Campaign Representative - Healthy Communities and Building Electrification

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Sierra Club

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Detroit, MI, United States

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24 days ago

Job Title: Campaign Representative - Healthy Communities and Building Electrification
Department: Program
Unit: Campaigns
Location: Michigan
Reports To: Associate Regional Campaign Director – Eastern Regional Campaign


Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.

Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.


Scope: The Campaign Representative leads a team working across two of Sierra Club’s interconnected campaigns; the Building Electrification Campaign working to achieve the equitable transition away from fossil fuels in our homes and buildings, and the Healthy Communities Campaign, which works to achieve energy justice for low income and overburdened communities through energy efficiency work and energy burden work. The Campaign Representative provides leadership to a multidisciplinary Sierra Club team that works in coordination with partner groups and community leaders to achieve shared climate, social, and economic justice goals. The Campaign Representative ensures the team’s work engages Sierra Club’s members, supporters and most impacted, and builds powerful partnerships that are oriented toward a shared vision of climate and environmental justice.


Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading development of an overarching strategic plan for Sierra Club’s building electrification and healthy communities work. Ensuring that those campaigns are rooted in equity and justice, and coordinated with other national energy campaign priorities.
  • Planning and supporting a full suite of campaigns working to decarbonize the buildings sector and address energy burden in collaboration with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Organizing Department, State Chapters, Communications Department, Digital Strategies, capacities and programs, and volunteer leadership.
  • Tracking policy and regulatory proceedings that are relevant to building electrification and energy burden work , identifies opportunities for engagement/ intervention.
  • In collaboration with state teams, engages key players in reducing climate pollution. Supporting and working with partners in frontline communities, labor, and elected and appointed decision makers to advance building electrification and energy burden priorities and ensure that solutions serve the most vulnerable communities by building powerful partnerships that are oriented toward a shared vision of climate and environmental justice.
  • Working with the national campaign teams, the Communications Department, and Chapters on communications strategy, messaging, and advocacy materials to achieve local and state objectives. Supporting media outreach related to building electrification, including building a diverse bench of spokespeople to engage with the press.
  • Applying equity, inclusion, and justice values to all campaign activities. Operationalizing the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing in all partnership and collaborative activity.
  • Introducing creative ideas and approaches; fostering creativity among team members.

Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Weekend and/or evening work may be required.

A valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance is required.


Successful candidates must have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience leading or working within a multidisciplinary team structure. Ability to build vision, trust, and mutual accountability with team members.
  • Track record of planning and implementing advocacy campaigns, strategic initiatives, or similar efforts with clearly defined goals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, public speaking and media presentation ability with a focus on communicating effectively across different groups of stakeholders.
  • Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills, and competencies:

  • Experience and knowledge in energy or environmental policy.
  • Experience working closely with organizers, as an organizer, or working with volunteers.
  • Experience effectively navigating complex organizational systems, structures, and dynamics.
  • Experience building relationships and influencing decision-makers through lobbying or similar advocacy.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $68,500 depending on region/location.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.

The Sierra Club offers a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.

This is a category 3 exempt represented position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.


To Apply

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., "B.A. Philosophy"), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.

This anonymous process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision-making process.

Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.

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