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CJNRC – Climate Jobs National Resource Center

CJNRC
Climate Jobs National Resource Center


Offshore Wind Field Campaigner

This is a REMOTE position
(CJNRC is based in New York)

 

Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is hiring an Offshore Wind Field Campaigner. The Field Campaigner will participate in strategy development and goal-setting with state climate jobs coalitions and build grassroots coalitions in support of offshore wind development as a source of renewable energy and of domestic union construction and manufacturing jobs.

About Climate Jobs National Resource Center
The Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a labor-led organization that works to combat climate change and reverse extreme inequality. CJNRC supports a network of union-led, state-based climate jobs coalitions in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and a growing number of additional states. The coalitions we support have succeeded in winning the nation’s strongest labor and equity standards for climate investments, built campaigns to harness public funds to invest in carbon-free and healthy schools, and trained union members on the science of climate change.

Offshore wind has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions, create thousands of good union jobs across the United States, and revitalize domestic manufacturing. The Biden Administration has established a goal of developing 30GW of offshore wind by 2030, moving quickly to issue leases for new offshore wind areas while progressive state governments advance their own ambitious offshore wind programs. The Offshore Wind Field Campaigner will coordinate and support statewide and local campaigns to build crucial support for the rapid development of offshore wind as well as increased investment in the domestic offshore wind supply chain. Working with state climate jobs coalitions, the Field Campaigner will build coalitions with ally organizations in the environmental, environmental justice and climate justice movements to build broad support for pro-worker offshore wind policies. The Field Campaigner will report to the CJNRC Director of Strategic Campaigns and Offshore Wind Campaign Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead engagement with state Climate Jobs coalitions to develop, drive, and win state campaigns in support of pro-worker offshore wind policies and to overcome local and state opposition;
  • Collaborate with the CJNRC offshore wind team and state coalitions in tracking state and local offshore wind developments, project approvals, policy issues, and opportunities for regulatory intervention;
  • Coordinate education and mobilization of rank and file union members in key geographies;
  • Recruit and train member spokespeople;
  • Engage with ally organizations in the labor, environmental, environmental justice, and climate justice movements to build broad support for pro-worker offshore wind policies;
  • Collaborate with CJNRC national staff and state coalition leaders to identify state coalition needs and build state coalition capacity.

Qualifications:

  • The Offshore Wind Field Campaigner does not need to have prior experience with offshore wind policy or technologies;
  • A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, and a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision;
  • At least two years of experience as an organizer or campaigner for unions, political campaigns, advocacy organizations, or grassroots community organizations;
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in politically-sensitive and high-pressure environments;
  • Demonstrated commitment to community and/or labor organizing;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision.

Working conditions: This is a full-time remote position. Long hours will be required on occasion. The position will require frequent travel throughout the United States. CJNRC will follow public health guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $75,000-$90,000. CJNRC offers an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents, life insurance, a dependent care assistance program, and generous time off.

To Apply:
Send application with résumé and cover letter to: info@cjnrc.org with the subject line “OSW Field Campaigner application

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time. Job descriptions do not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of every activity or responsibility that is required.

CJNRC is committed to equal opportunity, and encourages applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and veteran status. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

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