Stop Drilling Program Director

Environment America seeks a Program Director to lead our campaign to stop drilling on our lands and off our coasts.

About the job

Founded in 2007 by the Public Interest Network as the new home for U.S. PIRG’s environmental work, Environment America is a national advocacy organization with more than two million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. We defend America’s most precious resources, promote renewable energy, and work to reduce the pollution that causes climate change.


The Stop Drilling Program Director will lead a series of campaigns to block new efforts to drill for oil or gas along our coasts, on our public lands or in our communities building broad opposition from the public, key constituencies and local, state, and federal decisionmakers. The program director will:

• Watchdog the Congress and the White House as well as key state capitols for new/expanded drilling proposals;

• Meet with decision-makers to gather intel, educate, and advocate;

• Reach out to the national and local media;

• Generate content for social media;

• Build new coalitions and work with existing networks opposed to drilling;

• Write multi-year and annual strategic plans;

• Fundraise through grants and large donors; and

• Hire and develop interns, staff and future leadership.


The ideal candidate for our Stop Drilling Director will be:

• An experienced advocate with excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

• Creative and effective at solving complex problems, and a strategic thinker.

• A good people-person/listener with a track record of successful relationship-building.

• Well-organized and able to track multiple efforts and keep multiple balls in the air;

• 3+ years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics.

Pay & Benefits

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package.


Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, LA, Oakland, Santa Barbara or Denver

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Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.


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