PennEnvironment seeks an experienced and savvy candidate to direct and manage campaigns on two of our key issues in Western Pennsylvania — air pollution and climate change.
Pittsburgh continues to have some of the worst air pollution in the country due to the region’s nearly 150 year legacy of industrial activity, as well as from transportation sources like cars, trucks and diesel vehicles. Today, 60% of Pittsburgh’s industrial air pollution comes from just ten industrial facilities, the Toxic Ten, which emitted more than 1 million pounds of toxic pollutants in 2019. These emissions are linked to cancer, birth defects, reproductive problems, heart disease and other ailments. There’s no reason we should continue to be exposed to toxic pollution that’s making us sick and harming the climate when we have better, cleaner, healthier solutions, like renewable energy and electric vehicles. PennEnvironment works to clean up our air and improve public health by advocating for stronger polluter enforcement, higher penalties for illegal pollution, and health-based pollution standards for the Pittsburgh area.
The Campaign Director will also coordinate our regional work on global warming, the existential crisis of our time. To slow this trend and avert the worst impacts of this crisis, we need solutions that dramatically reduce carbon emissions within the next decade. That’s why PennEnvironment is working to advance policies that transition Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy, improve energy efficiency and conservation standards, and the region’s transportation sector.
Working with our experienced team of organizers, researchers, and advocates, the Clean Air and Climate Campaign Director will work to win bold policy changes and the hearts and minds of the people of Western Pennsylvania.
If you want to work hard, challenge yourself, and make a real impact on these and other issues this job could be a great fit for you.
The ideal candidate will be:
Pay & benefits
The target annual compensation range for this position is $33,000-$50,000 and depends on relevant experience and education. Penn Environment offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Please direct your cover letter to Ashleigh Deemer, Deputy Director.
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