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Organizing Director

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65,000 - 80,000

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Sep 7, 2023

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Position: Organizing Director
Pay range: $65,000 to $80,000, depending on experience

Benefits: Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement; 401k retirement plan with up to 4% employer match; professional development allowance; 20 days/year paid time off for vacation, sick leave, or other needs; and 12 days/year paid holidays.
Location: Must be located in Texas.. Work from home with regular virtual meetings and regular in-person participation at meetings, events, or conferences in Texas. Candidates located in active oil and gas development regions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Travel: 20% - 40%
Hours: Full-time
Application deadline: September 18, 2023 or until the position is filled


About Commission Shift

Commission Shift is a fast-growing Texas-based 501(c)3 non-profit founded in March 2021. Our mission is to reform oil and gas oversight by building public support to hold the Railroad Commission of Texas accountable to its mission in a shifting energy landscape.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is one of the most important oil and gas regulators in the world. Contrary to what its name implies, the Railroad Commission has no authority over railroads. Instead, the agency oversees oil and gas development, coal and uranium mining, and gas utility service in Texas, among other functions. Its mission is to serve Texas through stewardship of natural resources and the environment, concern for personal and community safety, and support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans.


Too often, the Commission has promoted accelerated development of oil and gas over all other parts of its mission -- to the detriment of natural resources and the environment, safety, and economic vitality.


Commission Shift’s goal is to build broad public support from a wide array of stakeholder voices to advance changes at the RRC that improve the agency’s function, transparency, and accountability to people and places impacted by the oil and gas industry. Our vision is for these changes at the RRC to support an energy transition in Texas that benefits the climate while fostering consumer protection and choice, public engagement, transparent government, a clean environment, a stable workforce and an economically diverse and resilient economy.


Learn more about Commission Shift by visiting our website,


Position Description

Commission Shift is hiring an Organizing Director to develop, implement, and maintain statewide strategies for building support and mobilizing Texans to transform the Railroad Commission of Texas. The role of the Organizing Director includes managing, mentoring, and motivating a team of organizers that interact with the public on specific campaigns including: oil and gas cleanup, language access, and nonpartisan voter awareness.


The Organizing Director will report to the Executive Director and will collaborate with all the teams to make Commission Shift an integral part of communities in Texas, identify Texans impacted by oil and gas development in Texas, develop community partnerships, conduct outreach to learn and exchange knowledge with those individuals and communities, and generate widespread awareness of opportunities for the public to advocate for themselves, and engage in dialogue with the Railroad Commission of Texas.


The Organizing Director will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the structure that informs the policy team of impacted community members concerns, issues, priorities, and experiences to ensure that Commission Shift’s proposed policy solutions are responsive to community needs and identified problems.

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