Texas Land & Liberty Coalition® (L&LC) Field Representative

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Job Title: Texas Land & Liberty Coalition®(L&LC) Field Representative

Reports To: Texas Land & Liberty Coalition® (L&LC) Field Director

Compensation: Salary is commensurate to experience; range $40,000 – $45,000.

Location: Texas (candidate can work remotely from within Texas)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: The Texas Land & Liberty Coalition is an alliance of rural landowners, farmers and ranchers, community leaders, economic development supporters, and clean energy advocates working together to bring about responsible renewable energy development in Texas. We support commonsense policies that advance renewable energy, increase rural economic development opportunities, and protect the private property rights of Texans.

We are seeking an energetic and talented Field Representative to join our Texas team.  The Field Representative will work collaboratively with the organization’s Texas Field Director and be responsible for implementing a variety of assignments and projects across rural Texas.

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 Field Representative will also complete any and all reasonable related services as requested, including participation in industry partner conference calls, as well as bi-weekly check-in calls with CEN oversight personnel as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities: The following are essential functions of the position. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Execute strategies/tactics to accelerate the deployment of clean energy resources and mitigate market barriers and potential opposition to utility-scale renewable energy projects.
  2. Collaborate with a wide array of energy industry partners, allied organizations, elected officials, key community stakeholders, and private landowners.
  3. Facilitate grassroots outreach efforts, mobilize community supporters and liaison with local residents about the economic benefits of utility-scale renewable projects across rural Texas.
  4. Support the development of best practices, periodic progress reports, summary papers, case studies, briefs, and research materials in support of knowledge transfer and outreach efforts.
  5. Work with the Field Director and other network team members to develop and curate social and earned media opportunities, including but not limited to “letters to the editor”, Op-Eds, blogs, social posts, etc.
  6. Attend biannual CEN conference, collaborating with all CEN state organizations.

Qualifications:

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.

Language Ability:

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.

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Suite, which includes InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Canva, and/or other similar design applications is preferred. Experience with Squarespace, Constant Contact, MailChimp, or other email marketing platforms.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university in communications, political science, digital media, or relevant field; and at least one to three years of communications, marketing, administrative, campaign and/or program management experience.  Candidates with exceptional work experience may be considered in lieu of a college degree.

Specialized Training:

  • Experience working for issue advocacy nonprofits, public affairs firms, political campaigns, or government is preferred.
  • Experience working in the energy industry is 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 on budget and by deadlines.
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage and meet deadlines and balance multiple programming priorities at once.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, interest in learning new skills, and eagerness to advance the goals of L&LC.
  • Role requires ability to work some evenings and/or weekends for special events.
  • Role requires some travel, including overnight travel, usually a few times per month.
  • Potential applicants must be fluent in the English language and possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Candidates who are also Spanish speaking are a plus.

Physical Demands:

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. Occasional travel may be required. 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/hay bales for events, as needed.

 


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