Campaign Manager, Transportation and Climate Programs

Title: Campaign Manager, Transportation and Climate Programs
Status: Temporary 
FLSA Classification: Exempt 
Hours: 1.0 full-time equivalent, limited duration expected to last at least 18 months, based on available funding
Reports to: Climate Program Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities, but may engage interns/volunteers.
Salary Range:  Starting salary of $4732 – $5323 monthly, depending on experience and internal pay equity considerations.
Work Environment Hybrid – Currently remote but must be able to work in person at our Portland, OR office as required

About Oregon Environmental Council: Founded in 1968, Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide organization. Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative, and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. These challenges include toxic chemicals in our environment, water pollution and scarcity, and climate change. We find common ground with diverse stakeholders to create collaborative and lasting solutions that address the source of the problems, support social equity, have real benefits for people’s health and quality of life, and promote a sustainable economy. To learn more about OEC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, see A vision for justice on our website.

Position Summary: The Campaign Manager will support OEC’s Climate and Transportation Program work by helping to develop and implement tactics to advance priority advocacy campaigns through the legislature and state agency proceedings. The Campaign Manager will oversee the coordination and completion of long-term, issue-specific projects and policy campaigns by monitoring progress, evaluating tactics, keeping relevant stakeholders informed, and ensuring that deadlines are met.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Policy/Project Support (~60%)

  • Work to develop and implement inclusive state campaign plans for priority advocacy and accountability initiatives in close collaboration with relevant OEC Program, Legislative, Development, and Communications staff, community stakeholders, and coalition partners.
  • Typically engage in at least 2 concurrent priority issue campaigns, managing internal processes, project teams, and budgets for each simultaneously.
  • Task and coordinate internal staff and external partners to execute project goals and ensure deadlines are met on-time.
  • Measure project performance and manage changes to project scope, schedule, and budget as needed.
  • Use polling, community outreach, and other research to guide advocacy tactics and communications, and organize outreach to stakeholders and coalition partners.
  • Engage with a diversity of external partners to achieve campaign objectives, including evaluating and summarizing information and feedback from organizations and community leaders in order to inform the design and implementation of projects and policy campaigns.
  • Strategize with OEC staff and partners to determine effective tactics for key decision-makers.
  • Identify and communicate funding gaps/needs to the OEC Development team and coalition partners.

Communications (~30%)

  • Identify need for and work with Program and Communications staff to help draft/copy-edit educational materials content (blogs, factsheets, social media, and letters to the editor/op-eds) to advance campaign objectives.
  • Organize occasional campaign briefings and reports for internal and external interested parties, including partners and funders.
  • Track, compile and distribute relevant campaign/program news clips.

Administrative (<10%)

  • Create and maintain comprehensive campaign/project documentation.
  • Provide campaign-specific administrative support, including but not limited to meeting scheduling, document formatting, and copy-editing.


Required Experience and Education

  • Minimum three years of professional experience in policy/politics, advocacy, and/or project management.
  • Proven experience in managing internal processes, project teams and budgets with excellent follow-through.
  • Track record of cultivating relationships, ideally with political, non-profit advocacy, and/or philanthropic leaders.
  • A bachelor’s degree or at least five years of relevant professional experience.

Required Skills, Abilities and Qualities

  • Ability to communicate with and empathize with a diverse range of stakeholders. They should be well prepared to frame issues, use polling and other research to guide advocacy communications, and organize outreach to stakeholders and coalition partners.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple projects while keeping a “big picture” strategic view.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; an eagerness to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment; positive, flexible attitude.
  • Self-motivation and initiative; ability to work independently; entrepreneurial approach.
  • Ability to analyze information and formulate plans.
  • Detail-oriented with high standards for accuracy.
  • An understanding of environmental, institutional, and structural racism and bias and a commitment to navigating these inequities through the lens of those most impacted.
  • Ability to represent OEC with maturity, judgment, and professionalism.
  • Commitment to OEC’s values and mission.


  • Experience working on and managing a major issue advocacy or statewide political campaign.
  • Knowledge of climate issues and existing relationships with legislative, climate, environmental justice, BIPOC, tribal, rural, labor, public health, and/or business stakeholders in Oregon.
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting with a mission-driven staff and board.
  • Communications experience, including development of social media and communications plans, utilizing social media, securing earned media.
  • Knowledge of and experience in state politics.
  • Experience implementing equity tools.

Other Requirements

Work Schedule: This role requires the ability to be flexible about one’s schedule and work hours, including occasional evening and weekend work with short notice. This role may require excess hours in order to achieve deliverables.

Physical: This position currently operates remotely due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The employee must be able to join meetings and calls virtually using a home internet connection. COVID-permitting, the job operates in a professional open-floor office environment with a moderate level of noise associated with personal conversations and office machinery. The employee must be able to see, hear and talk and have the physical ability to move around, lift light objects, and use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.

Background Check: Not required

Benefits and Amenities: OEC offers a collaborative, team-oriented, flexible, family-friendly workplace. Excellent benefits include four weeks of paid vacation annually (three the first year) and generous health insurance for employee and family. You will learn a lot, laugh a lot, and feel great about helping Oregon communities become better, healthier places to live. 

To Apply:
This position will be open until filled, please complete the following 2-step process:

  1. Click on this link and fill in your name, phone, email and information about where you heard about this position.
  2. Click on this link to submit your resume & cover letter (we must receive both, if you wish you may combine these into a single PDF file). Please title the documents “<Last name>, <First name> OEC Campaign Manager – Transportation and Climate 2021 – <resume/cover letter>”

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please email or call 503-222-1963 x100 for assistance.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Oregon Environmental Council provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender assignment, gender identity or expression, national origin, (dis)ability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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