Environment America

Environment America is an advocacy group that tackles tough environmental problems like global warming, fracking and pollution of our water, air and special places.

Through grassroots campaigns, research reports, news conferences, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we’re mobilizing public support for the environment, promoting sensible solutions, and winning tangible results.

The changes Environment America has championed and won in Washington, D.C., and more than 25 states are reducing global warming pollution, creating more solar and wind power, sparing our parks and forests from fracking, keeping beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protecting our wildlife and wild places.

We have affiliates in 29 states, giving us a strong and broad base of grassroots support and action and a track record of local and state victories, all of which have set the stage for even bigger accomplishments on the national level.

Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Environment America Trenton
Sep 30, 2019
Environment New Jersey is hiring an experienced advocate to protect public health and the environment by expanding to 100% renewable energy and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. In the age of Trump, it is more critical than ever for the states to lead on policy. The Advocate will work with Environment New Jersey’s director and our national program team as well as with our organizers, stakeholders and key coalition allies to build momentum and expand support for New Jersey’s clean, renewable energy future. For the last ten years, Environment New Jersey has played a leading role in building a bridge of New Jersey’s renewable energy future. We have helped achieve victories for the state’s environment to clean up our air and water and transition New Jersey to a clean energy economy—and to defend against the rollbacks and climate inaction at the state and national level. With new state leadership in the New Jersey State House and Gov. Murphy Administration, this is the time for the organization to be charting the path ahead for clean energy. Historically, our research, grassroots education and mobilization, media outreach, coalition work and decision-maker education have mobilized public support for statewide environmental initiatives. This includes winning increased mandates for clean energy through a strong Renewable Portfolio Standard that requires New Jersey to produce 21% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, increased clean car standards, and a solar power market that is still a regional leader. Each year, we reach hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans through our online e-activist network (which is 60,000 strong), newsletters, and our door-to-door canvassing campaigns. New Jersey has faced the direct impacts of extreme weather through increased flooding and noreasters, extreme weather events like derechos and Hurricane Sandy and extreme heat and sustained high temperatures. But we also continue to have a robust clean energy sector and solar program that has taken off over the course of this decade, with about 2.2 gigawatts of clean energy. But we need to do more. The clean energy advocate will help us to reach these clean energy campaign goals: Expand Clean Energy:   New Jersey has fallen behind on our clean energy goals compared to the actions of neighboring states. The advocate will work to build public support for clean, renewable energy and the jobs it provides, and to build the political support to achieve a clean, renewable energy future. Policies to support this vision include expanding the renewable portfolio standard to 50% clean energy by 2030 and 80% by 2040, achieving our off-shore wind goals and expanding energy efficiency programs, expanding our electric car infrastructure to be able to meet our clean cars goals and expanding solar power and battery storage technology. This will help New Jersey on a pathway to reach 100% clean, renewable energy future, as well as mobilize support from a diverse set of stakeholders, including mayors and city councilors, businesses, and the general public. To win, we need to get more people engaged to press our decision-makers to outline their agenda for New Jersey’s clean energy agenda. We need to get more people, more opinion leaders, more organizations representing diverse constituencies engaged in this effort, especially in our work through the Jersey Renews coalition. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Campaign Coordination:   Working with our staff and our campaign allies to win ongoing support for local, state and federal policies to support clean energy policies. This will include building partnerships with allies, especially in the clean energy sector, and being responsible for meeting our tactical campaign goals. Coalition Building:   Cultivating relationships with diverse and powerful allies across the state and expanding the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building and working with a coalition of more than 50 key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaign including attending events, participating in press conferences, and tapping into their networks to promote our campaign. Media and Visibility:   Getting the word out far and wide, in the media and through other channels is a critical part of our work. By elevating the issue in the public debate, we can better educate and motivate our supporters and hold decision-makers accountable. Opportunities for visibility will include releasing reports, writing and developing materials, including press releases, developing talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, in addition to social media materials and doing outreach to the media. Grassroots Mobilization:   Working with our staff to mobilize citizens in support of our campaigns both on and offline and develop new leaders. Providing compelling information and opportunities for action to our members and general public will be a critical component of winning our clean energy campaigns. Recruitment:   Help recruit new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power. Qualifications Candidates must have at least 1-3 years of relevant professional experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental and public interest 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 degrees that a candidate has. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Location Trenton or New Brunswick, New Jersey Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done.   Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply. 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 or veteran status. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environment America Des Moines, IA, USA
Sep 30, 2019
Full time
Direct our Iowa state office and help to protect the places we love and promote the core environmental values most Americans share: Clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives. Environment Iowa is a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization and a project of Environment America. We believe there’s something special about Iowa—something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the shimmering grassland prairies of the Loess Hills, or the majestic limestone formations of the Maquoketa Caves, Iowa’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, shortsighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Iowa. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment. Environment America Environment America is a policy and action group with more than two million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. We promote national, state and local policies that put the environment first. For example, we’ve won policies that have resulted in more solar and wind power in 22 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. Working with state offices of the Public Interest Network in 32 states, we have field presence in 21 of the top 25 media markets and 313 Congressional Districts. We use that reach, along with clear strategies, creative tactics, grit and determination to make a difference for our environment and our families’ health. In addition to our presence in Washington, D.C. and in the states, Environment America is nationally recognized for our training program. Each year, 10-20 young people graduate from our two-year apprenticeship program ready to launch their careers as environmental advocates. Job Description The State Director is responsible for developing our strategy, approach and local message to win our campaigns in a specific state. 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 or public interest 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 or public interest 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 or the public interest. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base. Staff recruitment and development:   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 and public interest 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. 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. Things To Know When You Apply Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done.   Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply. 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 or veteran status. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com