Reports To: Associate Director, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign, Our Wild America
Context: Plans and implements campaigning strategies and activities of the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign to challenge the oil and gas industry, specifically focused on fighting the expanding markets and infrastructure 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 overall program responsibility to challenge the rapidly expanding oil and gas industry and infrastructure in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.
They will collaborate with internal departments and programs, strategic external partners, and volunteer leadership to ensure execution of strategic coordinated community, state, and regional campaigns. They will ensure strategic alignment of campaigns with regional and national goals and objectives. They will represent the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and to the public.
Within a collaborative framework and in consultation with key stakeholders, leads and facilitates the development and implementation of strategic campaign plans, goals and objectives for the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign. 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 fossil fuel 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 an environmental, political, legal, or related field. A college degree is not required if the candidate has applicable experience in a relevant field.
At least 3-5 years of experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, including:
planning and managing a state or regional level legislative campaign;
working with attorneys and utilizing legal advocacy;
lobbying/media relations and strategic communications;
working with community, political, labor, and business leaders;
Proficient knowledge of the oil and gas industry, its impacts on water, air, climate and communities, and the associated regulatory framework. Experience in the climate movement a plus.
Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of equity, inclusion, and justice into campaign process and outcomes. Demonstrated cultural competence, particularly related to Gulf Coast. Experience with racial justice work a plus.
Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
Demonstrated leadership experience, working within a team structure, and ability to effectively convene multiple stakeholders and impartially mediate competing priorities in service to a collective vision and goals.
Sense of humor, patience, strong emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to create rapport and inspire trust.
Takes initiative to identify and act on new opportunities and provide creative, timely problem-solving.
Project management and facilitation skills.
Able to travel as needed; excellent computer skills.
Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon job acceptance.
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 4 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 values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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