Job Title: Senior Campaign Representative
Department: Programs Department
Location: Los Angeles or Inland Empire, California
Reports To: Associate Regional Campaign Director
Context: Plans, convenes, and coordinates the My Generation Campaign activities pursuing policies and programs that result in air quality improvements in California with an emphasis on the four county South Coast Air District region. Solutions primarily focus on electrification of transportation and avoiding new natural gas vehicles, but should also include other key sources of air pollution (ports, warehouses, buildings, etc). The My Generation campaign is focused on equitably moving California to 100% clean energy and electrifying the economy.
Scope: The Senior Campaign Representative has program responsibility for the development of the strategies and priorities related to electrifying the economy and eliminating air pollution from fossil fuels in the region, in consultation with volunteers, partners, and other capacities. The Senior Campaign Representative is responsible for coordinating and guiding the local team of staff and volunteers, ensuring successful implementation of campaign goals, and robust collaboration across those capacities, campaigns, and Chapters with vested interest in campaign outcomes related to air quality improvements and electrification of the broader regional economy. Produces educational materials and reports, does research, testifies, lobbies and serves as a technical resource. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media and other organizations. Takes appropriate action to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.
- In consultation with key stakeholders, leads and facilitates the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives, for the My Generation campaign’s efforts to eliminate air pollution in the region. Develops and implements strategic campaign working in collaboration with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-line Organizing capacities, Sierra Club’s programs, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a campaign to bring region into compliance with clean air act by pursuing electrification and other policies.
- Engages with key strategic partners in frontline communities and within labor impacted by regional power generation and committed to the transition to clean energy, elected and appointed decision makers, and executives in the clean transportation industries to ensure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities.
- Relying on professional expertise, provides support and guidance to staff and volunteers. Provides conservation training and motivation to staff and volunteers. Provides troubleshooting support to help support individuals and the success of the team.
- Works to develop volunteers and to ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
- Directs media outreach activities related to the campaign/program. Serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer media exposure.
- Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
- Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies and coalitions.
- Introduces creative campaign ideas and approaches for consideration by primary capacities including the Organizing, Digital Strategies, Environmental Law Program, and Communications.
- Provides fundraising support, including reviewing grant applications and meeting with and supporting the cultivation of donors.
- Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.
Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work may be required.
Knowledge & Skills:
- B.A./B.S. degree in a political, legal, or closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 3 years’ experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, which includes experience:
- planning and managing a state or regional level legislative campaign;
- working with attorneys and utilizing legal advocacy;
- media relations and strategic communications;
- work with senior level political and business leaders.
- Strong grasp of the air quality, transportation, and electrification policies and regulations.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a challenging political landscape to advance policy goals.
- Demonstrated leadership experience, preferably in a matrix management model, working closely with team-members. High level of emotional intelligence valuable.
- Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
- Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
- 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) 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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