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Campaign Coordinator, NY Renews

About NY Renews:

NY Renews is an unprecedented statewide coalition fighting for groundbreaking climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people. Spurred by Superstorm Sandy, the People’s Climate March, and the urgent need for state climate leadership under the current federal administration, NY Renews is campaigning to pass an ambitious legislative platform in the next two years ensuring New York makes a rapid and equitable transition to 100% renewable energy, funded by a fee on corporate climate polluters. The coalition brings together more than 150 community-based organizations, environmental justice groups, labor unions, faith groups, business leaders, and other advocates. For more information, visit nyrenews.org.

We seek a talented, proactive, and dedicated Campaign Coordinator to staff our campaign alongside our Coalition Organizer. This is an opportunity to work with a huge diversity of partners on one of the most exciting climate and equity campaigns in the country.

Job responsibilities:

The Campaign Coordinator works with the Steering Committee (SC) (a body of representatives of 17 organizations) and is responsible for:

  • Campaign Coordination: Working with the SC to set campaign strategy and implementation timelines through weekly calls, in-person meetings, and retreats. Initiate strategy discussions when necessary.

  • Campaign Implementation: Bottom-lining the execution of major statewide campaign tactics, such as rallies, press conferences, advocacy days, etc; support SC members in executing local tactics in line with coalition strategy. Work with SC members to ensure campaign strategy is carried out.

  • Alliance-Building: Strengthening our longstanding alliances, including with key stakeholders in labor, academia, the business community etc, by leveraging the relationships within our coalition.

  • Fundraising: Works with the chair of the fundraising committee to develop funder relationships, keep funders appraised of our progress, coordinate occasional events or briefings for funders, etc.


  • Passion and determination to win on climate change legislation in the upcoming legislative session;

  • Fierce commitment to social, economic, racial, and climate justice;

  • Highly proactive, takes initiative on all projects from conception to completion;

  • Exceptional ability to juggle multiple, simultaneous projects with cross-cutting stakeholders and deadlines, without sacrificing attention to detail; 100% follow-through – no dropped balls.

  • Able to foster genuine working relationships of trust and solidarity with a wide variety of partners;

  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and public-speaking skills;

  • (Prefered) Strong knowledge of NY political landscape and communities;

  • (Preferred) 3-5 years experience working for a community, labor, or environmental organization;

  • (Preferred) Relationships with leadership of NY economic justice, environmental justice, and/or labor organizations.

  • (Preferred) Background in the climate justice movement.

New York City

$60,000-$75,000 based on experience and a benefits package.

Application instructions:
Please send the following materials to Alex Tindal Wiesendanger at alex@nyrenews.org:

  • Resume and cover letter

  • The name and contact information for three professional references

  • A short writing sample

Application deadline:
Friday, November 30, 2018 by 5pm EST

NY Renews is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women and non-binary folks, and LGBT applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.