Environment America

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Environment America Washington, D.C., DC, United States
Dec 28, 2016
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. The Clean Water Advocate's Role: 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 Washington, DC; Denver, CO
Dec 28, 2016
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