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1. Campaign Coordinator
2. Part-time Communications Consultant

Job Title: Campaign Coordinator

Description: NY Renews is unprecedented statewide coalition that has come together to fight 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 a 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 140 community-based organizations, environmental justice groups, labor unions, faith groups, business leaders, and other advocates. 

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.

Position Description & Responsibilities

The Campaign Coordinator will report to the Steering Committee (SC) and is responsible for:

Campaign Coordination: Working with the SC to set campaign strategy and implementation timelines, as well as make key strategic and tactical decisions that arise in the course of the campaign; liaise with full coalition to ensure robust involvement in campaign strategy across the state; facilitate standing coalition working groups (organizing, policy development, communications, fundraising, etc.); maintain close working relationships with current coalition members.

Campaign Implementation: Lead the execution of major state-wide campaign tactics, such as rallies, press conferences, advocacy days, etc; support coalition members in executing local tactics in line with coalition strategy; coordinate press and digital promotion of campaign tactics, to elevate our story in the media; in conjunction with SC, draft key press statements, informational materials, etc.

Alliance-Building: Growing the coalition and strengthening our longstanding alliances through institutional and individual relationship building and maintenance, including with key stakeholders in labor, academia, the business community etc.


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

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

·         Strong knowledge of NY political landscape and communities

·         Exceptional ability to juggle multiple, simultaneous projects with cross-cutting stakeholders and deadlines, without sacrificing attention to detail;

·         People-person, able to foster genuine working relationships of trust and solidarity with a wide variety of partners;

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

·         Must be based in New York State, some flexibility for exact location;

·         (Preferred) 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.

Terms of Employment: Campaign Coordinator is a full-­time position with health, retirement, vacation, and other benefits. These terms, and others relevant to your employment, are spelled out in the Tides Foundation Personnel Policy that is available upon request. Annual salary range of $60-75,000 with compensation relative to experience.

Application Process: E­mail cover letter and resume to Please put “NY Renews Campaign Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Application deadline: March 14th, 2018. Starting date: preferably by April 23, 2018 (exact date to be discussed).

NY Renews is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Title: Part-time Communications Consultant


New York Renews is seeking a climate change communications expert for a part-time (10-20 hrs/wk) consultancy for 4-6 weeks beginning immediately to help us build and sustain media attention for our campaign for ambitious climate policy in New York State that invests in renewable energy and climate-impacted communities.

On April 23, the day after Earth Day, the New York Renews coalition in collaboration with climate movement partners and organizations across the state are organizing the largest Albany climate rally ever. We are calling on Governor Cuomo to match his strong climate rhetoric with bold climate action, by stopping all new fossil fuel projects, committing NY State to transition to 100% renewable energy, and paying for it with a corporate polluter fee. This communications consultant will most immediately support generating media excitement for this rally, as well as other key campaign moments this spring.


  • Generate traditional and social media excitement for the rally.
  • Generate a timeline and plan to guide your work in generating social and traditional media coverage for the rally, and the ongoing work of NY Renews.
  • Draft media advisories and press releases for the rally and other aspects of the NY Renews campaign as needed.
  • Coordinate and conduct calls with reporters, educating reporters on our story, aligned with our messaging.
  • Produce and/or manage the generation of hard-hitting sharable social media viral content before, during, and after the April 23 Albany event, including Tweets and Facebook posts, visual collateral, and video, in addition to social media work related to ongoing NY Renews efforts.
  • Generate and coordinate day-of media coverage for the April 23 event.
  • Provide general media and communications support for additional NY Renews activities within the 4-6 week period contracted.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Experience producing a variety of content, including marketing collateral, social media posts, blog posts, press advisories, press releases, op-eds, and video.
  • Facility using social media for organizing and amplifying movement moments.
  • Experience working with reporters, knowledge of and relationships with environmental desk reporters in Albany and around New York State.
  • Familiarity with and ability to think strategically about communicating on climate change and policy in a way that resonates with diverse audiences.
  • Familiarity with NY Renews campaign, and/or the New York State legislative political landscape.
  • Ability to produce materials and respond rapidly to a changing political climate.
  • Experience creating viral content.
  • Experience working in partnership with organizations jointly organizing a common project.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated experience supporting social justice, racial equity, environmental, and/or climate justice movements and organizations.

Application process: Interested applicants please submit your 1) resume, 2) very brief cover letter (in-email is fine) including your availability (e.g., up to 20 hours/week starting in February) and 3) portfolio links or materials to

NY Renews is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.