Lead Campaigner

Shine Campaign
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 26

Position description

Shine: Investing in Energy Access for All is an independent global campaign dedicated to dramatically accelerating resources to end energy poverty, unlocking new opportunities for billions of people. The campaign is uniting partners from faith, development, and philanthropic sectors to mobilize new forms of capital, scale resources, and generate momentum to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and reliable energy by 2030—a UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Shine will diversify and increase funding for energy access, bringing clean and affordable energy to remote areas for cooking and lighting homes, clinics, schools and businesses. The campaign will support communities to build local capacities, and direct and scale resources in investments, grants, and programs to solve a global problem at the local level.

Shine is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs Although NVF is based in Washington, D.C., the successful candidate will be expected to work remotely, and can therefore be located elsewhere.

Position Summary

Shine’s Lead Campaigner is responsible for contributing to the development of the Shine campaign strategy working with the Managing Director and Executive Committee, for developing and securing partners to the campaign, and representing Shine in a wide variety of forums. To accomplish this goal, the Lead Campaigner will develop and implement the campaign’s partner engagement strategy, with input from and in collaboration with Shine staff and partners. This position is part of the Shine leadership team.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Further develop the strategy to engage partners and to secure commitments
  • Drive outreach to secure new partners and commitments to Shine’s goals:

- Develop and implement awareness raising activities on ending energy poverty toward key stakeholders in the faith, philanthropic and finance communities ; create effective engagement approaches and pitch message

- Generate stakeholder events
- Conduct one-on-one meetings with partners
- Secure invitations to speak on campaign goals and represent campaign in key events

  • Work with Communications Director to:

- Guide campaign communications strategy to elevate profile of energy access issue and lift up success stories from the field and Shine partners
- Guide campaign communications strategy to elevate profile of energy access issue and lift up success stories from the field and Shine partners

- Test, identify and develop effective message frames and narratives for philanthropic, faith and development/NGO audiences

- Facilitate exposure to partner organization’s work
- Develop content for communication on campaign and actively use social media to spread awareness

• Additional activities as determined by the campaign team


Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Proven campaign experience
  • Proven experience recruiting participants and managing participant engagement for campaigns
  • Experience working in or with communities
  • Commitment to the mission of ending energy poverty by 2030
  • Experience working with development organizations and faith communities
  • Knowledge of energy access field desired
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • 5-7 years of experience in relevant non-profit, advocacy or political communications


  • Exceptional communicator
  • Flexible and collaborative
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Self-starter
  • Sense of humour

Application instructions

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