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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.

Currently open positions


COMMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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.

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. Earthworks communications team will include the Director and two managers.

Responsibilities include:

MINING COMMUNICATIONS

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

Skills & qualifications:

Although we slightly prefer a Washington, D.C.-based position, the right candidate can work from anywhere in the U.S.

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

hiring@earthworksaction.org

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 hiring@earthworksaction.org. Please include blog, social media handles, or any other online presence that highlights your communications/advocacy experience.

Please do NOT send your application materials as a .zip file.

BENEFITS

Benefits include full family health and dental coverage, a 403b retirement plan with employer match to 5%. After 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.

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FIELD ORGANIZER FOR OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with communities to reduce the social, economic, and environmental problems caused by mining and energy development in the U.S. and worldwide. 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. (For more information, see http://www.earthworksaction.org) 

Earthworks is seeking a full time Field Organizer for Ohio and Pennsylvania to help address the health and climate impacts of natural gas development. This position is part of our Community Empowerment Project (CEP), which documents pollution and engages residents in taking action to reduce it. 

CEP advances strong federal and state regulations and policies and their enforcement to limit emissions of methane and health-harming pollutants created by the oil and gas industry. Progress in Ohio and Pennsylvania is critical to stemming harm from the rapid expansion of gas processing facilities using Utica and Marcellus Shale gas. The Ohio and Pennsylvania field organizer will help expand CEP and engage in the larger context of oil and gas industry accountability within the states.

LOCATION: Location within the region is flexible. The Field Organizer will work from a home office and travel frequently throughout eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. 

SCOPE OF DUTIES:

Earthworks is a small, collaborative organization, and therefore all staff may be required as needed to provide assistance on organization-wide projects outside of their area of focus. This position requires participation in program and organizational activities, including regularly scheduled meetings with colleagues, conference calls and meetings with partner organizations, and Earthworks’ in-person program and strategic planning meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong interest in climate change and health issues. Experience in community organizing and engagement. Desire to understand and advocate for environmental policies and regulations. Ability to collaborate with people with a range of backgrounds and views and to participate in coalitions. 

Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Technical understanding of the social and environmental impacts of energy development is a plus. Flexibility and willingness to travel are necessary. Must be a self-starter and enjoy working both independently and under direction as part of a project team.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by September 5th to: ohpajob@earthworksaction.org.

BENEFITS

Earthworks is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and competitive compensation including a generous benefits package. Diversity is highly valued. The Field Organizer reports to the CEP Manager and collaborates with colleagues nationwide.

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FIELD ORGANIZER FOR CALIFORNIA

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with communities to reduce the social, economic, and environmental problems caused by mining and energy development in the U.S. and worldwide. 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. (For more information, see http://www.earthworksaction.org)

Earthworks is seeking a full time Field Organizer for California to help address the health and climate impacts of oil and gas development. This position is part of our Community Empowerment Project (CEP), which documents pollution and engages residents in taking action to reduce it. 

CEP advances strong federal and state regulations and policies to limit emissions of methane and health-harming pollutants created by the oil and gas industry. With California’s recent adoption of strong methane-control rules, CEP’s work in the state will focus on ensuring their enforcement, as well as exposing ongoing air pollution problems and engaging in the larger context of oil and gas industry accountability within the state.

LOCATION: Location within California is flexible. The field organizer may work from a home office or from Earthworks’ office in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position requires frequent travel throughout the state, including in the Central Valley and Los Angeles basin oil fields. 

SCOPE OF DUTIES:

Earthworks is a small, collaborative organization, and therefore all staff may be required as needed to provide assistance on organization-wide projects outside of their area of focus. This position requires participation in program and organizational activities, including regularly scheduled meetings with colleagues, conference calls and meetings with partner organizations, and Earthworks’ in-person program and strategic planning meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong interest in climate change and health issues. Experience in community organizing and engagement. Desire to understand and advocate for environmental policies and regulations. Ability to collaborate with people with a range of backgrounds and views and to participate in coalitions. 

Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Technical understanding of the social and environmental impacts of energy development is a plus. Flexibility and willingness to travel are necessary. Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus. Must be a self-starter and enjoy working both independently and under direction as part of a project team.

HOW TO APPLY​

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by September 5th to californiajob@earthworksaction.org. 

BENEFITS

Earthworks is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and competitive compensation including a generous benefits package. Diversity is highly valued. The Field Organizer reports to the CEP Manager and collaborates with colleagues nationwide. Salary is commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and skill level.

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