Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition Job Listing
Public Citizen, Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), LEAN/LMRK, Sierra Club and others work within the Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition (CGCC) in order to coordinate efforts that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and impacts to local communities and environments through a reduction of coal exports in multiple U.S. Gulf Coast states. The CGCC also advocates for public health and safety, government accountability, and clean, safe energy. Learn more at cleangulfcommerce.org
Public Citizen is a national consumer organization that champions citizen interests on a variety of issues. The Texas office which is contributing to this effort researches issues, educates the public and recommends policy that reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for global climate change.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Campaign Coordinator will help facilitate the overall efforts of the CGCC and coordinating with CGCC member organizations and their staff to ultimately achieve CGCC’s goals.
1. Be the point person, project manager, facilitator and occasionally a spokesperson for the CGCC effort.
2. Organize and facilitate regular executive committee and coalition calls and/or meetings, work with staff of CGCC groups to develop agendas, take notes, and ensure that key campaign tasks are discussed on the calls are implemented. Specifically,
a. Scheduling, convening and facilitating the CGCC calls, monthly.
b. With help from others in the coalition, convening 2-3 in-person full/large coalition meetings. c. Scheduling, convening and facilitating the CGCC coordinating (executive) committee meetings semimonthly.
3. Participate on most subcommittee (a.k.a., workgroup) meeting calls and ensuring effective communication and coordination across the campaign. Specifically,
a. Assist the subcommittee coordinators to organize and facilitate calls and/or meetings, likely manage calendars and e-mail lists related to the operation of these groups, work with members of the working groups to develop and implement work plans, and ensure that CGCC members follow through with milestones, outcomes, etc.
b. Work with the subcommittees individually, but also ensure coordination between the groups to enhance the effectiveness of the campaign.
c. Track successes, failures, and tactics implemented by CGCC members, and flag opportunities for engagement.
d. Provide progress reports to the executive committee and subcommittee coordinators.
4. Enhance, manage and maintain the overall work plan for CGCC efforts.
a. Anticipate opportunities for maximizing effectiveness of CGCC’s efforts. Prepare ahead for obstacles or bottlenecks.
b. Track tasks and to ensure deadlines are met. This may involve reprioritization of funds and resources and may also require coordinating committee’s input via email or regular conference calls.
c. Facilitate individual and groups’ accountability to MOU.
5. Support Strategy development efforts.
a. Work with CGCC members in the ongoing development of strategies, offer strategic insight, and support members as they implement key tactics. The Coordinator’s role will not be to supplant member capacity, but to understand member capacities and roles, and provide advice or recommendations on how to enhance, synergize, and most effectively direct that capacity, where needed.
b. Aid in the fundraising and communication functions of the CGCC.
6. Help ensure accountability—that tasks are timely met, that the CGCC continues to progress toward success, and provide recognition of progress
7. Monitor and maintain communications with organizations and individuals outside the region relevant to CGCC work, including national climate efforts, Pacific Northwest campaigners, upstream coal activists, international coal efforts, and southeast climate activists. Identify emerging campaign opportunities and points for collaboration. Communicate about CGCC efforts to those like-minded audiences.
Education: College degree required
Knowledge: Understanding or an ability to understand the issues geography, culture, economics, related to coal extraction, export and combustion. Must have general knowledge of national and regional current events, particularly relating to issues involving health and safety, climate change and ideally coal export issues of the day. Understanding and familiarity of the diverse cultures of Gulf Coast communities desired Work Experience: Minimum of 2-4 years coordinating, leading, or directing campaigns preferably with multiple environmental and/or community organizations. Proven effective consensus building facilitation and mediation experience. Prior work experience in Gulf Coast states or with gulf coast campaigns, organizations or leaders.Grassroots organizing, media work, grant writing, and political campaign or fund-raising experience also a plus.
Skills: Superior communication and collaboration skills. Excellent leadership and facilitation skills. Project Management or campaign management expertise. Ability to track and manage the details while staying focused on the campaign’s key priorities. Strong writing abilities; excellent computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and with databases; highly organized and conscientious. Ability to juggle many tasks simultaneously and under deadline pressure, and to work with a wide range of people. Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic and frequently demanding environment. Above all, committed to the CGCC’s success.
Location and Reporting: The Coordinator will likely work out of one of the partner organization offices in New Orleans (but being based in Houston or other gulf state city may be considered.) The Coordinator will be a Public Citizen employee and report to the Director of Public Citizen’s Texas office. Travel in and out of state likely.
To Apply: Public Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. This is a grant contingent position, and includes benefits such health insurance, and paid vacation and holidays. To apply send a cover letter, and resume to Carol Geiger,
. Please put “Campaign Coordinator” in the subject line.