Job Title: Indiana Land & Liberty Coalition (L&LC) Field Representative
Reports To: Indiana Land & Liberty Coalition (L&LC) Field Director/ICAE Director of Operations
Compensation: Competitive annual salary commensurate to experience; range: $40,000 – $45,000. CEN offers a generous benefits package to employees, including medical/dental/vision insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability; 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match; ample paid time off, including the observance of 11 federal holidays and the week off between December 25-January 1; and paid parental leave.
Location: Indianapolis, IN (remote)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary: The Indiana Land & Liberty Field Representative (FR) will be responsible for some of the implementation, communications, programming, and operational functions instrumental in developing and managing strategies that promote and advance clean energy development in Indiana. Specifically, the FR will be responsible for the execution of all efforts surrounding the Indiana L&LC field campaign. In addition, the FR will work directly with the state’s Field Director (FD), in coordination with the Indiana Executive Director and national L&LC leadership team, on this project. FR will also complete all reasonable related services as requested, including participation in weekly industry calls, as well as bi-weekly check-in calls with CEN oversight personnel as needed. Success in this role will require an individual that is highly organized, self-motivating, and a team player willing to help where he or she is needed. The right candidate will excel in an evolving work environment—often with little direct supervision—and can turn around quick deadlines. L&LC is a robust, yet dynamic team; the right candidate for this position will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to shape the primary responsibilities of this role and will significantly contribute to the further advancement of the organization’s educational goals by performing the following duties.
Duties and Responsibilities: The following are essential functions of the position. Other duties may be assigned.
- Execute strategies (developed by Field Director) that help to overcome clean energy market barriers and accelerate the scale and penetration of clean energy development in Indiana.
- Facilitate grassroots outreach efforts that provide one-on-one assistance to local citizens regarding their community’s projects, issues, and demographics.
- Keep a timeline, or calendar, of all events/meetings/hearings – that have to do with siting or permitting – throughout Indiana.
- Support FD’s development of best practices, reports, summary papers, case studies, briefs, and web-based materials in support of knowledge transfer and outreach efforts.
- Identify and conduct deep-dive analysis on best practices for clean energy siting and draft guidance documents for local decision-makers and industry members.
- Facilitate working group meetings with diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as complete projects and deliverables with input from the working group.
- Analyze local ordinances (policy), and zoning rules to best effectively message around a proposed project.
- Understanding of issues, problems, and reasons why a community may benefit from clean energy developments and work with state leads on implementation of solutions.
- Work with FD and CEN Communications team to develop and curate social and traditional media opportunities, including but not limited to letters to the editor, Op-Eds, blogs, social posts, etc.
- Identify, track, and triage potential new areas of interest and relay them back to CEN management team, L&LC Director, state teams, and industry partners.
- Attend biannual CEN conference, collaborating with all CEN state organizations.
- Participate in monthly CEN Regional call.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to prepare and deliver effective speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to diverse audiences including elected officials and public groups.
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required. Experience with customer relationship management software and email marketing platforms is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university in communications, political science, digital media, or another relevant field; and at least one to three years of campaign and/or program management, communications, marketing, policy, or administrative experience.
- Experience working for issue advocacy nonprofits, public affairs firms, political campaigns, or government is preferred.
- Experience working with energy a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
- Excellent verbal communication skills.
- Great writing/editing skills, experience distilling complicated issues in memos, reports, press releases, and digital communication platforms.
- Prior program management and event coordination experience, with demonstrated ability to meet deliverables by deadlines.
- Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage and meet deadlines and balance multiple programming priorities at once.
- Ability to manage and track state program budget.
- An entrepreneurial spirit, interest in learning new skills, and eagerness to advance the goals of L&LC.
- Role requires ability to work evenings and/or weekends for special events and to attend meetings in the field.
- Role requires travel, including overnight travel, usually several times per month.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. Frequent travel may be required, occasionally overnight. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 5 to 20-pound boxes for events, as needed.