Voter Mobilization Strategy Consultant (RFP)

Commission Shift is a fast-growing Texas-based 501(c)3 non-profit founded in March 2021.

Our mission is to reform oil and gas oversight by building public support to hold the

Railroad Commission of Texas accountable to its mission in a shifting energy landscape.

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is one of the most important oil and gas regulators

in the world. Contrary to what its name implies, the Railroad Commission has no authority

over railroads. Instead, the agency oversees oil and gas development, coal and uranium

mining, and gas utility service in Texas, among other functions. Its mission is to serve Texas

through stewardship of natural resources and the environment, concern for personal and

community safety, and support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the

benefit of Texans.

Too often, the Commission has promoted accelerated development of oil and gas over all

other parts of its mission -- to the detriment of natural resources and the environment,

safety, and economic vitality.

Commission Shift’s goal is to build broad public support from a wide array of stakeholder

voices to advance changes at the RRC that improve the agency’s function, transparency, and

accountability to people and places impacted by the oil and gas industry. Our vision is for

these changes at the RRC to support an energy transition in Texas that benefits the climate

while fostering consumer protection and choice, public engagement, transparent

government, a clean environment, a stable workforce and an economically diverse and

resilient economy.

Learn more about Commission Shift by visiting our website,



Commission Shift is seeking a seasoned electoral campaign strategist to develop and

execute a non-partisan Get Out To Vote (GOTV) campaign focused on the Railroad

Commission of Texas (RRC) election. More than half of Texas voters don’t know that the

Railroad Commission of Texas oversees oil and gas development and this campaign will help

to change that.

The Voter Mobilization Strategy Consultant will work closely with the Organizing Director,

Voter Mobilization Program Coordinator, and communications team to develop an overall

outreach strategy to reach a broad base of potential voters using non-partisan outreach and

education tactics and language. The consultant will provide strategic analysis on key

locations that should be targeted for voter outreach, using non-partisan metrics compliant

within 501(c)(3) nonprofit boundaries. Additionally, the consultant will design and execute

candidate forums for RRC candidates from all political parties for the March 2024 primaries

and/or the November 2024 general election, with the goal of ensuring that audience turnout

fully represents all political parties.



$30,000 - $50,000 from contract start date through Nov. 2024 5-10 hours/week



Click here for more information or to apply. How to submit a proposal

Send a cover letter and a resume (no more than two pages) to Dr. Maria A. Reyes,

[email protected] with the subject “Voter Mobilization Strategy Consultant

Proposal.” Prepare to provide three professional references and a writing sample upon

request. The writing sample could be a speech/testimony, an opinion article or blog post,

social media content, or other similar document.

Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Commission Shift believes that corporate and institutional bad behavior disproportionately

hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from

working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities. We

believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage

applications from people with these identities or who are members of marginalized

communities that are not listed here.

Commission Shift is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated

against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,

age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran

status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal



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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-11 17:40:19 -0400