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Strategic Campaigner II

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Oct 6, 2023

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The Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a labor-led organization at the forefront of the fight to combat the climate crisis and reverse racial and economic inequality.

CJNRC is the hub of a growing network of union-led, state-based climate jobs coalitions, providing unions with the information, support, and expertise to lead on climate action. The coalitions we support are organizing to build a clean energy economy at the scale and pace that climate science demands, create and expand access to good union jobs in under-resourced communities, and advance equity.

CJNRC and our network of coalitions are at the leading edge of both workers’ rights and climate action, two defining issues of our time. The coalitions have helped pass the nation’s most ambitious climate policies, won the strongest labor and equity standards for clean energy workers in the country, and built winning campaigns for worker-centered and equity-focused climate investments and good union jobs that will transform the future of the US economy.

To advance this crucial work, CJNRC is hiring a Strategic Campaigner II to support the organization’s campaigns to accelerate the build out of clean energy infrastructure, advance equity, and raise standards for all workers throughout the clean energy supply chain. The Strategic Campaigner II will conduct research and develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics to advance the pro-worker, pro-climate goals of state climate jobs coalitions. The Strategic Campaigner II will report to the CJNRC Director of Strategic Campaigns and will work closely with other CJNRC national staff and state coalition staff and leadership. The ideal candidate is an experienced campaign strategist with a deep commitment to building the labor movement and fighting the climate crisis.

Key Responsibilities:

● Play a key role in CJNRC’s Strategic Campaigns team helping to lead innovative campaign work in states around the country

● Develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics to win pro-worker, pro-climate policies at the state level

● Oversee corporate, industry, and policy research support for state Climate Jobs campaigns

● Serve as a resource and partner to state Climate Jobs coalition leadership and staff and providing ongoing campaign implementation support


● A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision

● At least four years of experience working on strategic campaigns, policy, or research for unions or other advocacy organizations

● Excellent strategic and comprehensive campaigning skills

● Familiarity with corporate research, financial analysis, employment law, or investigative journalism

● Strong technical research skills and ability to apply research to development of strategic organizing campaigns

● Strong critical thinking skills

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments

● Demonstrated commitment to community and/or labor organizing

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with organizers

● Demonstrated ability to work independently

● Willingness to travel extensively when it is safe to do so

● Willingness to work remotely

● Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision

Working conditions:

This is a full-time, remote position. Long hours will be required on occasion. The position will require some travel. CJNRC will follow public health guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The salary range for this position is $90,000-$96,200. CJNRC offers an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents, life insurance, a dependent care assistance program, and time off.

To Apply:

SEND APPLICATION WITH RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND WRITING SAMPLE TO: hiring@cjnrc.orgwith the subject line “Strategic Campaigner II”

This position is open until filled; priority will be given to applications received by October 20, 2023. Job descriptions do not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of every activity or responsibility that is required.

CJNRC is committed to equal opportunity, and encourages applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and veteran status. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

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