Environment America

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Environment America Washington, DC, United States
Apr 04, 2017
Full time
Environment America seeks a skilled and savvy advocate to persuade key decision-makers to protect our rivers and our drinking water from pollution. Responsibilities include developing strategy and messaging, advocacy, coalition-building, generating media and visibility, fundraising, coordinating grassroots efforts, and helping us build our team. Clean water is vital for our health, our ecology, and our quality of life. Yet from the lead in Flint to factory farms, we are seeing our water at risk. It’s time to hold polluters accountable and ensure that all our water is clean. With a new administration and Congress, it will take strong public support and visibility – conveyed through persuasive advocacy - to make a compelling case for prioritizing bold action on clean water. Environment America is a national grassroots advocacy organization tackling today’s toughest environmental problems. Working with our state affiliates and members across the country we use creative strategies, effective tactics, grit and determination to win positive change for our environment and our families’ health. That’s how we helped bring millions of people together with thousands of constituency groups, coalition partners and elected officials to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways despite opposition from the oil and gas industry, corporate agribusiness, developers, and coal companies. Responsibilities Advocacy: Build relationships with key players on clean water at the federal level – in Congress and the next administration, and with key regional and state players. Present a compelling case for strong action on clean water to decision–makers through lobbying, testifying at hearings, providing briefings, and producing written materials. Coalition building: Engage support from diverse and powerful allies and cultivate relationships with them over time. Media and visibility: Earn media attention and online visibility using social media posts, as well as reports, press releases, talking points, op-eds, and letters to the editor. Build relationships with reporters and pitch stories to them. Enhance our visibility by networking at conferences, and speaking on panels. Program development: Participate in policy development, engage in research, and help create winning strategies and powerful messaging for our clean water program. Grassroots mobilization: Support our efforts to mobilize citizens on our campaigns by providing compelling and timely information and opportunities for action (including digital content), briefing our citizen outreach staff, and volunteers. Help determine where and how our field resources will be most effective. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors, to bring more resources to our campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach and digital staff to build and develop a strong membership base to sustain our work. Recruiting and developing interns and staff: Recruit new staff, new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power. Qualifications Candidates must have at least 4 years of relevant professional experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environment America Augusta, Maine, United States
Mar 27, 2017
We’re expanding our state directing team to have a presence in 33 states, and we’re looking for highly qualified, driven and passionate candidates to run nine of our state offices, and direct the environmental program in those locations. Location :  Portland, or Augusta, Maine.  Also other State Director positions in: Denver, Colo. Minneapolis, Minn. Ann Arbor, Mich. Las Vegas or Reno, Nev. Manchester or Concord, N.H. Raleigh, N.C. Columbus, Ohio Richmond, Va. Summary State Directors are responsible for developing our strategy, approach and local message to win our campaigns. The State Director will also meet with local decision-makers and opinion leaders, and represent our organization to allies and the media. State Directors help to build and foster our membership, grassroots and online base of support. Finally, the State Director will help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our work. Responsibilities Program: Run our in-state program participating in and overseeing policy development, research and messaging. Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers—including state legislators, people on the governor’s staff, state regulators and local officials. Develop appropriate messages and materials for making the case to decision-makers. Build relationships with key players in the state, the region and at the federal level. Campaign strategy: Develop plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, endorsements and message development. Media outreach: Serve as the public spokesperson for our environmental campaigns through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings and other outreach with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues, and building and demonstrating support for our positions. Coalition building: Identify, reach out and work with partners who can help us win our campaigns. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we're waging to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base. Recruitment: Recruit new staff and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power. Qualifications Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. The ideal candidate will have experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environment America Boston, MA, United States
Mar 16, 2017
Full time
Advocate for changes to put America on the road to 100% renewable energy: More solar. More wind. Greater energy efficiency. Location s: Boston or Washington, DC Environment America is seeking a skilled and determined campaigner to build momentum, expand support, and win policies that accelerate the shift to renewable energy. This person will be working with our national program team, local organizers, and other key allies across the country to drive our campaigns to promote 100% renewable energy. Burning oil, gas and coal is not only polluting our air, water and land. It’s changing our climate even faster than scientists predicted. We can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy. We need to move to 100% renewable energy. We need to sweep past big energy interests who are blocking progress and let our leaders know that we need them to lead or get out of the way. To make our vision a reality, we need to highlight the benefits and feasibility of clean, renewable energy and get more citizens, more opinion leaders, more organizations representing varied and powerful stakeholders engaged and mobilized. Responsibilities Campaign Management: Work with our staff and our allies to develop and drive our campaigns to win concrete commitments to 100% renewable energy. This involves developing and executing our initiatives, managing our partnerships with allies and meeting our strategic and tactical objectives. Coalition Building: Growing and managing our partnerships with organizations and key players, cultivating relationships with diverse and powerful allies, and expanding the constituencies supporting our efforts. Grassroots Mobilization: Working with our organizers and advocates in states across the country to build our list of supporters, while also educating and mobilizing citizens. This includes the distribution of compelling information to enlist more supporters and creating opportunities for citizen action. Media and Visibility: Getting the word out far and wide, in the media and through other channels. By elevating the issue in the public debate, we can better educate and motivate citizens while holding decision-makers accountable. Increasing visibility means greater exposure of our organization through public forums, speaking engagements, and in the media. Research & Policy: Help manage research associated with the campaign, including scenarios that illustrate the steps needed to reach our goal of 100% renewable energy; facts that provide proof points on the feasibility and shape a narrative that helps people picture what they will experience as we transition to 100% renewable energy. Fundraising: Money makes the world go round. Raising money from foundations, donors and working with our digital teams to help with efforts to raise money online. Recruitment: Help recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build more sway. Management: Coordinate staff working on the campaign including organizers, advocates and citizen outreach team. Recruit to add new staff over the course of the first two years. Qualifications Candidates should have three to five years of relevant professional experience. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. The ideal candidate will have policy, political advocacy and organizing experience, a proven ability to recruit, train, and develop staff and volunteers, fundraising experience, and demonstrated success in building relationships with environmental and political stakeholders. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com