Please note that we are hiring 2 different positions for the Energy and Climate team through this one posting. The skill set and responsibilities are the same but the portfolio of the work is different. The positions are:
- Energy Campaign Representative- 18 month assignment
- Climate & Public Lands Campaign Representative- Permanent position
As you move through this application you will be asked which one you would like to be considered for or if you would like to be considered for both.
**Please submit your resume and cover letter through the online application**
The Wilderness Society (TWS) is expanding its Energy & Climate Program, which defends places too wild to drill and works to ensure public lands are managed as part of a solution to climate change. TWS seeks a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join our team in DC to help advocate for and defend policies to reduce the impact coal, oil and gas development has on our wildlands, climate and people.
TWS is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. We strive to ensure our organization and work embodies the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connects and inspires people to care about the outdoors.
The Energy and Climate Campaign Representative will assist in developing campaign strategies and tactics, produce education and advocacy materials, and represent TWS in meetings with partners and decision makers. Working with the Communications team and others, the Campaign Representative will develop messaging and materials for various campaigns, oversee execution of tactics that drive coverage consistent with our messages, and translate opportunities to influence national policy to on-the-ground advocacy. Where appropriate, the Campaign Representative will educate the public about our issues as a public spokesperson through media outreach, editorial board meetings, and other communications tactics to build and demonstrate support for our campaign goals. This is a highly collaborative role that involves quick turnaround and attention to detail to help ensure the needs of the campaign are met. Reporting to the Campaign Manager for the Energy and Climate Campaign this position works in an integrated fashion with other TWS staff in communications, regional field offices, government relations, policy and planning experts, and research staff.
This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Energy and Climate Campaign Representative will integrate these priorities throughout our advocacy work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Organize and execute equitable and inclusive priority Too Wild To Drill and fossil fuel emissions reduction campaigns; coordinating across government relations, communications, and the core team to achieve programmatic goals to reduce the impact oil, gas, and coal has on our wildlands and climate. (Energy Campaign Representative)
- Organize and execute equitable and inclusive priority “Climate Plan for Public Lands” campaign, by coordinating across government relations, communications, and the core team to achieve programmatic goals to make public lands part of the climate solution. (Climate & Public Lands Campaign Representative)
Duties for both, Energy Campaign Rep and Climate & Public Lands Rep:
- Work with government relations and regional staff to engage Members of Congress, including managing lobby trips in D.C. for grasstops advocates and identifying and engaging new and non-traditional advocates.
- Research and produce advocacy materials and products including but not limited to fact sheets, reports, story maps, issue briefs and web content for multiple audiences, including Congress, TWS members, and the public.
- Represent TWS in coalitions; ensure effective collaboration and coordination with partners.
- Support other Energy & Climate programmatic work as needed, including development and implementation of digital product, assisting with events and trainings, etc.
- 2 to 5years of experience related to advocacy campaigns, policy or communications.
- Experience working with state, local or national coalitions and engaging diverse partners.
- Experience using communication and digital campaign tactics, especially running digital, and text message platforms such as Hustle and other tools alike.
- Ability to successfully manage internal and external collaborative efforts (meetings) with diverse teams from across the country in different time zones.
- Live the values of equity and inclusion and understand the importance that they play in the environmental movement.
- Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with many simultaneous moving pieces.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
- Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.
- Strong ability to craft advocacy materials, including digital and social media pieces.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society