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Sierra Club
Raleigh or Durham, North Carolina
17 days ago


Job Title: Senior Campaign Representative, North Carolina & South Carolina - Beyond Coal Campaign 
Department: Program Department
Unit: Campaigns
Location:  Raleigh or Durham, NC
Reports To:  Associate Regional Campaign Director, Manager – Southeast

Context: The Sierra Club is the largest and oldest grassroots environmental organization in the country. Our mission is to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources, educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.  With 800+ staff, 64 chapters, 4,000 volunteer leaders and a reach to nearly 4 million members and supporters, the Sierra Club is at the forefront of climate change activism.  The Beyond Coal Campaign leads the effort inside the Sierra Club to eliminate coal and fracked gas from the electric power sector, replace existing fossil fuel infrastructure with a 100% clean energy economy powered by renewable resources and other clean technologies, and protect public health and the environment from dirty fossil fuels. We are seeking a strategic, collaborative, equity-driven team leader who is committed to modeling the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing to manage the Beyond Coal Campaign team across Southern Company’s utility service territory.

Scope: The Senior Campaign Representative is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team across North Carolina and South Carolina, and leveraging the Sierra Club’s resources, in coordination with partner groups and community leaders, to develop and implement a campaign to achieve the Sierra Club’s vision for climate justice through the work of the Beyond Coal Campaign. Rooting the campaign in the interdependence of social and economic justice and the environment, the Senior Campaign Representative leads a team focused on protecting public health and the environment by ending fossil fuel use in the electric power sector and in buildings, retiring coal-fired power plants, scaling clean energy growth, preventing new fracked gas power plants, advancing a just economic transition for communities impacted by pollution, and electrifying homes and buildings. The Campaign Representative ensures the team’s work engages Sierra Club’s members and supporters, and builds powerful partnerships that are oriented toward a shared vision of climate and environmental justice.

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  1. Leading a team to develop and execute a strategic campaign plan. Convenes, leads, and coordinates a multidisciplinary team composed of staff, chapters, and volunteers. Facilitates the development of a strategic campaign plan to retire coal plants, prevent new fracked gas plants, electrify homes and buildings, and move the electric sector to 100% clean energy. Inspires and facilitates shared vision for the team. Brings a goals-oriented mindset and the ability to engage the broad skill sets of the team to design and implement strategies and tactics to execute the campaign plan.
  2. Managing day-to-day campaign strategy and policy development, and responsibility for all campaign activities. Acts as a subject matter expert. (Subject matter training is provided). Provides senior level technical, policy, and strategic vision and guidance to staff, chapters, and volunteers, and partner organizations. Analyzes and synthesizes information, gathers perspective to inform strategy and policy positions, and resolves issues. Advocates before decision-makers, including regulatory and legislative bodies, and represents the Sierra Club with key decision-makers and coalitions. Prepares and delivers presentations, proposals, and reports on key issues and topics. Engages in donor and foundation solicitation and cultivation, including meeting with funders. Provides analysis and support for campaign budget and quarterly forecasts.
  3. Supports the Sierra Club’s powerbuilding goals. Powerbuilding is the building, taking, and exercising of people power to achieve specific short term goals and a long term organizational vision. In collaboration with staff, chapters, and volunteers, establishes an enduring base of internal and external leaders, cultivates and maintains productive relationships, and increases and deepens strategic partnerships to attain campaign and organizational objectives. Ensures all campaign activities are designed to build a just and durable public will to act.
  4. Developing and practicing equitable and just relationship management. Just relationships are developed and maintained over time and built on a foundation of trust, justice, and respect. Develops and maintains equitable and just relationships with staff, chapters, and volunteers throughout the organization, at all levels, and with external partners rooted in inclusion and aligned with the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing. Brings an understanding and awareness of social identity, power dynamics, levels of oppression and racism, and privilege and bias to all interactions and relationships. Designs and implements campaign strategies and tactics focused on an equitable and just transition to clean energy that serves directly impacted communities.
  5. Designing an impactful campaign narrative as part of the strategic campaign. Works with Communications staff and other team members to build and execute digital and traditional communication outreach activities related to the campaign with a variety of stakeholders. Represents the Sierra Club to media outlets, and promotes chapter, volunteer, and partner organization media exposure. Develops written products including comment letters, fact sheets, talking points and other advocacy materials on key issues and topics.

Successful candidates must have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience of at least 3-5 years leading or working within a multidisciplinary team structure. Ability to build vision, trust, and mutual accountability with team members.
  • Track record of planning and implementing advocacy campaigns, strategic initiatives, or similar efforts with clearly defined goals.
  • Highly developed communication skills, with a focus on communicating effectively across different groups of stakeholders.
  • Equity analysis, skills and practice. Awareness of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. Knowledgeable about racism and other forms of injustice in society. Analysis of why justice and equity are essential to environmental progress. Experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues and partners across diverse group identities.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills, and competencies:

  • Experience and knowledge in energy or environmental policy.
  • Experience working closely with organizers, as an organizer, or working with volunteers.
  • Experience effectively navigating complex organizational systems, structures, and dynamics.
  • Experience building relationships and influencing decision-makers through lobbying or similar advocacy.

Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Weekend and/or evening work may be required.

A valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance is required. A background check will be required upon acceptance of the position.

Work Environment:
Salary: $67,000, Region 2, non-negotiable

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 a 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.

Additional Information:
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.

To Apply:

Apply here.

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your school’s name from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.

This anonymous hiring process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision making process. 

Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.

We are accepting applications through Friday, December 3, 5pm ET.

A background check will be required upon acceptance of the position.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59866237
  • Location:
    Raleigh Or Durham, North Carolina, Out Of State
  • Company Name: Sierra Club
  • Position Title: Senior Campaign Representative, North Carolina & South Carolina - Beyond Coal Campaign
  • Job Function: Activism/Organizing/Community Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $67,000.00 - $67,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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