Policy Campaign Director

As a major project of a community-oriented research and advocacy organization, Occidental College’s Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI), MFN serves as a vehicle for building knowledge and ensuring that science and community knowledge are integral to public policy and planning debates and decision-making. The Policy Campaign Director has the benefit and resources of being part of the larger UEPI ecosystem which serves as the umbrella for a variety of affiliated programs addressing work and industry; food and nutrition; housing; transportation; regional and community development; land use; and urban environmental issues. The mission of UEPI is to advance community-driven programs and policies to build healthy and thriving communities and its programs seek to link research and action through partnerships with grassroots community, environmental, and labor organizations in the Los Angeles area. 


The Policy Campaign Director is one of two core staff leadership positions of the Moving Forward Network (MFN), a national environmental justice coalition of over 50 organizations including community-based groups, national environmental organizations, and academic institutions in over 20 major U.S. cities that are committed to reducing the public health harms created by our country’s freight transportation system. The MFN Policy Campaign Director is the more externally facing position that partners closely with their more internal-facing counterpart, the MFN Project Director, in co-leadership of MFN. The Policy Campaign Director will develop and direct campaigns of the Network that advance its mission and goals with guidance from the MFN Advisory Board and collaboration with Network members, affiliated organizations, and partners.

MFN seeks a strategic, relationship-oriented, and adaptable leader with high emotional intelligence, organizing/political expertise, and cultural competency to provide support, guidance, and vision to MFN staff and Network members through leadership development, policy development, and strategic planning. The Policy Campaign Director should bring campaign and coalition building experience and passion for and expertise in partnering with environmental justice groups and diverse frontline communities. This position will engage deeply with the national Network promoting collective action on relevant issues; represent MFN at external meetings and events across the country from engagements in frontline communities to halls of Congress; and explore and establish new relationships to advance the Network’s campaigns. This is a full-time position.


The organization offers a competitive annual salary, commensurate with experience, within the range of $90,000-$100,000. The position is considered an employee of Occidental College and has access to a comprehensive benefits package.


Click here for more information or to apply. MFN is partnering with California-based woman of color owned and led strategic management consulting and executive search firm Walker and Associates Consulting. To apply, email a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, resume, and a list of three references (preferably as a single PDF; candidates will be notified in advance of outreach to references) to [email protected] by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, March 3, 2023. Use the subject line: MFN Policy Campaign Director. 


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-02-10 17:24:56 -0500