Director, Climate Power Gas Price War Room

Washington, DC / Remote /
Executive /
Full Time
Climate Power has an immediate opening for the Director of Climate Power’s Gas Price War Room to direct the organization’s oil and gas accountability activities and shine the brightest spotlight we can on the predatory practices of oil and gas companies, their profits, and the compensation of their CEOs. The rapid response Gas Price War Room will use hard-hitting earned and paid media, actionable research, and daily targeted political campaign tactics to expose fossil fuel CEOs’ lies and disinformation. 
 
A nimble and sophisticated communications campaign, Climate Power was founded by the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and the Center for American Progress Action Fund in 2020 to build the political will and public support needed for climate action. Climate Power’s coordination of smart, aggressive communications campaigns has proven itself an indispensable part of the climate movement. Our job is to put climate on offense and neutralize the opposition’s attacks. We do it by defining climate change as not only an existential threat that we must address, but a huge opportunity to move beyond fossil fuels and into a clean energy economy that creates jobs and lowers costs. We partner closely with allies to leverage our collective power. We coordinate paid and earned communications to move proven climate messages to policymakers, voters, and the press. We bring proven political campaign tactics to climate advocacy fights.

Responsibilities

    • Work with Climate Power’s Executive Team and Managing Directors and run Climate Power’s new Gas Price War Room.
    • Direct and drive daily rapid response to expose fossil fuel CEOs’ lies and disinformation, including by coordinating internally at Climate Power to produce daily research, communications, digital and creative content. 
    • Lead Climate Power’s engagement with key partners on oil and gas accountability work.
    • Represent Climate Power in external meetings, public events, and calls with donors. 
    • Conduct daily outreach to partners, reporters, surrogates, Hill staff and others; Serve as an “on the record” spokesperson for Climate Power. 
    • Coordinate with Climate Power’s surrogates, influencers, and political staff to arm communicators with content, messaging, and polling to push back against attacks.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of earned media events and actions.
    • Write and edit external communications, including talking points, scripts, press releases, memos, op-eds and more. 
    • Coordinate opposition research initiatives with Climate Power’s research team and key partners.
    • Develop monitoring program for local and national press for relevant stories, developments, and rapid response opportunities.
    • Other tasks as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications

    • At least five years of political experience, including issue advocacy experience.
    • Experience leading work with partners and allied organizations and coalitions across the progressive community; experience working with climate and environmental groups required. 
    • Experience working with high profile stakeholders, including managing meetings and agendas, and owning day-to-day interactions.
    • Ability to build consensus and resolve conflicts.
    • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
    • Strong strategic campaign and writing skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced campaign environment with unpredictable hours in high-pressure situations.
Pay for this position is commensurate with experience and responsibilities. The salary range for this position starts at $116,000. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, student loan repayment assistance, and generous paid time off. 
 
Climate Power and Climate Power Education Fund are fiscally sponsored projects of Fund for a Better Future (FBF) and Resources Legacy Fund (RLF). RLF and FBF are an equal opportunity employers and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. 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.
 
RLF and FBF require that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to visiting or working in an RLF or FBF office or conducting any travel or in-person meetings on behalf of our organizations. If you are hired for this position, we will require proof that you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.