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We’re a non-profit project of Earth Island Institute. We’re hiring a Campaign Director to lead the development and strategy of our current campaign to pursue 100% Renewable Energy on California’s college campuses.

Campaign Director Activities

The following activities draw from current operations and are subject to change depending on the organization’s growth and development.

Main Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning. The Campaign Director is responsible for building out strategic short- and long-term campaign and organizational plans. These plans should be time-bound, specific, and focus on meeting the goals of the organization and of the campaign. Campaign specific organizational needs can include, but are not limited to, the development of targets, tactics, messaging, communications, outreach, and more. They should include key dates, required budget, and roles and responsibilities of other members of CSSC leadership and partner organizations. The Campaign Director can also evaluate current operating methodologies and introduce new systems within the organization.
  • Strategy support and guidance. The Campaign Director provides support for the 100% renewable energy campaign at California’s higher education institutions. This includes, but is not limited to, having regular communication with campuses, visiting campuses to run trainings and help facilitate meetings when needed, and connecting students with financial and non-financial resources.
  • Coalition Building. The Campaign Director will be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with coalition partners. Partnerships may also include developing and soliciting funding streams.

Other Responsibilities

  • Mentorship and Development of Student Leadership. The Campaign Director is responsible for helping develop student leadership in the campaign and within CSSC’s leadership body. This includes, but is not limited to: developing and running trainings at leadership retreats, at campuses, or at larger events; working with students to identify areas for growth within their personal and professional development; and working with coalition partners to connect student leadership with trainings, and other campaign-related tasks as necessary. When applicable, the Campaign Director will also manage and support the Field Organizer internship program and the interns themselves.
  • Logistics, Event-Support, and Administrative Duties. The Campaign Director is expected to maintain certain administrative duties, including, but not limited to: attending and helping plan
    CSSC events; maintaining key statistics of campaign work; facilitating staff communications; participating in the Campaign Committee, and other tasks as needed.


  • Develop a strategic campaign plan document that guides the 100% Renewable Energy
  • All staff are expected to submit staff logs, report and collaborate with colleagues at staff meetings, and produce an exit report at the end of their tenure with CSSC.


  • Candidates must have experience working on an issue-based campaign, preferably in California. Experience in fundraising, climate justice campaigns, and social justice efforts is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding equity and social justice is required. You must be able to communicate with a broad range of people and institutions confidently and effectively, with a critical analysis of power, privilege, race, class and gender.
  • Strategic thinking and an opportunity mindset is required. You will need to identify possibilities and navigate complex funding and movement landscapes. Diplomatic skills and good judgement are required.
  • Experience in self-management and remote-working is strongly preferred. Our staff are highly autonomous. You should be a self-starter, comfortable taking initiative, scoping projects, managing priorities and time, and holding yourself accountable to realistic goals, with the support of colleagues committed to your success.


The Campaign Director is an hourly staff position with an allocated 10 hours/week. This position’s responsibilities can be fulfilled remotely from any location in California, and the selected candidate will be expected to have reliable access to internet and a phone. This position also requires travel to overnight leadership retreats and events up to four times each year.


Starting pay begins at $15/hour for 10 hours/week. Vacation and sick time is negotiable through communication with the supervisor. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all staff.

Application Process and Timeline

Position is open until November 17th, 2018.

Please send cover letter and resume to Julia Clark at

We an equal opportunity employer

We’re committed to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income, LGBT, and differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.