Are you motivated to make change for our communities here in Washington? Do you care about how people and the environment work together? Do you want to stop the oil industry and usher in a cleaner and safer economy? And, do you want to do this work with thoughtful and inspiring partners and colleagues?
Washington Conservation Action (WCA) is hiring for our Fossil Fuel Campaign Manager to work in coalition with organizations and communities across the Pacific Northwest to stop the fossil fuel industry from building new infrastructure in our region. This position includes policy analysis, coalition management, budget and fundraising, and strategy development. Approximately half this position’s time is dedicated to management of the existing Stand Up To Oil coalition and working within this coalition around specific campaigns. The other portion is dedicated to building out a broader transportation campaign and related coalition spaces to advocate for transportation policies and priorities that protect community health, focus on environmental justice outcomes, uphold tribal sovereignty, and meet our state’s climate goals.
This full-time position is a member of the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program and supervised by the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program Director.
About our organization
Washington Conservation Action is a statewide environmental advocacy organization that advances environmental policies and pushes for actions that equitably address climate pollution, restore Puget Sound and clean water, sustain our state’s forests, and protect our democracy. For Washington to remain a national leader on environmental issues, we need environmental champions in elected office and to hold our leaders accountable. To keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant, we are committed to supporting Native candidates, candidates of color, and environmental leaders seeking election.
In January, Washington Conservation Voters and Washington Environmental Council unified under a shared brand—Washington Conservation Action. This evolution as organizations builds on our 50 years of work and history of bringing people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. We develop, advocate, and defend policies that ensure environmental progress and justice by centering and amplifying the voices of the most impacted communities. Washington Conservation Action is a 501(c4) organization. Washington Conservation Action Education Fund is our 501(c3) partner organization. Together, we advance a shared a vision for a Washington state where nature and people live in balance for the flourishing of all.
We offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a representative, socially just, and welcoming work environment – people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of a racial equity lens to our work and are led by a CEO who is a citizen of the Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs, Oregon.
This position will work within the Climate and Fossil Fuel Program to manage WCA’s anti-fossil fuel work, which is both stopping additional fossil fuel facility infrastructure and advancing proactive transportation solutions. This position works with communities that are particularly vulnerable to new fossil fuel proposals to support a transition to clean energy, manages the Stand Up To Oil coalition and seeks to leverage opportunities around addressing transportation-related pollution to build more community power and positive, clean outcomes.
- Strategically guide the Stand Up To Oil coalition to remain a strong, nimble and effective regional effort. This includes preparing, coordinating and facilitating meetings and strategy sessions; managing the coalition budget; and communicating about and with the coalition;
- Identify, analyze, and engage in policy work related to the threat of fossil fuel infrastructure in our region;
- Collaborate and conduct outreach to partners such as labor, equity and community of color organizations, businesses, and elected officials representing WCA;
- Keep informed on relevant emerging fossil fuel and transportation pollution issues, campaign efforts, and opportunities;
- Conduct policy analysis, advocacy, and collaborative campaign work around reducing transportation pollution;
- Apply a racial equity and environmental justice approach to this position, ranging from policy analysis to coalition engagement and issue identification;
- Evaluate work and adjust and improve efforts as needed.
- Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection with a racial equity and environmental justice frame.
- Proven leadership within a coalition, including strong facilitation skills and experience leading collaborations that build trust and collective power.
- Proven leadership of a campaign or complex project, including work plan development, and ability to manage simultaneous campaign elements.
- Proven ability to develop a campaign or body of work to address an emerging issue.
- Ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds and interests.
- Ability to travel across Washington as needed (see Working Conditions).
- Strong communication skills in terms of writing and verbal.
- Strong analytical skills to ensure consistent and precise transmission of perspectives and ideas verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to perform confidently and comfortably in conflict situations and dynamic environments.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate between differing opinions and/or approaches.
- Excellent project management skills, keen attention to detail, and good judgment.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
- Familiarity with legal and policy framework in Washington State for environmental review, infrastructure permitting, and land use.
- Experience working productively with environmental justice organizations, labor, and tribal nations.
- Experience, or willingness to learn, budgeting processes.
- Experience, or willingness to learn, how to evaluate progress and approach of work.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $65,000 to $70,000 depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including 100% employer paid medical and dental premiums, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a Flexible Spending Account, three weeks of paid vacation and a separate category of time off for sick leave, twelve paid holidays per year, an unlimited ORCA transit pass, dedicated professional development funds every year and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.
This position is hybrid (minimum of 40% in the Seattle office) and we will consider an option for being fully remote for those located within Washington State, but outside of mass transit options to our Seattle office.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
This is a full-time position and is expected to work a standard work week of 40 hours. This job requires frequent sitting. Must be able to conduct business in English, though fluency in other languages is welcomed. For remote work, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work during scheduled work hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform functions essential to the duties of the position. We anticipate this job will involve some travel (up to 15% of time) to different parts of Washington State and requires a valid drivers’ license and regular access to a vehicle. You will be reimbursed for approved travel costs—mileage reimbursement is done at the federal mileage reimbursement rate.
Washington Conservation Action and Washington Conservation Action Education Fund is a unionized employer represented by Communications Workers of America Local 7800. This is a represented position.
The organization follows all requirements of local health authorities. We are currently working in hybrid remote work model with staff working from home in addition to in-office time for collaboration and celebration. We maintain strict safety protocols while in our office. All staff who come to the office must be fully immunized against COVID-19.
Please submit a cover letter and a resume here. No phone calls or mailed applications please. This position is open until filled, with review preference given to applicants who submit their materials by May 15th.
Washington Conservation Action (WCA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WCA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply.
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