Environment America

3 job(s) at Environment America

Environment America Richmond, VA, United States
Jul 08, 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. 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 Portland, OR, United States
Jul 08, 2017
Full time
About the job Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or imagine releasing a hard-hitting research report on power plant pollution. Or picture yourself building a community coalition around clean water or fracking. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and so on—that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul. All of this is what you do as an Environment America fellow. Because this is how we build the support it takes to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places. Is it easy? No, we’re up against some wily opponents who are incredibly well-funded. Is it rewarding? Absolutely. And given global warming, fracking and all of the tough problems we’re facing right now, can you imagine doing anything more urgent and meaningful? Location Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Raleigh and Portland, OR. What you'll do Research and write reports:  From cataloging and analyzing sources of carbon pollution in the United States, to detailing the success of the Clean Water Act, our reports help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause. Lobby elected officials:  You may discuss strategy with a champion in Congress, or make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. You’ll work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived. Build powerful coalitions:  You’ll reach out to small businesses, farmers, public health officials, unions and others to demonstrate broad-based support for our policy goals. Generate traditional media and social media attention:  From organizing news conferences to writing opinion pieces, to maintaining a presence on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns, you’ll work to shine a spotlight on our issues. Run citizen outreach campaigns:  During your two summers as a fellow, you’ll direct citizen outreach offices, where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers, raise money, build our membership and help win one of our key campaigns. Identify and cultivate donors:  You’ll reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, ban fracking and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Beyond your first two years After two years as an Environment America fellow, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invaluable hands-on experience and made a real difference for the environment. You’ll have skills and experience that will set you apart from most other recent college graduates. And you’ll be ready to take on even more responsibility at Environment America, as a program director or a state director for one of our affiliates. Qualifications We’re seeking candidates committed to fighting for a green future. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environment America Denver, CO, United States
Jul 08, 2017
Build and manage a team to defend America’s great places. Fight to expand our parks, not sell them off. Defend and strengthen the Land and Water Conservation Fund. About the job 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. Location Washington, DC or Denver, CO Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com