Chesapeake Climate Action Network seeks a passionate advocate work on Capitol Hill and help pressure federal agencies to fully implement the historic climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act. This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking to live in DC and gain invaluable experience at the federal level working on the top issue of our time.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network has already transformed the energy landscape in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, but our impact doesn’t stop there. We also bring our decades of experience successfully passing ambitious and equitable climate legislation to Capitol Hill.
Serving as a bridge between local climate organizing and federal advocacy, we regularly punch above our weight class as a regional group in shaping our nation’s response to the climate crisis. From stopping the Keystone XL pipeline to advancing the Inflation Reduction Act, CCAN has been at the heart of national climate advocacy.
About the Position
The Federal Campaign Coordinator will maximize the impact of CCAN’s federal advocacy work under the Biden administration. This two-year position involves analysis of pending federal legislation, implementing White House executive actions and existing laws, lobbying members of Congress and their staff, and working effectively with grassroots and grasstops partners. The Campaign Coordinator will focus on implementing the climate policies within the Inflation Reduction Act, encouraging the Biden administration to live up to their climate promises, and lobbying Congress to pass additional important climate legislation.
What You Will Do
The primary responsibilities of the position include
- Policy Analysis: help shape our legislative and executive action strategy through an in-depth analysis of policy options.
- Provide prompt written interpretations of policy opportunities and potential threats;
- Recommend strategies and tactics based on their analysis;
- Research and “power map” people who are our advocacy targets.
- Direct Lobbying: interact directly with elected officials and their staff to advance campaign objectives.
- Manage the meeting schedule for the CCAN Federal team, including scheduling and preparing for meetings;
- Track outreach to and necessary follow-up from meetings with decision-makers;
- Design creative messaging and campaign tactics to influence lawmakers;
- Represent CCAN on Capitol Hill, tracking down lawmakers and creating advocacy opportunities.
- Campaigning and Coalition Building: lead campaigns to mobilize grassroots and grasstops support in the districts of select lawmakers.
- Identify campaign targets and develop strategies to establish CCAN’s presence.
- Establish collaborative relationships with organizations and organize CCAN volunteers to help with district outreach.
- Determine the strategies and tactics needed to influence decision-makers and develop plans to implement those tactics
- Campaign Execution: work with the Federal Director to develop the campaign plan for our “IRA Roadshow” to educate leaders and the public on the bill’s benefits
- Deliver the presentation to key audiences.
- Develop volunteer leaders who can expand the reach of the roadshow.
Qualified candidates will display the following capabilities and qualities:
- Commitment to the mission of fighting climate change and promoting environmental justice.
- At least one year of experience in direct lobbying at the local, state, or federal level.
- Demonstrated ability to read, understand and interpret policy.
- Experience training and mobilizing volunteers to take action for a cause.
- Experience and comfort with public speaking.
- Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Able to travel as needed.
This position is based in Takoma Park, Maryland, and will involve occasional travel within D.C. and Maryland and periodic travel within the Chesapeake region. CCAN staff work on a hybrid schedule and the Campaign Coordinator will work at least two days per week from our office, with the option to work from home the rest of the week.
This position is full-time, salaried, and exempt from overtime. The Federal Campaign Coordinator reports to the Federal Director.
Salary is commensurate with experience within a range of $55,000-$65,000. We provide a generous benefits package, including health care, dental and vision coverage, and four weeks of paid vacation.
How to Apply:
Please fill out the Google form application, where you will answer a series of short questions and submit a resume and writing sample. We will accept applications until the position is filled, with interview preference given to candidates who apply by February 20, 2023.
The interview process will consist of a phone interview, and a panel interview over Zoom, with the possibility of an in-person meeting. We hope to make a job offer in March 2023.
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