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Campaign Strategist | Climate Strategies Lab |  Remote (US)

Climate Strategies Lab (“CSL”) is a new organization built to support, cultivate and implement strategies that confront and dismantle the fossil fuel industry and support those working to build a more just and equitable world powered by clean energy. Our team ties high ambition to rigorously tested strategy, building on decades of experience running successful, inclusive, and multi-faceted coalition campaigns in the energy sector. We support the alignment of the climate community’s collective ambition by applying a disciplined, strategic focus that leverages outsized climate impact. We work with advocates, philanthropy, and climate-aligned governments and corporations who are working to solve the toughest climate problems.

Position Scope:

This position will help manage a handful of special projects developing new and innovative campaign strategies to reduce fossil fuel use in the buildings, power, and industrial sectors.

Job duties and activities include but are not limited to:

  • Strategy Development: Create new campaign strategies to dismantle fossil fuel industries and sectors and replace them with more just, equitable clean energy systems.
  • Coalition Management: Provide facilitation and coalition management support to coalitions designing and running public-facing campaigns to win new climate policies and effectively implement them.
  • Special Projects: Manage specific, often time-sensitive projects on behalf of CSL and its clients, including stakeholder engagement, policy research, financial activism, electoral efforts, entrepreneurial initiatives, and more.
  • Organizational Support: Provide general support for, and collaborate with, the full CSL team. All CSL staff take on some responsibilities to help support the maturation of the organization.

Seasonal Activities:

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.

Success in this position requires:

  • Strategy development: You can lead power and community mapping sessions; you know how to set goals, construct a theory of change, and articulate strategies needed to win; and you can break down a complex issue into manageable and clear decision points that drive the desired campaign outcome.
  • Strong project management skills: You can take a plan and implement it, relying on a broad team of organizations and staff along the way.
  • Campaigning experience: You can move from idea to victory. Whether or not you’ve “seen it all,” you’re a seasoned hand at the various obstacles that arise over the course of a campaign, and you supply optimism and resourcefulness when the going gets tough. You have a keen understanding of how organized movements create change and accomplish policy objectives.
  • Relationship building: You’ve got strong diplomatic skills and can build the trust-based relationships necessary for your stakeholders to buy in and share accountability for our collective work.
  • Initiative and ingenuity: You dive right in to take a concept from idea to implementation. You can navigate your way through or around internal and external barriers as they arise without getting stuck, finding and deploying resources creatively to solve problems.
  • Movement context: You show a strong understanding of the economic, social, and political forces that shape industrial production, consumption, and broader policy in the U.S.
  • A spirit of possibilities: You firmly believe that we can all do things we’ve never done before, and can stretch ourselves to achieve incredible results. You maintain an optimistic outlook and look for ways to make ideas work before assuming they won’t.

Desired knowledge, experience, and attitude:

  • 7 to 10 years of experience running and winning advocacy campaigns.
  • Strong facilitation skills and a keen understanding of how power and privilege shape coalitions, meetings, and decision-making processes.
  • Intermediate to advanced fluency on energy and environmental policies and issues, with at least a basic orientation to the major economic sectors driving emissions and a familiarity with the main policy tools that can reduce emissions. Deep expertise is not required, but a willingness to learn the details is.
  • Demonstrated experience working across lines of race, class, and gender and an analysis of how climate change and energy-related issues intersect with race, class, gender, or other historically oppressed identities.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and collaborative environment, where leading a team, working on a team, and working individually are all required.
  • Commitment to continuous learning, hunger for knowledge, and willingness to ask questions and self-correct.
  • An approach that is curious, self-directed, and entrepreneurial.
  • Openness to giving and receiving direct, compassionate feedback.

Salary and benefits:

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $110,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications as outlined above. Climate Strategies Lab offers a competitive set of benefits including comprehensive health care (including dental and vision), work from home stipend, access to 401k, and 11 holidays plus unlimited vacation.

Climate Strategies Lab is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity in our team isn’t just a value, but brings different lived experience and perspective that is critical to solving the climate crisis. If you’ve read this job description and are excited by it, if you can see yourself happily filling this role and making a difference on climate change, we really hope you apply.

To apply: submit your resume to hello@climatestrategieslab.com.

 

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