Global Warming Solutions Advocate

  • Environment America
  • Texas, USA
  • Oct 01, 2021
Advocacy and Policy Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach

Job Description

Environment Texas is seeking a Global Warming Solutions Advocate to work to stop the pollution in Texas fueling the climate crisis.

As America’s number one polluter (and the world’s 8th largest, just behind South Korea), Texas is ground zero in the fight to stop burning fossil fuels. Texas has to be central to efforts to decarbonize. As our Global Warming Advocate, you’ll work with Executive Director Luke Metzger to reduce global warming pollution in Texas. Our top priorities are to:

  • ban flaring of methane gas from oil wells
  • close down polluting, coal-burning power plants
  • hold refineries and chemical plants accountable for violations of clean air laws
  • move Texas off of fossil fuels

(Learn more about our full climate game plan for Texas.)

Environment Texas

Environment Texas is a policy and action group with tens of thousands of supporters across the state. Our mission is to protect clean air, clean water and open space. Over the last 15 years we have:

  • Successfully sued four of the state’s biggest polluters, including ExxonMobil,
  • Helped convince the cities of Austin, Houston, and San Antonio to adopt stronger energy efficiency standards and invest in renewable energy and electric vehicles,
  • Helped convince the city of Dallas to effectively ban fracking within city limits,
  • Won voter approval for funding of public transit in Houston and Dallas, and
  • Stopped attacks on renewable energy in the Texas Legislature after Winter Storm Uri

Representative Responsibilities

Run campaigns to reduce global warming pollution in Texas:

  • Program Development and Strategy: Help develop programs and campaigns around relevant global warming policy, including researching the issue, creating viable policy solutions, and proposing the right political strategy.
  • Advocacy: Represent Environment Texas in meetings, hearings and other forums. Meet directly with decision makers in government, corporations and academia and make our case. Develop strong and collaborative relationships with state agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, legislators and legislative staff on both sides of the aisle, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals.
  • Communications: Work with your team to develop messaging and materials for decision makers, the public, and the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails, fact sheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations.

Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program:

  • Meet with foundation staff and donors to pitch projects for funding.
  • Work with your team to write and submit grant proposals.
  • Meet with individual Environment Texas supporters to deepen their giving and build our donor base.

Build a team:

  • You will be part of a Texas based team of advocates and campaign staff to advance our policy goals. Advocates may serve as mentors or supervisors to less experienced staff.
  • Participate in recruitment and make hiring recommendations for the state office team.

Qualifications

You are:

  • Passionate about the environment, solving the climate crisis and using the power of grassroots organizing to win campaigns.
  • An campaign advocate, campaign staffer or grassroots organizer with at least 3 years of experience team building and/or coalition building,
  • An effective communicator with excellent writing and verbal skills. Experience with traditional media or digital communications is a plus,
  • Creative and effective at solving complex problems, a strategic thinker who can take advantage of new opportunities,
  • A people person and good listener with a track record of successful access-building,
  • Well-organized and able to work on multiple legislative and administrative proposals,
  • Able to oversee significant projects and have excellent judgement and discretion.

Additional helpful experience:

  • Experience in a legislative office within Congress, a state legislature, or with an environmental or public health advocacy organization is a plus but not required.
  • Fundraising experience, particularly in grant-seeking from charitable foundations.

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Sector

Nonprofit- NGO