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Organizer- Energy Justice

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Center for Biological Diversity


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Published 9 days ago

$45,000 - $65,000Salary bounds may vary commensurate with experience.

The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Energy Justice Campaigner in our Energy Justice Program, which wages innovative and bold legal-forward campaigns for energy justice and a clean and equitable energy future. This position is located with the Energy Justice team in Washington, D.C.

To fight the climate emergency and extinction crisis, we must transform our world to be entirely powered by clean and renewable energy. However, our energy future must go beyond technical solutions; it also must revolutionize our electricity system to be just, democratic, and distributed—protecting wildlife and the planet, empowering Black, Brown and other communities of color who have been disproportionately harmed by the fossil fuel era, and boosting energy resilience amidst ever-increasing climate disasters.

The Center’s Energy Justice Program wages cutting-edge campaigns to challenge a broken energy system dominated by monopoly utilities, which continue to burn dirty fossil fuels and obstruct the clean and just energy transition. In particular, we build people power from the bottom-up to campaign for rooftop and community solar policies and urgently-needed energy system reform, and support precedent-setting legal actions to combat utility obstruction of clean energy and other distributed resources.

General Overview: We seek a highly skilled and passionate campaigner to join our Energy Justice Program team. The position will require top-notch campaigning skills, including strategic thinking, power-mapping, and effective execution and organizing; powerful communication skills in both written and oral advocacy; strong coalition-building skills, spanning both local communities and national allies; out-of-the-box creativity and understanding of the urgency of our clean energy mission as part of the greater political fight against fossil fuels and the climate emergency; and a desire to be part of a driven, fast-paced, and tight-knit team. This is an exciting role for those who want to go beyond talk and execute with action and effectiveness. One to three years of relevant experience is strongly preferred.

Main duties:

  • Craft and execute campaign plans to combat barriers to the clean and just energy transition on both state and federal levels, requiring power-mapping, strategic thinking, and organizing;
  • Work to develop and execute legal-forward campaigns with the Program’s lawyers and policy analysts, and the organization’s communications team;
  • Create written campaign materials, ranging from comment letters and policy briefings to op-eds, action alerts, and digital organizing pieces;
  • Build strong partnerships and coalitions with local communities, as well as state, national, and international organizations, who work in the climate emergency and energy democracy space;
  • Engage with policy makers at both state and national levels to advocate for energy system reform;
  • Some travel required.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • 1-3 years of campaign experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and craft and execute campaigns, including the use of organizing, coalition-building, strategic media, power-mapping, and protest coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions on local, national, and/or international level.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of climate policy, as well as clean energy, energy justice and energy democracy space dynamics; experience with fossil fuel campaigning welcome as well.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the interlinkages among climate justice, racial justice, and energy justice.
  • Excellent writing skills, including ability to write policy comment letters, op-eds, and campaigning materials.
  • Excellent oral advocacy skills, including public speaking experience and confidence.
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • A demonstrated ability to take initiative and think creatively.
  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines with persistence and follow-through in a busy environment.
  • Passion to fight for the urgent and just clean energy future we need and deserve.


The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Energy Justice Campaigner in our Energy Justice Program, which wages innovative and bold legal-forward campaigns for energy justice and a clean and equitable energy future. This…

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  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits Package:

  • The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $65,000. Salary bounds may vary commensurate with experience
  • Paid generous medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match
  • Generous time-off policies
  • Relaxed work atmosphere


Benefits Package:

  • The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $65,000. Salary bounds may vary commensurate with experience
  • Paid generous medical, dental, vision, disability and life…

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Application process:

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing sample (campaigning materials of 2-3 pages) and 3 references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application process:

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing sample (campaigning materials of 2-3 pages) and 3 references with your application. The…

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