Environment Maine Campaign Associate

Join the Environment Maine conservation team and help bring More Nature to Maine.

Maine is home to many iconic landscapes from the Cutler Coast, Acadia National Park and the Scarborough Marsh to Mount Katahdin, Moosehead Lake, and the Bigelow Preserve. This land provides us with recreation, food, economic opportunities, and more while providing habitat to all sorts of wildlife, including Atlantic puffins, moose, and right whales. Unfortunately, these state treasures and the wildlife that call them home face an array of environmental problems including climate change, water pollution, and habitat loss due to development. Our ocean is warming, our forests are being clearcut, our wildlife is becoming more and more isolated and restricted, and our preserved land is underfunded and overused.

Maine needs to commit to protecting more nature and investing in our special places. This means we need newly established funding and policies in place. The state’s Climate Action Plan includes recommendations such as increasing the total acreage of conserved lands in the state to 30% by 2030 and developing an incentive-based forest carbon program storage for woodland owners and forest practitioners, but we need to pass the laws and implement the programs to make that happen.

We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.
  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.
  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.
  • Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to 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 your campaign.
  • Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.

Compensation & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500-$30,000 in the first year. Environment Maine offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Location

Portland, ME

We’re also hiring campaign associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis, the position starts in August 2022.

Things To Know When You Apply

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Environment Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

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