Senior Climate Campaign Director, Environment America

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 3/18/2024
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Environment America
Position/Title/Fund: Senior Climate Campaign Director
Type/Term: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary: $38,000-$65,000 annually
Deadline: April 5, 2024
Description:

Environment America is seeking an experienced campaign director to lead our Global Warming Solutions Team. Our Senior Climate Campaign Director will work with our national program team, local organizers and other key allies across the country to build momentum, expand support and win policies to go fossil fuel free, promote building electrification and carbon-free transportation, reduce power plant pollution and more. You will be the public face of Environment America’s climate campaigns and interact directly with decision-makers, the media, coalition partners and funders.

The Senior Climate Campaign director will represent Environment America and advance our strategy on climate at the federal level as well as working with our state offices across the country to run strategic campaigns to make progress reducing climate pollution. This position requires excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coalition building: Serve as the Environment America voice in key climate coalitions, and drive efforts to build and expand our partners. Collaborate with Environment America’s state organizations on state-specific coalition strategy and development. 
  • Message and communications: Write reports, fact sheets, news releases, blogs, op-eds, and other forms of communication to get our message in the media and heard by decision-makers and the public. Represent Environment America with reporters and be our national spokesperson on climate. Tell our message and our story to diverse audiences across the country, working closely with state directors and our national communications team. 
  • Campaign coordination and development: Develop and drive implementation of campaign strategy and tactics. Work directly with our senior leadership to coordinate strategies and opportunities. 
  • Research: Take complex data and distill it into clear, powerful conclusions that are easy to communicate to decision-makers and the public.
  • Fundraising: Build our program through raising more money from foundations and individual donors. This will include the cultivation of current donors as well as expanding our donor base to include new national, state and local funders. Working with our national grants team and large donor program, you’ll raise money to increase our reach and grow our climate program. 
  • Recruitment and management: Participate in the recruitment and management of both interns and staff. Work closely with our training center staff to attend and lead training programs for staff at all levels. 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a significant career track record of leadership within citizen-based social change organizations or within the climate sector. In addition, candidates should have: 

  • Experience and confidence being in front of the camera and the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere.
  • Belief in the power of citizen-based field work and an understanding of the strategies for maximizing the power of field organizing.
  • A track record of successful fundraising, both at the large and small donor level, including from charitable foundations.
  • A goal-driven, results-oriented mentality with excellent public speaking, writing and analytical skills, and enthusiasm for the work. 

Compensation and Benefits:

The starting compensation range for this position is $38,000-$65,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. Candidates on the lower end of directly relevant experience should expect to be on the lower end of this range; candidates on the higher end of relevant experience are likely to be on the higher end of this range. Environment America offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, paid time off, our commuter benefit program, a 401(k) plan with employer match, parental leave, long term disability insurance, and may include needs-based student loan assistance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

How to Apply:

Apply online.