We have a choice. Do we want to continue powering our lives by burning fossil fuels, destroying wild places, clean water, our health and the climate? Or are we ready to take a different path? Today, we can harness clean, abundant energy from the sun and wind more efficiently — and cheaply — than ever before, tapping into power that doesn’t pollute or make us sick. Yet, the U.S. still primarily produces and consumes energy from fossil fuels. Continuing to choose coal, oil and gas harms our environment and our health. It’s time to break free. It’s time to transform the way we produce and consume energy.
Environment America’s mission — the thing that drives everything we do — is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. To help us achieve this mission, Environment America is seeking a Clean Energy Associate to help drive our policy agenda.
The Clean Energy Associate will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and communications experts to run advocacy campaigns at the federal level, coordinate state campaigns and influence corporate action. In 2021, our team of clean energy associates will work to win 100% clean or renewable energy goals in 10 states by 2023, convince America’s major retailers like Walmart to go solar on rooftops and parking lots, and win energy efficiency standards for appliances in 10 states.
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.
Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$30,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Boston, MA or Washington, D.C.
We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position starts in August 2021.
Things To Know When You Apply
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Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.
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