Energy and Transportation Campaigns Manager

Job Information

  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Close Date: 10/07/2022
  • Hiring Organization: NC Conservation Network
  • Contact Name: Grady McCallie
  • Contact Email:


NC Conservation Network (NCCN) is looking for an organized and team-oriented advocate to be our new Energy and Transportation Campaigns Manager. Working as part of the NC Conservation Network team, and in partnership with dozens of partner organizations across the state, the Energy and Transportation Campaigns Manager leads our climate emissions, energy, and transportation advocacy. Over the last five years, North Carolina has taken bold initial steps towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our energy and transportation sectors; that work will move into a complex and exciting new phase at the end of 2022 with publication of the state’s Carbon Plan and Clean Transportation Plan.


The Energy and Transportation Campaigns Manager coordinates coalition workgroups and advances advocacy campaigns through policy writing, strategic advice, legislative monitoring, and direct lobbying of decision makers. On both energy and transportation issues, the Manager works to ensure that winning policy solutions advance equity as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When energy or transportation issues are active in the state legislature, the Manager may spend significant time there. Much of the work requires ongoing relationships with staff in the Governor’s Office, state agencies, and the NC Utilities Commission. The Manager works under the direct supervision of NCCN’s Policy Director. The position is based in Raleigh with occasional travel around and beyond the state; hours during the legislative session can be non-traditional.


Participate in coalition campaigns on energy policy and transportation policy
The Energy and Transportation Campaigns Manager actively participates in coalition campaigns on a diverse set of energy issues, including resource planning, grid modernization, utility rate cases, and renewable energy policies. Similarly, the Manager actively participates in transportation policy campaigns seeking electrification of public and private vehicle fleets, re-orientation of state transportation priorities, and reform of the state transportation system to better serve all North Carolinians. As an advocate, the Manager conducts legal and policy research, drafts comment letters, develops strategy, drafts factsheets and talking points, and cultivates relationships with decision makers.

Host working groups on energy and transportation
Year round, the Manager hosts meetings for standing workgroups of energy advocates and transportation advocates. Depending on the pace of campaigns, these meetings can occur weekly to quarterly. The Manager ensures that working groups are inclusive, efficient, and support a high level of trust and coordination among participating advocates. In addition, the Manager participates actively in several workgroups hosted by partners.

Coordinate with NCCN colleagues
The Manager collaborates with NCCN colleagues who are tracking environmental legislation, helping shape expenditures of state and federal funding streams, and working to advance environmental equity across multiple state agencies and programs. In addition, the Manager works closely with NCCN’s communications and organizing teams, drafting materials that are revised and shared with journalists, and with NCCN’s activists across the state.

Safeguard affiliate interests
On energy and transportation issues, the Manager works with NCCN affiliates on an individual basis to alert them to developments of particular interest or advise them on contacts within state agencies or other advocacy groups that can help them.

Serve in stakeholder meetings
The Manager periodically represents NCCN in legislative or agency-initiated meetings that include government officials, utility representatives, and other stakeholders. During these initiatives, the Manager is responsible for briefing NCCN affiliates and partners on the progress of negotiations and adequately representing their needs in the process.


Critical Job Skills/ Experience
  • JD, or MS/MA/MEM in environmental policy, public policy, or city/regional planning
  • Substantive knowledge of energy and/or transportation policy
  • Experience or familiarity with strategies to advance environmental equity
  • Ability to lead multiple working groups and manage multiple work streams at a time
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with or close knowledge of North Carolina politics
  • Experience working with state level advocacy organizations
  • Experience with a state legislature or the U.S. Congress


The starting salary range for this position is $65,000 – $75,000.

Employment with NC Conservation Network includes a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and retirement, as well as generous vacation and sick time.

NCCN works with a population that is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, class, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, and physical and mental ability. We believe in the need for and the value of this diversity as part of any part of society. It is the policy of NCCN to work actively to build and maintain a program, a staff, and a Board that reflect this belief.

NCCN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at NCCN will be based solely on merit, qualifications, and skillset.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter by Friday, October 7, 2022 (but applications will be accepted until the position is filled).

Please address the cover letter to Grady McCallie, Policy Director, NC Conservation Network, 234 Fayetteville St, 5th floor, Raleigh, NC 27601, and send the email to with the subject Attn: Energy and Transportation Manager Position.

We will request a writing sample at a later stage of the interview process.

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