Full-time 2024-06-25

Climate Power: Deputy Managing Director, Comms Engagement

Organization: Climate Power

Point of Contact at Climate Power: Ash Grove Abloom

Organization Address: 815 Black Lives Matter Plz NW, Washington, DC 20005

  • Type of Position: Full-time, exempt, regular
  • Team: Communications
  • Reports To: Managing Director, Communications Engagement
  • Salary Range: $136,298 – $162,333, based upon experience
  • Tier: Deputy Managing Director
  • Tier Description: Manage cross team projects and consultants; Work with Managing Directors to manage subteam operations, budgets and strategy; Positions requires significant specialized experience in the issue area. Senior Management.
About Climate Power
Climate Power is a strategic communications organization focused on winning the politics of climate. We’re educating Americans about our climate progress, highlighting how clean energy investments benefit local communities, and holding Big Oil accountable for polluting our air and water. We use data-backed messages to pave a path for bold action and shine a light on the price of ignoring the climate crisis would cost our health, economy, and future generations.
It’s our job to tell the story of how climate action and clean energy investment are rebuilding our economy, lowering energy costs, and protecting our planet for future generations. We call out disinformation from bad actors like the Big Oil lobby, and make the climate stakes real for voters.
Learn more about our organization and work here: Climate Power: Who We Are!
About This Role
Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Deputy Managing Director, Communications Engagement. The Deputy will work with the Managing Director of Communications to lead the organization’s strategic communications work to elevate key voices in the national narrative and manage Climate Power’s surrogates and storytelling operations. Climate Power’s surrogates program elevates diverse voices and experts to speak about the economic benefits of climate action and how climate action is a winning political issue. Climate Power’s storytelling program lifts the voices of real people to make climate action and clean energy investments personal.
This position reports to the Managing Director, Communications.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Drive Ambitious Communications Strategies: Manage and execute communications strategies that elevate key voices to win the politics of climate nationally and in key states.
  • Team Management: Manage day-to-day operations of Climate Power’s surrogates and storytelling teams and overall operations, including supervision of team leads and consultants in their day-to-day work and in their long-term planning capacities.
  • Integrate surrogates and storytelling approach across Climate Power: Partner with peers across the organization to ensure a strategic communications lens and activation of key voices are integrated into all campaigns and efforts.
  • Develop and coordinate messaging: Collaborate with senior staff and campaigns team to develop messaging for Climate Power’s Advisory Board, surrogates, partners, and allies across the climate movement.
  • Build a nimble communications operation: Oversee storytelling and surrogates programs by building and maintaining relationships and banks of targeted surrogates and storytellers; identifying consistent and  innovative opportunities/placements for stories and related media that reach Climate Power’s target audiences.
  • Engage and grow Climate Power’s surrogate network: Manage Climate Power’s Surrogates Director and support them to engage diverse voices of environmental leaders, state policymakers, youth activists, and people impacted by climate change for media opportunities and to tell the story of climate action.
  • Engage and grow Climate Power’s storytelling network: Manage Climate Power’s Storytelling director and support them engage real people to tell their personal stories and make climate action and clean energy investments real.
  • Evaluating results: Monitor and evaluate the impact of the communications team; establishing key metrics, analyzing results, and adjust strategies when necessary.
 
Essential Qualifications
  • 8 years of relevant communications experience including advocacy and political campaign experience. Climate experience is a plus.
  • 5 years of people and/or project management experience; demonstrated success in leading departments and diverse teams and managing complex projects.
  • Deep political communications experience with a track record of success in the current media landscape.
  • A strong instinct for powerful storytelling combined with strong editorial and ethical judgment.
  • Experience managing rapid-response and enterprise communications strategies.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced campaign environment with unpredictable hours in high-pressure situations.
  • Track record of effectively supervising a team to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Strong strategic communications and writing skills.
 
Benefits
Climate Power offers a competitive compensation package including experienced based salary (please ensure that all relevant experience is included on your resume)  and comprehensive benefits, including the following:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurances 100% paid for employee 50% for their dependents
  • Unlimited Paid Time off, including every other Friday and extended summer, fall, and winter breaks
  • 401(k) with 5% match
  • Education Assistance, including student loan repayment program
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly Tech Allowance
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Work From Home Stipend, for home office furniture
  • Employee Wellness & Treat Yourself Funds
Compensation
Salary: $136,298 – $162,333 a year
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until the position is filled (posting will remain up until position filled).
An ideal start date would be on or before June 25, 2024.
Our interview process generally involves 3 rounds of interviews, ranging in length from 30-60 minutes. All interviews will be conducted via Google Meets or Zoom. Successful candidates that move forward in the hiring process, may be invited to complete a skills assessment activity (for which they will receive compensation) and will undergo a vetting process, including reference and background check to ensure cultural and political alignment.
Climate Power is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer 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.
Additionally, Climate Power is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Climate Power will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview and hiring process.
If reasonable accommodation is needed in the interview process, please [email protected]. Requests for updates in the hiring/interview process or other solicitations, should not be sent to this email.
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Communications, Outreach, Project Management, Other

$136298 - $162333

5-10 years

Remote, Washington, D.C.

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