Public Lands Advocate

  • Earthjustice
  • Washington D.C., DC, United States
  • Jan 29, 2018
Full time Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental & Energy Law Environmental Protection Forestry Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

This position provides legislative and administrative strategy development and implementation on issue priorities for Earthjustice including: the National Forest System; the National Park System; and Bureau of Land Management lands. This position is based in Washington, DC.


  • Develop and implement legislative and administrative advocacy strategies relating to assigned issues.
  • Directly lobby Congress and the Administration.
  • Track and analyze legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
  • Develop lobby and educational materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters, action alerts, blogs, and advocacy toolkits.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department or media consultants to develop media strategies and serve as an Earthjustice spokesperson on assigned issues.
  • Cultivate allies, thoughtful partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues.
  • Develop creative strategies in key geographic regions and with key constituencies to help further advocacy efforts on assigned issues.
  • Coordinate congressional briefings, seminars, and informational meetings with partners.
  • Serve as a liaison with Earthjustice litigation staff working on assigned issues.
  • Brief Earthjustice development staff, donors, and trustees on assigned issues as requested.
  • Assist with other issues as needed within the Policy and Legislation Department.
  • Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by Earthjustice assistants, interns, contractors, or others. 


  • 2-8 years of experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level.
  • JD a plus but not required.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level.
  • Familiarity and experience with administrative rulemaking process.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement successful legislative and administrative advocacy strategies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills in reviewing complex policy issues and legislative bills.
  • Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
  • Experience in working with both traditional and social media.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. 

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Competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. 

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