California Environmental Justice Alliance

Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

Regenerate Campaign Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Download the full policy position here!

CEJA is at an exciting milestone in our movement to a 100% clean energy future. Together with the Sierra Club, we have laid the groundwork and recently launched a state-wide campaign with the vision to transition off of dirty and dangerous gas plants in California, and create a regenerative and just clean energy economy. This campaign, called Regenerate California, has already achieved several victories in its first year, thanks to the dedicated work and talent of our organizers, community leaders, and legal team. Now, we are looking to expand our campaign, strengthen our alignment and partnerships, and push the State to power up clean energy and power down dirty gas in a way that is just and equitable. The Campaign Manager is a new full-time contract position that will help CEJA manage and organize the Regenerate California campaign in 2021+ so we can maximize our power and success.

REPORTING RELATION/LOCATION

The fiscal sponsor for CEJA is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The fiscal sponsor for CEJA Action is Tides Advocacy Fund. The Policy Manager will be an employee of EHC and report to the Policy & Political Director of CEJA. CEJA has offices in Huntington Park, Sacramento, and Oakland. There is a preference that this position be based from the Huntington Park office. Remote working is mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Campaign Convening, Facilitation, and Communication:

  • Working in partnership with the Regenerate CA Leadership Team, convene campaign members and participants, provide thought partnership on political strategy, set agendas, and facilitate meetings.
  • Develop trusting working relationships with campaign members. Engage in regular individual and collective communication with members to understand and track their needs and engagement, provide updates, meeting reminders, action items, and other pertinent information.
  • Oversee and help coordinate the work of campaign small teams, including the Leadership, Organizing, Research, and Communications teams.
  • Schedule, create agendas, and manage Regenerate CA Leadership Team meetings.
  • Build support for the Regenerate California campaign, and provide support with its expansion
  • Introduce creative ideas and new approaches for team consideration
  • Handle miscellaneous tasks as needed

Campaign Organization and Development:

  • Lead work planning and visioning for the campaign, including creating and managing organizing tools (e.g. MOCHAs) for campaign projects and actions.
  • Monitor the capacity and engagement of Regenerate CA members
  • Develop metrics to measure the success of the campaign, and track closely.
  • Develop and update workplans based on discussions and strategy sessions, including based on the evolving political landscape.
  • Support with preparing and updating written work products, including the development of fact sheets, letters, blogs, and other educational and advocacy materials.
  • Organize and maintain all campaign files electronically, including but not limited to: meeting notes, workplan documents, organizing materials, fact sheets, spreadsheets, social media toolkits, Jamboard documents, and photos

Campaign Leadership & Representation: 

  • In consultation with the campaign members, lead and facilitate the development of a campaign plan, goals, and objectives.
  • Engage with key strategic partners and stakeholders, including elected officials, regulatory staff, and other policymakers to represent the campaign vision and goals
  • Support media outreach activities related to Regenerate California, including. fielding media opportunities and representing Regenerate CA before the media, when necessary.
  • Support budget and fund development efforts, as requested.
  • Communicate with and represent the campaign before stakeholders.
  • With campaign members, help identify and support research needs to determine the gaps in clean energy policy.

 Qualifications and skills REQUIRED

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a leadership position in organizing/advocacy, preferably in environmental justice, social justice, civil rights or immigrant rights issues.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience facilitating meetings in a coalition setting among communities of color.
  • Commitment to advancing social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Strong knowledge of and analytical capacity to think strategically about campaign organizing and implementation.
  • Strong speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with diverse staff, organizational leaders, and community allies.
  • Ability to multi-task and take on additional work as required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on occasion for advocacy or outreach meetings.
  • Ability to function well in a work environment that requires collaboration with many partners and member organizations.
  • Internet fluency.
  • Strong working knowledge of Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Qualifications and Skills PREFERRED:

  • 2-3 years policy experience, preferably in energy and/or environmental justice.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in political and legislative development, and/or political and legislative advocacy

 Starting Compensation:  $70,000-$73,000 depending on experience

Benefits:  EHC offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of: Vacation and Sick (Wellness) Leave; Health, Dental, Vision and Chiropractic Insurance; Long Term Care Insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; and Professional Development Opportunities.

Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Application Submission Process:  Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@caleja.org. In the subject line, put the words “Regenerate CA Campaign Manager,” followed by a dash and your last name, first name. For example: Regenerate CA Campaign Manager – Chavez, Cesar

EHC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN AND TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE TO APPLY

EHC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.