Earthworks is hiring. We’re looking for the right folks to help us in our mission to protect communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions.

A new position created by Earthworks’ organizational growth, the Communications Manager will work with the energy and mining teams to develop and execute online strategy to mobilize our online activists, affected communities and the general public. This position is responsible for maintaining and growing our online presence.

The Communications Manager will also help develop and manage mining communications initiatives to raise the profile of program priorities with key audiences including the media, affected communities, grassroots and grasstops activists, government decision-makers, and corporations. These initiatives will focus on government and corporate reform strategies, including our work to support frontline communities in the United States and internationally, our oceans campaign and our No Dirty Gold campaign.

The Communications Manager reports to the Strategic Communications Director.

Responsibilities include:



Skills & qualifications:

The salary for this position is competitive for small to medium non-profits. Benefits include full family health and dental coverage, a 403b retirement plan with employer match to 5%. Although we slightly prefer a Washington, D.C.-based position, the right candidate can work from anywhere in the U.S. After 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

Earthworks reserves the right to change the responsibilities of this position as the needs of the organization change. Earthworks is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples -- one LTE length, one op-ed to white paper length (750 words or more, less than 5 pages) -- to Please include blog, social media handles, or any other online presence that highlights your communications/advocacy experience.

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