Down-ballot elections - including state legislative and municipal elections - have huge consequences for tackling climate change in the US, but are too often under-funded and overlooked. Enter: Climate Cabinet Action, the “Moneyball” of climate politics.

At Climate Cabinet, we’re building game-changing data systems and political strategies to surface the “highest climate impact” local elections - and get candidates the support they need to win. We're electing a groundswell of local leaders who will tackle climate change and build a clean energy future that lowers energy bills, cleans up air pollution, invests in communities, and shapes a more just and equitable world.

We’re hiring a Political Manager to join our team. This person will play a key role in evaluating political viability of candidates and climate impact of electoral opportunities by synthesizing internal data and research with on-the-ground experience; maintaining robust organizational systems; tracking impact; and coordinating candidate programming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the candidate endorsement process
    • Evaluate endorsement applications through researching climate implications of the race, electoral dynamics, candidates, and partnerships.
    • Prepare materials for endorsement announcements.
    • Support relationship building with candidates and partner organizations.

  • Evaluate proactive outreach opportunities based on strategic targeting
    • Evaluate opportunities for proactive outreach to candidates based on climate opportunity of the race and political importance. This requires synthesizing information from internal data and research programs, as well as external partners. 
    • Manage timelines to ensure outreach as-needed in year-round local elections.
    • Coordinate with political, data, and policy teams to support ongoing landscape analysis.

  • Coordinate educational programming for campaigns
    • Coordinate resource creation, webinars, and office hours to support candidates with winning climate messaging and policy platforms.
  • Track impact
    • Keep tabs on past and present Climate Slate candidates via social media and periodic research bursts, in order to consistently assess impact of Climate Slate candidates
    • Maintain organized, up-to-date internal systems to support high volume of candidates and relationship management

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience with political campaigns and/or politics in battleground states.
  • Must have knowledge of political campaigning and campaign strategy, including: campaign planning & management, messaging best practices, campaign finance, and coalition building.
  • Professional, activist, or academic experience with climate, energy, and/or environmental justice policy and/or advocacy.
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and project management skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail.  
  • Excited about working in a start-up, mission-driven, fully remote work environment.

Location: Remote – preference for any battleground state in the US. Preference for Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or Wisconsin. Some travel required.

  • $50,000-$60,000 annual salary
  • Full coverage for health, vision, and dental insurance

Email a 1-page resume (or LinkedIn page, preferred) to info@climatecabinet.org. Please use the subject line: “Job Application - Political Manager.”  Applications are considered on a rolling basis; please apply right away.

In the email body - or via cover letter - please answer the following questions: 

  • Please share an example of your experience working with or on a political campaign. Paint the picture – what was your role? How did you coordinate among key groups or people? If applicable, what was your experience managing the candidate directly?
  • Why is the intersection of climate action and local politics important to you? Give an example of relevant experience.

Who we are: Our team includes experienced utility researchers, software engineers, campaigners, and policy lobbyists. We have advised thousands of local leaders, built the largest national database tracking local climate leaders from Missouri to Pennsylvania, deployed solar projects in Texas, and passed key climate policies in the Virginia legislature. Climate Cabinet specializes in non-federal climate policy: the cities, states, and commissions that are key to implementing climate action in the US. Be part of a team with deep expertise and impact. 

You should apply!
We encourage applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ folks, working class people, and members of other marginalized communities. Furthermore, if you don’t meet all of the exact job qualifications listed but feel called to the work — please apply. There are many ways to have developed the expertise necessary to excel in this position.