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Associate Director of Campaigns, Methane Accountability

Climate Nexus

Climate Nexus

United States · United States · Canada · Mexico · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023

About Climate Nexus

Climate Nexus is a nonprofit strategic communications group dedicated to changing the conversation on climate change and clean energy solutions in the United States. Climate Nexus was created to be the behind-the-scenes connector to ensure coherent, effective climate communications and to elevate the work of a broad network of partners, including youth groups, environmental justice allies, state and local leaders, and more.

Climate Nexus provides pro bono support to organizations that work on climate change and clean energy and believes the “story” of climate change is the foundation for meaningful action. Our job is to tell that story to as many people as possible.

About the Role

Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society?  We’re looking for an Associate Director for methane accountability to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations and governmental entities, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.

Rooted in your experience working in equitable partnership with Global South, frontline, and grassroots communities—and grounded in cultural humility, alongside our partners you will take on some of the most destructive industries on the planet, building power and leadership for the broader climate change corporate accountability movement. Additionally, you will hold key relationships with allies, thought leaders, and key members of the media, advancing messaging across platforms.  The result of this collective work is dismantling and disrupting the status quo by holding government and industry accountable for their promises to reduce methane emissions ultimately moving us toward a world free of corporate greed and abuse.

The Associate Director of Campaigns, Methane Accountability, will drive short-term action to reduce methane pollution and long-term narrative-building efforts to build momentum for a phase-out of oil and gas.  The ideal candidate is a sharp strategic thinker and tactician who has a track record of executing creative and effective corporate accountability campaigns, as well as experience organizing and building relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Who you are

  • The rampant abuses of corporations and government institutions and the outrageous amount of power they have to make you mad — and you have experience working on campaigns that directly challenge corporate power and abuse.
  • You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and ending systems of oppression and are ready to do this in your day-to-day work. You understand that campaigning for justice must include working to dismantle white supremacy, institutional racism, legacies of colonialism, and anti-Blackness.
  • A trusted people leader who builds dynamic high-performing cross-functional teams by fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and collaboration.
  • You know that achieving any goal requires a well-considered plan with a timeline. And you’ve got the skills to create plans that are highly efficient, strategic, and creative. You know how to take into consideration the context (political, organizational, etc.) and people involved, and work with what’s available to create the best plan possible. But you don’t keep this valuable skill to yourself: you also have significant experience in supporting others to create plans and processes toward achieving goals and have a clear sense of how processes and tactics add up to impact.
  • You have 7+ years of experience in organizing, and a significant portion of that experience is in corporate accountability campaigning. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in developing and implementing a campaign to hold oil and gas companies, financial institutions, and state, local, and federal policymakers accountable for their emissions reduction promises.   Work to create communications, messaging, and digital strategies to build short-term pressure to immediately reduce methane pollution while building long-term momentum to phase out the use of oil and gas. 
  • Work with external partners and stakeholders across Nexus teams to educate and influence decision-makers and the public. Increase strategic pressure on the government and industry players to accelerate methane pollution reduction action, undermine the oil and gas industry’s social license, and shape regulatory policy decisions. 
  • Respond rapidly to communications threats as they arise.
  • Ensure racial justice and equity are reflected and centered in campaign communications priorities.
  • Develop partnerships with community and watchdog organizations to counter industry propaganda, uplift frontline, and environmental justice-oriented organizations engaged in community monitoring, and amplify protest actions across the supply chain.
  • Translate research, data, U.S. federal policy, and regulatory details into compelling communications products to influence public opinion, policy debates, and media coverage

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Commitment to embodying Climate Nexus’ values, including strategic vision; accuracy with integrity; racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; compassionate connection; and resilient service.
  • 7+ years experience in politics, advocacy, communications, or other campaigns. Understanding of how to inspire change in complex systems. Must understand climate and clean energy issues, including policy issues, political landscape, industry, market/technology, and cultural environment.
  • Strong critical and strategic thinking skills and creative and innovative thinking. Entrepreneur in communications approaches across media platforms (print, broadcast, web, social). 
  • Persuasive communicator with outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Able to guide others to create and deliver effective content.
  • They will have demonstrated competence working on racial justice in a communications capacity and the ability to build trusted relationships across Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
  • An inclusive management style that provides growth opportunities for staff. Demonstrates proactive solid leadership. Delegates appropriately while remaining flexible and willing to pitch in to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Strong stakeholder and coalition management skills with the ability to work effectively within complex environments.
  • Strong project management skills with timely and consistent attention to follow-up. Ability to work independently and in a team environment to accomplish team goals.
  • Familiarity with online and offline campaigning, organizing, and grassroots mobilization

Desired:

  • Seasoned professionals with prior experience leading campaigns from a start-up position to real-world success.
  • Experience working on methane/environmental accountability campaigns

Climate Nexus is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Location: Remote

Salary range: $105,000-$115,000, commensurate with experience. Climate Nexus offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation, personal and sick leave; standard health, dental, and vision packages; charitable employer contributions to 401k retirement accounts; parental leave; commuter transit benefits, and more. 

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Nate Jackson: njackson@carringtonandcarrington.com.