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 United States
May 26, 2018
Graduate Assistant/Fellowship
Multiple Locations: Washington, D.C. -  Boston, MA  -  Denver, CO - Austin, TX - Albuquerque, NM - Phoenix, AZ  Portland, OR - Chicago, IL - Atlanta, GA - Baltimore, MD - Seattle, WA - St. Petersburg, FL  Madison, WI - Oakland, CA - Trenton, NJ We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way. Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power — the funds, the membership, the activist base and more — that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul. That’s what you’ll do with Environment America during this two-year fellowship program. We work to mobilize support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws. This work has never been more urgent or challenging, and not only because Donald Trump is in the White House. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is our mission and our cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you. What you'll do Build powerful coalitions:   Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals. Earn traditional media and social media attention:   Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns. Lobby elected officials:   Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived. Research and write reports:   Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause. Identify and cultivate donors:   Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer of your fellowship:   Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Positions starting in August 2018 and immediate openings available. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environment America Washington, DC, USA
May 26, 2018
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 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. 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 for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com