Position Title: New York Campaign Manager, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Position Posting; https://www.buildingdecarb.org/job-opportunities.html

Location: Remote (during COVID); NY-based role (must live in New York)

About the Coalition

The Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) unites building industry stakeholders with energy providers, environmental and environmental justice organizations, labor and workforce stakeholders and local governments to help electrify homes and workspaces with clean energy. Through convening, policy analysis, and consumer awareness building, the Coalition is pursuing fast, fair action to accelerate the development of zero-emission homes and buildings that will help New York cut one of its largest sources of climate pollution, while creating safe, healthy and affordable communities.

Burning fossil fuels for heating and cooking poses a serious threat to our health and the planet — making buildings and homes the largest source of climate pollution in the world. In New York, buildings are responsible for one-third of the state’s climate pollution, yet we’ve had no clear plan to address these emissions. Until now.

New York state has mandated bold emissions targets across the economy through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, and has advanced the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) Buildings Decarbonization Roadmap. Moving New York homes and buildings off of fossil fuels will improve public health, cut climate pollution, deliver cleaner air, and alleviate rising housing prices and monthly energy bills, all while creating tremendous economic and job creation opportunities. To get there, we are activating strong leadership from communities, manufacturing and government.

Description

In this newly created position, the New York Campaign Manager will support BDC’s vision and play a key role in advancing our work in New York. Reporting to the New York Director and working collaboratively with a small but rapidly growing team, the New York Campaign Manager will play a critical role in the evolution of the Coalition from its start-up stage to a more mature organization that can deliver powerfully on its long-term vision. Specifically, the Campaign Manager is responsible for campaigns development and design and implementing local- and state-level strategy.

Strategy Development & Implementation

  • Participate actively in the development of the Coalition’s overarching strategic plan for New York and ensure campaigns are coordinated and fully embedded into other BDC priorities.
  • Create a ‘big tent vision’ and campaign strategy that will grow the coalition and build public and political support for BDCs agenda to achieve 100 percent decarbonization of New York’s buildings by 2045.

Campaign Management

  • Work with BDC’s NY Director to develop, plan and implement BDC’s New York local and statewide campaigns and drive the overall goals of BDC and the building electrification movement forward.
  • Lead work planning and visioning for campaigns internally and externally, and develop metrics to measure progress toward achieving key objectives.
  • Convene NGOs, equity groups, labor and other stakeholders regularly to ensure that campaigns are inclusive. Develop relationships and strengthen networks in order to address barriers to building decarbonization, identify solutions, and lift up the most vulnerable communities, while simultaneously lifting up market leaders.
  • Determine the need for and facilitate regionally-focused working groups to advance building decarbonization within the state and advance the priorities of new statewide and local campaigns.
  • Work in coalition, create and draft materials for campaigns, track pertinent proceedings, and serve as a point person with policymakers and regulators.
  • Partner with the New York Director to support fundraising and other revenue-generating efforts, including memberships and strategic partnerships that help drive support for the Coalition’s state-based work.

Communications

  • Partner with the New York Director and Director of Communications to ensure a strong communications strategy in support of campaigns, including but not limited to developing our messaging strategy and written materials to advance campaign goals, supporting the development of long-term and rapid-response messaging to advance campaign outcomes, organizing diverse spokespeople to tell the campaign’s stories, and establishing ongoing relationships with media and consumer influencers.
  • Support the implementation of communications and thought leadership pieces such as op-eds, blogs, and speaking roles.

Qualifications

The selected candidate will possess the following Required and Preferred qualifications:

Required 

  • 4+ years of campaign experience.
  • Demonstrated skill at building campaigns while maintaining effective, trusting relationships within complex environments.
  • Demonstrated success in influencing policy agendas and outcomes at local and state levels.
  • Strong organizing and coalition building skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing campaigns centering the principles of equity and just transition.
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse stakeholders who may possess divergent viewpoints and agendas, and a high degree of emotional intelligence to support collaboration between and among diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with and build consensus among a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Outstanding leadership and relationship-building skills with clarity of vision and a commitment to the highest levels of integrity, quality and collaboration.
  • Outstanding research, writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Highly collaborative work style with the ability to operate as a peer and thought partner to the NY Director and other members of the BDC team.
  • Exceptional project management skills and proven ability to set clear priorities, and keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills that enable sound decision-making.

Preferred 

  • A passion for building decarbonization and a solid understanding of building electrification, power sector, and/or climate solutions.
  • An understanding of New York’s public policymaking/legislative and regulatory environments.
  • Demonstrated campaign communications experience executing communications strategies and tactics to win campaigns.
  • Political sophistication and policy analysis.
  • Experience in team building and contributing to the development of a positive organizational culture.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build a program from the ground up.
  • Commitment to the mission and growth of the Coalition.

Work Environment, Schedule & Travel

This is a New York-based role. The New York Campaign Director will work remotely from their home during Covid, and can be based anywhere in New York. Some in-state travel will be required, as well as infrequent out-of-state travel.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is a full-time salaried position with comprehensive benefits. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Commitment to Equal Employment

The Building Decarbonization Coalition values diversity in all its forms and is committed to an inclusive and transparent recruitment process. We recruit and hire without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, religion, creed, disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic partnership status, citizenship, military service, height, weight, HIV/AIDS status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000, commensurate with experience, plus a competitive benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, flexible paid leave, paid holidays, and access to professional development resources.

To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@buildingdecarb.org with “NY Campaign Manager” in the subject line. Submission in a combined PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. This position is open until filled, with an initial application deadline of 5PM EDT on November 30, 2021. Candidate review begins immediately.

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