Climate Accountability Campaign Manager and Advocate
Union of Concerned Scientists
Washington, DC Office
This position will lead the development and implementation of the climate corporate accountability campaign within the Climate & Energy Program, including strategic campaign development, engagement with corporate targets, supporter and ally engagement, acting as a campaign spokesperson, and ensuring high visibility for the campaign and UCS experts.
Qualifications and experience
Position requires extensive knowledge of and experience in effective corporate campaigning as well as knowledge of corporate business models and how corporations operate in the social/economic/political and policy spheres. Knowledge of federal policy and legislative processes, as well as international policy venues (e.g. United Nations treaty processes) is highly preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with issue campaign development, public outreach (including web-related and online tools for activism and marketing), coalition building, and media relations is required. Strong and demonstrated management skills are essential, as is demonstrated ability in project management and budgeting. Strong writing, corporate research, and public speaking ability are also required. Knowledge of climate change issues and the fossil fuel industry a strong plus. Master’s degree preferred.At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
Work requires at least ten years of progressively responsible, relevant experience developing, managing, and winning issue and/or corporate campaigns, including general familiarity with a wide range of corporate responsibility issues and actors. Proven effectiveness in engaging senior corporate executives required. Five to seven years of senior level management experience is required, including experience managing complex projects and teams on issues of a global scale. In addition, candidate must have deep experience in coalition building and management, as well as experience conducting effective corporate research, grassroots organizing and member recruitment, and media relations.
May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Travel is required, up to 20% of time; may include some international travel.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff particularlyto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is in the mid to high $70,000s. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Accountability Campaign Manager” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: August 23, 2015 or until filled.
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 450,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students.
Our members understand that scientific analysis—not political calculations or corporate hype—should guide our efforts to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. Our experts work on some of the most complex and daunting problems in our history: stemming the tide of global warming, finding sustainable ways to feed, power and transport ourselves, and reducing the threat of catastrophic war. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.