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LEADERSHIP & STAFF

Margie Alt, Director

Abby Compton, Sr. Director of Planning and Development

Arielle Plavcan, Campaigns Projects Manager

Ben Hayman, Director of National Organizing

Bernadette Badamo, Operations Coordinator

Courtney Foley, Sr. Director of Organizing

Craig Kornblum, Deputy Organizing Director

Emily Byrn, Deputy Priority Campaign Manager

Hasan Bhatty, Reporting Manager

Heidi Schloesser, Sr. Director of Operations

Jamie Stevenson, State Operations Regional Manager

Jared Kahanek, Data and Analytics Manager

Julia Hurwit, Regional Organizing Manager

Kelly Nirenberg, Digital Outreach Coordinator

Kiara Rutherford, Director of Partner Engagement

Kim Alfred, Sr. Director of Coalition Management

Megan Larkin, Government Affairs Program Manager

Myles Duffy, Priority Campaign Manager

Mykala McShea, Graphic Designer

Nick Panlibuton, State Operations Regional Manager

Patrick Lim, Organizing and Partnerships Coordinator

Peter Francis, Donor Communications Manager

Rachel Paris, Senior Advisor for Research and Communications

Rose Garr, Government Affairs Director

Ryan Norman, Partner Engagement Program Manager

 

Fellows:

Dakota Delong-Maxey, Operations Fellow

Maya Sterett, Operations Fellow

Olivia Gonzalez, Operations Fellow

CAREERS AT CAC

CAC Fellowship

The Climate Action Campaign Fellowship is a paid intern program designed to immerse its participants in the environmental advocacy field. Assignments vary and are designed to both support the campaign with its mission to support action on climate change and assist the fellow with their professional growth. This non-exempt position allows interaction with all of the campaign’s departments providing a wide breadth of experiences. As an integral part of the team, fellows will experience how public support is generated for action on climate, and how that shape results on a national level. We have fellowships available in our State Operations, Partner Engagement, Data, Operations, and Priority Field Campaign Departments. Please indicate your department preference in your application. While CAC is based in Washington, D.C., we are currently working remotely.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The Fellowship will train predominantly with the assigned team completing tasks including but not limited to:

  • Assisting the team with organizational duties including but not limited to data and record management

  • Assisting with Campaign-wide metrics and reporting

  • Creating, editing, and distributing a variety of documents and reports for internal and external use

  • Assisting various Departments during surge moments, including but not limited to reporting, writing, research, and data entry

  • Attending internal meetings around CAC and community-wide climate advocacy efforts

  • Providing logistics and meeting support as needed

  • Completing other duties and tasks as they arise

  • Managing grants and contracts

  • Maintaining organizational operations in conjunction with the various teams

Interacting with members of the coalition both in DC and in states directly on a regular basis to complete project

Find out more here.

Digital Director

CAC’s Digital Director has three primary areas of responsibility: (1) developing creative, compelling and persuasive content that drives paid and social digital campaigns, organizes online communities and mobilizes digital actions; (2) coordinating digital activity to ensure message discipline across CAC member groups, partners, allies and key elected officials; and, (3) provide strategic counsel and creative solutions that advance CAC’s campaign goals and metrics.

 

The Digital Director:

  • Develops and leads strategies that use digital tools to engage and mobilize people to support CAC’s network, advocacy, and mobilization goals.

  • Strategizes, coordinates, and manages CAC’s digital programs including email outreach, list building, website development and maintenance, social media engagement and digital advocacy.

  • Works closely with the digital teams from CAC coalition groups and partners to help expand the reach of CAC’s communications by creating and refining messaging and materials for use coalition-wide and with key partners and allies.

  • Finds new audiences, increasing traffic to CAC’s digital platforms, building awareness of CAC’s policy priorities, and overseeing growth of CAC’s digital assets.

  • Supervises CAC’s digital team, sets, implements, and tracks progress toward departmental goals, and is an active participant on the campaign’s Leadership Team.

  • Advises campaign leadership on digital best practices and creative solutions to reach and engage the coalition as well as targets, stakeholders, activists and allies. 

 

The ideal candidate is an experienced digital communications professional, with seasoned creative, design and digital skills, exceptional writing ability, superior organizational and management skills and desire to work in a very collaborative, creative coalition-based atmosphere. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop, propose, and manage a strategic digital communications plan that advances the campaign’s goals while incorporating digital innovations and trends into CAC’s work

  • Oversee long-term strategy and day-to-day digital team operations, including the creation and distribution of social media guidance, design and placement of digital ads, creation of shareable content, design and maintenance of campaign microsites

  • Collaborate on the development and deployment of campaign messaging and branding for major moments and key initiatives, building digital materials for CAC and its diverse partners and stakeholders

  • Collaborate with the State Operations and Government Relations teams on innovative digital campaigns designed to influence key stakeholders including elected officials and state and local leaders

  • Develop and distribute materials for use by key allies like congressional committees and caucuses and priority members of congress

  • Oversee the development and adoption of online tools to optimize advocacy efforts across the environmental community as well as track engagement and trends to implement on CAC platforms and channels to increase engagement

  • Establish ambitious yet achievable metrics to measure growth and efficacy of the digital program, CAC’s digital assets, and partner engagement with CAC priorities and messaging as well as digital materials

  • Make budgeting recommendations and manage KPIs and metrics, making adjustments as needed

  • Manage the digital and creative teams (including the digital content coordinator, digital and social media coordinator, digital and creative strategist and graphic designer) and external partners, vendors and consultants

  • Work in collaboration with communications and digital consultants and propose and manage creative paid and organic digital campaigns on behalf of CAC and coalition members

  • Manage internal projects and cross-departmental activity/programs

Deliver regular reporting on metrics, progress and status of digital programs

Find out more here.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications has three primary areas of responsibility: (1) driving strategic press and media; (2) coordinating messaging among organizations participating in state field tables and partner groups; and (3) delivering creative strategies to drive earned, social, opinion and paid media campaigns.

 

The Director of Communications plays a key role in departmental management, internal communications, and consultant management. The Director of Communications manages a staff of one and coordinates activities of several communications consulting firms.  The Director of Communications also works closely with an internal team of digital communications experts.

 

The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional, with seasoned media relations, exceptional writing ability, superior organizational and management skills and desire to work in a very collaborative, creative coalition-based atmosphere. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing creative approaches to paid and unpaid media campaigns, social media programs and opinion media drives 

  • Creating, delivering and coordinating message discipline across a coalition of more than a dozen core organizations, dozens of partners and more than 10 state field tables

  • Driving media coverage and building strong relationships with climate, clean energy and environment press

  • Provide leadership and strategic counsel as a member of the communications senior management team, including external and internal communications, message development, digital communications, event planning, field support and customized product development 

  • Lead the development of high-quality communications materials, including issue papers, press releases, op-eds, etc. and oversee vetting, approvals and dissemination of communications and digital materials

  • Drive the development of high-level communications plans and reporting documents

  • Oversee campaign’s specialty media program including building relationships with African American and Latinx media and managing specialty media consultants

  • Collaborate with communications staff of partner organizations on earned media projects such as advertising launches, poll briefings, press conferences, media tours and serve as their point of contact

  • Organize the communications team leadership internal communications, weekly internal team meetings, agendas for communications strategy sessions and weekly management team meetings, and other organization activities 

  • Manage communications support staff, daily and long-term tasking, project management and personnel matters

  • Identify and direct priority activities and manage requests for communications support from CAC departments, allies, partners and affiliates.

Find out more here.

Director of Data Insights and Analytics

The Director of Data Insights and Analytics encompasses a range of responsibilities and professional opportunities to support our work to advance big bold climate investments and enact ambitious standards to reduce climate pollution, create equitable outcomes for all communities, and ensure good jobs.
 

Priorities of the role include establishing a team vision, overseeing a paid phones program, assessing the positions and potential points of influence of members of Congress, analyzing on- the-ground organizing programs, and building the analytics capacity of our coalition. This position works collaboratively with other CAC departments, staff from the CAC coalition, and CAC partners, and vendors to advance the Campaign’s communications goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the vision for the Data and Analytics team (currently 1 staff member and 1-2 fellows), balancing workloads to help the team stay ahead of deadlines, as well as managing costs and budget resources.

  • Leveraging CAC’s data and tools to support planning and targeting, grassroots mobilization, field and digital program reporting, and measuring the campaign’s efficacy and progress over time. Key projects include: 

    • Assessing the progress that CAC is making to build support for climate and clean energy among key members of Congress. 

    • Directing and enhancing a phones program that serves to contact members of Congress on climate and clean energy issues. 

    • Optimizing campaign reporting through CRM analysis and automation

    • Analyzing and sharing insights about CAC’s reach and impact through phones, grassroots mobilization, and digital engagement. 

    • Supporting coalition partners with membership analysis and recommendations for audience targeting. 

  • Maintaining and building external relationships with coalition members to identify opportunities to enhance and streamline reporting systems and gaps in tools or resources, as well as communicating regular progress updates to key audiences and project participants. 

  • Preparing formal presentations and visualizations to communicate insights to high-level stakeholders.

  • Managing vendor relationships, contracting, project management, and invoicing for specialty projects. 

  • Managing CAC’s proprietary data to adhere to security standards, performance audits, and cost efficiency.

  • Managing the Data and Analytics team’s budget plans and interaction with vendors, including oversight of contracts and invoices.

  • Collaborating with Partnership Project leadership and staff as well as broader partners to oversee and projects related to the phones program, membership data, civic engagement, community testing, and polling. This includes building working relationships with the staff of the Climate Advocacy Lab and the Partnership Project’s Innovation Team to unify approaches and share information. 
     

Find out more here.

Partner Engagement Program Manager

The Climate Action Campaign is looking for a Program Manager for our Partner Engagement team who will help us establish new and maintain existing relationships with organizations that we partner with to demand action on the global climate crisis. The Program Manager is responsible for establishing new and stewarding existing relationships with partner organizations representing diverse constituencies.

 

The Program Manager will be report to the Director of Partner Engagement and be responsible for these duties including, but not limited to:

 

Relationship Management

  • Establishing new and managing existing relationships with partner organizations representing diverse constituencies. 

  • Serving as CAC’s point of contact for respective constituencies and organizations, keeping management, internal departments, and direct supervisors apprised of the latest intel from partner organizations and constituencies.

  • Developing strategies and organizing opportunities to engage constituency groups around key priority issues.

  • Maintaining relationships with partner organizations by facilitating weekly check-in calls or meetings to ensure grant deliverables are met, including weekly database reporting.

  • Managing relationships with applicable consultants and contractors as necessary.

  • Working well within and deftly navigating dense coalition dynamics.

 

Project Management

  • Working with CAC and partner organizations to develop grants and contracts, setting mutually agreed-upon deliverables. Deliverables to include earned media events, social media opportunities, and engagement with key stakeholders or decision-makers, etc.

  • Facilitating material delivery and development from CAC to partner organizations.

  • Providing additional programmatic and administrative support to projects such as managing and executing internal team projects, participating in working groups, database reporting, project budget planning, organizing convenings, event planning, and assisting the Partner Engagement Director with other projects as needed.

Find out more here.

Program Associate

The Climate Action Campaign is looking for a multitasking, detail-oriented, self-driven, Program Associate with 3-5 years of experience to support our Campaign Director and the Senior Leadership Team. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

 

With support from the Sr. Director of Operations, the Program Associate will serve as a professional assistant to the Campaign Director and have these responsibilities:

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitate the Campaign Director’s ability to effectively lead the organization, including: assisting with special projects; designing and producing complex documents, reports, and presentations; collecting and preparing information for meetings with staff and outside parties; composing and preparing correspondence; meeting participation note taking and tracking follow-ups and due outs; making travel arrangements; and completing expense  and mileage reports.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Campaign Director including those of a highly confidential or critical nature, prioritize and determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response, exercising judgement to reflect Campaign Director’s style and organization policy.

  • Provide sophisticated calendar management for the Campaign Director. Prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgements and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements.

  • Work closely with the Campaign Manager to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

  • Act as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the Campaign Manager updated.

  • Anticipate Campaign Manager’s needs in advance of meetings, conferences, etc.

  • Provide "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, providing a bridge for smooth communication between the Campaign Manager and staff, demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with the Executive Team. Complete projects by assigning work to appropriate staff, including the Executive Team, on behalf of the Campaign Manager.

  • Engage in strategic projects in service of the Campaign Director and the Senior Leadership Team, as requested.

  • Track progress for both internal and external assignments.

  • Drive and manage cross-functional initiatives.

  • Provide sophisticated calendar and scheduling management.

  • Maintain organizational operations

  • Work with the Operations team to provide additional administrative support including office management, onboarding and offboarding, expense reconciliation, materials development, etc.

  • Schedule, support, and staff routine meetings and briefings for both the Campaign Director and Senior Leadership Team.

Find out more here.

 
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