1


Job Title: Campaign Representative (Dirty Fuels)

Department: Conservation

Reports To: Associate Director, Beyond Dirty Fuels Initiative, Our Wild America

Context: Plans and implements corporate campaigning strategies and activities of the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign as a means to build a movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground, combat climate change, and support the U.S. transition to clean energy.

Scope: The Campaign Representative has responsibility and provides experienced leadership and strategic planning for corporate campaign strategies to challenge financial investments in fossil fuels projects. Coordinates with Sierra Club capacities, including communications, digital strategy, international trade and climate, and organizing 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.              

Job Activities:

  1. 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 Dirty Fuels Initiative goals related to divestment from fossil fuels. Works with the campaign and appropriate national staff(including communications, digital, organizing, legal, advancement, international trade, and other staff), regional and Chapter staff, allies and volunteer entities to plan and implement campaigns to achieve results.
  2. In collaboration with the Sierra Club stakeholders listed above, engages key corporate campaigning partners, decision makers and their influencers to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities.
  3. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates policies, initiatives and new developments around financial sector and fossil fuel projects.
  4. Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers, and partners. 
  5. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the campaign.
  6. 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.
  7. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
  8. In coordination with Advancement Department, assists with donor communications, cultivation, and solicitation.
  9. Reports on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies.
  10. Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
  11. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • B.A. /B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Finance, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience as a corporate 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.
  • Knowledge of the oil and gas industry, its impacts on water, air, climate and communities, and the associated financial framework that enables it.  Experience in the climate movement a plus. Experiences with racial justice work a plus.
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
  • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
  • 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 Sierra Employee Alliance or John  Muir Local, depending on location. 

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 4 exempt position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) organization. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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