Beyond Petrochemicals - Deputy Campaign Director
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Beyond Petrochemicals: People Over Pollution is seeking a Deputy Campaign Director to build and direct a multi-state program to support communities impacted by toxic pollution from petrochemicals, reduce demand for plastics, and build momentum that leads to wins for local activists and advocates.
Beyond Petrochemicals will transform the US industrial sector, ensuring more local victories in the transition to a clean economy, supporting laws that protect communities from harm, and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling the climate crisis.
The ideal candidate will be a natural organizer with a deep history and passion for working in partnership with groups on the ground. They will thrive in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment and employ their experience in both strategy and tactics across multiple geographic regions to elevate the Beyond Petrochemicals campaign.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant contribution in the climate change fight and stop the build out of the petrochemical industry.
ABOUT BEYOND PETROCHEMICALS
Beyond Petrochemicals is a fiscally sponsored project of the Resources Legacy Fund (RLF), launched in September 2022 by Bloomberg Philanthropies after seeing unprecedented growth in the petrochemical industry, which contributes to climate change and its detrimental impact on the health of the communities.
Drawing on the success of Bloomberg's Beyond Coal and Beyond Carbon campaigns, Beyond Petrochemicals is turbocharging existing efforts led by frontline communities to block the expansion of more than 120 proposed petrochemical projects concentrated in three target geographies – Louisiana, Texas, and the Ohio Valley. Beyond Petrochemicals is also working to establish stricter rules for existing petrochemical plants to safeguard the health of American communities
The campaign will identify opportunities for grassroots activation, strategic communications, capacity-building, research, and policy advocacy to drive US petrochemical production into permanent decline.
The Deputy Campaign Director will develop and lead the campaign’s state and local organizing priorities and ensure organizations and people at the frontlines are centered in the work. Utilizing a wide range of tactics such as grassroots and grasstops organizing, visibility and media generation, and policymaker education and engagement, the Director will help maximize Beyond Petrochemicals’ reach. This position is an opportunity to build a powerhouse team and work closely with advocates on the ground to expand their advocacy capacities.
The Deputy Campaign Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the campaign’s field and organizing priorities, including the following:
- Supporting partners and allies in the Ohio River Valley, Texas, and Louisiana in their work to counter the petrochemical industry, expose its harms to public health, and showcase the economic and health benefits of a clean energy transition;
- Building a multi-state organizing strategy by supporting partners’ needs across a broad range of tactics and geographies, helping to fill gaps in services, and facilitating connections and learnings across the movement;
- Hiring and managing Regional Directors to serve Texas, Louisiana, and the Ohio River Valley to develop and implement regional campaign plans;
- Defining, developing, and communicating key priorities of the campaign to build awareness and relationships with grassroots organizations, coalitions, stakeholders and other funding partners;
- Developing weekly, monthly and quarterly goals as guideposts for the campaign’s organizing program;
- Serving as a member of the Beyond Petrochemicals leadership team responsible for making progress toward the campaign’s annual objectives and outcomes.
Note: These qualifications are guidelines, not hard and fast rules, so if you have 75% of the qualifications listed, we encourage you to apply. Experience can include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work that helped you to build the competencies, knowledge, and skills needed for this position. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered.
Strong candidates will offer:
- A minimum of eight (8) years of political and movement organizing experience.
- Demonstrated experience in leading grassroots organizing campaigns and/or community engagement programs, preferably in the environmental justice, public health, or climate movements.
- Cultural competency relating to environmental justice and the harmful public health and pollution impacts of the fossil fuel industry.
- Experience working with people, communities, and elected officials across the political spectrum and from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
- Ability to respond rapidly and appropriately to changing priorities, objectives, and situations.
- Demonstrated success working with coalitions and the ability to surface, work through and resolve coalition conflicts.
- Superb interpersonal skills, with an impressive history of forging strong relationships with multiple stakeholders.
- Self-starter with a sense of initiative and good judgment.
- Ability to travel as needed, up to 50% time.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
ABOUT RESOURCES LEGACY FUND
Beyond Petrochemicals is a fiscally sponsored project of Resources Legacy Fund (RLF). RLF builds alliances that advance bold solutions to secure a just and resilient world for people and nature. RLF partners with philanthropy, community groups, government, science, and business to promote smart policies and ensure equitable public funding for the environment, climate change resilience, and healthy communities. Across the American West and internationally, RLF manages complex, multi-year grantmaking programs and fiscally sponsors projects that accelerate change on environmental and equity issues.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination, where all team members feel valued, respected, and included. We know that our work is enriched by the varied voices and perspectives of every staff and board member, so we are committed to making an earnest effort to recruit, welcome, train, develop, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture expands our creative capacity to do our work and achieve greater outcomes for people and the natural world. Learn more about RLF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our website.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Starting salary of $140,000 - $175,000. RLF offers an alternate Fridays off work schedule (employees work 40 hours one week, 32 hours the next week) and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k plan with a 5% match, and generous paid time off. RLF also offers a technology allowance, student loan repayment assistance, the Calm app, mental health benefits and approximately 17 paid holidays per year.