The Public Interest Network

Our mission is to tackle some of the big questions facing our country. How do we make sure the next generation has clean air, clean water and a livable climate? How do we change our energy and transportation systems to meet the needs of today, not the last century? How do we grow our food in ways that leave both people and our environment healthier?

Our country needs smart solutions to these problems, and our researchers and advocates have come up with dozens of them. But having good ideas isn’t enough. We have to find ways to cut through all the noise in today’s politics and win over decision-makers, opinion leaders and the public. 

Our network operates more than 15 organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to change. We’re transpartisan. We value dialogue over polarization. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing.

The Public Interest Network Washington, DC, USA
Mar 27, 2020
Full Time
Environment America is seeking a Federal Legislative Advocate to promote our federal policy agenda and be a part of our DC-based advocacy team. The Legislative Advocate will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and communications experts to defend the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other important environmental protections that have come under attack in Congress. Environment America is a policy and action group with more than 2 million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. Our staff have been working for nearly four decades to 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 25 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. With affiliates in 29 states, we run campaigns that not only raise awareness, but win results on the national stage, in states and cities, on the ballot and in the courtroom. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Seek out and identify policy opportunities related to our issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging. Draft materials for lawmakers, the public, and the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails, factsheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations. Serve as the spokesperson for our campaigns through media events, press releases and opinion writing. Raise the profile of our campaigns in the media. Advocate for our issues. Develop strong and collaborative relationships with federal agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, legislators and congressional staff on both sides of the aisle, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals. Develop plans to win our campaigns using research, advocacy, coalition-building, media attention, and grassroots mobilization; assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda. Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundations, and meet with major donors, to bring more resources to our campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and deepen our membership base. Recruit new staff and volunteers. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be: An experienced communicator with excellent writing and verbal skills A good people-person and listener with a track record of successful access-building Well-organized and able to work on multiple legislative and administrative proposals At least 3 years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics Experience in a legislative office within Congress, a state legislature, or another organization is a plus but not required.  LOCATION Washington, DC COMPENSATION Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. APPLY To apply, fill out our online application on our website .  Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.  Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Right now, our partner U.S PIRG is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected thousands of Americans, and killed dozens already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=37037 Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
$28,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Houston, TX, USA
Mar 27, 2020
Full Time
We’re the country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers.  Are you determined to make the biggest positive impact you can on issues like climate change and clean water, but you don’t know where to start? Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:  Learn Skills from Environmental Leaders  You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns, such as Bill McKibben of 350.org.  Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as more specific trainings on proven organizing tactics. Topics include volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. You’ll learn how to run campaigns that inspire the public and build organizations and political support needed to save our planet. Hands-On Experience on Real Campaigns  The bulk of your training will come through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as The Wilderness Society, Oceana and Mighty Earth. You will use the skills you learn in your classroom training to work on some of the most pressing issues of the day. Over the course of the year, you’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working in a variety of communities.  Last fall, for example, seven organizers worked on behalf of Mighty Earth to push for more sustainable practices within the meat industry, developing more than 70 volunteer leaders to continue the campaigns going forward. In the spring, another Green Corps team worked with PennEnvironment to encourage the Pennsylvania Legislature to commit to 100 percent renewable energy, mobilizing hundreds of people from across the state to attend a lobby day at the state Capitol.  Launch Your Organizing Career   After completing the training program, you will be connected to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni are at work today on everything from overseeing campaigns for Sierra Club, to promoting rainforest protection on a global scale, to protecting local places from Lake Tahoe to Appalachian forests. Thanks to Green Corps’ rigorous training program and the great need for trained organizers in many social change organizations, Green Corps organizers are often able to find professional positions immediately after completing the program.  Location and Compensation   The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000 in the first year. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.  Green Corps organizers go where the fight is, and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country, and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible. Apply today on our website . Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://greencorps.org/core-values.html to learn more.  Right now, U.S PIRG is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected thousands of Americans, and killed dozens already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=37037 . Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Sacramento, CA, USA
Mar 27, 2020
Full Time
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. We build support for clean, renewable energy. In just the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. We campaign against pollution and climate change. We’ve won $250 million in penalties and actions from ExxonMobil and other polluting companies, and programs to reduce carbon pollution, from Colorado to Massachusetts. We protect wildlife and wild places. We won the nation’s first statewide bans on single-use plastic bags in California and single-use polystyrene foam in Maine. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If that’s what you want to do, visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. WHAT YOU’LL DO Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials 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 U.S. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help 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 tackle global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer during 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. Check out this interview with one of our current fellows on ProFellow to learn a bit more about the job: https://www.profellow.com/announcements/advocating-for-a-greener-world-the-environment-america-fellowship/ COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$30,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.  LOCATION & START DATES We’re currently hiring for positions in multiple locations across the country. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2020. Visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org to see our immediate openings. Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html to learn more. Right now, our partner U.S PIRG is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected thousands of Americans, and killed dozens already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=37037 Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
$29,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full Time
COLORADO CLIMATE DEFENDER ORGANIZER  Colorado has suffered from the effects of climate change with drought, wildfire, and an unreliable snowpack. With snow - related and river-related recreation as two huge pieces of the economy, Coloradans are feeling the economic effects. The 2018 wildfire season was terrifying, putting farms, homes, and lives in danger.  The good news is that Environment Colorado has been working to cut global warming pollution for decades and we've made progress from cleaner cars on the road to boosting solar and wind power. Unfortunately, crucial victories have come under attack from the Trump administration. We won't let that hold us back in Colorado or across the country . We're drawing a line in the sand to stop the Trump administration from rolling back climate and clean air protections from the Clean Power Plan to clean cars.  If we are going to be successful in fundamentally changing the way that we power our country, we are going to need every elected official who believes in the science of climate change and who wants to see us take it on to be vocal in their support and call on other elected leaders to do the same. And we need them to make this stand as loudly as possible to make it clear that supporting climate action is good policy and good politics.  The Job Description  Colorado's Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned Coloradans to become climate volunteers in critical communities and on college campuses across the state.  As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it's educational events, rallies, or bringing Coloradans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change.  You'll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change.  By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Colorado's environment for years to come.  Training  There will be a week-long training near the beginning of the campaign. We will also hold periodic trainings on advanced skills for organizers.  Qualifications  We're seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.  APPLY NOW  The position starts as soon as possible and requires a commitment through the end of July 2020. Organizers may have an opportunity to be placed on election projects with one of our partner groups at the end of the campaign.  Please fill out the application form on  our website and upload a PDF of your cover letter addressed to "Len Montgomery, Field Director" and a PDF of your resume.  Pay & Benefits  The target annual compensation for this position is $29,000 in the first year. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.  Location Colorado Springs, CO and Denver, CO Things To Know When You Apply  Environment America and Environment Colorado are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply.  Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Austin, TX, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full Time
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA STATE FELLOW Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. We build support for clean, renewable energy. In just the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. We campaign against pollution and climate change. We’ve won $250 million in penalties and actions from ExxonMobil and other polluting companies, and programs to reduce carbon pollution, from Colorado to Massachusetts. We protect wildlife and wild places. We won the nation’s first statewide bans on single-use plastic bags in California and single-use polystyrene foam in Maine. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If that’s what you want to do, visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. WHAT YOU’LL DO Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials 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 U.S. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help 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 tackle global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer during 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. Check out this interview with one of our current fellows on ProFellow to learn a bit more about the job: https://www.profellow.com/announcements/advocating-for-a-greener-world-the-environment-america-fellowship/ COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000- $30,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.  LOCATION We’re currently hiring for positions in multiple locations across the country, including NM, TX, CA, and CO. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2020. Visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org to see our immediate openings. HOW TO APPLY Please apply on our website . Environment America  is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html to learn more.  Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
The Public Interest Network Boston, MA, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full Time
Green Century Capital Management, Inc.  Sustainability Analyst  Green Century Capital Management, Inc. administers the Green Century Funds, the first family of environmentally responsible, diversified and fossil fuel free mutual funds in the nation. Founded and wholly owned by non-profit environmental advocacy organizations, Green Century is dedicated to promoting an environmentally sustainable economy. The Green Century Funds are designed to achieve competitive returns while incorporating both values-based screens and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) ratings and performance to invest in sustainable companies. Green Century conducts a robust shareholder engagement program to curb climate change, promote sustainable agriculture and press for greater corporate environmental responsibility.  The Green Century mission:  Provide environmentally responsible investing opportunities for those who care about the planet while seeking competitive returns  Promote environmental responsibility through a comprehensive shareholder advocacy program  Support the advocacy and public interest work of Green Century’s founding non-profit organizations by generating revenue to fund their programs  Green Century is seeking to add a talented person to our team in order to expand Green Century’s ability to improve corporate environmental practices.  Green Century’s Sustainability Analyst will bring critical environmental concerns to America’s largest corporations and help develop strategies to ensure that the corporations respond by improving their practices.  The Sustainability Analyst will research a broad range of environmental risks in corporations in order to develop the business case for taking responsible environmental action, communicate these issues with the companies. The Sustainability Analyst will also help coordinate Green Century’s work with that of other responsible investors as well as with the broader community of environmental advocates, researchers, and policy experts.  The Analyst will also bring pressure to bear on targeted corporations by promoting Green Century’s issues, campaigns, and work.  The Analyst will work closely with our shareholder advocates and business team and report to the President.  Green Century is seeking a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to the environment, excellent research and writing skills, strong people skills, an appreciation of strategy, and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects. The candidate should be able to work effectively in both corporate and non-profit settings.  Representative responsibilities include: Learning and staying current on business and environmental issues for the companies in our portfolio. Researching practices and policies of companies and their competitors Assisting in the development and implementation of requests for action for selected environmental concerns and companies  Preparing the business cases for action for multiple issues and sectors Communicating with corporations through written correspondence, telephone, and in-person meetings  Negotiating with company representatives  Writing and filing shareholder resolutions  Attending and presenting at corporate annual general meetings  Voting the proxies for companies owned by Green Century and the Funds  Representing Green Century in shareholder coalitions  Developing and working with selected coalition efforts  Communicating with non-profit organizations to develop and coordinate actions  Writing and distributing press releases and speaking with members of the press  Writing and producing materials describing Green Century’s work  Promoting Green Century to various audiences  Supporting the broader mission of Green Century and our non-profit owners, as needed  Other duties, as requested  Qualifications   We seek applicants who possess a strong commitment to environmental issues and environmentally responsible businesses. The successful candidate will also bring the following skills and attributes to the position: strong verbal, writing, interpersonal, strategic, and analytical skills; energy and commitment to socially responsible investing; a team orientation that balances individual contribution and group effort; and an ability to bring integrity and collegiality to our corporate dialogues. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion. Ability to travel periodically and a college degree is required.  Location  Boston, Massachusetts  Compensation & Benefits Target annual compensation for this position is set on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees of the successful candidate. Green Century Capital Management offers a competitive benefits package.  To Apply   Complete our online application and upload a cover letter and resume on our website . Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.  Green Century Capital Management is a part of The Public Interest Network. The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply: https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html   Green Century Capital Management is an equal opportunity employer.
The Public Interest Network Baltimore, MD, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full Time
Environment America Legislative Director The damage we’re doing to the planet is just heartbreaking: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever. But the solutions are all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, reusing and repairing stuff instead of throwing it away, and on and on. Environment America is seeking a Federal Legislative Director to promote our policy agenda and lead our D.C.-based advocacy team.  The Legislative Director will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and communications experts to develop and implement advocacy campaigns at the federal level. The legislative agenda will balance proactive policies with a robust defense of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other important environmental protections that have come under attack in Washington, D.C. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If you want to work hard, challenge yourself, and make an actual impact on the critical environmental issues of our time, then consider a career with Environment America. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and advance our federal policy agenda.   Lead our D.C.-based team of advocates and campaign staff to advance our policy goals. Seek out and identify policy opportunities related to our issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging. Develop strong and collaborative relationships with federal agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, legislators and congressional staff on both sides of the aisle, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals. Draft materials for lawmakers, the public, and the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails, factsheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations. Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be: An experienced communicator with excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Creative, effective at solving complex problems, and a strategic thinker. A good people-person/listener with a track record of successful access-building. Well-organized and able to track multiple legislative and administrative proposals as well as organizational priorities such as fundraising and recruitment. At least 5 years of experience in grassroots organizing, coalition-building, campaign politics and/or advocacy. A team player, with the passion and grit to build a movement and do what it takes to get the work done.  Experience as a legislative advocate within Congress, a state legislature or another organization is a plus but not required.  COMPENSATION Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package APPLY To apply, fill out our online application on our website .  Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.  Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
$27,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Cedar Falls, IA, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full Time
IOWA CLIMATE DEFENDER ORGANIZER The Campaign Iowa has suffered from the effects of climate change with flooding, rising humidity, habitat changes, and increased air pollution. The good news is that Environment Iowa has been working to cut global warming pollution for decades and we’ve made progress from cleaner cars on the road to boosting solar and wind power. Unfortunately, crucial victories have come under attack from the Trump administration. We won’t let that hold us back in Iowa or across the country. We’re drawing a line in the sand to stop the Trump administration from rolling back climate and clean air protections from the Clean Power Plan to clean cars. If we are going to be successful in fundamentally changing the way that we power our country, we are going to need every elected official who believes in the science of climate change and who wants to see us take it on to be vocal in their support and call on other elected leaders to do the same. And we need them to make this stand as loudly as possible—to make it clear that supporting climate action is good policy and good politics. The Job Description Environment Iowa’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned Iowans to become climate volunteers in critical communities and on college campuses across the state. As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it’s educational events, rallies, or bringing Iowans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change. You’ll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change. By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Iowa’s environment for years to come. Training There will be a week-long training in Denver, CO at the beginning of the campaign. We will also hold periodic trainings on advanced skills for organizers. Qualifications We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects. APPLY NOW Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Organizers will start as soon as possible. The position requires a commitment through the end of June 2020. Organizers may have an opportunity to be placed on election projects with one of our partner groups at the end of the campaign. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Location(s) Iowa City, Ames, Cedar Falls Things To Know When You Apply Environment America and Environment Iowa are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Denver, CO, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full Time
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA STATE FELLOW Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. We build support for clean, renewable energy. In just the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. We campaign against pollution and climate change. We’ve won $250 million in penalties and actions from ExxonMobil and other polluting companies, and programs to reduce carbon pollution, from Colorado to Massachusetts. We protect wildlife and wild places. We won the nation’s first statewide bans on single-use plastic bags in California and single-use polystyrene foam in Maine. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If that’s what you want to do, visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. WHAT YOU’LL DO Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials 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 U.S. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help 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 tackle global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer during 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. Check out this interview with one of our current fellows on ProFellow to learn a bit more about the job: https://www.profellow.com/announcements/advocating-for-a-greener-world-the-environment-america-fellowship/ COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000- $30,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.  LOCATION We’re currently hiring for positions in multiple locations across the country, including NM, TX, CA, and CO. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2020. Visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org to see our immediate openings. HOW TO APPLY Please apply on our website . Environment America  is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html to learn more.  Right now, our partner U.S PIRG is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected thousands of Americans, and killed dozens already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=37037 Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
The Public Interest Network New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Campus Organizer Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. We all want to live meaningful lives and have a future that's greener and healthier. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build that future today. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. What you’ll do Our Organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves. Responsibilities include: Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues. Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days. Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand. Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators. Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public. Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues. Qualifications Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Locations We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and other locations across the country. To Apply To apply, visit our website . We have immediate positions available and positions available starting Aug 2020. The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer.  
The Public Interest Network Berkeley, CA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Campus Organizer Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. We all want to live meaningful lives and have a future that's greener and healthier. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build that future today. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. What you’ll do Our Organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves. Responsibilities include: Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues. Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days. Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand. Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators. Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public. Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues. Qualifications Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $27,500 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Locations We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Washington. To Apply Apply today on our website . We are hiring for positions starting in August 2020. Immediate positions also available. The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Please visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer. For Los Angeles-based positions: the Student PIRGs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
The Public Interest Network Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
We’re the country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers. Are you determined to make the biggest positive impact you can on issues like climate change and clean water, but you don’t know where to start? Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works: Learn Skills from Environmental Leaders You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns, such as Bill McKibben of 350.org. Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as more specific trainings on proven organizing tactics. Topics include volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. You’ll learn how to run campaigns that inspire the public and build organizations and political support needed to save our planet. Hands-On Experience on Real Campaigns The bulk of your training will come through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as The Wilderness Society, Oceana and Mighty Earth. You will use the skills you learn in your classroom training to work on some of the most pressing issues of the day. Over the course of the year, you’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working in a variety of communities. Last fall, for example, seven organizers worked on behalf of Mighty Earth to push for more sustainable practices within the meat industry, developing more than 70 volunteer leaders to continue the campaigns going forward. In the spring, another Green Corps team worked with PennEnvironment to encourage the Pennsylvania Legislature to commit to 100 percent renewable energy, mobilizing hundreds of people from across the state to attend a lobby day at the state Capitol. Launch Your Organizing Career After completing the training program, you will be connected to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni are at work today on everything from overseeing campaigns for Sierra Club, to promoting rainforest protection on a global scale, to protecting local places from Lake Tahoe to Appalachian forests. Thanks to Green Corps’ rigorous training program and the great need for trained organizers in many social change organizations, Green Corps organizers are often able to find professional positions immediately after completing the program. Location and Compensation The target annual compensation for this position is $27,500 in the first year. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Green Corps organizers go where the fight is, and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country, and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible. Apply today on our website . Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://greencorps.org/core-values.html to learn more. Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.  
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Environment America is seeking a Federal Legislative Advocate to promote our federal policy agenda and be a part of our DC-based advocacy team. The Legislative Advocate will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and communications experts to defend the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other important environmental protections that have come under attack in Congress. Environment America is a policy and action group with more than 2 million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. Our staff have been working for nearly four decades to 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 25 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. With affiliates in 29 states, we run campaigns that not only raise awareness, but win results on the national stage, in states and cities, on the ballot and in the courtroom. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Seek out and identify policy opportunities related to our issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging. Draft materials for lawmakers, the public, and the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails, factsheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations. Serve as the spokesperson for our campaigns through media events, press releases and opinion writing. Raise the profile of our campaigns in the media. Advocate for our issues. Develop strong and collaborative relationships with federal agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, legislators and congressional staff on both sides of the aisle, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals. Develop plans to win our campaigns using research, advocacy, coalition-building, media attention, and grassroots mobilization; assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda. Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundations, and meet with major donors, to bring more resources to our campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and deepen our membership base. Recruit new staff and volunteers. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be: An experienced communicator with excellent writing and verbal skills A good people-person and listener with a track record of successful access-building Well-organized and able to work on multiple legislative and administrative proposals At least 3 years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics Experience in a legislative office within Congress, a state legislature, or another organization is a plus but not required. LOCATION Washington, DC COMPENSATION Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. APPLY To apply, fill out our online application on our website . Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director. Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
The Public Interest Network Madison, WI, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA STATE FELLOW Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. We build support for clean, renewable energy. In just the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. We campaign against pollution and climate change. We’ve won $250 million in penalties and actions from ExxonMobil and other polluting companies, and programs to reduce carbon pollution, from Colorado to Massachusetts. We protect wildlife and wild places. We won the nation’s first statewide bans on single-use plastic bags in California and single-use polystyrene foam in Maine. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If that’s what you want to do, visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. WHAT YOU’LL DO Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials 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 U.S. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help 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 tackle global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer during 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. Check out this interview with one of our current fellows on ProFellow to learn a bit more about the job: https://www.profellow.com/announcements/advocating-for-a-greener-world-the-environment-america-fellowship/ COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. LOCATION We’re currently hiring for positions in multiple locations across the country, including NM, TX, MD, IL, CO, WI, MN, OR, NJ, WA and FL. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2020. Visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org to see our immediate openings. HOW TO APPLY Please apply on our website . Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html to learn more. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.  
The Public Interest Network Boston, MA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Environment America Conservation Advocate We live in a world of incredible material abundance, but we’re running short on nature. We want more special places where we can hike among trees and wildflowers; more shoreline where we can sit mesmerized by ocean waves; more abundant wildlife, from the grizzly bear to the monarch butterfly. It’s up to us to protect America’s special places and the life they support. We’re running campaigns to keep plastics out of our oceans and oil drilling off our coasts; to protect bees and other pollinators by banning the most problematic uses of the pesticides that kill them; to protect our public lands by blocking short-sighted proposals to shrink them or sell them off. Environment America is seeking a Conservation Advocate to engage in the big challenges around our public lands and wildlife. The Conservation Advocate will work with our experienced team of federal lobbyists, researchers, state-level advocates, organizers, and digital/communications experts to develop and implement advocacy campaigns at all levels of government and in corporate boardrooms. We’re focused on winning policy reforms that protect nature, but we recognize that to create a greener, healthier world we must continue to win the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. Our job is to do both. If you want to work hard, challenge yourself, and make an actual impact on the critical environmental issues of our time, then consider a career with Environment America. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Develop campaigns aimed at protecting wild places and wildlife. Work with our teams at the federal and state levels to advance our policy agenda. Work with groups and elected officials from across the political spectrum. Someone might disagree with us a majority of the time, but we’ll work with them if they support us on a given campaign. Work with the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails. Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be: An experienced communicator with excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Creative, effective at solving complex problems, and a strategic thinker with excellent judgement and discretion. A good people-person/listener with a track record of successful access-building. Well-organized and able to track multiple campaign projects and organizational priorities such as fundraising and recruitment. Three plus years of experience in grassroots organizing, coalition-building, campaign politics and/or advocacy. A team player, with the passion and grit to build a movement and do what it takes to get the work done. COMPENSATION Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. We value experience with campaigns, advocacy at the federal level and grassroots organizing. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. LOCATION The ideal location for this position is Washington, DC, but we will consider other locations (Denver, Boston and Chicago in particular) for the right candidate who is willing and able to travel. APPLY To apply, fill out our online application on our website . Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.  
The Public Interest Network Richmond, VA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
As a Field Office Director, you will run your own canvass office and work on campaigns with groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. You’ll recruit supporters, raise money and mobilize thousands of people to take action. Being a director requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet the office’s staffing, campaign, and fieldwork goals. You’ll build the people power it takes to create positive change. You could work on issues like tackling climate change, stopping throw-away plastics from polluting our oceans, powering more of our cities and states with clean energy like wind and solar power, and more. We are hiring for immediate positions as well as positions beginning August 2020. You should apply to work with us if you want to: Canvass and Raise Money Directors canvass three to four times a week Train new staff in the field Raise money Identify and activate members Educate the public on the issues Run the Office Oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management Ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations Complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion Recruit, Train and Manage Staff Recruit, hire and manage a campaign staff of 10-40 canvassers Train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques Run staff meetings and skills trainings Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills and promote from within Meet the Goals for Your Campaign Reach or exceed your office’s fundraising and membership goals. Most offices have goals of educating 100,000 people, gathering 35,000 political actions, raising $250,000 and identifying 5,000 members each year. Qualifications We are looking for college graduates who have leadership experience and excellent communication skills, and who are willing to work hard to make lasting, positive change on important issues. Training We have an excellent training program—it’s one of the things for which we’re most widely recognized. All positions have a month-long initial training, most of which is spent working in an existing field office and getting hands-on training. After that, we follow up with a classroom-style training. Throughout the year, new and experienced canvass directors will participate in advanced trainings on staff management, canvassing, campaign strategy, media and public speaking. Locations We work on the campaigns and the issues that we think are the most pressing and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference. We are running campaigns in CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI, and Washington, D.C. Pay and Benefits The target annual compensation for Field Office Directors is $28,000-$31,500 in the first year, depending on the position. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Things To Know When You Apply Fund for the Public Interest has a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Visit https://fundforthepublicinterest.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our organization when you apply. Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer. Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
The Public Interest Network Ames, IA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
IOWA CLIMATE DEFENDER ORGANIZER The Campaign Iowa has suffered from the effects of climate change with flooding, rising humidity, habitat changes, and increased air pollution. The good news is that Environment Iowa has been working to cut global warming pollution for decades and we’ve made progress from cleaner cars on the road to boosting solar and wind power. Unfortunately, crucial victories have come under attack from the Trump administration. We won’t let that hold us back in Iowa or across the country. We’re drawing a line in the sand to stop the Trump administration from rolling back climate and clean air protections from the Clean Power Plan to clean cars. If we are going to be successful in fundamentally changing the way that we power our country, we are going to need every elected official who believes in the science of climate change and who wants to see us take it on to be vocal in their support and call on other elected leaders to do the same. And we need them to make this stand as loudly as possible—to make it clear that supporting climate action is good policy and good politics. The Job Description Environment Iowa’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned Iowans to become climate volunteers in critical communities and on college campuses across the state. As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it’s educational events, rallies, or bringing Iowans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change. You’ll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change. By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Iowa’s environment for years to come. Training There will be a week-long training in Denver, CO at the beginning of the campaign. We will also hold periodic trainings on advanced skills for organizers. Qualifications We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects. APPLY NOW Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Organizers will start as early as Nov 1. The position requires a commitment through the end of June 2020. Organizers may have an opportunity to be placed on election projects with one of our partner groups at the end of the campaign. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Location(s) Iowa City, Ames, Cedar Falls Things To Know When You Apply Environment America and Environment Iowa are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.  
The Public Interest Network Sacramento, CA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. We build support for clean, renewable energy. In just the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. We campaign against pollution and climate change. We’ve won $250 million in penalties and actions from ExxonMobil and other polluting companies, and programs to reduce carbon pollution, from Colorado to Massachusetts. We protect wildlife and wild places. We won the nation’s first statewide bans on single-use plastic bags in California and single-use polystyrene foam in Maine. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If that’s what you want to do, visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. WHAT YOU’LL DO Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials 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 U.S. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help 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 tackle global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer during 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. Check out this interview with one of our current fellows on ProFellow to learn a bit more about the job: https://www.profellow.com/announcements/advocating-for-a-greener-world-the-environment-america-fellowship/   COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $27,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. LOCATION & START DATES We’re currently hiring for positions in multiple locations across the country. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2020. Visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org to see our immediate openings. Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.  
The Public Interest Network Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Campus Organizer Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. We all want to live meaningful lives and have a future that's greener and healthier. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build that future today. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. What you’ll do Our Organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves. Responsibilities include: Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues. Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days. Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand. Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators. Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public. Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues. Qualifications Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Locations We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. To Apply To apply, visit our website . We have immediate positions available and positions available starting Aug 2020. The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer. For Los Angeles-based positions: the Student PIRGs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.  
$28,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Sacramento, CA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place.  We build support for clean, renewable energy. In just the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. We campaign against pollution and climate change. We’ve won $250 million in penalties and actions from ExxonMobil and other polluting companies, and programs to reduce carbon pollution, from Colorado to Massachusetts. We protect wildlife and wild places. We won the nation’s first statewide bans on single-use plastic bags in California and single-use polystyrene foam in Maine. We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If that’s what you want to do, visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org. WHAT YOU’LL DO Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials 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 U.S. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help 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 tackle global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas. Run a grassroots campaign office each summer during 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. Check out this interview with one of our current fellows on ProFellow to learn a bit more about the job: https://www.profellow.com/announcements/advocating-for-a-greener-world-the-environment-america-fellowship/ COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.  LOCATION & START DATES We’re currently hiring for positions in multiple locations across the country. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2020. Visit jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org to see our immediate openings. Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.  Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html to learn more. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.