Now Hiring the Position: North Carolina Campaign Manager
Reports to: Campaigns Director
Location: Remote, but based in North Carolina
Hours: 35 hours a week
Start date: The position is open until filled with a preferred start date for early October. Position open until filled.
Salary range: $45,400- $55,500 based on experience. Full-time, exempt position
We are seeking a highly motivated campaign manager in North Carolina to be a key member of the campaigns team as we work to protect natural forests and restrict the growth of destructive industries such as the wood pellet export sector in the state.
The North Carolina Campaign Manager
The North Carolina Campaign Manager will be responsible for aiding in developing and implementing our North Carolina campaign strategy, supporting political research, leading negotiations with policymakers, communicating through traditional and digital channels with key audiences, coordinating with allies, and helping to design creative high-impact actions. This position will be expected to develop creative campaign strategies, guide political and organizing engagement, serve as a spokesperson for media and other campaign inquiries, and draft communications about the campaign.
This position reports directly to the Campaigns Director while working closely with the Director of Community Engagement, Programs Director, and Digital Organizer. The North Carolina Campaign Manager is a full-time, exempt position, based in the Asheville office or remotely in North Carolina.
The primary goals and responsibilities of this position are:
- Political outreach and power building: Build, support, and develop strategic relationships with policymakers in North Carolina’s legislature to advance Dogwood’s legislative goals.
- Keep abreast of current relevant policies and legislation.
- Serve as the main spokesperson on this state campaign.
- Develop campaign communications messaging and supporting materials with support from the Communications Director.
- Develop relationships with reporters and create press releases and accompanying media work for the campaign.
- Work with existing coalitions to develop and implement strong political campaign strategies to expose environmental impacts, mobilize broad action, and push for policy change.
- Recruit additional organizations to support the campaign as strategically necessary.
Candidates should have the following demonstrated skills and experience:
- 2-4 years of campaign advocacy and/or political campaigning experience.
- Experience developing strategy and implementing campaign plans, esp. associated with environmental and/or justice-related policy.
- Familiarity with the political and policy landscape in North Carolina.
- Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to break down complicated concepts into accessible messages and materials.
- Strong project management skills with an ability to communicate effectively with a team and deliver on deadlines.
- Ability to work well within broad-based coalitions
- Experience working with the media and serving as a spokesperson.
- Familiarity with, and commitment to, environmental and justice issues, with previous work in these areas strongly preferred.
Interested candidates should have prior experience in a remote work environment and should be prepared to discuss potential remote work arrangements during the application process.
Includes a competitive salary based on experience, a benefits package including 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums, and generous paid time off.
We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications above. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.
We value and respect all types of diversity and strongly encourage applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment and provide equal employment opportunity without regard to, and not limited to, ethnicity, religion, race, national origin, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or genetic information. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting those from minority and disadvantaged groups. We want to live in a world that recognizes the inherent strengths that come from different viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a team, we have taken on a commitment to examining our unconscious biases and working towards an equitable, peaceful, and just world.
We are closing applications on September 7, thank you.
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Dogwood Alliance advances environmental justice and climate action by mobilizing diverse voices to protect Southern forests and communities from industrial logging. For over 25 years, Dogwood Alliance has worked with diverse communities, partner organizations and decision-makers to protect Southern forests across 14 states. We do this through community and grassroots organizing, holding corporations and governments accountable and working to conserve millions of acres of Southern forests.