Senior Climate Campaign Director

Environment America, along with partner groups in The Public Interest Network, is growing and expanding its Climate program—particularly as it relates to transportation and climate—and looking for a senior person to lead the program.

Environment America has a long history on climate policy, most recently leading the charge in states, cities, and campuses to transition our electric system to 100% renewables. As we continue to push the 100% renewable effort, transportation has now become the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore we're launching a robust effort to meet the challenge of decarbonizing our transportation systems.

The Environment America Senior Climate Campaign Director will work to develop and coordinate the network-wide effort on transportation and climate. Our network brings together a unique mix of resources that can work at the federal, state and regional level, in the courts and corporate board rooms, combining research, public education and media with grassroots and grasstops advocacy.

The Climate program will involve:

  • Environment America's federal staff
  • The state environment groups
  • U.S. PIRG's Transportation team
  • The Frontier Group
  • Other Public Interest Network field teams like our canvass, digital team, phone operation and campus chapters
  • Green Century Mutual Funds shareholder advocacy staff
  • U.S. PIRG and Environment America litigation staff

Key Responsibilities

Research: Take complex data and distill it into clear, powerful conclusions that are easy to communicate to decision-makers and the public.

Campaign development: For Environment America, and where appropriate with other TPIN entities/departments, develop and drive implementation of campaign strategy and tactics.

Coalition building: Serve as the Environment America representative to key Climate coalitions, and drive efforts to build and expand our alliances.

Message and communications: Write reports, fact sheets, news releases, blogs, op-eds, etc. Represent Environment America to the media.

Fundraising: Foundations and large donors.


Strong strategic, analytical, and writing skills. Background in climate issues and policy. Experience with advocacy and organizing a plus.

Pay & Benefits

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.


D.C., Chicago, Denver or Boston

Things To Know When You Apply

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

Environment America 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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