Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. We fulfill our mission by supporting communities and grassroots groups; exposing and publicizing the impacts of the mining and oil and gas industries; advocating for stronger government policies and regulations; and working to improve corporate practices and accountability. We seek to ensure that communities’ voices and concerns are heard in the corridors of power, from the nation’s capital to state houses and legislatures.
The Gulf Coast Energy Campaigner is responsible for Earthworks’ engagement in campaigns to prevent petrochemical facilities from being built on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana in order to protect human health and human rights and to prevent global warming of more than 1.5 degree Celsius.
This position works closely with Earthworks’ program staff who work to reduce risks to water, health, air and climate from oil and gas production, with our communication, digital and development departments, and will participate in, and help to facilitate, engagement with the national movement to reduce the use of plastics. The ideal candidate will thrive at managing multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced campaigning environment, advancing and empowering leadership from frontline affected communities, and maintaining solid relationships with diverse partners.
The Gulf Coast Energy Campaigner will report to Earthworks’ Interim Infrastructure and Petrochemicals Campaign Manager and will join our energy program which includes federal policy experts, communications staff, development staff and a field advocate team active in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.
The salary for this position is competitive for the small to medium non-profits, ranging from $50 – $56K depending on experience. Benefits include full health and dental coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), paid vacation, and a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match after one year. Additionally, after 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month, fully paid sabbatical.
Changes in the job description are possible as the campaigns evolve. The position is based in the Texas or Louisiana Gulf Coast Area.
Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks’ Board and staff understand that promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within and beyond Earthworks is critical to carrying out our mission to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. We understand that our commitment to DEI means a dedication to constant learning and improvement.
Earthworks welcomes applications from diverse candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer. Earthworks evaluates employees and applicants for employment on merit, competence, and qualifications and does not tolerate discrimination.
Please send a cover letter, resume and 2 short writing samples to [email protected]. Please include links to blogs, Op-Eds, social media handles, websites, or any other online presence that highlights your experience. No phone calls please.