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Feb 2 / BARD CEP

Campaign Director-Boston, MA, US

Organization: Work for progress.

Position Title: Campaign Director

Location: Boston, MA, US

Hours & Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description


Massachusetts is a national leader on environmental policy, and often sets the stage for the rest of the country. Already, we lead the country when it comes to energy efficiency and solar power is booming.. Nonetheless, we still get 90% of our energy from dirty and dangerous sources. Countless gallons of untreated sewage pour into our waters. And now fracking threatens the Pioneer Valley. At Environment Massachusetts, we know why – Powerful industries stand in the way of progress.

Whether it’s fossil fuel companies, land developers, or loggers, powerful opposition threatens our environment every day. That’s why we’ve built a citizen-based, grassroots powerhouse ready to take action on the environment. But we have a ways to go before our vision is realized – a Massachusetts where citizens always win when it comes to the environment. Environment Massachusettsis seeking a proven leader to enact this vision by creating the strongest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the Bay State.

The Campaign Director will oversee all aspects of our organization, including membership development, program development, fundraising, field organizing, advocacy and communications.

On a day-to-day basis, the Campaign Director will be responsible for:

Staff management, development and recruitment:Oversee all staff to prepare and implement work plans designed to achieve organizational goals. Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers. Provide training and leadership development opportunities.

Membership development: Oversee ongoing efforts to strengthen Environment Massachusetts’ membership base. Design and implement new strategies to recruit new members and boost membership retention.

Program development & strategy: Develop Environment Massachusetts’s approach to solving environmental problems within the broader political context, creating specific programs and campaigns. Participate in and oversee policy development, research, and messaging. Build the organization and win environmental campaigns by assessing and seizing on opportunities for building political support for the organization’s agenda through strategies such as coalition building, grassroots organizing, media work, endorsements, direct advocacy and more.

Fundraising: Prepare and implement a comprehensive annual development plan. Raise funds by writing grant proposals, building relationships with foundation staff, and meeting with and building ongoing relationships with large donors.

Field organizing: Work with our field staff to develop and implement plans that strategically build political power. These plans may include mobilizing activists and community leaders, employing our email list and social media presence, generating media and more.

Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers—including state legislators, the Governor’s office, state regulators and local officials. Build relationships with key players in Massachusetts, New England and at the federal level.

Spokesperson: Serve as a public spokesperson for Environment Massachusetts through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings and other PR tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and building and demonstrating support for our positions.


Candidates must have at least 7 years of relevant professional experience. We count advanced degrees such as a JD as relevant experience for this position. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and who have enthusiasm for the work. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to build and mobilize grassroots support, raise money from foundations and donors, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders, and experience doing state-level political advocacy and organizing in Massachusetts.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with candidates’ relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate possesses. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, and parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Environment Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How to apply


Apply online. Direct your application to Ben Hellerstein, Environment Massachusetts.

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