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Energy & Climate Campaign Representative

The Wilderness Society

Washington, DC ~ July 19, 2017

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 and climate.

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 particular 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 Director of Advocacy 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.

**This position is located in our DC office. Relocation assistance is not available**

Specific Duties Include:

  • Assist with development and implementation of key campaign strategies to reduce the impact oil, gas and coal development has on our wildlands and climate
  • Research and produce advocacy materials and products including but not limited to fact sheets, reports, issue briefs and web content
  • Work with Government Relations and regional staff to engage members of Congress; represent TWS in meetings where appropriate
  • Contribute to development of impactful messages and communications strategies; serve as spokesperson for the organization where appropriate.
  • Represent TWS in conservation coalitions; ensure effective collaboration and coordination with partners

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience related to advocacy campaigns, policy or communications
  • 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. 
  • Experience working within coalitions and engaging a diverse set of partners.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 Desired Characteristics

  • Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas and see them through implementation.
  • Proven ability to serve in a variety of roles within a high functioning team
  • Knowledge of congressional legislative process, public land or climate issues and conservation policy a plus.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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