Climate Power - Director, Digital Platforms

Washington, DC / Remote /
Digital /
Full Time
Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Director of Digital Platforms to oversee the team responsible for Climate Power’s websites, social media platforms, and organic content strategy. The Digital Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director and supervises a team of 6+ staff—including copywriters, organizers, and strategists.

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 also as 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

    • Program Direction: Design and oversee the successful implementation of high-impact platform strategies across Climate Power’s websites and social media properties.
    • Content Strategy: Develop cross-platform organic content strategies that maximize Climate Power’s reach among target audiences, increase engagement, and acquire and activate grassroots activists.
    • Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of digital strategists in the production and execution of planned and rapid response content for social media and websites.
    • Creative Development: Collaborate successfully with the Creative Department to produce design assets and video content; Collaborate with other teams to amplify storytellers and stories featured in other Climate Power work.
    • Data and Analytics: Work with colleagues and vendors to test and track social media performance and use regular analytics reports to make programmatic optimizations.
    • Project Management: See website and cross-platform content projects through from ideation to implementation, under tight deadlines and fast-changing environments.

Requirements & Qualifications

    • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience and/or demonstrated experience directing social media campaigns or digital programs to win votes, drive change, or reach new markets.
    • Excellent writer with strong proofreading skills, and sound editorial and ethical judgment.
    • A strong understanding of the digital landscape and how audiences consume news and information online.
    • Experience deploying timely content during rapid response scenarios.
    • Familiarity with social media listening and analytics tools.
    • Detail oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects for different stakeholders.
    • Open to developing new skills and experimenting with new tactics.
    • A positive team player with a passion for progressive change.
    • Climate issue advocacy experience is a plus.
This full time exempt position reports to Climate Power’s Deputy Managing Director for Digital. 

The salary range for this position starts at $99,000. 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.