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EAC Jobs Board

Energy Action Coalition is seeking dynamic and passionate people to join our team.

Below are the current opportunities to join Energy Action Coalition central staff and fellows. Check back often as we are frequently adding new positions.

Check out the Jobs Board on the right for opportunities with our partners and other organizations.

Executive Director
Online Director
National Divestment Campaigner

 

Executive Director

LOCATION: Location flexible, Washington, DC preferred
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until hired
POTENTIAL START DATE: December 1

Energy Action Coalition is a growing youth-led coalition with 20 coalition partners and a staff team of ten. We are looking for a dynamic leader to lead coalition efforts into the next phase of our development. We've just developed new online organizing capacities that will allow us to rapidly scale up our work supporting grassroots campaigns and are currently in the midst of organizing the largest climate march in history. We are looking for someone who can support our team and coalition partners to run hard-hitting and strong grassroots campaigns that will fundamentally shift the power of our country, and put young people at the center of driving a new clean energy economy.

The Executive Director’s primary duties and responsibilities include: 

Driving Strong Campaign Work With Staff and Partners:

  • Work with staff team and coalition partners to plan and execute strong grassroots campaign and programs.
  • Deliver the coalition’s campaign messages throughout the media, as a spokesperson and writer.
  • Manage the evaluation and debrief of all aspects of EAC campaigns, project, and communications to ensure we’re constantly learning and improving.
  • Ensure all campaign work continues to advance Energy Action Coalition’s core Mission and Theory of Change.

Coalition and Community Relations:

  • Works with coalition and allied organizations to build a diverse grassroots youth climate coalition. 
  • Manages internal communication processes including periodic written and/or verbal updates to all staff and Coalition partners about campaigns and changes to policies and structures.
  • Oversees an annual re-granting process where partners receive funding from the Energy Action Coalition for strategic coordinated efforts.

Staff Management and Human Resources:

  • Coordinates a fast-paced, nimble team that includes campaign, communications, partnership and operations staff.
  • Works with the Senior Management Team to create a dynamic, collegial, inclusive organizational and workplace culture grounded in respect and personal and organizational development. 
  • Chairs regular Senior Management Team meetings, provides team leadership, support, and feedback to the Senior Management Team members. 
  • Ensures that hiring, staff evaluations, and terminations align with organizational policy and conform to current laws and regulations. 

Anti-Oppression, Environmental Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion: 

  • Advances the work of Energy Action Coalition’s commitment to anti-oppression, environmental justice, diversity, and inclusion within the staff team and broader coalition space. 
  • Helps develop ongoing educational opportunities for staff and coalition partners.
  • Works with staff and coalition partners to ensure that campaigns and programs actively integrate a systemic analysis of race and class into their development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Helps create and maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top talent. 

Fundraising

  • Ensures that Energy Action Coalition is growing our donor base through both grant-based and grassroots fundraising.
  • Builds relationships and communicates with donors on behalf of Energy Action Coalition. 
  • Works with staff on drafting and submitting funding proposals and oversees grant documentation and administration. 

Public Relations: 

  • Demonstrates leadership in promoting and maintaining the public profile of Energy Action Coalition by representing the organization with the general public, youth base, media, government, and other organizations.
  • Represents Energy Action Coalition to national print, online, radio, and television media outlets.
  • Writes for publication in online and print media.

Financial and Legal Management: 

  • Ensures that EAC is fiscally sound and manages both financial and legal risks to the organization.
  • Works closely with operations and Board on annual and long term financial planning, quarterly/annual fiscal statements, budget tracking, and fundraising. 
  • Ensures that the organization meets all its legal obligations. Liaises with legal corporate related to various legal matters.

Policy and Political Liaison: 

  • Represents the youth climate movement to key political figures and government offices. 
  • Works with the staff and coalition partners to run campaigns that pressure key political figures to act on climate.
  • Provides political updates for staff team and coalition partners. 

Board of Directors Support: 

  • Directs, oversees and ensures implementation of Energy Action Coalition partners and Boards’ directives and the reporting of work of all departments to the partners and Board, including regular liaison with the Chairs of the Board.

The Executive Director reports to and is managed by the Coalition’s Board of Directors. 

Energy Action Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to anti-oppression and environmental justice. We believe a diverse, inclusive climate movement is the key to our success and we seek to be proactive in engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBTQ individuals, differently-abled people, and others from a rich mix of backgrounds. People from these backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected]. No calls, please. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, interviews will begin in early to mid-October and interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to be considered for the first round of interviews. We will begin interviewing candidates in mid-October.

 

Online Director

LOCATION: Washington, DC or flexible if able and willing to travel to DC regularly
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until hired
POTENTIAL START DATE: January 13, 2014 or as soon as possible
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time
COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate on experience

ONLINE DIRECTOR

Energy Action Coalition is seeking a smart, ambitious and experienced Online Director to lead Energy Action Coalition’s and Power Shift’s online strategy and operations. The Online Director will be charged with growing and maintaining Energy Action Coalitions’s online program to support the youth climate movement, our partners, and our campaigns and projects like Power Shift and the WeArePowerShift.org online community. We’re looking for someone who has the strategic insight to drive outcome-oriented and hard-hitting campaigns, build and manage online infrastructure, and the experience and commitment to support grassroots organizations and volunteers in building long-term power towards change.

ABOUT ENERGY ACTION COALITION

Energy Action Coalition is a coalition of 25 youth-led social and environmental justice organizations building a generation-wide movement to take on the climate crisis, and fight for environmental justice. We host the national Power Shift summits, the WeArePowerShift.org online community, and support youth leadership on climate and energy.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive Online Strategy

  • Work with our staff and partners to plan and implement online strategies that support our organizational goals and campaign work
  • Lead the growth and improvement of our online performance through data-driven iteration and best practices
  • Train, brief and engage our staff, coalition partners and grassroots leaders on the best practices and new innovations in online organizing

Oversee Web Development & Maintenance

  • Maintain and develop all Energy Action Coalition websites, including WeArePowerShift.org and including day-to-day updates and bug-fixing
  • Plan and execute major upgrades with support of partners and outside vendors
  • Support management of mission critical web, data and technology systems

Support Online Communications & Advocacy

  • Implement email blast and online action strategy to drive key campaigns, expanding the influence and reach of the movement
  • Work with grassroots leaders to build and grow leadership within the WeArePowerShift.org online community
  • Support social media engagement

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • 3-5 years of experience in online organizing
  • Experience building and maintaining websites, particularly in Drupal
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies, including grassroots activist organizations, young people, and People of Color
  • Strong overall technical skills and the ability to quickly learn new platforms
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with online advocacy tools and CRM systems such as Salsa or ActionKit
  • Enjoy working under pressure, problem solving, and figuring out how to get things done

Desired

  • Grassroots organizing experience with a climate, issue-based or electoral campaign
  • Experience designing and supporting user-led online campaigns
  • Data management experience, particularly using VAN

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Online Director” in your email subject line.

Energy Action Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

National Divestment Campaigner

LOCATION: Location flexible, Washington, DC preferred
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until hired
POTENTIAL START DATE: November 14

We are looking for a passionate and savvy campaigner strong in coordination, online organizing and grassroots campaigning to join our team as the National Divestment Campaigner. In the coming year, Energy Action Coalition’s divestment work will focus on elevating grassroots divestment actions and launching grassroots work demanding investment into clean energy.

Scope: The Divestment Campaigner will drive EAC’s work on divestment from fossil fuels and investment into clean energy, helping to build peak moments for the divestment movement while supporting strong local campaigning. This person will work closely with our divestment coalition partners, the Student Divestment Network and on-campus divestment teams to build momentum towards divestment and investment victories at the local and national level.

Job Activities:

  • Support and elevate grassroots divestment campaigns by building robust online campaigns that bring in new supporters and drive action
  • Write actions alerts, email blasts, press releases and blog posts, and social media content to support grassroots campaign communications
  • Manage and drive divestment campaigns on WeArePowerShift, org, our online activism platform and community blog
  • Continually analyze and report on data and impact during campaigns
  • Network and coordinate with other organizers working within the divestment and youth movement space
  • Represent Energy Action Coalition at conferences, planning meetings and online
  • Whatever is needed to fight and win

Knowledge & Skills:

We are looking for people with one to three years of experience working with volunteers in the youth climate movement, environmental movement, political campaigns, or other similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns -- preferably campaigns that had a strong online and social media strategy.

We are looking for people that:

  • Are strong and quick writers;
  • Live for rapid response campaigning;
  • Can quickly turn a major grassroots campaigning moment into a momentum building social media story;
  • Are self-directed multi-taskers that can juggle many projects at once without ever dropping something critical;
  • Can work effectively as part of a team, but can also run a campaign from soup-to-nuts as an individual;
  • Are comfortable with new technology and social media -- can easily pick up and learn new technologies, from project management tools to Google Analytics.

ABOUT ENERGY ACTION COALITION

Founded in June 2004 by youth climate leaders, the Energy Action Coalition unites a diversity of organizations in an alliance that supports and strengthens the student and youth clean energy movement in North America. The 20 partners of Energy Action Coalition work together to leverage our collective power and create change for a clean, efficient, just and renewable energy future. The work of Energy Action is focused on four strategic areas: campuses, communities, corporate practices, and politics. To learn more visit: WeArePowershift.org 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Divestment Organizer" in your email subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

Energy Action Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to anti-oppression and environmental justice. We believe a diverse, inclusive climate movement is the key to our success and we seek to be proactive in engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBTQ individuals, differently-abled people, and others from a rich mix of backgrounds. People from these backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.