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 Raleigh, NC, USA
Sep 29, 2018
Full time
Environment North Carolina is hiring an experienced advocate to protect public health and the environment by helping eliminate pollution and protecting our water resources. North Carolina’s waterways are under threat and Environment North Carolina is pushing back by leveraging citizen action to ensure our state’s water resources are protected for generations to come. Given the landscape in Washington D.C., it is more critical than ever for states to take action. The advocate will work with Environment North Carolina’s director and our national program team, as well as with organizers, stakeholders and key coalition allies to build momentum and expand support for protecting North Carolina’s vital water resources. For more than a decade, Environment North Carolina has played a leading role in building bridges for North Carolina’s sustainable future. We have helped achieve victories cleaning up our air and water and transitioning North Carolina towards a clean energy economy – and we’ve defended our environment from rollbacks at the state and national level. Historically, our research, grassroots education and mobilization, media outreach, coalition work, and decision-maker education have been critical to numerous statewide environmental initiatives. This includes winning increased mandates for clean energy through a strong Renewable Portfolio Standard that requires North Carolina produce more clean energy, and protecting our coastlines from offshore drilling. Each year, we reach hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians through our online e-activist network, newsletters, and door-to-door canvassing campaigns. To win moving forward, we need to get more people engaged in order to press our decision-makers to support a pro-environment agenda. We need to get more people, more opinion leaders, more organizations representing diverse constituencies engaged in this effort. 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 that are environmentally responsible. This will include building partnerships with allies and being responsible for meeting our tactical campaign goals. Coalition Building:   Cultivating relationships with diverse and powerful allies in North Carolina and expanding the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns by attending events, participating in press conferences, and tapping into their networks to promote our campaigns. 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 environmental issues 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, sending press releases, developing talking points, submitting op-eds and letters to the editor, and creating social media materials. Grassroots Mobilization:   Working with our organizers and advocates 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 the general public will be a critical component of winning our campaigns. Recruitment:   Helping recruit new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environment America Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sep 29, 2018
Full time
As the state’s largest citizen-based environmental advocacy group, PennEnvironment seeks a dynamic leader and experienced organizer who is ready to lead a team of staff members who will move Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy, clean up the Commonwealth’s largest polluters, protect the outdoor places we love, and stand up to the fracking industry. At PennEnvironment, we know that it takes an active and engaged citizenry to tackle the largest problems facing our environment, from climate change to pollution in our rivers and streams. As part of our leadership team, the PennEnvironment Organizing Director leads our statewide campaign staff as they build the grassroots and political power it will take to protect our air, water and open spaces. Specifically, the Organizing Director works with our staff to activate volunteers in key communities, coordinate our coalition work, and drive media coverage throughout the Commonwealth. The Organizing Director should be based in Philadelphia and will report directly to the Executive Director, David Masur. Background PennEnvironment’s mission is to advance the environmental values we share and win tangible results. We advocate for 100% renewable energy that doesn’t pollute and never runs out; clean rivers and streams, and water to drink; and clean air to breathe; preserved parks and wilderness from Ohiopyle to the Delaware Water Gap. During our forty-year history, PennEnvironment has stood up to powerful polluters and politicians in our fight for the environment. We were the first organization to call for a ban on fracking, and we lead the effort to mobilize over 100,000 Pennsylvanians to join our call to ban this dangerous practice. We’ve developed a network of hundreds of Climate Defender volunteers; organized town halls and rallies with critical decision makers from U.S. Senator Bob Casey to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to Philadelphia City Council Blondell Reynolds Brown. Our research on lead in drinking water received statewide media coverage, leading to a bipartisan group of legislators pledging to introduce legislation to implement some of our policy recommendations. And, we’ve helped launch innovative coalitions, such as the Philadelphia Healthy Schools Initiative, which includes Philadelphia’s teachers’ union, parent groups, public health experts and environmental officials working to tackle health problems in our school buildings. Key Responsibilities Staff Management and Training:   Oversee PennEnvironment’s staff across the state. Provide them with management and mentorship, skills training, and the support they need to build power and to win campaigns. You’ll help develop campaign activities, run trainings with your staff to develop and hone skills, and travel regularly to participate in campaign activities with your staff. Strategic Planning and Program Development:   Be part of the team that sets the organization’s agenda by identifying the biggest environmental threats and developing the strategy and tactics to solve these problems. You will also help develop campaign materials for key organizing tactics your staff are executing, including media materials, grassroots materials like petitions, and event materials. Communications and Organizational Visibility:   Work to increase coverage of environmental issues in the media and highlight PennEnvironment’s work on these issues through events, news releases and meetings. Power Building:   The big solutions needed to protect our environment, from moving to 100% renewables to banning fracking, will take years. The Organizing Director will help PennEnvironment build more political power through our campaigns. You will develop and execute best practices to improve our organizing; innovate new methods to engage the public; develop plans to expand our volunteer networks, coalition partners and reach; and evaluate the success of our programs to ensure we’re building more power over time. Fundraising:   Build lasting relationships in the foundation community, develop a network of donors through your work, and help execute small donor fundraising opportunities to build our membership. Qualifications Candidates must have at least 5 years of organizing experience, such as community organizing, campus organizing, campaign coordination, environmental advocacy, or coalition-building. Environmental advocacy and campaign coordination is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is passionate about mobilizing the public support crucial for protecting our environment and movement building, and has a track record of accomplishment and an ability to work effectively with people from divergent political beliefs and experience.
Environment America United States
Sep 29, 2018
Full time
Direct one of our state offices, 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. 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 ten of our state offices, and direct the environmental program in those locations. 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. Locations Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Virginia 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com