The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Campaign Manager or Senior Campaign Manager to work with the Senior Campaign Director to make sure that the campaign is leveraging all available resources for maximum programmatic impact. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.
The Climate War Room will engage in the presidential election using research, earned media, and digital content to spur a national conversation on climate. The team will elevate the threat of climate change and shape the conversation on solutions; put the Trump administration on the defensive for its extreme positions; and rebut attacks from the fossil fuel industry and their allies. It will also ensure that nominees lean into this issue and lay the groundwork for legislative success in 2021 and beyond.
The Climate War Room is an independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club—three organizations committed to making the urgency of climate change and the Trump administration’s opposition to action critical to the 2020 political conversation. This is a limited-term position that is funded through December 1, 2020.
- Work with the Senior Campaign Director to develop and implement a campaign calendar to leverage the Climate War Room’s research and key advocacy priorities.
- Manage the Climate War Room’s story bank and storyteller campaigns to identify individuals who have compelling personal stories about climate change and the impacts of the Trump administration’s policies.
- Identify opportunities for storytellers to appear at events, speak to press, and produce digital media content.
- Help plan and execute digital and in-person events.
- Help ensure state campaign plans are on track and remain in line with the Climate War Room’s national work.
- Support rapid-response efforts.
- Coordinate with other Climate War Room staff to ensure cross-team collaboration.
- Continuously track progress on grant-funded work.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements and qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least four years of relevant work experience. Electoral experience is a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced campaign environment with unpredictable hours in high-pressure situations.
- Excellent research and writing skills.
- Detail oriented and organized.
- Climate issue advocacy experience is a plus.
This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70. The salary for the Campaign Manager position starts at $56,000; the salary for Senior Campaign Manager position starts at $62,000.
Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.
This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
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American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.
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