PennEnvironment Clean Air Organizer

PennEnvironment seeks a skilled and savvy advocate to persuade key decision-makers in the Pittsburgh area to protect local residents from dangerous air pollution being released by the region’s largest polluters.

Clean air is vital for our health, our ecology, and our quality of life. But Pittsburgh’s long legacy of industrial air pollution continues to put the health of local residents at risk. So PennEnvironment is working to hold local decision-makers, regulators, and the polluters themselves accountable to ensure we finally achieve clean air in Pittsburgh. Our Clean Air Organizer will be responsible for making this happen.

PennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Pennsylvania — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s a beloved river or stream like the Allegheny or the Monongahela, our rolling family farmland, or our 120 state parks, Pennsylvania’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful polluters, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.

That’s the idea behind PennEnvironment. Together with tens of thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.

Representative Responsibilities

  • Organizing and recruiting concerned residents to attend regular civic engagement events, like rallies or town hall meetings, to educate the public about the threats posed by air pollution in Pittsburgh, and the solutions our local leaders have at their fingertips.
  • Building a coalition of critical stakeholders to support our efforts to reduce air pollution in the Pittsburgh region and protect public health through phone banking, petition collection, and other tactics.
  • Garnering media attention about the region’s air pollution problems and the potential health impacts.
  • Working with our existing coalition partners to collaborate, achieve the above goals, and shape strategy and messaging on these issues.


Candidates must have at least 1-3 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, 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.

Pay & Benefits

Target annual compensation for this position is $26,500. PennEnvironment offers a competitive benefits package.


Pittsburgh, PA

To Apply

Direct your cover letter to Ashleigh Deemer, Western Pennsylvania Director

Things To Know When You Apply

PennEnvironment 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 coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

PennEnvironment is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.


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