Overview

Title: Offshore Wind Field Campaigner I
Location: Remote
Status: Full-time

The Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a labor-led organization at the forefront of the fight to combat the climate crisis and reverse racial and economic inequality.

CJNRC is the hub of a growing network of union-led, state-based climate jobs coalitions, providing unions with the information, support, and expertise to lead on climate action. The coalitions we support are organizing to build a clean energy economy at the scale and pace that climate science demands, create and expand access to good union jobs in under-resourced communities, and advance equity.

CJNRC and our network of coalitions are at the leading edge of both workers’ rights and climate action, two defining issues of our time. The coalitions have helped pass the nation’s most ambitious climate policies, won the strongest labor and equity standards for clean energy workers in the country, and built winning campaigns for worker-centered and equity-focused climate investments and good union jobs that will transform the future of the US economy.

To advance this crucial work, CJNRC is hiring a Offshore Wind Field Campaigner I to participate in strategy development and goal-setting with state climate jobs coalitions and unions, and build grassroots coalitions in support of offshore wind development as a source of renewable energy and of domestic union construction and manufacturing jobs.

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 and unions, 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 I will report to the CJNRC Director of Strategic Campaigns and Offshore Wind Campaign Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead engagement with state Climate Jobs coalitions and unions in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina 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 and unions 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 activists and 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 I 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 labor and/or community 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, based in the Mid-Atlantic region. 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-$85,300. 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 a RESUME and COVER LETTER as a SINGLE DOCUMENT: hiring@cjnrc.org with the subject line “OSW Field Campaigner I”

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.

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@cjnrc.org

About Climate Jobs National Resource Center

The Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a labor-led organization at the forefront of the fight to combat the climate crisis and reverse racial and economic inequality.

CJNRC is the hub of a growing network of union-led, state-based climate jobs coalitions, providing unions with the information, support, and expertise to lead on climate action. The coalitions we support are organizing to build a clean energy economy at the scale and pace that climate science demands, create and expand access to good union jobs in under-resourced communities, and advance equity.

CJNRC and our network of coalitions are at the leading edge of both workers’ rights and climate action, two defining issues of our time. The coalitions have helped pass the nation’s most ambitious climate policies, won the strongest labor and equity standards for clean energy workers in the country, and built winning campaigns for worker-centered and equity-focused climate investments and good union jobs that will transform the future of the US economy.