Job Openings MCEC Campaign Manager

About the job MCEC Campaign Manager

Earthworks Making Clean Energy Clean, Just & Equitable campaign aims to ensure that the transition to renewable energy sources is powered by responsibly and equitably sourced minerals that minimizes the need for new extraction and moves the mining industry towards more responsible practices. We support the transition to a 100% renewable energy future while seeking to ensure that people and the environment are not put at risk through destructive mining for the components of batteries, solar panels and wind turbines.

We are seeking an experienced campaigner with a background in corporate accountability or policy advocacy and a commitment to solidarity with frontline communities and workers to oversee the Making Clean Energy Clean, Just & Equitable (MCEC) campaign. The MCEC Campaign Manager will co-develop, guide and help implement campaign strategy, supervise campaign staff, and support campaign fundraising and communications efforts. This position reports to the Mining Program Director and is remotely located in the United States.

About Earthworks

Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water, and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earths resources and our communities. Earthworks has a primarily-remote staff of over 45 employees in over 20 states and DC.

Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks Board and staff understand that promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within and beyond Earthworks is critical to carrying out our mission to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. We understand that our commitment to DEI means a dedication to constant learning and improvement.

Earthworks welcomes applications from diverse candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer. Earthworks evaluates employees and applicants for employment on merit, competence, and qualifications and does not tolerate discrimination.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Earthworks we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in environmental or human rights advocacy, with 10-15 years strongly preferred;

  • Knowledge and experience working on mining, climate change, transportation, or renewable energy issues;

  • Experience and/or commitment to solidarity with frontline communities, Indigenous Peoples and workers;

  • Experience and/or commitment to working in diverse coalitions and networks, and to building relationships with allies from other organizations and sectors;

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, and comfort with public speaking;

  • Demonstrated track record with developing and implementing innovative campaign strategies with measurable impacts;

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment where teamwork, collegiality, and self-motivation are necessary for success;

  • Strong project management skills, coupled with sharp attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities;

  • Multicultural competence and a commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, especially ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds;

  • Proven ability to follow up with colleagues to ensure tasks are completed in a timely fashion, and to communicate decisions with team members;

  • Excellent solution-oriented skills with an ability to respond to changing priorities.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience with staff supervision and comfort with mentorship and supervision;

  • Comfort and/or experience with recruiting and working with consultants, designers, and external experts for campaign needs;

  • Spanish, French or Bahasa Indonesia language skills;

  • Experience working on and leading international campaigns and solidarity actions;

  • Fundraising and or grant-writing experience;

  • Media and communications experience and comfort with public speaking, interviews and press outreach;

  • Experience with conducting research, reviewing standards and guidelines for best practices, and/or influencing policy reforms.

Location, Travel, and COVID-19

Location for this position is remote in the United States. Some travel will be required as public health conditions permit. Earthworks COVID-19 policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the need to minimize the public health threat from COVID-19.

Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at [email protected]. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $75K-$90K annually, depending on experience. Earthworks provides full-time staff with a competitive package of benefits, including employer-paid medical, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance. Additionally, Earthworks offers unlimited paid leave, paid parental leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan (with a 5% match after one year of employment). After seven years of employment, staff are eligible for a 12 week, fully paid sabbatical.

How to Apply

We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and bilingual individuals. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application and interview process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Apply online at only. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample.

Qualified applicants can expect to complete three interview stages: an initial phone interview, a panel interview, and a final interview. We will also request a list of 3 professional references after the second stage of the interview process.