Environment America

4 job(s) at Environment America

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 Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 24, 2017
Full time
PennEnvironment needs an experienced advocate to drive our campaigns to protect public health and the environment from the ongoing threat of fracking. This person will work with PennEnvironment’s Executive Director, Deputy Director and national program team as well as with our organizers, stakeholders and key allies to build momentum and expand protections from fracking and an eventual end to this harmful practice. S/he helps develop organizational and programmatic goals and tracks our progress; coordinates and evaluates our power-building, and facilitates fundraising, communication, information sharing and staff development throughout the organization and with our allies. A member of the leadership team, the Program Director exercises sound judgment and discretion in making decisions about the short and long-term direction of PennEnvironment. Responsibilities: Program development: Develop our approach to protecting fracking within a broader political context, developing specific campaigns to protect communities from fracking, creating materials for all our organizers, and coordinate messaging. Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers—including state legislators, 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 Pennsylvania, the region and at the federal level. Media Outreach: You will serve as the public spokesperson for our fracking campaigns through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings, opinion media and other communications to help educate the public about the damage caused by fracking and potential solutions, demonstrate support for our positions, and build name recognition for our organization on this issue. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major 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. Citizen Organizing: Work with PennEnvironment’s members to build our activist network on fracking; engage the public to take action on critical environmental issues; build and activate our online network of 120,000 activists throughout the Commonwealth. Collaboration: Work to build stronger coalitions to stop fracking, including the work of Protect PA, a statewide coalition of health experts; building relationships with new allies; and work with existing coalition partners. Qualifications : Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change; 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. Experience working in Pennsylvania’s environmental and political communities a plus. 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
Environment America Washington, DC; Denver, CO
Mar 16, 2017
Full time
Environment America is seeking an experienced campaigner to run our Conservation America Program team. Responsibilities include coordinating program development, advocacy, field organizing and communications, recruiting and managing the team and building the resources for our work. More than 280 million people visited our national parks last year: places like Yellowstone and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which are a big part of what makes this country so great. Yet last year Congress voted to slash funding for all of our parks - a move that would leave our best places with less protection against pollution, logging and overdevelopment. These places deserve better. It’s up to us to protect them for the next generation. Environment America is a 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. As the Conservation America Program Director, you would be responsible for using these tools to drive a program to protect our federal lands. Responsibilities : On a day-to-day basis, our Conservation America Program Director will be responsible for: Advocacy: Present both problems and solutions to decision-makers on the local, state and federal levels. Build access and influence with key players who can help us move our agenda forward. Campaign Strategy Development: Assess opportunities for building political and public support through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, grasstops mobilization, generating media coverage, and developing winning plans for putting our resources to use. Media Outreach: Organize media events, write news releases, attend editorial board meetings, generate on-line content and design other communication tactics with a goal of building name recognition, garnering broad support and educating and mobilizing the public around our conservation vision. Program and Policy Development: Participate in and oversee policy development, research and messaging for our conservation program. Help determine where our field resources will be most effective. Building the Community: Build relationships and mobilize support within the national environmental community while working with key constituencies that share our concerns about conservation, from health professionals and farmers to outdoor recreational businesses and local elected officials. Mobilizing the Public: Provide compelling information and opportunities for action to our members and the general public. This will be a critical component of winning our conservation campaigns. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors, all to bring more resources to our campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach and on-line staff to build and develop a strong membership base to sustain our work. Recruiting and Developing Staff: Recruit new staff, new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power. Oversee all staff on the Conservation America Program team, develop and implement work plans, and provide training and leadership development opportunities. Qualifications Candidates must have at least five 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. Pay & Benefits Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. 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