Campaign Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a 501(c)(3) environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state’s oil refineries and chemical plants. We use grassroots action to create an informed, healthy society that holds the petrochemical industry and government accountable for the true costs of pollution to hasten the transition from fossil fuels. Our vision is a Louisiana that is a healthy, prosperous, pollution-free, and just state where people and the environment are valued over profit.
Purpose of Position: The purpose of the Campaign Director (CD) is to assure strategic, consistent and well-managed campaigns and programs with a foundation of community engagement. The CD will need to manage a staff of varied campaigns, with an initial focus on liquified natural gas terminals in southwest Louisiana and economic development along Cancer Alley. This position will be a combination of management and direct engagement in the work.
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Campaign Coordinators
Job Status: Full-time (40 hours/week) with flexibility in regard to remote work
Salary: $75,000 annually
100% employer paid benefits that include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Paid vacation (Including the week between Christmas and the New Year), Paid time-off, Professional development stipend
Location: New Orleans, LA
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Advise on campaign tactics and strategy on a weekly basis.
Assist with relevant work as necessary, including organizing, research, and communications work.
Maintain close knowledge of what is happening in campaigns.
Attend community campaign events and planning meetings.
Assure regular communication about the campaigns, including press releases, newsletters, social media content.
Remain apprised of political, media, and regulatory dynamics and seize opportunities
Assist direct reports with strategy development and prioritization of work, including maintenance of work plans
Ensure that Louisiana Bucket Brigade organizational policies are followed and that the team members are adhering to our values and vision
Create campaigns based on weaknesses and opportunities
Ensure effective team communication and coordination, including the use of management tools for each campaign
Work with Chief Financial Officer to develop and monitor budget
Assure compilation of campaign media and metrics
Identify and engage impacted communities, develop relationships with leaders, maintain communication via in-person visits, ongoing calls, and texts
Collaborate with other organizations working on the issue, join calls and meetings
Work with technical advisors, including communications and research teams
Cultivate additional partners, including lawyers, financial analysts, researchers, elected officials, and others with relevant expertise
Work with the development team to provide metrics and engage members on campaigns
Develop proposal and report language as requested by the Development Department
Work with annual fund manager to hold town halls and teach-ins
Experience and Qualifications
At least eight years of experience in policy work or managing social justice campaigns
Demonstrated ability to engage citizens at the grassroots level, speak and write compellingly about social justice issues, and implement a campaign plan.
Success in managing and implementing political and/or social justice campaigns
Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the experience in working effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age and socioeconomic status.
Interest in and ability to connect with people in small towns in Louisiana
Strong interpersonal skills
Consistently approaches work with enthusiasm and a positive, constructive attitude
Builds strong relationships with partners and stakeholders
Shares knowledge and experience and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
Responds positively to critical feedback
An ability to write clearly and mastery of office technology, including social media
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination status.
Must have a valid driver’s license
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Louisiana Bucket Brigade
When Louisiana’s fenceline communities need a strong, action-driven ally, Louisiana Bucket Brigade is there. Since 2000, we’ve worked with towns and neighborhoods next to the state’s oil refineries, chemical plants and other petrochemical infrastructure — the places most impacted by pollution. We partner with the communities to help residents amplify their voices and challenge the petrochemical industry’s relentless expansion. Being on the ground week after week in our partner communities is the lifeblood of our work.