Regional Field Project Manager, Moms Clean Air Force

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.

 

EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.

Overall Function

The Moms Clean Air Force Regional Field Manager works to implement the organization’s national campaign agenda in priority states. This position recruits, trains and manages field consultants in priority states, and manages strategic and supportive engagement with volunteers in states where there is no field consultant present. The Regional Field Manager will report to the National Field Director of Moms Clean Air Force. 

 

Term: This is a 2-year fixed term position.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with Moms Clean Air Force’s National Field Director and Senior Team, work with and manage a portfolio of Moms Clean Air Force’s field consultants, volunteers, and partners developing and executing issued-based campaigns in priority U.S. states.
  • Provide strategic guidance to leadership and shape annual goals.
  • Working with Moms Clean Air Force’s National Field DIrector, fellow Regional Field Manager and Senior Team, cultivate relationships and manage strategic partnerships with local, state and national advocacy organizations to develop an engagement initiative with center-right moms and impacted moms and elevate their voices and leadership in Moms Clean Air Force campaigns. 
  • Schedule, assign, direct and review campaign strategy and tactics for national, state and local campaigns.
  • Participate in EDF state coordination calls to ensure coordination among consultants in each state.
  • Recommend targeted actions for field consultants and volunteers in states.
  • Develop and manage strategic relationships with 100+ activists, NGOs, government agencies, policymakers, campaigners, influential thought leaders and industry counterparts nationally.
  • Execute activations around policy issues through direct advocacy, presentations, issue briefs, and other tools to educate government stakeholders on key organizational and campaign priorities.
  • Lead legislative strategy and engagement with public and elected officials and increase visibility of organization through media including authoring and publication of LTEs, op-eds, non-opinion pieces.
  • Design and execute state activations such as “play-ins,” “read-ins” and “Mama Summits” and mobilize membership in support of key policy priorities in priority States.
  • Lead quarterly execution of 50+ person events on campaign priorities in key cities in the priority States.
  • Deliver testimony and mobilize membership for participation at important federal and state hearings held by federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Hold strong policy and political knowledge of essential federal and state environmental policy including: Federal Clean Air Act, Federal Toxic Substances Chemical Act and various state and federal oil and gas methane rules, among others and continually evaluate the impacts of policy decisions on core membership and constituencies.
  • Support National Field Manager to compile and coordinate incoming reports and narrative requests for Moms Clean Air Force National Field Director and Senior Director.
  • Leverage social media tools to engage, activate and mobilize membership on priority issues and action opportunities.
  • Represent organization at key advocacy, stakeholder and leadership forums.
  • Schedule and maintain regular all-staff and individual calls with Moms Clean Air Force’s field consultants, volunteers, and key partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Applies advanced mastery of the principles, concepts, and methods of a professional field.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse, simultaneous tasks
  • Ability to communicate to large audiences, including public speaking, giving presentations and responding to media requests
  • Ability to organize and execute events
  • Ability to activate and organize citizens through online and on-the-ground organizing
  • Understanding of the US political landscape
  • Ability to engage with diverse stakeholders and partners
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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