Title: Clean Energy Campaign Director
Status: Exempt, full-time
The NC League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) is hiring a Clean Energy Campaign Director to integrate and direct our state, federal, and local clean energy and climate work across our advocacy, communications, and grassroots organizing programs and at the intersection of racial justice and equity, the environment, and the economy. This position will report to the Executive Director, and work in close collaboration with other members of the staff. Specifically, this role will develop a comprehensive clean energy campaign that bridges our work at the legislature and the Department of Environmental Quality with our nonpartisan advocacy and organizing work, leverages federal-level policy, and centers racial and economic justice.
About our organizations
NCLCV is a statewide advocacy and political organization, working to protect North Carolina’s environment and communities for over 50 years by holding public officials accountable for enacting policies that protect the health of our citizens and our environment and electing pro-environmental candidates. Our sister organization, NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation, connects and engages people to protect our natural environment and promote the well-being of our communities by engaging people in the democratic process, organizing in communities to connect environmental policies to people’s daily lives, cultivating environmental leaders, and advocating for policies at the state and local level that protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians.
- Work with Executive Director and staff to create an outstanding clean energy policy and justice campaign that aligns and leverages our programs in support of equitable clean energy policies: advocacy and lobbying at the state and federal level, local grassroots organizing and advocacy campaigns (PowerUp and Power the Vote), partnerships, and communications.
- Work closely with our Director of Governmental Relations and Director of Policy and Environmental Enforcement to support clean energy advocacy at the state legislature and administrative agencies.
- Work closely with our Outreach Director and Mobilization Director to effectively engage local community leaders and partners in state and federal policy and advocacy efforts, with a goal of ensuring that impacted community voices are at the decision-making tables early and often.
- Lead and serve as NCLCV’s primary contact in our coalition work with the larger Conservation Voter Movement and the national LCV’s Clean Energy for All Campaign, the Climate Action Campaign, and federal climate work in NC.
- Ensure that our diversity, equity, and inclusivity principles are embedded in all of our clean energy and climate campaigns.
- Assist our Director of Development and Donor Relations in fundraising efforts to support the campaign by sharing information, developing proposals/reports for funders, and participating in donor meetings.
- Work closely with our Director of Strategic Communications to market our climate and clean energy work and to integrate member communications and media work with those programs. Occasionally serve as spokesperson for the organization.
- Other duties as assigned.
In addition to these responsibilities, all staff are expected to participate in and commit to our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
- Three years of proven success developing and implementing campaign plans that incorporate advocacy and organizing, including responsibility for campaign planning, accountability, and tracking progress. Required.
- Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and diverse coalitions, preferably in community organizing, politics, or advocacy efforts. Required.
- Capacity to lead policy advocacy efforts and understand their connection to long-term organizing directed toward power-building. Strongly preferred.
- Experience with climate and energy advocacy and/or policy development. Strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in local, state, or federal advocacy campaigns. Strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability as a self-starter and problem solver. Strongly preferred.
- Experience working with 501(c)3, 501(c)4, and political organizations. Preferred.
- College degree. Preferred.
- Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to synthesize policy goals and legislative language into accessible public materials. Required.
- Possess high level of intellectual curiosity.
- Knowledge of and passion for environmental issues and politics.
Compensation and Conditions
Salary range starting at $60,000 commensurate with experience and ability. Able to occasionally work hours in excess of stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel. This position is based in Raleigh, NC. Note: all staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Clean Energy Campaign Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.
NCLCV is an equal opportunity employer committed to a racially just, equitable, and inclusive workplace.