Associate, Heavy Industry Decarbonization Campaign

Decarbonization Campaign Associate

Mighty Earth, a global environmental campaign organization, is accepting applications for a US-based Decarbonization Campaign. The Associate works to support the Senior Director of Decarbonization and the Auto Campaign Director in implementing campaign strategies and digital campaigns to support the initiatives of Mighty Earth’s organizing campaigns in targeted states and regions in the United States. The Associate will work with the Senior Director of the Decarbonization Campaign to establish systems and strategies to engage U.S.-based auto companies and develop Mighty Earth’s college organizing campaign.

Our campaign aims to decarbonize and end human rights abuses in the auto supply chain. The automotive industry is critical to achieving net-zero global emissions by 2050. As auto producers move to electric vehicles, by 2040, materials used for production will account for 60 percent of life-cycle emissions. This means in addition to going electric, the auto industry must shift material supply chains to include green aluminum and steel, deforestation-free and sustainable leather, rubber, and other materials to be truly carbon neutral.

If you are passionate about Nature and climate change and want to transform the automotive industry to create a decarbonized global supply chain free of human rights abuses, please apply.

Who we are: Mighty Earth Never Impossible

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. We are obsessed with impact: Our goal is to protect half of Earth for Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. We aspire to be the most effective environmental organization in the world.

Through our proven “perfect storm” model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to act against deforestation land-grabbing, and human rights abuse, and driven the adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. We work to support Indigenous communities, communities of color, and low-income communities through these efforts.

Read more about our approach and our campaign in the following resources;

Fomenting a “Perfect Storm” to push companies to change (Mongabay).

How Pressuring Corporations Can Save the Amazon from Destruction (Yale Environment 360)

The zero-carbon car: Abating material emissions is next on the agenda (McKinsey) 

 

Background on the position: 

The automotive industry is responsible for 9% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually and is a major consumer of materials that contribute the most to global emissions. High-carbon materials in vehicles like steel and aluminum account for 8% and 2% of global annual emissions, respectively. The auto sector consumes 12% of global steel and 18% of global aluminum annually. As a major emitter of GHGs and consumer of high-carbon materials, decarbonizing the automotive industry supply chain is critical to the transition to a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable future.

As the decarbonization associate, you will work with the Senior Director for the Decarbonization Campaign and other campaign staff to expand campaign capacity and support campaign activities. Your work will build campaigns that persuade corporations, financial institutions, and government officials to implement strong environmental and human rights policies.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Senior Director for the Decarbonization Campaign and assist with organizing and scheduling appointments and coalition meetings.
  • Support the Decarbonization Campaign Team, assisting with campaign initiatives, g Mighty Earth’s college organizing program, and campaign activities.
  • Prepare organizing materials, issue updates, action alerts, and media materials needed to implement issue campaigns in coordination with Senior Director and the decarb organizing team.
  • Work with Senior Director and campaign team to maintain a calendar and track campaign events, think tank briefings, organizational meetings  and events, industry events, congressional hearings, and other outside events of interest to the decarbonization team 
  • Design and post social media ads and graphics, including memes, short videos, and infographics.
  • Conduct directed research and summarize findings.
  • Provide support for protests, events, and media opportunities including recruiting allies, and speakers, coordinating preparations of signs/banners, major mailings, logistics, and more.
  • Maintain a national database of activists, organizations, and key contacts.

Who you are:

Required qualifications:

  • You have a college degree
  • You have some organizing training (Green Corps, Center for Third World Organizing, Midwest Academy, etc.).
  • You have at least two years of organizing, strategic advocacy, and/or electoral experience at the state, national or international level.
  • You have some experience with social media, video production, online organizing, or communications experience.
  • You are passionate about protecting the environment and advancing a more just society. 
  • You are comfortable operating in highly dynamic environments where changes in politics, economics, and other external events regularly create opportunities and challenges on a regular basis.
  • You are a strong writer and can take complex information to distill it into understandable products such as press releases, reports, and letters.
  • You have an international orientation. You have experience with and are committed to working with people from various backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, sexual, and religious communities. 

 Skills: Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Excellent editing and copyediting skills, including excellent facility with English grammar and syntax.  Highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Design skills are a plus. Familiar with databases; familiar with basic office equipment.

Details: This is a full-time position, and candidates should be based in the US, preferably in the DC region. The position involves some domestic travel. You will report to our Senior Director for the Decarbonization Campaign and will work with other team members around the world.

More about our team: Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with a background in non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices, at a range of experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.

Approach and Culture:

Consistent with our obsession with impact, Mighty Earth is results-focused, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and nimble – and we seek candidates who are excited to work in that culture. While remaining true to our public interest mission and commitment to movement-building, we’ve sought to apply the best of business to our organization. A resource that has informed our approach to culture is the book No Rules Rules and the famous Netflix culture deck.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application as soon as possible. Please click on the apply button below and include a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to our mission and demonstrates your writing abilities also, let us know where you heard about the job. The position will remain posted until it is filled.

Compensation: This is a full-time role. The annual pay range is $50K to $65. If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Matthew Groch at [email protected](dot)org.

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please click here to apply.