Senior Adviser, Climate War Room

  • Reports to: Executive Director, Climate War Room
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Climate War Room
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


The Climate War Room has an immediate opening for a Senior Adviser to work closely with the campaign’s senior staff to advise on cross-organizational strategies and lead the campaign’s polling program. 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 independently-run project created by 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.


  • Strategy: Advise on cross-organizational strategies to advance climate change as a political issue in the 2020 elections.
  • Polling: Oversee polling program for the campaign, working with partners, outside organizations, and consultants.
  • Rapid response: Identify rapid-response opportunities and provide guidance on strategy
  • Writing: Write and edit briefings, memos, and other relevant materials for the Climate War Room; produce regular tip sheets about climate and the elections.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively across departments to achieve all relevant campaign and organizational goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in campaigns, including at a senior leadership level.
  • Strategic and creative approach to campaigns.
  • Ability to generate new ideas, projects, and programs.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegation, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to make meaningful and effective connections with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with colleagues of varied backgrounds.
  • Strong understanding of the environmental movement and connections to progressive leaders and allies.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Climate issue advocacy experience is a plus.

To Apply

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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Additional information

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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