Campaign Representative - Sierra Club

Post Date: 11/14/2022
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Sierra Club
Position/Title/Fund: Campaign Representative - Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Louisiana, Major Cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette or Lake Charles

The campaign representative will build a utility-wide campaign targeting Entergy and its continued use of fossil fuels, abuse of coastal lands, and region-wide greenwashing. They will form partnerships, collaborate with state chapters and build a powerful force against the utility. This role will help get Entergy on the right side of history, end coal in Louisiana, Arkansas and East Texas and position our campaign to better fight the gas buildout across the region. While the primary focus of the position is on Entergy, the position will support coal plant closures, gas proposal terminations and opposition to false climate solutions in Louisiana, Arkansas and East Texas only furthering the success of our campaign and lessening the burden on the Gulf South.

Plans, directs, implements, and coordinates a full suite of Sierra Club clean energy initiatives to move beyond fossil fuels in Louisiana. The Campaign Representative has program responsibility for the planning, coordination and implementation of the Beyond Coal campaign electric sector strategies and activities with particular attention to coal plant retirements, stopping new gas plants, and utility policy within the transition from coal to clean energy.

In consultation with volunteers, partners, and staff, the Campaign Representative coordinates and guides the team of staff and volunteers, ensuring successful implementation of campaign goals, and robust collaboration across teams, campaigns, and Chapters with vested interest in decarbonizing the electric sector. Produces educational materials and reports, does research, testifies, lobbies and serves as a technical resource. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of the Campaign. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media and other organizations. Represents the Campaign in negotiations and settlements in the assigned area. Takes appropriate action to ensure that program goals and objectives are met. Prepares and submits weekly progress reports. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and to the public.