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Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Director

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Washington Environmental Council
1402 Third Ave, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

Washington Environmental Council is in the midst of a five-year Climate and Clean Energy Agenda, a long-term commitment to move the dial on state policy to reduce emissions, use energy efficiently, transition to clean energy, and set limits on global warming pollution that drive a clean energy future. We are seeking a Campaign Director who can shape and lead this effort going forward, and work with WEC’s Deputy Director, other WEC staff, and partner organizations to carry out this work.

Washington Environmental Council drives positive change to solve our state's most critical environmental challenges. For more than 40 years, WEC has been pivotal to enacting our most important environmental protections. From the State Environmental Policy Act to a free electronics waste recycling program to finding solutions that reduce our climate pollution and build our clean energy economy, WEC works to make Washington a great place to live and builds a healthy future for our state.

We are looking for a person with strong campaign leadership skills, as we ramp up our efforts under a new Governor. WEC often plays the role of connector and convener. Our agenda is built on partnerships, including with Climate Solutions, Sightline Institute, other environmental community partners, and most importantly, a broad range of interests that are working for clean energy and a safe climate. The successful candidate will be adept at working with many kinds of people and helping drive disparate interests toward meaningful results.

The position works closely with and is supervised by Deputy Director, Becky Kelley, and is based in Seattle, Washington.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with core partners to continue to develop the Climate and Clean Energy Agenda, including component campaigns and campaign plans.

Evaluate campaigns on an ongoing basis and revise strategy and implementation as needed.

Implement specific, identified campaign efforts related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, reducing use of fossil fuels, and limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Duties include strategy development, policy development and analysis, advocacy with decision-makers, participating in and/or leading coalitions, overseeing WEC’s participation in litigation, conducting media outreach, and presenting WEC’s policy goals in a variety of forums.

Work collaboratively with core agenda partners and conduct outreach to bring additional strategic partners into the campaigns.

Work with WEC and our partners’ communications and organizing staff to conduct media outreach and engage WEC members, coalition partners, and the public in our campaigns.

Work with WEC fundraising staff on grant proposals, reports, and other tasks as assigned to support funding the Climate and Clean Energy Agenda.

Additional duties may be assigned within the course of the work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

At least 5 years of demonstrated success in leading policy advocacy or political campaigns.

Solid understanding of environmental law and policy.

Experience with climate, clean energy, and/or energy efficiency policy advocacy; related experience may be considered.

Skills and Knowledge:

Demonstrated leadership ability.

Flexible, creative and able to work in a changing and unpredictable policy environment.

Strong writing, verbal, and analytic skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Good at navigating complex working environments and building relationships with integrity.

Ability to work effectively, both independently and with a team, in a fastpaced, dynamic environment.

Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Washington Environmental Council.

COMPENSATION:

Salary negotiable based on the successful applicant’s skills and experience. In addition to salary, we offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, flexible spending account, paid leave, and retirement.

TO APPLY:

Send a résumé, cover letter, a writing sample, and at least three professional reference contacts to: Becky Kelley, Deputy Director, [email protected]. (Please put Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Director in the subject line. Please do not send applications by postal mail).

We will be reviewing applications as they are received; the position will close when we find the right applicant.

It is Washington Environmental Council policy that all employees be able to work in a setting free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Location

Washington Environmental Council
1402 Third Ave, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101
United States