Earthworks’ Gulf Coast Energy Campaigner is responsible for Earthworks’ engagement in campaigns targeting oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure along the Texas Gulf Coast.
This position works closely with Earthworks’ program staff who work to reduce risks to water, health, air and climate from oil and gas production, along with our communication, digital and development departments, and will 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 – Texas will report to Earthworks’ 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.
- Lead our efforts along the Texas Gulf Coast opposing oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure projects through grassroots organizing, base-building, and campaign tactics targeting key policy-makers and corporations.
- Develop strong, accountable relationships with communities resisting fossil fuel infrastructure projects, in alignment with the principles of environmental justice.
- Coalition building: Support the growth and maintenance of the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition, and help serve as a conduit between local and regional campaigns and national and international efforts to stop the expansion of oil, gas, and petrochemicals.
- Conduct organizing and outreach activities along key pipeline routes and infrastructure facilities, including managing canvass events and community meetings; provide motivation and tools to grassroots constituencies.
- Conduct research, develop strategy, and produce materials such as fact sheets to support infrastructure campaigns.
- Amplify needs and stories of impacted communities.
- Act as an Earthworks’ media spokesperson for campaigns and represent Earthworks at external events, meetings, and public hearings. Provide written materials and/or verbal communications with individual and institutional donors as needed, with the support of Earthworks’ Development team.
- Share organizational responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace and a positive, anti-racist work culture.
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. Earthworks stands for clean air, water, and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities. Earthworks has a primarily-remote staff of over 45 employees in over 20 states and DC.
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.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Earthworks we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Required Experience and Qualifications
- Experience in conducting field-based work and engaging communities;
- At least 3 years experience running advocacy campaigns;
- Commitment and experience working with frontline communities and working towards racial justice;
- Demonstrated understanding of grassroots organizing, movement building and tactical escalation to advance the objectives of grassroots campaigns;
- Excellent written communications skills and experience with blogging, social media, online membership communication, fundraising proposals, and research projects;
- Excellent oral communication skills and experience with public speaking and facilitating meetings;
- Ability to work both on one’s own and under direction as part of a project team.
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues on fundraising, communicating, digital organizing, and community relationship building;
Campaign experience in some or all of the following areas: climate change, petrochemical production, human rights, energy policy, specific fossil fuel sectors, finance, corporate social responsibility;
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required.
Compensation & Benefits
This is a full time, permanent position. The salary for this position is $65,000-$70,000 annually, depending on experience. Earthworks provides full-time staff with a competitive package of benefits, including employer-paid medical, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance. Additionally, Earthworks offers unlimited paid leave, paid parental leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan (with a 5% match after one year of employment). After seven years of employment, staff are eligible for a 12 week, fully paid sabbatical.
Location, Travel & COVID-19
This Energy Campaigner will ideally be based along the Texas Gulf Coast, and we will prioritize candidates who already have roots in the region. The position is remote, but does require regular ground travel and occasional air travel. Earthworks’ COVID-19 policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the need to minimize the public health threat from COVID-19.
Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.
How to Apply
We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and bilingual individuals. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application and interview process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
Apply online at https://www.careers-page.com/earthworks-2/job/L66V7R45, including a cover letter and resume.
Qualified applicants can expect to complete three interview stages: an initial phone interview, a virtual panel interview, and a virtual final interview. We’ll also request a list of three professional references after the second stage of the interview process.