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Director of State Operations - Climate Action Campaign

The Climate Action Campaign is seeking a Director of State Operations to join our Field team. We’re looking for a seasoned field director to drive our ambitious field work across our targeted states and districts.

The Director of State Operations will report to the Sr. Director of Field & Campaign Strategy and work collaboratively across the organization. We are a D.C. based staff working with a nationwide team that includes a wide range of leaders and a cross-sector ecosystem of partner organizations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations for the State Operations department which currently oversees nine state tables and twenty six field partners (states and resources will adjust in 2023 and beyond).
  • Manage a team of three Regional Field Managers and potentially a Deputy Director of State Operations to maximize the impact of CAC’s field program.
  • Spearhead program management and quarterly planning processes.
  • Craft annual field deliverables and set goals with input from CAC’s National Field Directors; hold field partners and tables accountable for their performance.
  • Design and execute annual RFP process for state table partners. Evaluate proposals and recruit new field partners to plug gaps. Oversee execution of MOUs and payments for field partners.
  • Troubleshoot internal and external problems with expert diplomacy.
  • Tailor campaign strategies to fit each state and target in collaboration with table partners.
  • Participate in overall campaign development and decision making across the Climate Action Campaign.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • At least 5 years experience leading large-scale field programs on advocacy and/or political campaigns.
  • A talent for managing people, with excellent interpersonal skills, and track record of building highly-effective field teams.
  • An ambitious entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive field teams to exceed what they think is possible.
  • Expertise in executing grassroots and grasstops tactics including volunteer programs, petition drives, trainings, lobby visits, press events, op-eds, editorial board visits, social media, and more.
  • Analytical and data-driven with excellent attention to detail and a deep curiosity for the story behind the numbers.
  • Skills as a strategic thinker and clear communicator who can drive home for others how tactics connect back to the larger campaign strategy.
  • Adept at managing competing priorities, anticipating and preparing for challenges, and able to quickly shift plans as the campaign evolves.

Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective coalition of national climate, conservation, and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. The Campaign serves as an important center of gravity and convening body for dozens of organizations working together to win the passage of ambitious federal climate policy that is centered on investment, standards, jobs, health, and justice. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at:

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The Fine Print

This is a full-time, Exempt position based in Washington, DC. CAC staff are currently working in a hybrid set-up. COVID vaccinations are required for onsite work. Staff will work East Coast hours regardless of their location.

The starting salary for this position begins at $100,000 and is commensurate based on experience. We offer an excellent benefits package which includes 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off and a 401k plan.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice, and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.