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SAF Campaign Director at California Student Sustainability Coalition

By shirleysr
Posted on 27 August 2014 | 8:28 pm — 

SAF Campaign Director
CSSC is hiring a Campaign Director to help coordinate its Students Against Fracking (SAF)
campaign in California. This position is initially hired at 30 hours per week as a temporary
employee. The Campaign Director will work with students across California on both statewide
campaign strategy and local campaign implementation and development.

Duties and Role (15-20 hrs/wk):
1.) Helping develop a strategy for resisting hydraulic fracturing and other extreme methods
of petroleum extraction in California, including:
a.) Statewide strategy–applying pressure on California State Legislature to push for
a statewide ban on fracking, conducting research to support campuses in
education, getting out the vote; and
b.) Local Strategy–supporting campuses in their own local bans, education of
campus and surrounding community, and other regional efforts.

2.) Supporting campuses and campus leaders for their own needs and campus goals
related to the campaign, via:
a.) Running strategy workshops and coordinating with campus leaders;
b.) Communicating virtually (via phone, email, Skype, etc.) with campus leaders to
support campus activity and planning (e.g., faculty engagement, staff
engagement, community engagement, demonstrations, events); and
c.) Ensuring that each campus strategy is cohesive and integrated within CSSC’s
statewide strategy to ensure maximum impact and success.

3. Representing CSSC in the broader statewide and national networks of anti-fracking
campaigns, via:
a. Coordinating with coalition partners, including Environment California,
Californians Against Fracking, and Energy Action Coalition;
b. Encouraging students to coordinate and organize with local, grassroots
community organizations; and
c. Engaging in national strategy discussions.

4. Maintaining key records of events, campus and campaign metrics, etc.

5. Managing SAF Field Organizers, which entails having weekly check-ins, reviewing logs
or other forms of accountability mechanisms, providing support and delegating projects,
and connecting them with mentorship and resources.

6. Fulfilling administrative duties, including, but not limited to, participating in staff calls,
Operating Team coordination, staff reporting, and leadership retreat and convergence
preparation and participation.

Additional duties (10-15 hrs/week):

1. Coordinating with the Development Director on campaign-specific fundraising, grant
identification and drafting, as well as donor outreach (when applicable);

2. External communications of campaign via public relations/outreach, press releases,
social networking outreach, and support for students writing for media outlets; and

3. Research for the campaign, including identifying key facts and figures to provide support
for student talking points.

Qualifications:
CSSC seeks self-motivated individuals with a strong background in organizing and campus
engagement. Other desirable qualities include current involvement in extreme energy resistance
efforts, strong analytic skills, writing skills, and comfort working in a collaborative organizational
structure. Applicants should meet the following qualifications to apply:

● Have at least 6 months of prior involvement with this or a related campaign
● Have worked with students before on similar efforts
● Be able to work from a remote location and willingness to travel when appropriate
● Have a proven ability to take initiative, good time management, and motivation
● Have experience with reading, executing, and writing budgets

The California Student Sustainability Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a
commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income
persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse
backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and
communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation:
Starting salary is $2,500/month for a current contract of 6 months with an expected extension to
10 months pending funding. Options for renewal can be discussed upon successful completion
and evaluation of term.

Application:
Please email your résumé, a cover letter, and 1-2 references to jobs@sustainabilitycoalition.org
Please address these questions in your cover letter:

● What relevant experience do you have directing campaigns or programs and how does
this translate to this particular campaign?
● What is your experience working with students?
● Why is Students Against Fracking an important campaign?

The deadline for applications is midnight, September 5th. Interviews will be scheduled shortly
thereafter, and final decisions to be made on September 12th with the position starting
September 15th. Students Against Fracking

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