Senior Campaigner- Climate Law Institute

Center for Biological Diversity

Posted: 2/6/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Advocacy/Lobbying

Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action

City: Oakland

Postal code: 94612

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$10M - $20M

Website:

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org

Mission statement:

OUR MISSION: SAVING LIFE ON EARTH

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants.

Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction.

We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Position Overview: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Senior Campaigner in our Climate Law Institute to join our campaign for progressive, urgent federal action to address the climate emergency. The position is located in Washington, DC or Oakland, Los Angeles, or Sacramento California.


The Climate Law Institute wages innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to protect people, wildlife and ecosystems from climate change and the dirty and dangerous fossil fuel industry. We work to eliminate greenhouse pollution and speed the just transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Examples of our campaign goals include ending federal fossil fuel leasing, phasing out existing drilling, and using the full power of the Clean Air Act to address greenhouse pollution economy-wide.


The successful candidate will play a leading role in our national organizing and campaigning work, as part of a dynamic team including organizers, scientists, lawyers and media professionals.



Main duties:

  • Supporting organizational and coalition work to obtain specific science-based, progressive climate actions from the federal government, such as ending federal fossil fuel leasing, phasing out existing drilling, and using the full power of the Clean Air Act to address greenhouse pollution economy-wide.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with coalition allies working together to achieve our goals. This includes playing a leadership role in coalitions through regular in-person, phone, and electronic communication.
  • Forming strategic relationships with new allies to increase our mutual power.
  • Organizing and promoting participation in hearings, protests, and other advocacy efforts.
  • Assisting with legislative efforts, such as supporting interaction with members of Congress.
  • Expanding recruitment and engagement of Center supporters nationally on climate issues.
  • Travel required.


The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications:

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Five to seven years of experience in results-oriented coalition organizing and advocacy campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and organizations with a wide array of goals, perspectives, and backgrounds. Commitment to incorporating principles of justice, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the work.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate challenges, including from a powerful and well-resourced opposition.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment with a full workload where it is necessary to balance multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Excellent analytic, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team.
  • Experience with media outreach and media interviews preferred.

Benefits:

Benefits Package:

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere.


Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

4/6/2020

How to Apply:

Application process: Please apply on our website by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3-5 references as a single document. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


 

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