Job Announcement: Campaign Coordinator (Full Time)

The Campaign Coordinator will support our volunteer leaders and teams in driving bold, strategic grassroots campaigns that advance just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. Major areas include: Climate Action Plans, renewable energy, transportation, local and state legislation, resistance to fracked gas expansion, and climate and environmental justice. They will also work with our Volunteer Coordinator on strategies to recruit, support, and grow the leadership of our incredible team of volunteers. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop campaign strategies that center justice and equity: Campaign for institutional and social change. Research campaign targets, conduct power analysis, develop strategies, and design and execute effective tactics. Develop an understanding of complex policy issues and prepare written analyses, position papers, calls to action, and resources. 
  • Build people power and movement: Identify, recruit, engage, motivate, and retain volunteers members and leaders to engage in campaign roles and activities through one-on-one meetings, canvassing, phone-banking, and community events. Develop campaign volunteer leadership through training, coaching, and facilitating peer learning. Design, facilitate, and participate in team meetings, planning processes, and development of project roles, timelines, and tasks. 
  • Build coalition to support campaign efforts: Develop relationships with community members, organizations, elected officials, and government entities (e.g., city governments, SANDAG, MTS) in the San Diego region and represent SD350 at coalition meetings. 
  • Develop and implement communications strategies: Use a wide range of communication, marketing, and storytelling methods to educate and inform SD350 members and the public regarding campaigns and calls to action – in collaboration with staff & volunteers.
  • Support the organization: Assist with reporting, fundraising, and other organizational needs. 

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to plan, manage projects, organize people, and execute complex campaigns. 
  • Enjoy talking to volunteers on Zoom or the phone, attending events, recruiting, engaging, motivating, and organizing volunteers. Identify as a “people person”. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and maintain positive relationships with diverse constituencies and people; cultural sensitivity in dealing with diversity issues including race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to develop effective internal and external communications. Strong facilitation and public speaking skills. 
  • An understanding of institutional and systemic racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities, including disproportionate climate burdens. 
  • Self-motivation and independence. Ability to take initiative and effectively manage workload with minimal supervision and a team player who cooperates, communicates, and supports the team.
  • Ability to build consensus, inspire and organize volunteers, and effectively manage conflict. Have a strong commitment to integrity, transparency, accountability, and democratic process. 
  • Excellent computer and digital skills and ability to learn new software – especially Google Docs, relational database, social media, updating web content, among others.

Required Experience (in a paid or volunteer role):

  • At least two years experience in leadership roles in a campaign (can be a grassroots, political, union organizing, or anything you believe demonstrates your ability to design and effectively run a campaign for social change, and ability to work with partners and in coalition).
  • At least two years experience recruiting, engaging, training, coaching, and coordinating volunteers and volunteer leaders from diverse backgrounds, experience levels, and learning/communication styles, and supporting their growth, political education, and leadership development. 

Is this job for you? Are you: 

  • Passionate about building people-power and movement to drive social and political change? 
  • Eager to meet new people and build relationships with diverse members of our community?
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, meet deadlines, respond to unanticipated challenges, balance conflicting demands, and adapt to changing priorities, deadlines, and roles?
  • Committed to making anti-racism and environmental justice an integral part of climate action work?
  • Determined – got grit? Excited to embark on a big learning curve, stretch, and bring your creativity?

Preferred:

  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Knowledge of climate change policy and issues. 
  • Knowledge of San Diego neighborhoods, organizations, and regional policy issues and politics.
  • Experience analyzing policy and producing data-driven reports and briefs.
  • Experience creating social media graphics, emails, and other communications work products.

Applicant must: 

  • Be based in the San Diego area and have the ability to travel around San Diego County (mostly post-COVID) – most frequently downtown / center city. 
  • Be able to work flexible hours with evenings and weekends regularly required. 
  • Have access to reliable transportation and be willing to use it for job-related tasks.
  • Own a cell phone, laptop, and reliable home internet to use for job-related tasks.
  • Have a professional demeanor and the ability to dress professionally when appropriate.

Employment Details:

  • Full time, working remotely until safe to work in our office (post-COVID may mix office/remote). 
  • Benefits: Reimbursement for health care costs, sick leave, and paid time off. 
  • Hiring range $50,000-$58,000. 
  • Reports to the Executive Director.

To apply: Send your resume and a cover letter describing your interest and why you’re the best fit for the position to Jobs@SanDiego350.org

Deadline: The position is open until we find the perfect fit. First review in early March, 2021. Everybody who applies for the position will be notified about the status of their application. Thank you for the time and effort you put into applying!

SanDiego350 is committed to being a collaborative group that values a diversity of approaches and perspectives to the work we do because we know this allows the movement to be as strong as it can be. People of color, and of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and abilities, and particularly members of communities on the frontlines of climate change, are welcome and encouraged to apply.